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Why Weight? : A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating

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A workbook that will help you stop compulsive eating from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Women Food and God. With the publication of her ground-breaking books, Feeding the Hungry Heart and Breaking Free From Compulsive Eating, Geneen Roth has helped hundred of thousands of people win their battle against the destructive binge-diet cycle. Now this remarkable companion workbook shows compulsive eaters--in a constructive, non-judgmental way--how to stop using food as a substitute for handling difficult emotions or situations...and how to enjoy eating and still lose weight naturally. By using the liberating exercises and techniques developed by Geneen Roth in her highly succesful Breaking Free(R) workshops, dieters, who've tried every conceivable diet--losing weight again and again, only to gain it back--and bingers, who are harming their health, can learn wholesome, beneficial ways to achieve their goals. This proven program offers reassuring guidlines on: - Letting food become a source of pleasure rather than anxiety
- Kicking the scale-watching the habit--forever!
- Recognizing the difference between physical and emotional hungers
- Learning to say no
- Listening to, and trusting, your body's hunger and fullness signals
- Distinguishing "forbidden foods" from those you truly want
- Uncovering the conflicts that stand between your desire to lose weight and your urge to eat compulsively
- Discovering other pleasures besides food
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 150.37 x 227.84 x 12.95mm | 213.19g
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0452262542
  • 9780452262546
  • 50,673

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"Geneen's work will blow you away. It is beautiful and funny and deep, and most of all, she speaks the truth."-Anne Lamott, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Praise for When Food is Love

"A life-changing book"-Oprah Winfrey

"A rare and special book that touches our inner selves with extraordinary courage, authenticity, and beauty. I have seen very few books with this kind of clarify and human depth. It will move you to tears and to joy. It will entertain and delight you, and it will make you a deeper and more compassionate human being."-John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America

"Spectacular! I laughed and I cried...a tender and daring book that you'll never forget."-Laura Davis, coauthor of The Courage to Heal

"I see miracles in my life every day, and Roth is one of the people who helped make that happen."-#1 New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott inMademoiselle

"Roth's seminal work. This is a big, beautiful, and important book."-Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones

"She tells of her own experiences with a non-blink frankness cushioned by the gracefulness of her prose."-Chicago Tribune

"This book is A) good enough to eat, B) nourishing to the heart."-Jack Kornfield, Buddhist teacher, coauthor of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom
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Review quote

"Geneen's work will blow you away. It is beautiful and funny and deep, and most of all, she speaks the truth."--Anne Lamott, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Praise for When Food is Love "A life-changing book"--Oprah Winfrey "A rare and special book that touches our inner selves with extraordinary courage, authenticity, and beauty. I have seen very few books with this kind of clarify and human depth. It will move you to tears and to joy. It will entertain and delight you, and it will make you a deeper and more compassionate human being."--John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America "Spectacular! I laughed and I cried...a tender and daring book that you'll never forget."--Laura Davis, coauthor of The Courage to Heal "I see miracles in my life every day, and Roth is one of the people who helped make that happen."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Anne Lamott inMademoiselle "Roth's seminal work. This is a big, beautiful, and important book."--Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down the Bones "She tells of her own experiences with a non-blink frankness cushioned by the gracefulness of her prose."--Chicago Tribune "This book is A) good enough to eat, B) nourishing to the heart."--Jack Kornfield, Buddhist teacher, coauthor of Seeking the Heart of Wisdom
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About Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth is a writer and a teacher who has gained international prominence through her work in the field of eating disorders. She is the founder of the Breaking Free workshops, which she has conducted nationwide since 1979. She is also the author of Feeding the Hungry Heart, Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, and When Food is Love. A frequent guest on television and radio programs, she has written for and been featured in Tie, Ms., New Woman, Family Circle, and Cosmopolitan. Her poetry and short stories have been published in numerous anthologies. Born in New York City, she now lives in northern California.
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