A Must-Read for Emotional Eaters


Women, Food and God BookLast week I decided to unplug.  Not permanently or even all the time — just evenings.  I’m sure you can relate to why I made that decision.  Staying connected via email, blogs, surfing the internet, whatever was leaving little time for me.  And it wasn’t feeling good.

One of the first things I did upon unplugging was pick up a book.  Not just any old book.  Geneen Roth’s newest: Women Food and God.  Boy, was it the perfect book to pick up at this time in my life.

Roth’s book is powerful.  It moved me and I suspect will move or has moved a lot of others immediately to the point.  Our relationship with food is a mirror of our relationship with life.  At least for those of us who have struggled with eating in our lives.  Moreover, our relationship with food gives us a portal, a doorway, into ourselves, to connecting with and understanding how we deal with life and how we might do things differently, to help us find peace, enjoy more.

I’m not going to even attempt to describe Roth’s newest any more than this.  I’ll just say that if you are or have ever been an emotional eater, pick it up.  See what it says to you.

If you find it powerful, I’d love to hear your thoughts about what makes it so for you.

4 responses to “A Must-Read for Emotional Eaters”

  1. Melissa says:

    I have wanted to read this since I heard it was coming out. So glad you gave it such a positive review — I will absolutely be picking this up.

  2. Christine says:

    Thanks for posting about this book. I read a brief about it in Oprah’s magazine and have since purchased it and started reading it the other night. You’re right; very hard to explain the powerful words that Roth expresses. So good!

  3. love2eatinpa says:

    i loved her book about overcoming compulsive eating and recommend it highly. thank goodness, i haven’t emotionally ate in a very long time and feel that i’m pretty much recovered from that end. however, i do love the concept of our relationship with food being a mirror or our relationship to life….
    thanks for the heads up about the book!

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Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re looking for an embodiment of dedication disguised as obsession, look no further. Marsha is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well. Marsha is the President and Co-Owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run.

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