Présentation de l'éditeur
Millions of us are locked into an unwinnable weight game, as our self-worth is shredded with every diet failure. Combine the utter inefficacy of dieting with the lack of spiritual nourishment and we have generations of mad, ravenous self-loathing women. So says Geneen Roth, in her life-changing new book, Women, Food and God. Since her 1991 bestseller, When Food Is Love, was published, Roth has taken the sum total of her experience and combined it with spirituality and psychology to explain women's true hunger. Roth's approach to eating is that it is the same as any addiction - an activity to avoid feeling emotions. From the first page, readers will be struck by the author's intelligence, humour and sensitivity, as she traces the path of overeating from its subtle beginnings through to its logical end. Whether the drug is booze or brownies, the problem is the same: opting out of life. She powerfully urges readers to pay attention to what they truly need - which cannot be found in a supermarket. She provides seven basic guidelines for eating (the most important is to never diet) and shares reassuring, practical advice that has helped thousands of women who have attended her highly successful seminars. Truly a thinking woman's guide to eating - and an anti-diet book - women everywhere will find insights and revelations on every page.
Quatrième de couverture
No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all
If you suffer in your relationship with food - you eat too much or too little, think about what you eat constantly or try not to think about it at all - you can be free. Just look down at your plate. The answers are there. Don't run. Look. Because when we welcome what we most want to avoid, we contact the part of ourselves that is fresh and alive. We touch the life we truly want.
After three decades of studying, teaching and writing about what drives our compulsions with food, Geneen Roth adds a profound new dimension to her work in Women Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: the way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Roth powerfully urges us to pay attention to what we truly need - which cannot be found in a supermarket. She provides seven basic guidelines for eating and shares reassuring, practical advice that has helped thousands of women. Ultimately, she reveals how our relationship with food is the doorway to freedom and what we want most: the demystification of weight loss, and the luminous presence that so many of us call 'God'.
A knock-your-socks-off ride to a deeply fulfilling relationship with food, your body…and almost everything else, Women Food and God is, quite simply, a guide for life.
'Geneen Roth does it again! Women Food and God is absolutely mesmerising. And loaded with insights that can change your life'
Christiane Northup, author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom
'A hugely important work…one that will free untold women from the tyranny of fear and hopelessness around their bodies'
Anne Lamott, author of Grace (Eventually) Thoughts on Faith
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