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Breaking Free from Emotional Eating [Paperback]

Geneen Roth
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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Plume Books (1 Jan 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452284910
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452284913
  • Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Breaking Free from Emotional Eating There is an end to the anguish of emotional eating -- and this book explainshow to achieve it. Geneen Roth, whose Feeding the Hungry Heart and When FoodIs Love have brought understanding and acceptance to tens of thousands ofreaders over the last two decades, here outlines her proven program forresolving the conflicts at the root of overeating. Using simple techniquesdeveloped in her highly succes... Full description

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A few years ago during the third or fourth meeting of a Breaking Free workshop, one of the participants came in exasperated with herself, with the workshop, with me. Read the first page
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128 of 129 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 22 Oct 2004
By A Customer
This book has been so helpful to me. I feel my life is changing overnight. Or at least my relationship with my appetite. Geneen Roth's writing is tender, funny, loving and very informative. She believes it is essential to discover (or re-discover) your physical hunger and also that feeling of having had enough and gives practical help on how to do it. It works and I feel more in touch with my body than I have done for years. There are also other chapters on applying what you've learnt to difficult situations such as visiting parents, parties and passing on healthy eating behaviour to our own children. I would highly recommend this to anyone who knows their relationship with food is an emotional, difficult one.
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81 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully comforting 5 Sep 2005
By A Customer
This is a beautifully written easy-to-read book about a very painful subject. It is, however, the most honest book on this subject that I have ever read. Geneen Roth really knows what it is like to be fat. She has been there and done it and so her advice is entirely from the heart. I am prepared to believe that this works. If you read this book you need never walk to the fridge in a trance again in the middle of the night hoping to fill the hollow inside you. Fantastic.
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars relieving! 15 Feb 2005
This book is clever, funny and above all, really helpful to anyone who considers food an issue.it is packed with information on your relationship to your body and why dieting doesn't work.Learn to rediscover yourself and your true needs and you won't ever need to diet again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Geneen is a life-saver 4 Jun 2008
I cannot rate this book and in fact all of Geneen Roth's books too highly. Just when you think that you are being driven crazy by the diet-binge-diet cycle, just when you think you are the only person who is suffering from this nightmare, along comes Geneen. As she says there is nothing that she can hear about emotional eating that doesn't match the despair she went through before she said 'enough is enough.' I feel liberated and inspired by her writing and much calmer and have a much better relationship with food now than ever before. Pleae be aware that the changes that Geneen talks about will take time and loads of patience so don't expect instant results. But when the results both physically and mentally do come they are well worth waiting for.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By Ally
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I bought this book on the recommendations of the previous reviewers and weren't those people right! It is a very honest but funny account of 'emotional eating' that you cannot help but relate to, if you struggle with this - but the most important thing is how much sense it makes - no ambitious ideas, just straight forward 'back to basics' that simply require you to dig a little deeper inside yourself, not your purse for changes. I think there is a lesson in this book for all of us, regardless of our size, to be a bit kinder and more forgiving to ourselves. Buy this - you will not be sorry!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Breaking free from emotional eating 26 Mar 2010
The best book I have ever read on Compulsive eating, and a guide in which you can follow without dieting and works.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Steph
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On account of all the positive reviews I had high expectations of this book. Sadly I was disappointed.

Ms Roth does have good insight into the psychology of a compulsive eater, however her method of resolving the problem leaves a lot to be desired.

Firstly all food is permissible. Making food off limits is discouraged because it sets up a craving for that food. So far so sensible - after all, all foods are fine in moderation. However moderation is not encouraged. Instead you keep eating your craved foods until the craving burns itself out. Ms Roth ate raw cookie dough for three meals a day for a whole month before she got fed up of it! This advice is not good for anyone's health and particularly bad for those suffering complications of obesity such as Diabetes or Hypercholesaemia. I am pre-diabetic with high cholesterol and am somewhat reluctant to abuse my body with high fat/sugar foods for a prolonged period just because a craving has hit me.

Once you have burned out your cravings you are supposed to feel liberated and start to desire a wider range of healthier foods. During this period it is very important that you eat exactly what you fancy. This means you must shop by the day. You must also eat at exactly the times you feel like it...

At this point I stopped reading. This is great advice if you are single, childless and work from home. Then you can eat what you please, shop by the day and choose the times at which you eat. I am married with 2 children. I have to consider the food preferences of 3 other people and plan our meals the day before. I cannot afford to eat steak every day, as I would desire. Neither can I sit down and tuck into a plate of food at the time of my choice as I am busy chasing around after children.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 20 Aug 2006
What can i say this is a great book that i keep referring back too written by someone who has been there i would recommend this to anyone who has ever felt that they live to eat not eat to live.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book.
An eye opener of a book from Ms Roth. Very interesting.
Published 1 day ago by Miss F P Blake
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Great book really helped me and my issues with over eating/ purging when I was at my worst and felt that nopthing would help! Thanks Geneen!
Published 3 months ago by Fiddy
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you, briliant
The book is aimed at EMOTIONAL EATING and this is when your eating gets beyond your control. Food is used as comfort, security, to relieve boredom, as self-harm, etc. Read more
Published 13 months ago by rozzie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
Makes complete sense. Good step by step guide to self analysis. Who'd have guessed that the answers to some of our problems were hidden in the way we gorge ourselves and indulge?
Published on 5 Jan 2011 by K. Greer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good starting book for binge eaters
Overall, I felt the book was worth reading but, in my opinion, there are some negative points. Firstly, I felt it could of been writen more to the point as sometimes I found the... Read more
Published on 21 Aug 2010 by Mr.TOB
2.0 out of 5 stars Review
This book has some good tips to avoid overeating, and emotional eating in general, but while reading it I had the feeling that sometimes Geneen Roth just gives an excuse for people... Read more
Published on 21 Oct 2009 by Sara Silveira
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!! Read if you truly want to heal emotional eating
This book is great because it is written by a person who has gone through the exact same thing. Its not a psychologically sound book written by someone with many abbreviations... Read more
Published on 15 Oct 2008 by Lori
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Inspiring
This book completely revloutionised the way I thought about food, dieting, weight loss and my body. It has inspired me to trust myself and to have a healhty and balanced... Read more
Published on 3 Sep 2008 by Sophie Boss
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally someone who understands
This book has been an amazing help to me. It is so reassuring to know that there are others who feel the same as I do and that there is a way out. Read more
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