When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy

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Paperback, Plume Books, 1992, ISBN # 0452268184

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An examination of the link between eating disorders and the need for intimacy explains how eating disorders sabotage intimate relationships and why many people overeat to satisfy their emotional hunger

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An examination of the link between eating disorders and the need for intimacy explains how eating disorders sabotage intimate relationships and why many people overeat to satisfy their emotional hunger

"A life-changing book." -- Oprah

In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, bestselling author of Feeding the Hungry Heart and Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, shows how dieting and emotional eating often become a substitute for intimacy. Drawing on her own painful personal experiences, as well as the candid stories of those she has helped in her seminars, Roth examines the crucial issues that surround emotional eating: need for control, dependency on melodrama, desire for what is forbidden, and the belief that one wrong move can mean catastrophe. She shows why many people overeat in an attempt to satisfy their emotional hunger, and why weight loss frequently just uncovers a new set of problems. But her welcome message is that change is possible. This book will help readers break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers--physical and emotional--that make us human.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Sep 1993
ISBN-13: 9780452268180
ISBN-10: 0452268184
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.5 x 0.75
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This woman is wonderful! She has several books and each one is distinct and insightful! All women should read these books, even if you are not a compulsive eater (which we all are in our own ways)!

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