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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (September 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452270847
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452270848
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Geneen Roth is the author of the bestseller, When Food is Love and seven other books. She has conducted workshops for over thirty years and has lead retreats for the past ten.

Roth is a frequent contributor to many publications including Salon.com, Huffington Post and Good Housekeeping and has appeared on numerous national shows from Oprah, 20/20, Good Morning America, and The View, to Primetime Live and NPR's Talk of the Nation.

Customer Reviews

Anyone who has suffered from any type of eating disoder will find help here.
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If you know how it is like to FEEL FAT and uncomfortable about your body, reading this book is the best thing you can do.
Ladan
This book will make you, cry, laugh and empower you to take responsibility for your weight and eating habits.
Wendresma

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 27, 1999
Format: Paperback
I read the first print of this book 12 years ago and it changed my life forever!! I have truly broken free from the hold that food, weight phobias, dieting, anorexia and bulimia had on me for over 15 years. I have been free for 12 years now and am forever grateful to Geneen for her bravery to dare to eat only when she was hungry and whatever she really wanted. This book is a must read for women who suffer hatred for themselves and their bodies. Geneen helped me learn to trust myself and therefore love myself.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Christina on April 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
This book is truly a gift from the gods.....at 31yrs old, I have tried EVERY diet known to man. In edition to this, I have swallowed numerous speed based diet pills to curb my appetite, taken pills that are supposed to get rid of fat from food (that made me virtually incontinent), taken chemicals to force myself to throw up after binges and taken laxatives, that on occasion caused me to have 'accidents' in most unfortunate places.
If you, like me; have declined social invitation because you did not want to eat, refused to go out with friends because you 'felt fat', or lain awake at night with insomnia as you are worried because tomorrow is 'weigh day' - then this book is for you.
Geneen understands EXACTLY what we have been going through and explains in an empathetic and compassionate fashion how you can stop judging yourself and get off the diet bandwagon. Throw all your diet books and scales away, feed your 'diet' food to your dog and start nurturing your body and understanding when you are hungry, what your body wants you to consume and when you have had enough. Am I 'cured'? It's an ongoing process, but one that at least I have taken the first few steps toward.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
I am 5'9 and 136 lb. By no means I can be considered overweight. Except one: my own mind! For 10 years I have been a prisioner of myself. Diets were like cells. I wouldn't allow myself to eat what I considered "fattening". When I did, I felt as if I could eat the world, and I actually think I could! I didn't have anyone to talk to because, not being fat, people wouldn't listen! I knew my problem was much more serious than just wanting to be thin. I knew there were some feelings I had to deal with. I just didn't know how to do that... Geneen showed me the way! I am greateful! If you, like me, want to get your life back and put your energy on things other than obsessing about food, this book is a must buy!
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42 of 47 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
As a young woman of a normal, healthy weight who exercises regularly, most people wouldn't have believed I ever ate compulsively. But I did, and hated myself for it. Roth's book has hit me in the right spot; somewhere in the middle of my brain was the place she reached that I never could (neither could my therapist!). After reading the first few chapters just this week, I am already more in control, more thoughtful of myself and what I need, and more relaxed. This book is a genuine help for anyone who overeats and experiences self-loathing, whether they are overweight or not.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Wendresma on December 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is AMAZING. I'm 27 5'5" 240 (I just lost 30 pounds). I have been dieting off and on for the last 14 years. After reading this book I didn't feel like such a failure and I realized why all of my "diets" had failed in the past. It's like Geneen got into my head and knew what I was going through. This book will make you, cry, laugh and empower you to take responsibility for your weight and eating habits. This book is a must read for ANYONE who has tried to lose weight and failed, is at the end of thier rope trying to lose weight, or just can't stop eating. I reccomend it to EVERYONE I know who is trying to lose weight. After reading this book life makes sense! This book is part of the key to permanent weight loss!
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 14, 2000
Format: Paperback
I never even thought of eating only when I was hungry... and then eating what I really wanted. That just makes too much sense and it's very scary. The best part is... it works! Thanks to Geneen Roth, I can live how I wish to live without overeating and binging. This book is a MUST READ for anyone who has weight issues.
Geneen Roth will give you the tools to lead yourself down the road to freedom. And all you have to do is read her book!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Debra on December 2, 2002
Format: Paperback
...so simple, so brilliant, and so effective. For all those who suffer from this compulsion, that few can understand, and that comes with so much pain, loneliness, shame and agony....please consider this book. It's hard to believe you can ever stop binging....but you can and go on to enjoy eating whatever you want....because you'll never want to binge again! With the help of this book, I kicked the habit 15 years ago and I've never had a problem since. Never. Good luck everyone!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 22, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
When I finally faced the horrible reality that I suffered from compulsive binge eating, and went to a psychiatrist who specialized in teenage eating disorders, the first thing she had me do was read this book. Thank God for her advice. I know now the hundreds of diet books I had read before were such garbage- and that they contributed to my eating disorder by telling me what I could and couldnt eat-and when-to the point that I was never eating what I really wanted, and when I did, I felt so guilty that I just shoved food as fast as I could in my mouth, figuring I would "start fresh" the next day. This cycle of binge eating and restrictive dieting is what geenen roth helps you overcome in this book, by giving the sound advice that if you eat only when actually hungry ( and if you were like me and didnt know when that was anymore, she tells you how to work towards knowing) and stop when you are full, and eat foods you actually enjoy, that you will control your weight in a non-obsessive way. I have spent so much money on so many ridiculous diet books that I know look back on with regret, but this book is one I will always treasure for helping me get through a truly awful period and finally helping me to see the light and shed myself of a terrible habit once and for all.
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