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Women Food & God - by Geneen Roth

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Ok... I've commented on a message board, I've changed my status and now I'm blogging about it. This is ONE GREAT BOOK. Sure, I'm not too far into it yet (I only bought it yesterday) but the plain, common sense talk that this book uses defies the "ah-hah" moment that you'll find on almost every page.

I don't know who you are, reading this post, but I encourage you, to read this book.

Basic premise (so far): The diets, the quick-fixes, the yo-yo back and forth is all an obsession. This obsession takes our attention away from our real fears, our vunerabilities, our weaknesses. How is this proven? How many people have lost weight, just to regain it (and then some)? Was the "problem" ever fixed? Was time ever taken to look deep inside at that feeling of loneliness, hurt or sadness that you feel when you're about to eat your feelings away?

I will keep posting as my reading continues. At this rate, I will probably be finished the book this weekend (well, I hope to find the time to read that much)....
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GRACEZN 5/18/2010 2:20PM

  I just bought the book and started reading it yesterday. Will require a lot of thinking and re-reading. Now I need to put things into practice! emoticon

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4HORSEGAL 5/18/2010 1:51PM

    Wow, you really described the book perfectly. I'm on my second read of this masterpiece and it has changed my life. Keep telling us what you think about it. I've had a lot of "ah ha" moments. And a couple good cries as I realized what I was trying to solve through eating.

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BUCKHOLDT 5/15/2010 11:34PM

    Is the book still great? What are some of the "ah-hah" moments?

My problem was never fixed. I like sweets. I like munching.

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