Friday, March 07, 2014
After some starts and stops, I finally finished reading Women Food and God by Geneen Roth.
Overall, I found it helpful and thought-provoking. But there was at least one thing that she said that I disagree with. She said (and I'm paraphrasing) that when you eat to avoid feeling unpleasant emotions like sadness, after you eat the sadness is still there, but you've added another layer to your own suffering because now you also have guilt and/or shame about what you ate.
I think that (for me) the guilt/shame is part of the distraction. It's not an unintended consequence. It's the goal. I am reinforcing my belief that I am not worthy of love and that I deserve to be fat and unhappy.