Bestsellers by Geneen Roth! When Food is Love & Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating

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2 Books for the Price of 1!

1) When Food is Love – Exploring the Relationship between Eating and Intimacy

2) Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating

When Food is Love – Exploring the Relationship between Eating and Intimacy

By Geneen Roth

In this moving and intimate book, Geneen Roth, bestselling author of Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, shows how dieting and compulsive eating often become a substitute for intimacy. Drawing on painful personal experience as well as the candid stories of those she has helped in her seminars, Roth examines the crucial issues that surround compulsive eating:

  • need for control
  • dependency on melodrama
  • desire for what is forbidden, and
  • the belief that one wrong move can man 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 the cycle of compulsive behavior can be stopped. This book will help readers break destructive, self-perpetuating patterns and learn to satisfy all the hungers – physical and emotional – that makes us human.

“A life-changing book.” ~ Oprah Winfrey


Chapter 1: When Food is Love

Chapter 2: Being In and Out of Control

Chapter 3: The Comfort of Suffering

Chapter 4: Wanting What is Forbidden

Chapter 5: The One-Wrong-Move Syndrome

Chapter 6: Grieving for the Lost Years

Chapter 7: Being a Victim, Being Powerful

Chapter 8: Being Strong in Broken Places

Chapter 9: When Love is Love


Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating

By Geneen Roth

Imagine Eating Anything You Want without Feeling Guilty

There is an end to the anguish of compulsive eating – this book tells how to achieve it. Geneen Roth, whose When Food is Love brought understanding and acceptance millions of readers, now outlines a proven program for resolving the conflickts at the root of eating disorders. Using simple techniques developed in her highly successful seminars, she offers reassuring, practical advice on:

  • Learning to recognize the signals of physical hunger
  • Eating without Distraction
  • Knowing when to Stop
  • Kicking the Scale-Watching Habit
  • Withstanding Social and Family Pressures

And many more strategies to help you break the binge-diet cycle forever.

“A wise, practical guide.” ~ Publishers Weekly



  1. being Hungry is like Being in Love: If You Don’t Know, You’re Probably Not
  2. Deciding What You Want to Eat: Having Your Cake and Eating It, Too
  3. Distracted Eating: It Doesn’t Count If You’re Not Sitting Down
  4. Knowing When to Stop Eating: When Enough is Enough
  5. Bingeing: When Enough Isn’t Enough
  6. Family Eating: The Sins of the Parents
  7. Social Eating at Restaurants, Parties, and During Holidays
  8. About Exercise and Scales
  9. On Wanting: If You Don’t Let Yourself Have It, You Can’t Lose It
  10. On Having
  11. On Judgment and Awareness: Birds Don’t Sing in Caves
  12. On Trust
  13. On Courting and Befriending and Forgiving Yourself
  14. On Pain: “Life is Hard. Then You Die.”
  15. On Sexuality: “Men Use Sex the Way Women Use Food.”
  16. On Compulsion
  17. Conclusion: Through Thick and Thin