Women Food and God’s author’s Interview on Oprah

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Geneen Roth is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Women Food and God” and has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show several times. Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything is not a diet book. In fact, it is the kind of book that puts diet books and weight loss pills out of business.

Women Food and God

Women Food and God Book

During this 60-minute Virtual Book Tour, Geneen reveals her insights on how anyone can improve their relationship with food and hunger.

If you, or a loved-one has ever struggled with over-eating, this book offers you liberation from compulsive eating and dieting that you never thought were in your power.

She wrote about her discoveries in When Food Is Love, her first New York Times bestseller. She gave huge numbers of women their first insights into compulsive eating and she changed huge numbers of lives for the better.

Now, after more than three decades of studying, teaching and writing about what drives our compulsions with food, Geneen adds a profound new dimension to her work in Women, Food and God. She begins with her most basic concept: The way you eat is inseparable from your core beliefs about being alive. Your relationship with food is an exact mirror of your feelings about love, fear, anger, meaning, transformation and, yes, even God. But it doesn’t stop there. Geneen shows how going beyond both the food and feelings takes you deeper into realms of spirit and soul to the bright center of your own life.

With penetrating insight and irreverent humor, Roth traces food compulsions from subtle beginnings to unexpected ends. She teaches personal examination, showing readers how to use their relationship with food to discover the fulfillment they long for.

She says her breakthrough was about “First of all, not dieting. Dieting leads to self-hatred and self-loathing, making you feel crazy about yourself,” she says. “The other breakthrough is that your relationship with food, rather than being the curse, and rather than being the thing that you want to get rid of, is, itself, the doorway to the life you most want.”

Oprah says, “This has literally broken me open when it comes to my relationship with food, because if you struggle with your weight, what we’re about to share with you today might be actually the first time in your life that you begin to understand the real reasons you are fat and allow those reasons to be a miracle for your life.” (via

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