Roth's advice is simple, but often beyond the realm of thinking of someone obsessed with calorie counting. She recommends that you eat at least one hot meal every day, as a slice of hot pizza will make you feel more full than a cold and cardboardy one will; that you should do one "exquisitely kind" thing for yourself every day, be it buying new underwear or taking a sledgehammer to your scale; and that you should "separate the desire to be thin from the desire to be cherished." She also gives straight diet advice that can't be found in publications along the lines of Cosmo: "Too much fat makes you fat. But too little makes you fat, too, because you usually make up for eating nonfat foods by eating twice as much. I suggest you allow yourself to eat enough fat to feel full. Part of the reason that many of us feel as if we could start eating at one end of our kitchens and chomp our way clear across the United States is that we never give ourselves permission to feel full without feeling guilty, to eat enough fat when it's not on a binge." Amen. --Erica Jorgensen --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I enjoyed this book 100%, I will read it again soon, and I will pass it on to my daughter to whom I've passed on my hatred of my body....shame on me. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Danielle M
I would highly recommend this book by Geneen. It is funny, enlightening and really makes you think about food and your relationship with food. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2004 by Amazon Customer
geneen roth does a fabulous job discussing our relationships between food and love, then giving you ways to change that relationship. it is NOT a diet book. Read morePublished on March 17 2003 by Amazon Customer
Thank you, Geneen.
Having read "Feeding the Hungry Heart" about 10 years ago, I can say that she has outdone herself. Read more
And it really isn't about following a set diet as that is not her approach. It's more about knowing when enough food is enough and thinking of other things beside food. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2000
This book should be required reading for anyone who has gotten trapped in the diet cycle. Geneen shares her wisdom from her own personal experiences in a very simple and... Read morePublished on Aug. 24 2000