Book Review – Women, Diet, God by Geneen Roth

Women, Food and God book cover

So, how’s that New Year’s resolution to diet working for you?    Hopefully you didn’t tell a bunch of people you were starting another diet for the zillionth time. I did knowing how badly I fell off the wagon before, so I decided to read this book. Picked it up several times, put it down, didn’t particularly like it and suddenly found myself referring back to some of the ideas found hidden in the chapters. For instance, actually looking at the food for a period of time before eating it and wondering why I was eating when I wasn’t actually hungry!

The cover starts off with, “No matter how sophisticated or wealthy or broke or enlightened you are, how you eat tells all.” OUCH! I am a sugarholic at heart.

If you suffer with your relationship with food – you eat too much or too little, think about what you will eat constantly or try not to think about it at all – you can be free.  Just look down at your plate.  The answers are there.  Don’t run.  Look.  Because when we welcome what we most want to avoid, we contact the part of ourselves that is fresh and alive.  We touch the life we truly want and evoke divinity itself.

Geneen 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 because it goes beyond both the food and feelings and takes you into the realm of spirit and soul to the bright center of your own life.

So, there you have it. I think it applies to MEN as well.  Interesting concept and who knows?   Personally, I’ll give it a try!

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