Perhaps you saw Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food and God, on the Oprah Show. If you didn’t and you’re someone who has ever dieted or battled with their weight, then please, do your body, mind and soul a favor and track down the already-aired episode online.
Roth’s appearance and more notably, her message to women and men, has already created a small movement as women all over the country are waking up this morning, thinking just a bit more thoughtfully about why they are reaching for a second blueberry muffin or polishing off their kid’s unfinished mac & cheese.
In reference to Women, Food and God and from the words of Oprah herself, whose own battle with her weight has created as much media awareness as global warming, “This book is an opportunity to finally end the war with weight and unlock the door to freedom.”
Oprah, along with Roth, is challenging women (and men) to spend the next 60 days incorporating the sage, insightful and sometimes difficult practices of Women, Food and God into every meal they eat, every snack they covet and every fourth helping they spoon onto their plates.
Geneen says she was a crash dieter herself for many years, gaining and losing more than 1,000 pounds, but after finding herself on the brink of suicide, she had a breakthrough.
“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’s website has dedicated an entire section to helping women end their obsession with food and the concepts of Women, Food and God provide the structure and guidelines to support you walk through the doorway to liberation. Included on Oprah.com are food confessions from women, seven basic eating principles, exercises that help you understand why you are eating, and a quiz that determines whether you have a permitter or restrictor eating style. In addition, excerpts from the book, Oprah’s own revealations about her weight, an opportunity to ask Roth your own questions and countless other valuable tools are available and ready for you to take the first steps in your own food healing journey so that you can finally know who you are.
We’ll check back with you in 60 days, but in the meantime, post your comments on DietsInReview.com, read the book and utilize the help that is available on Oprah.com. You won’t regret it.
Here is a complete review of Geneen Roth’s Women, Food and God.