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The Experience of Enough

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I read Geneen Roth’s best-selling When Food Is Love 20 years and 30 pounds ago. For the first time in my life since I was six, I stopped dieting and started listening to what my body really needed. In Roth’s revelations of her tormented cycles of bingeing and dieting, I saw my own reflection. Her guidelines for eating took the place of calorie counting and deprivation diets. Slowly, my capacity to hear what, when, and how much my body needed to eat was reawakened. Geneen Roth was one of the first to link overeating with the deep emotional and spiritual issues fueling it. She is the author of nine books, including the best-selling Women Food and God and her newest book, Lost and Found. Her retreats, books, DVDs, and online courses support thousands who are breaking free from emotional eating.Thirty-two years ago, you were one of the first to recognize that there was a connection between our emotional life and our eating life. How did you make that connection?I had spent so many years gaining and losing weight and loathing myself in the process that I reached an endpoint. I had been through anorexia and b …

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