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Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything

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23 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

Very significant read!

As a personal fitness trainer, I try to read as many books on the topic of diet, exercise, body-changing, and the like. This is such a good, easy read. The way it is written made me want to keep reading, and the messages are so applicable to so many people who seem to...
As a personal fitness trainer, I try to read as many books on the topic of diet, exercise, body-changing, and the like. This is such a good, easy read. The way it is written made me want to keep reading, and the messages are so applicable to so many people who seem to ride the dieting yo-yo. I will recommend this to my clients, friends, and family. I also recommend: "Build Your Mind, Your Body Will Follow" as THE MOST impactful book I have read on personal fitness/motivation/mindset. Check it out!!

posted by FitnessAuthor on April 8, 2010

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36 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

Disappointment

I really wanted to like and get what she was saying, but it never quite made sense. It seemed like she might have been trying to get across the same message as Byron Katie in Loving What is, but if so, she didn't succeed. She kept giving examples of breakthroughs people...
I really wanted to like and get what she was saying, but it never quite made sense. It seemed like she might have been trying to get across the same message as Byron Katie in Loving What is, but if so, she didn't succeed. She kept giving examples of breakthroughs people had at her seminar/workshop thing, but what led up to the breakthrough was never made clear. This was one of those books, that I kept reading because I hoped it would live up to its potential, but it was ultimately disappointing. I couldn't recommend it.

posted by michaelsjlrc on May 5, 2010

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    Disappointment

    I really wanted to like and get what she was saying, but it never quite made sense. It seemed like she might have been trying to get across the same message as Byron Katie in Loving What is, but if so, she didn't succeed. She kept giving examples of breakthroughs people had at her seminar/workshop thing, but what led up to the breakthrough was never made clear. This was one of those books, that I kept reading because I hoped it would live up to its potential, but it was ultimately disappointing. I couldn't recommend it.

    36 out of 41 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Title Is Very Misleading

    I was mostly put off by the title as I began reading the book. The Author is not a Christian and it is not written from that standpoint as the title makes it seem. I thought I was buying a book that encompassed the Spiritual along with the emotional aspect of overeating or using food to comfort myself but she does not talk about God or your spiritual life. I thought it would contain her own walk with God and journey to the knowledge she would share about emotions and food and the connection all have. She mentions getting in touch with a higher power - whovever you perceive that to be. I had a hard time getting past that - I felt betrayed and let down and like the title was a marketing ploy. I continued to read hoping there was some kind of redeeming factor but really still did not find anything all that new within the pages except for her take on trying to soothe the child we had been and were no longer by stuffing down our feelings with food - being afraid to face the feelings because we thought we were not strong enough to face them and deal with them. That part of the book was something I had not heard before - not the way she describes it and deals with it. That part of the book was helpful and useful. I can see the 'eye-opening' effect it had on me and could have on others but I don't like the way it came packaged.

    19 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2010

    Does not believe in God!

    Don't be misled by the title. Geneen Roth states several times early on that she does not believe in God, so if you are looking for a religion-based book, this is not for you. She leans more toward Buddhism. There are, however, some good aspects to this book and makes you think. I think the subject could have been covered in half the pages. The last two pages of the book were the most important.

    8 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

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    Not quite what I ordered

    Although this book has some moments of message, most of it seems to be lost in a mess. There is lots of discussion about women, or at least about the author. There is repetitive babble about food, but the message Roth is trying to make never really seems to be made. And the God part? Not sure where that was at all.

    Save your money on this one. The bottom line to the entire book: Eat when you are hungry. Stop when you are full.

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