Geneen Roth – Breaking Free From Emotional Eating

Podcast 105

Chances are you’re familiar with diets and nutrition, but have you paid attention to the relationship you have with food? Geneen Roth shares how curiosity and kindness can positively change how you feel about food and how to cultivate the self-love you truly need to be healthier and happier!    

In this episode, Cathy and Geneen discuss: 

  • What made Geneen change her relationship with food 
  • How our relationship with food is connected to our core beliefs about ourselves
  • What Geneen means by “The world is on your plate”
  • What helps heal and evolve our relationship with food
  • How to help loved ones with eating disorders 
  • Why “coming home to yourself” is necessary during the pandemic
  • Success stories and details about Geneen’s retreats         

Memorable Quotes:

  • “For every diet, there’s an equal and opposite binge. When I stopped dieting, I stopped binging.” 
  • “In everything single thing we do in our lives—not just with food—we are acting out and expressing what we believe.”
  • “What the relationship with food allows you to do is see the relationship you have with yourself.”
  • “Part of the process is finding what truly nurtures you..” 

For over thirty years, Geneen has worked with hundreds of thousands of people, helping them transform difficult relationships with food and so much more. Her pioneering approach outlines the link between compulsive eating and perpetual dieting with deeply personal and spiritual issues that go far beyond food, weight and body image. She believes that we eat the way we live, and that our relationship to food, money, love is a reflection of our deepest held beliefs about ourselves and the amount of joy, abundance, pain, scarcity we believe we have (or are allowed to have) in our lives.

Rather than pushing away the “crazy” things we do, Geneen teaches that our actions and beliefs make exquisite sense, and that the way to transform our relationship with food is to be open, curious and kind with ourselves — instead of punishing, impatient and harsh. Using meditation, inquiry, and a set of seven “if love could speak” guidelines, she offers a pathway to transforming our relationship to food … and so much more.

Geneen is the author of ten books, including her newest book, This Messy Magnificent Life, and the New York Times bestsellers Women Food and God,  Lost and Found, When Food Is Love and The Crazy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It.  Geneen has appeared on many national television shows including: Super Soul Sunday, The Oprah Show, 20/20, The NBC Nightly News, The View, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. Articles about Geneen and her work have appeared in numerous publications including: O: The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Time, Elle, The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune.

Mentioned In This Episode:

This Messy Magnificent Life

Links to resources:

Health Coach Group Website



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