Today she leads workshops around the world for sold-out audiences, and her books have sold over a million copies. Now, she offers listeners Bite by Bite: her essential step-by-step program to help you determine what you are truly hungry for and to create a healthier relationship with food. Through guided meditations, practical techniques, and Roth's personal trial-by-error lessons, Bite by Bite will change the way you relate to food, allow you to give up diets permanently, and accept yourself at any weight.
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"A disordered eating teacher that speaks to us all!"
Her program has worked so well for me after years as a yoyo-dieter, always hungry, always wanting, always overweight, always on a new diet.
Our bodies DO talk to us (well, not if you are waiting for an actual vocal chorded 'Hi, this is your body!" They are very good at telling us when to eat, when we are full, and what to eat -- what our bodies are craving. We never listen! This program gets you in touch with that and does so in a compassionate non-judgemental way. I dropped to a comfortable 130 and stayed there for years, not straying (maybe up or down a pound or two) and eating whatever I wanted but only when i was hungry -- not to be social, not because I was bored, not because my boyfriend dumped me (okay maybe ice cream then . . . but I KNEW what I was doing and so it didn't go on for more than a night.) I went from always wanting all the forbidden foods to allowing myself to have them but only when i craved them, which frankly, became less and less as I listened to my body. My body actually craves many things I was not aware I liked -- eggs, cantaloup (hated cuz it was a diet food) and salads! It doesn't feel good on diet sodas (actually gives me headaches), or some types of sugars (corn syrup gives me a stomachache.)
Also, this is not about any one kind of eating issue, despite what some have said. It works just as well for the yoyo-dieter as it does for the anorexic. I have done the program for years and it is amazing.
I have to say that those who wrote about her voice? WHAAAAA? I expected some crazy voice. She is well-modulated and just fine. Inducts a bit of a meditative atmosphere.
Buying the ones I have already read to share with our family and buying the new one too. I recommend!
"Great book - Really Makes You Think"
If you struggle with emotional eating, this is a great book. The author comes across as kind, loving and understanding.It will really make you question the roots of why you eat. Two thumbs up.
"I Did Not Relate to Her but it Didn't Matter"
I loved this very much because the guidelines were simple, easy to remember and true. Its something I can carry with me forever. I did not relate to her stories all that much, but I didn't have to, to understand and apply to myself and my own struggles. It all made so much sense. It was motivational and I listened to it every day on the way to work. I really enjoyed it. I do agree with other reviewers saying that her voice was to shrill at times but it didn't bug me, it was just her style. Also, this book does not tell you how to eat right... that's not its purpose, I think its more for you to gain self awareness and self control about things you probably thought you were in complete control of. I think its a great book and a useful tool.
"Promising but falls short"
I really enjoyed "Bite by Bite" by Geneen Roth. Here voice was very pleasing and her passion to relay the powerful message of becoming aware why we use food to avoid feeling negative emotions is very intriguing. I felt that this book was good with a lot of promise, but really should have been longer/more in depth. There are a couple of decent exercises/meditations. I would like to have seen more of those. Overall worth a listen.
A really helpful book. The eating guidelines suggested by G. Roth work very well, and they are so simple to follow!
"part 1 was great, part 2 not so much"
part 1 was great, part 2 not so much
"No much behind the steps"
The author's voice is condecending and annoying - the "body" that she states that will talk to you has no science of brain chemistry behind it.
"Bite by Bite"
I didn't find this book helpful at all. Just didn't offer any real solutions.
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