Control Over Eating, Shame and Numbing Emotions with Geneen Roth

  • Episode
  • Feb 18, 2021

Today I am speaking with Geneen Roth. Geneen is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers including, Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything. Through her work, Geneen has helped thousands of people change their eating habits and live more fulfilling lives.

Topics Include:

  • What our eating habits can teach us about ourselves
  • Investigating food cravings
  • Permitter vs restrictor personality types
  • Negativity biases
  • And other topics...

[2:40] - Geneen shares how she contextualizes her work, and what she sees as her primary passion.

[3:38] - The way we do anything is the way we do everything–what our eating habits can teach us about ourselves.

[7:01] - Losing the weight simply isn’t enough. Geneen shares the story of her weight loss journey.

[12:49] - What is happening to us in those moments, emotionally, when we turn to food?

[17:31] - What losing everything taught Geneen about happiness and contentment.

[25:44] - Why ignoring the FACTS about our psychological, negativity bias is a recipe for unhappiness and discontent.

[30:03] - Why are we continuously drawn to diets, even if we’ve tried numerous diets without lasting results? How can we develop a deeper, more meaningful relationship with food.

[33:34] - Can you be addicted to certain foods? Investigating the moment before the craving.

[36:27] - Permitter versus restrictor personality types and the need for control.

[44:03] - Why are so few people able to lose the weight AND keep it off?

[50:08] - Geneen shares where she is Feeling Full in her life. Closing comments.


Resources Mentioned:
The Choice: Embrace the Possible by Dr. Edith Eva Eger
Women, Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth
The Eating Guidelines: Seven Steps to Freedom with Food by Geneen Roth

Geneen Roth

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