In an excerpt from Women, Food, and God, Geneen Roth shares seven guidelines to eating more consciously.
  • Eat when you are hungry.

  • Eat sitting down in a calm environment. This does not include the car.

  • Eat without distractions. Distractions include radio, television, newspapers, books, intense or anxiety-producing conversations or music.

  • Eat what your body wants.

  • Eat until you are satisfied.

  • Eat (with the intention of being) in full view of others.

  • Eat with enjoyment, gusto and pleasure.

Have a question for Geneen about your food and dieting obsessions? Ask her now!

Geneen Roth's books were among the first to link 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 relationships to food, money and love are exact reflections of our deeply held beliefs about ourselves and the amount of joy, abundance, pain and scarcity we believe we have (or are allowed) to have in our lives.

Roth has appeared on many national television shows, including
The Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The NBC Nightly News, The View and Good Morning America. Articles about Roth and her work have appeared in numerous publications, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Time, Elle, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has written a monthly column in Good Housekeeping magazine since 2007. Roth is the author of eight books, including The New York Times best-seller When Food Is Love and a memoir about love and loss, The Craggy Hole in My Heart. Women, Food, and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything is her newest book.

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Excerpted from Women Food and God: An Unexpected Path to Almost Everything by Geneen Roth. Copyright © 2010 by Geneen Roth & Associates, Inc. Excerpted with permission by Scribner, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.


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