Friday, October 08, 2010

Women, Food, and Love

``Women, Food, and Love,'' a book by Geneen Roth, 2010.

Interesting excerpts from the book:

``When a diabetics tells me that she can't eat what she wants because what she wants will kill her (and therefore she feels deprived), my response is that what will kill her is wanting another life than the one she has, another condition than the one that is hers. Hell is the lack of connection between the thought that she wants to eat the entire cake and the reality that eating the cake would send her into a diabetic coma. It's not the `Guideline' that needs to be examined, it's her argument with reality. It's not her eating that is killing her, it's her refusal to accept her situation.'' p. 184

``           The Eating Guidelines:
  1. Eat when you are hungry.
  2. Eat sitting down in a calm environment. This does not include the car.
  3. Eat without distractions. Distractions include radio, television, newspapers, books, intense or anxiety-producing conversations or music.
  4. Eat what your body wants.
  5. Eat until you are satisfied.
  6. Eat (with the intention of being) in full view of others.
  7. Eat with enjoyment, gusto and pleasure. " p. 211

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