AppetitesOn The Search Review

Editor's Review: 3.2 / 5.0

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Appetites: On the Search for True Nourishment is a book written by Geneen Roth. Roth is also the author of several other dieting and food books such as: Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, When You Eat at the Refrigerator and Pull Up a Chair: 50 Ways to Feel Thin, Gorgeous, and Happy (When You Feel Anything But).

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There are no ingredients as this is a book to assist in weight loss education, rather than a product for weight loss.

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The premise of the book focuses on how food is sometimes used as a substitute to fill emotional voids as well as a weapon for punishment. It is meant to help people find a way to become comfortable in their own skin as they move through the mental and physical battles associated with dieting and weight loss. Positive reviews of this text show that people who can learn to be comfortable themselves’ lose weight easier. It is targeted toward women who have struggled with eating disorders though is beneficial for anyone who is struggling with eating habits and weight. The main focus of Appetites: On the Search for True Nourishment is emotional eating, the impact, and the cycle it creates.

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  • Affordable reading.
  • Written by someone who can identify with the struggles many people face.


  • Some say the “psychobabble” and analogy between the author’s body image and her cat’s is a bit of a long shot, but still recommend the book.
  • Other books on emotional eating may provide more helpful information.


This book is a great tool to use when trying to lose weight. It helps people to understand that weight and happiness should not relate to each other despite the fact many people seem to think they do. People have the choice to be happy regardless of weight and this book teaches the fundamentals of how to live happy as you are, while working to improve your body for health reasons.

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