Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life
Kelsey had tried every diet out there – the cabbage diet, Atkins diet, eating plans from nutritionists, and many, many more. While searching for the next best thing, she’d run across the Intuitive eating ideology, which basically counsels dieters to quit dieting and eat like they were young again, back to when you ate when you were hungry, quit when you were full, and didn’t worry about food and weight. Kelsey was tired of the yo-yo experience of dieting, gaining more weight than had been lost, so she thought she’d give it a try. She pitched it to the editors of her online magazine where she worked and was approved to put her trial out there for all the readers to follow. What follows is a close emotional look at her life and an honest evaluation of food and the role it plays.
There are several eye-opening moments most readers may find hard to believe (like the idea that pizza and fries are perfectly fine to enjoy ever so often) and others some readers may empathize with (like her strained relationship with her mother). Anyone who has dieted, struggled with family issues, experienced knocks to their self-esteem will enjoy this memoir.
Grand Central Publishing