Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life

August 21, 2019 - Comment

At twenty-nine, Kelsey Miller had done it all: crash diets, healthy diets and nutritionist-prescribed “eating plans,” which are diets that you pay more money for. She’d been fighting her un-thin body since early childhood and after a lifetime of failure, finally hit bottom. No diet could transform her body or her life. There was no

At twenty-nine, Kelsey Miller had done it all: crash diets, healthy diets and nutritionist-prescribed “eating plans,” which are diets that you pay more money for. She’d been fighting her un-thin body since early childhood and after a lifetime of failure, finally hit bottom. No diet could transform her body or her life. There was no shortcut to skinny salvation. She’d dug herself into this hole and now it was time to climb out of it. With the help of an Intuitive Eating coach and fitness professionals, she learned how to eat based on her body’s instincts and exercise sustainably, without obsessing over calories burned and thighs gapped. However, with each thrilling step toward a healthy future, she had to contend with the painful truths of her past.

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Anonymous says:

A bit off-topic… Some of this book was quite good, well-written and evocative. The author has a talent for bringing you into a place and time, and leaves lovely touches bringing her story to life. Unfortunately, I couldn’t finish it, because I failed to see how a lot of said story related to ‘giving up dieting and getting a life’. Most of the time I felt I was labouring through some person’s backstory – which is fine, if you are just looking for a memoir to read. But a lot of it seems very privileged, pretty…

Anonymous says:

Really liked it Really like this book. I do take the whole Intuitive Eating thing with a pinch of salt, but Kelsey Miller is funny and intelligent throughout. The STD chapter did make me cringe a bit but it was honestly written and she handled writing about it well. Would recommend to anyone, but especially anyone interested in eating mindfully and body acceptance etc.

Anonymous says:

Fab reading! I loved reading Kelsey’s story and made me feel right at home.

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