Big Girl: How I gave up dieting and got a life
by Kelsey Miller
New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2016. 278 pages. Biography.
Kelsey Miller has done it all to try to lose weight, from Weight Watchers to the newest fad diet and even some more unhealthy options, but she’s still (and always has been) a “big girl”. Some of the diets work, for a while, but the weight always comes back. It isn’t until Kelsey discovers “intuitive eating” that she learns to respect the body she lives in, and end the dieting cycle for good.
This isn’t a sob story about dieting ups and downs, but a fun read about one women’s struggle to accept herself as she is, get in tune with her body, and live her life as a big, happy, healthy girl. For the most part, this is a light, fun read which is relatable and at times, laugh out loud funny. It won’t give you the magic cure for weight loss woes or the formula for learning to accept yourself, but at least gives the sense that no one is alone in this all too familiar struggle and provides encouragement for those looking to stop dieting permanently.