Big Girl

Big Girl

How I Gave up Dieting and Got A Life

Book - 2016
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"Big Girl chronicles Kelsey's journey into self-loathing and disordered eating-and out of it. This is a memoir for anyone who's dealt with a distorted body image, food issues, or a dysfunctional family. It's for the late-bloomers and the not-yet-bloomed. It's for everyone who's tried and failed and felt like a big, fat loser. So, basically, everyone."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781455532636
Characteristics: x, 278 pages ; 21 cm


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Aug 14, 2016

Miller nails how many women (myself include) feel during different parts of our lives about our bodies and our selves. "When I'm thin enough I'll be...." take your pick of the myriad of ways to end that sentence. But Miller presents that we are enough, we may need a little work but we are worthy.
Miller digs into her own childhood traumas to look for causes of her strained relationship with food. Although I do not take this book as the "whole truth" (because it seems like there is a lot more work to be done and life examining that needs to occur) it was a great read, an interesting story, and gave me things to think about in my own life.

Mar 30, 2016

Big Girl changed a lot for me. It changed the way i see myself and the way i want my future to unfold. It changed the way i see diets and society's view of beauty and health. It made me more aware of how often i hear women say "i can only eat salad for the rest of my life". It made me want to break down the wall of good and bad foods. Most importantly it made me feel a lot closer to the end of my dieting life. Kelsey Miller definitely got me in the feels. She made me feel like i wasn't the only one stuck on yo-yo dieting.

CatherineG_1 Feb 14, 2016

Kelsey Miller made a major lifestyle change - no more diets! She met with a nutritionist who through intuitive eating, helped her recognize her strengths and weaknesses concerning food. The best question Kelsey was asked = How would she feel in a year if she still weighed the same amount after all this work? Kelsey chronicles her year for the reader with many challenges and changes. Loved this story. I could identify with her struggles. This is a wonderful, funny memoir for anyone who has ever been on a diet!


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