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Big Girl Audiobook

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

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Publisher's Summary

A hilarious and inspiring memoir about one young woman's journey to find a better path to both physical and mental health.

At 29, 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. But with each thrilling step toward a healthy future, she had to contend with the painful truths of her past.

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.

©2016 Kelsey Miller (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 01-28-16
    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 01-28-16 Member Since 2017

    SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!

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    "Quirky and Oddly Inspiring AutoBio"

    Here I am creeping up on 50, and not a single bite of food has passed my lips without being carefully considered since I was 14. I snapped this book up like a fuzz-free M&M that's been on the floor for less than five seconds.
    Kelsey is so very, very open about her life, her childhood. This is mostly a truly honest autobiography about her struggles with food, her struggles to be loved and accepted. It is painful, it is raw, it is warm, it is laugh tho' you just took a sip of water funny. And it's inspiring.
    One of the first questions she's asked by her new intuitive eating coach goes along the lines of, "What if you're free from all your food worries and your body's just meant to be that weight?" That really, really made me think, and quite frankly, it made the entire book worth the credit right there. But the way Kelsey lives the answer makes the book worth the time you spend listening because there's a lot of give and take, a lot of back and forth, and the mind is a treacherous place to be.
    If you're looking for a step-by-step, How-To book, this isn't it.
    If you're looking for a place to start, an example of how someone started to love and accept herself and life as it is, this is a great place to begin the process of untying those knots and tangles we've all become

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    Roxanne Carriere 04-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "You've GOT to read this book!"

    If you are making the journey to becoming an intuitive eater, you MUST read this book! It's funny and insightful and a wonderful read!

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    Joann 04-01-16
    Joann 04-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    it took a lot of courage what she went through with her mom and how she tried to fix her eating habits.

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    Megan Gillespie 01-26-16 Member Since 2013
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    "New best friend"

    As you pick up this book, you might think I'm not fat so do I really need to read this? Yes you do. Kelsey is an amazing writer and brings to life a story we all share: The Diet struggle. Though she has so much more to say, you should really read the book instead of just reading this review. I will read and reread this book for years to come. Kelsey is just like me and struggles with many of the same issues. But she shows me that nothing is impossible and we are all works in progress. Kelsey if you read this, Thank you for an amazing book and an awesome story. Thanks for telling it and sharing it with us!

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    p.Adams 04-19-17
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    Loved it. Found myself totally pulled into the story from start to finish. Listening to this was like hearing my own comments. The truths spoken in these chapters are what everyone needs to hear and embrace.

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    The Dav 02-28-17
    The Dav 02-28-17
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    "Loved This!"

    My only complaint is that it wasn't 200 pages longer! Kelsey, when is the sequel coming out??

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    Tina 02-20-16
    Tina 02-20-16
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    "Excellent Story"

    Love her narration and her story. Great book! She is real, relatable and super funny. I

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    Louise 05-14-17
    Louise 05-14-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Awesome book with one major flaw"

    This is a great book with one huge honking flaw. The author has a cat whom she refers to as 'The Cat'. What? Is she trying to protect its identity or something? This shows a serious disregard for the unique and stellar life of her feline familiar. I don't think she even has a cat, just a cardboard cutout acting as a literary prop. Otherwise, great book, I laughed and cried, etc. read it, but beware.

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    Miren E. V. Spain 06-24-17
    Miren E. V. Spain 06-24-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Interesting summer read"

    The reader/author made me continue reading the story.
    Lovely voice & very accomplished performance on reading the story.
    The story autobiographical of the author can help people with food additions.
    I like the idea of intuitive eating. It logically must work. I'm also a believer that we must eat what we feel for and stop following every new diet in trend.
    Al in all a nice listen and predictable ending.

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    06-23-17
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    "Super funny"

    So funny and truthful. I listened to the whole thing in 1.5 days. I hear ya girl!!

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