Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Who's the New Kid by Heidi Bond and Jenna Glatzer (Review)

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (May 19, 2015)
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496402141

  • At nine years old, Breanna Bond weighed a whopping 186 pounds. Just walking up the stairs to her room was a challenge. Her legs chafed to the point of bleeding from rubbing against each other, and her school days were filled with taunts of “Hey, Fatty!” Breanna’s mom, Heidi, was devastated and wondered, How can I get my daughter healthy again?

    Who’s the New Kid? shows readers how Heidi helped her daughter lose weight without the aid of fad diets, medication, or surgery and how other parents can do the same with their kids.

    In just over a year, Heidi’s plan worked! Breanna dropped 40 percent of her body weight and was transformed from a morbidly obese child who spent her days in front of the TV eating chips and chocolate to a vibrant, healthy, energetic little girl.

    Filled with helpful diagnostic tools, easy-to-make recipes, eye-opening nutritional information, fun exercise ideas, and practical tips and advice, Who’s the New Kid? will not only show parents how to help their kids lose weight naturally but also introduce them to simple, yet effective lifestyle changes that will benefit the entire family.

    My Review:

    This was an interesting non fiction book about how one mother helped her young daughter beat obesity. The book was well written and flowed well. The subject matter made me hurt for Breanna. It is not easy being the so called fat kid. I have never dealt with it personally as a child but I gained a lot of weight in college. I changed my life by exercise and eating better. I was inspired that her Mom helped her and did not give up. I felt her frustration. I was a little upset it took so long for her to figure out where the problems were and what to do to fix it. I do not agree with the menu plan in the back though. I eat the Primal Life style. The story part I found okay but I would not use the meal plans even for children.

    Review copy provided by Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.

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