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Two Whole Cakes

How To Stop Dieting and Learn To Love Your Body
Two Whole Cakes: How To Stop Dieting and Learn To Love Your Body. Feminist Pr., dist. by Consortium. Apr. 2012. c.176p. ISBN 9781558617933. pap. $14.95. HEALTH
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Blogger Kinzel has always been big. She tried diets, exercise, and weight-loss programs without success. Regardless of her size, she is healthy and happily married, and she wants the same for all large women. Drawn from Kinzel's personal blog, twowholecakes.com, this book shares her story of coming to terms with her body in the hopes of inspiring readers to accept themselves as they are. While acknowledging the challenges of being a plus-size woman in a world that reveres the slim, she tells readers to forgo diets, drugs, and corporate food plans. Instead, they should eat what they like, try to stay healthy, and join supportive communities of like-minded women. Above all, Kinzel encourages readers to lose the victim mentality, start enjoying life, and surround themselves with others who accept them as they are.
VERDICT A useful addition to self-help collections, this book will be of interest to fat-positive readers.

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