The Big Skinny

The Big Skinny

How I Changed My Fattitude : A Memoir

Book - 2008
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Here's the skinny: After a lifetime of yo-yo dieting with pills, hypnosis, and ill-informed half-measures, Carol Lay finally shed her excess pounds and kept them off. Now this California cartoonist shares her experiences in a funny, genuine, and eye-popping graphic memoir that tells Carol's story and shows you how you can do it, too.
Publisher: New York : Villard, c2008
ISBN: 9780345504043
Characteristics: 195 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm


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Dec 23, 2009

Cartoonist Carol Lay recounts her experiences with yoyo dieting and documents (in full-colour panels) how she has finally achieved lasting (several years) success. Her methods are nothing new - calorie-counting and physical exercise - but her upbeat style may be all the encouragement someone needs. Lay pays special attention to the psychological pitfalls that await dieters and has many tips to counter them. Easy exercises, sample menus and lots of recipes are included.

VanessaM Aug 26, 2009

More a weight loss memoir than a how-to-lose-weight guide, this is the perfect book for anyone who feels like they've read EVERYTHING on the subject.

An interesting look at her life, her weight loss plan, with good information, this was in a format that I never could have imagined. A quick read, but that I'm refreshed I'm ready for some more diet books.


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