Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Who's the New Kid?
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 thoughts: Obesity, especially in children, is such a big deal right now. I think it is a good thing, when it comes to teaching children to eat healthy foods and get out and play (though I do think there can be a fine line in making sure your children are healthy and not obsessed about weight. But, I digress). In Heidi Bond's book, she shares about her journey to change her way of cooking at home and how that helped to get her daughter to lose weight and become a healthy, normal child. Heidi is honest about the struggles they faced and how they got to the point of having a daughter who started having health problems due to her weight. I love how her solution is fairly simple. Two thumbs up!
I received this book from Litfuse in exchange for my honest review.