The bad news: there probably isn’t a thin person inside you waiting to get out. But there just might be a happy, confident, awesome fat person in there – and this book will help you find her.
Bloggers Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby have lost count of how many diets they’ve been on. Between them, they’ve lost enough weight to make up a whole other person – a whole other fat person. But like almost all dieters, they always gained it back – so they finally decided it was time to activate Plan B. In Lessons from the Fat-o-Sphere/Screw Inner Beauty, they share how they came to quit starving themselves and like their fat bodies the way they are.
Marianne and Kate know that ‘fat’ doesn’t equal disgusting. Or lazy. Or undisciplined. Or stupid. Instead, it’s just the single most efficient description of bodies that aren’t, well, thin. So it’s time to reclaim both the word and the reality – to give up on what they call ‘The Fantasy of Being Thin’, and trade it in for ‘The Realistic Prospect of Being Happy with Who You Are’.