Big Fit Girl

Big Fit Girl

Embrace the Body You Have

eBook - 2017
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In Big Fit Girl, Louise Green describes how the fitness industry fails to meet the needs of plus-size women and thus prevents them from improving their health and fitness. By telling her own story of how she stopped dieting, got off the couch, and unleashed her inner athlete--as well as showcasing similar stories from other women--Green inspires other plus-size women to do the same. Green also provides concrete advice, based on the latest research, about how to get started, how to establish a support team, how to choose an activity, what kind of clothing and gear work best for the plus-size athlete, how to set goals, and how to improve one's relationship with food. And she stresses the importance of paying it forward--for it is only by seeing plus-size women in leadership roles that other plus-size women will be motivated to stop trying to lose weight and get fit instead.
Publisher: [United States]: Greystone Books , 2017
ISBN: 9781771642132
1771642130
Branch Call Number: Hoopla eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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KCLSRacheal Jan 13, 2019

This book would be most helpful for plus size folks who are new to fitness/are unsure of how to jump in, and want to be inspired. I appreciate how it aims to normalize fitness for people of all body types, and to expand society's view of what an athlete is. I also think it gives some really easy but concrete action items, lots of good resources, and helpful strategies for changing patterns that keep us from getting and staying active.

CMLibrary_gjd_0 Apr 09, 2017

Offers great practical advice for those of us who do not meet the current "standard" of beauty in this country. Pick up your copy today!

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