If anyone can see the humor in being heavy it is a heavy person. That is exactly why Kandy Siahaya is able to speak from experience. Most of her life she has struggled with being heavy (overweight, fat) whatever you want to call it so she can defiantly speak from experience. In her book, Making Light of Being Heavy, Siahaya takes a lighthearted look from her own personal life. She definitely enlightens her readers. This book is a quick read with a bit of humor and a lot of reality. Siahaya describers herself as naturally fat and prefers to remain postive about it.
How about that Cabbage Soup diet? Yuck. That is the kind of diet you try to get all the people in your office to try at the same time so the residual side effects (make sure your desk is near the restroom) can never be blamed on one specific person. I personally liked the Richard Simmons diet because it seemed pretty easy and you could eat whatever but you had to account for everything you ate with these demonstrative food cards. I would start out the day with a certain amount of cards allowed for the day that represented fats, dairy, starch, protein, etc. and would just move them from one side of my Deal-a-Meal folder to the other side as they were used up in the course of the day. This was like a built in food diary and was quite handy. Unfortunately, I usually didn’t make it past 11:00 a.m. on most days without all the cards being used up which meant technically I couldn’t eat any more for the rest of the day. I wasn’t expecting a McDonald’s Sausage Biscuit with Egg and Cheese and large coffee with extra cream and sugar to use up so many cards…
For more information on Kandy and her book visit http://www.makinglightofbeingheavy.com
A copy of this book was provided for review by Virtual Book tours