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1 Year, 100 Pounds: My Journey to a Better, Happier Life
Contributor(s): Holcombe, Whitney
ISBN: 1582704082     ISBN-13: 9781582704081
Publisher: Beyond Words Pub Co
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: December 2013
Annotation: Combines memoir and advice in a physician-supported guide that describes how the author achieved difficult weight and fitness goals without pills, trainers, or surgery by following a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Reducing diets; Anecdotes; Juvenile literature.
Weight loss; Anecdotes; Juvenile literature.
Reducing exercises; Anecdotes; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 613.2/5
LCCN: 2013014351
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.00" W x 0.50" (0.50 lbs) 195 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2014 Fall)
Holcombe describes her journey to fitness and health, which she began at age fourteen, when she weighed 230 pounds. Teens looking to lose weight slowly, safely, and permanently will be inspired by this story of one girl's determination to come to peace with her body. The information on exercise, nutrition, and motivation (plus a list of resources at the back) is solid and should prove helpful.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2014 January)

Gr 8 Up—One hundred pounds overweight at the age of 14, Holcombe made the life-altering decision to slim down. Over the course of a year, through exercise and healthy eating, she dropped 100 pounds and was able to change not only her body shape but also her self-image. Drawing on her own experience, she has crafted a self-help guide for teenage girls desiring to lose weight. Writing in a friendly, informal style, she takes a common-sense approach with a bit of tough love and encouragement thrown in. Exercise routines, nutrition advice, and meal planning are included. Additionally, Holcombe addresses potentially thorny topics such as how to deal with family members whose unhealthy eating habits pose a challenge to weight-loss success, how to work on issues of motivation and self-discipline, and strategies for dealing with challenging situations that might sabotage progress, like eating out and sleepovers with friends. Holcombe is a cheerleader for adopting a healthy lifestyle-there are no quick fixes here. In fact, she is critical of those who opt for bariatric surgery or follow any kind of fad diet. Recommended for teens looking for a get-your-life-in-gear pep talk followed by good solid advice.—Ragan O'Malley, Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY

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