Two Whole Cakes: How to Stop Dieting and Learn to Love Your Body
From the internationally renowned Fatshionista blogger, a “vulnerable, funny, whip-smart” celebration of fat acceptance and body confidence (Hanne Blank).
From Photoshopped pictures to food-shaming to the latest crop of diet fads, our culture is obsessed with weight—as in, the less of it the better. In this spirited book based on the popular blog of the same name, Lesley Kinzel urges readers to do away with calorie-counting, cutting carbs, and all of the diet “secrets” foisted on us by the media. Instead of conforming to an unrealistic and unnecessary standard, the key to confidence—and happiness—is to learn to love the body you have, no matter what shape you are.
Full of personal observations, enthusiastic encouragement, and straightforward advice, this is the non-diet book for everyone who wants to enjoy life at any size. Hannah Blank, author of Big, Big Love, calls it, “a delightfully readable way out of our culture’s unrealistic expectations of body size and appearance.”
“Every single page of this book contains an AHA! moment. Two Whole Cakes is super empowering and fun to read—you seriously can’t put it down. I’ve read it twice, and I’m keeping it for my daughter.” —Jane Pratt, founding editor of xoJane and Sassy
“This accessible blend of memoir and cultural theory is a lifeline and a love letter; one is better off in the world for having read it.” —Marianne Kirby, co-author of Lessons From the Fat-o-Sphere