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May 21, 2015

Who's the New Kid? {Heidi Bond}

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At nine years old, Breanna Bond weighed a whopping 186 pounds. Just walking up the stairs to her room was a challenge. Her legs chafed to the point of bleeding from rubbing against each other, and her school days were filled with taunts of “Hey, Fatty!” Breanna’s mom, Heidi, was devastated and wondered, "How can I get my daughter healthy again?"

Who’s the New Kid? shows readers how Heidi helped her daughter lose weight without the aid of fad diets, medication, or surgery and how other parents can do the same with their kids.

In just over a year, Heidi’s plan worked! Breanna dropped 40 percent of her body weight and was transformed from a morbidly obese child who spent her days in front of the TV eating chips and chocolate to a vibrant, healthy, energetic little girl.

Filled with helpful diagnostic tools, easy-to-make recipes, eye-opening nutritional information, fun exercise ideas, and practical tips and advice, Who’s the New Kid? will not only show parents how to help their kids lose weight naturally but also introduce them to simple, yet effective lifestyle changes that will benefit the entire family.

My Thoughts:
Ever have one of those books that comes out of nowhere and has a life-changing impact on you? That is this book.

I have been struggling with my own weight for some time now, and have done little to no exercise in years. I am also the mother of a daughter who could really benefit from better eating habits and exercise. This book pretty much summed up everything that I feel.

I felt like Heidi wrote this book just for me. The fears that she expressed are exactly what stay in the back of my mind each and every day. Her excuses and habits pretty much sum up what has been going on in our family, and her desire to just "wait and see" is exactly how we have been handling things with our child.

Heidi had a life-changing moment when a neighbor invited her on a walk. Mine was when I read this book. I've completely changed my way of thinking, and I'm now motivated to make a better life for us. The running shoes have been on, and my daughter and I have been walking/running, and watching our diet a little better.

My overall thoughts on this book are two words: Thank You

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