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Fat No More : A Teenagers Victory over Obesity

Alberto Hidalgo-Robert  Author

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Fat No More : A Teenagers Victory over Obesity


ISBN: 1558857451

EAN: 9781558857452

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Issues / Adolescence/Juvenile Nonfiction / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries/Juvenile Nonfiction / Health & Daily Living / General/Juvenile Nonfiction / Health & Daily Living / Diet & Nutrition

Publisher: Arte Publico Press

Release Date: 04/30/2012

Age Range: 11-null

Synopsis: In this fascinating memoir, twenty-year-old Alberto Hidalgo-Robert is passionate about overcoming his lifelong struggle with obesity. The first grandchild born into his family in El Salvador, Alberto was showered with attention and gifts. Soon, though, he became known as El Gordito, or the little fat boy. By the age of seven, he weighed a whopping 120 pounds and his pediatrician had started him on a diet. By the time he was nine he had tried ten different diets. His life became a vicious cycle of eating to excess, sneaking food and lying to himself and his parents. He was the butt of practical jokes and was teased constantly by peers and strangers. Ultimately he became a recluse who was addicted to food and television. Hidalgo-Robert chronicles how he was able to take hold of his life, reinvent himself and become a model for others who are battling weight issues. An absorbing account of one young persons attempts to deal with obesity, each chapter contains battling tools, examples of both good and bad behavior and typical self-deceptions in the war to conquer oneself and live a healthier life. He even includes easy-to-make recipes for delicious foods that will appeal to any teenager. Book jacket.

Fat No More : A Teenagers Victory over Obesity

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Format: Paperback