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Good Girls Don't Get Fat

Healthy doesn't mean you are a certain size with this book.

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Good Girls Don't Get Fat is a new book written by Robyn Silverman that highlights how weight obsession is messing up our girls and how we can help them thrive despite it. This book talks about the various influences that teenage girls face and how much of society is obsessed with telling them how being thin is the only acceptable size to be. Silverman herself encountered a situation where her own infant daughter was criticized for having fat thighs. Many young girls are made to believe they aren’t good enough because of their size which of course affects their self esteem.

Through this book, parents can learn how to engage their daughters in being empowered no matter what size they are. Some very important points in this book highlight how moms, dads and other family members can have a big impact on how weight is viewed and how a girl’s self esteem develops. Other sections of the book focus on school relationships and how those play into attitudes towards weight. This book doesn’t serve as a specific diet and exercise plan; in fact it’s the opposite. This book informs parents and family members of how to build their daughter’s self esteem and make them comfortable in their own skin no matter what size they are.

PRO
  • Addresses concerns about young girls body image
  • Incorporates an attitude of self acceptance
  • Teaches that girls are valuable and important no matter their size
  • Shows parents how to properly teach self image
  • Reverses the myth that you have to be a certain size to be healthy
  • Focuses on being healthy rather than being a certain size or weight
CON
  • Quizzes given to analyze your daughter’s self image may not be entirely accurate
  • Making sudden drastic changes in exercise could alter self esteem
  • Can be interpreted by some that being largely overweight is acceptable as long as you are confident in your looks
DIET and NUTRITION

This book serves more as an awareness tool for those that are raising impressionable girls who are constantly exposed to negative self image practices. There are no specific eating recommendations in this book. It does focus on having healthy girls no matter what their size. This doesn’t advocate obesity but being healthy and not obsessed with being a size zero.

EXERCISE

Exercise is not a focus in this book because it is not used for weight loss purposes. There are some recommendations on how to incorporate exercise to keep your daughter healthy, but not as a way to keep them enamored with their weight. Staying active is a key to being healthy.

CONCLUSION

Good Girls Don't Get Fat is a book that takes a new approach to the constant barrage of media young girls are faced with when it comes to how society says they should look. This book is great for those with daughters or young ladies in their family that might have questions about their weight. It is important to remember that instilling confidence no matter what their size is different than encouraging young girls to be satisfied with being obese or severely overweight. Good Girls Don't Get Fat simply takes the very true approach that you can be healthy without being a certain size. The book also lets you know that being skinny doesn’t automatically mean you’re healthy.

Common Misspellings

good girlz don’t get fat, good girls aren’t fat, good girls aint fat


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