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Hungry for More: A Keeping-it-Real Guide for Black Women on Weight and Body Image Paperback – November 11, 2005

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"noteworthy title"! -- Black Issues Book Review Dec/Jan

"this book has a wealth of usable information." -- RawSistaz.com

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Hungry for More is for anyone who struggles with their weight, is constantly dieting, unhappy with the way they look and yearning for a quick fix. This is how my sister Cathy felt. She ended up dying to be thin. Hungry for More is a tribute to Cathy and the millions like her who are looking for hope and help.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 175 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Press (November 11, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580051499
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580051491
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,892,950 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robyn McGee's HUNGRY FOR MORE is a guide to help African-American women make informed choices when deciding to live healthy and lose weight. Ms. McGee's book begins by telling readers about her sister, Cathy, who underwent gastric bypass surgery, but whose heart wasn't strong enough for this type of surgery and she died trying to find a quick and surefire method to lose weight. Cathy is one of many African-American women who are opting to have gastric bypass after many years of yo-yo dieting and trying everything imaginable to lose weight. Ms. McGee advocates losing weight in a slow manner with changes in eating habits, behavioral modification and exercise. She wants to give African-American women and women of color options for long-term weight loss and this book is a testament for her sister.

With nine chapters, an introduction, forward and afterword, the author covers many phases on living healthy and weight loss. In Chapter Two, "From the Motherland to Mickey D's", discusses how African-Americans have gradually become obese over time, especially in a culture of sedentary life. Chapter Four, "Digging Our Graves With Our Forks", examines the ways depression, racism and sexual abuse have contributed to obesity and how important dealing with these issues can change the continuum. And the final chapter, "Generation Triple XL", looks at the overweight problems of African-American children. Although I only highlighted a few of the chapters, this book has a wealth of usable information.

HUNGRY FOR MORE is informative and gives us the history of obesity in the African-American community as well as statistical information to validate the author's findings. With several case studies, she is able to convey her information from an individual and emotional standpoint.
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Wow! I really enjoyed reading this book. It is wonderful! Having gone from chubby to obese more than once, I was particularly interested in how this author would handle the subject and to her credit she never hit a false or patronizing note. The advice was solid but never condescending. What I particularly liked was the fact that there was no "one size fits all" reason for being fat, overweight, obese etc. It is my personal belief that with most people it involves a varying combination of factors with each person having their own particular mix. Ms. McGee delineated each "reason" with skill, knowledge and compassion and gave excellent advice as to where to go to get help and counsel. Plus it's a good read to boot! Any way it got me to thinking about some long overdue changes that I needed to make personally and after hemming and hawing mightily, I have lost 15lbs. It's a good start.. Thank you!
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This is a very important book in light of the Hollywood media showing all the celebrities that have supposedly had successful GBS, like Al Roker and Carnie Wilson. What the media doesn't show is the down side to the surgery such as the possibility that even though these people have had weight loss surgery, they can always gain the weight right back or in Robyn's sister's case, lose their life..since black women are among the leaders in obesity, this book is an especially important one for them as it is reported in the book that more and more African American women are having cosmetic surgery as well as the stomach surgery. The writer did an excellent job in giving out important information about this surgery and at the same time one can feel her pain over losing her sister...I predict this book will do well!
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I just couldn't put this book down! From start to finish, this book is captivating, informative, and also entertaining. It reveals the weight-loss struggles that many ethnic women of today are faced with and what we can do to overcome them and love ourselves and our bodies without having to seek many drastic and often fatal measures. Any and all women can benefit from reading this work of genius!
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Ms McGee paints a portrait for us. By experiencing the loss of her sister due to gastric bypass, she explores alternative means of weight loss. She points out behavior modification, and many other means as a weight control solution, rather than drastic measures such a gastric bypass. People obviously do not realize the tremendous risk involved, and only see the hype on TV and magazines as a quick fix.
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I highly recommend Hungry for More! Robyn's style of writing really appeals to me. Her personal and honest story grabs you from the very beginning. She follows up with the true, hard facts that we all need to know and understand. Then gently guides us as she discusses the many complicated factors we often face and offers possible solutions for us to consider while we are on our journey. It is written with the African American community in mind, but I find it applicable to women from all walks of life that might be struggling with body image. A great read-- Thank you Robyn for sharing your story with us all. I will keep your sister in my prayers.
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Jesse RHINES, Author of: [...]], Soft cover: [...]

I'm a dude and I fight binges all the time. Henry Kissinger lamented his snacking-while-thinking. I'm like that, but I also get the cravings for peanuts, chocolate and, when I feel a cold coming on, for carbs--especially potatoes. I'm African American with 11 siblings and was always "Hungry for More" as a kid--except on Mother's payday when we had all the spaghetti we could eat! I'd beg food at friends' houses and swipe it from the supermarket. My biggest weight was 192 lbs. while doing my PhD. I'm 170 lbs. today but shooting for 155 at 5' 11".
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