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Maggie Goes on A Diet Hardcover – December 16, 2011
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I'm surprised by how many people there are here who are appalled at the idea of a young girl making smart decisions about dieting and exercise, but when there's a little boy making the same choices it's regarded as a great read that both boys and girls enjoy. Obesity is considered a disease now. That is how far this health problem has had to go - to the point where lifestyle choices can be an "illness". It's fine to be a little on the big side, and everyone deserves to be treated like a human being regardless of how they look. But anyone who's okay with letting children grow up with the health problems that come with obesity are the delusional ones. Pay attention and face the facts.
And where is this whole thing about her becoming too sexy coming from? Is your perception of what makes women sexy really watered down to if they're thin, it's hot? This isn't "Maggie Gets Implants".
People getting mad over this book are a special kind of stupid. Stop getting offended by everything.
In brief, Maggie was overweight and lead an unhealthy lifestyle which affected her performance in numerous areas of her life, including her social interactions. One day, Maggie decides to made a positive life choice and begin the process of being healthier - her disciplined exercise and healthy eating not only helps her build a healthy body, but improves her self-esteem and personal confidence. Way to go, Maggie.
Above and below me you will witness a pantheon of pity-picketing, pathetic whingers who are upset that just because they don't have the determination to improve themselves, Maggie shouldn't either. And god forbid she actually receives praise and attention for her show of character and discipline. These people want to live in a world where they are allowed to wallow in self-abuse and be loved nonetheless - a go-getter like Maggie makes them incredulous with rage because it points out that every person is the master of their fate, and ruins their excuses for being slothful and bitter.
I really think people should really calm down and actually read it. But maybe it's just me and bias, girl who had to struggle with her weight all her life.
However, this book does not quite hit the mark. The message by the end of the book is that once you become thin, you basically become a superstar and becoming popular. Being healthy isn't about being beautiful/famous, it's about taking care of yourself, and feeling good about these choices.
Obesity is a health risk. (I'm trusting the American Medical Association.). Crash diets are bad, gradual weight loss is good. At one or two pounds a week, a person would lose 52 to 104 pounds in a year. How much will you weigh a year from now? "Maggie knew that now was the time for her and that it was not too late./ She also knew she would look better, feel better and run faster if she lost the weight." Or you can write your own book, "Maggie Learns Fat Acceptance" , "Maggie loved her body, she said fat rolls are nifty/ Maggie's fatal heart attack came at the age of fifty."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book claims its protagonist, Maggie, is 14. From the cover illustration,she looks between 8 and 10 years old, with old fashioned, gravity defying pigtails. Read morePublished 2 months ago by AndreaCG
An excellent book to encourage young girls to shed those unwanted and unattractive pounds. It has been proven that obesity leads to feminism and/or lesbianism (which leads to no... Read morePublished 4 months ago by PhillipC
Teaching kids to hate their bodies and judge other people based on weight through a children’s story is just plain wrong. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Margaret Seelen
Going on a "diet" it temporary. Establishing a diet of healthy food choices is for a lifetime. Read morePublished 17 months ago by SJC
Perhaps his intentions are innocent, but as a 'self-published' author attempting to address issues that create anxiety for children, what is his background in child psychology and... Read morePublished 18 months ago by graves
It's horrible things like these that cause little girls to grow up insecure about their bodies. You, sir, are an awful person.Published on August 25, 2014 by OtterMoone