- Paperback: 150 pages
- Publisher: Sunbury Press (March 12, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1620061856
- ISBN-13: 978-1620061855
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,710,437 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Scared Skinny No More!: Exposing the Myths of Weight Bias and Weight Loss
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About the Author
Mary Dimino is an actress, comedian, solo show writer and performer. She is author of the critically acclaimed stage play SCARED SKINNY: A one (hundred pound lighter) woman show, winner of the prestigious New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show. After achieving and maintaining a weight loss of 115 pounds, "Mary exemplifies the hard work people do to lose pounds and stay healthy," as Meredith Vieira states. Weight is the defining battle of Mary's life and the heart of her comedy. Mary is recipient of the Gracie Allen Award and MAC Award Winner. She has appeared in multiple movies, commercials, and television shows including NBC's Today Show, HBO's Chris Rock Show, and sketches on The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.
Dr. Brad Johnson has over 20 years experience in the wellness and fitness field. His degrees include a bachelor's degree in wellness, a master's degree in health/physical education, and his doctorate is in curriculum studies. He used cultural studies as his framework for his doctoral dissertation, The Oppression of Obesity.
Dr. Johnson has taught wellness/fitness at the collegiate level and has successfully provided fitness and life coaching to groups and individuals including children and general population. Dr. Johnson has trained professional and collegiate athletes in multiple sports, including Division 1 athletes, power lifters, and bodybuilders. Dr. Johnson recently contributed to the development of an International Diploma in Fitness and Scholastic Sports for the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Dr. Johnson is an international speaker in fitness and education who is represented by multiple speaking bureaus.
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Top Customer Reviews
I'm an actress in Hollywood and a certified personal trainer. I love fitness. And I know what's healthy and what's not. But the amount of emphasis on looks and weight in the USA and especially in my business is beyond disgusting and verges on inhumane. I'm in the minority standing up for natural beauty and a healthy weight. So I'm thrilled to have this book as ammunition!
Thank you Mary and Brad for writing this. I hope it starts a new generation of women with healthy body images and a sense of humor.
There's a pink elephant in the room and it wants to go on a diet.
The only thing getting bitter than us from dieting is the bank accounts of the weight loss companies who prey on dieters and then blame them for their failure.
[on supposed diet foods] ...Getting across the message that if you are not skinny, you are defective and we can help. But if we can't, don't blame us, fat ass!
[after listing artificial ingredients in a typical diet food] Is this something we should eat or something we should clean our toilet with?
There is actually chicken salad that doesn't need to ever go in a refrigerator! To me that's not chicken, that's trick-en--chicken's evil impostor. If it sounds like chicken and looks like chicken but lasts longer on the shelf than paint thinner, it's probably not chicken.
[on artificial ingredients that have unwanted side effects] Who doesn't love a thin, beautiful woman with bowel issues? Better yet, I can just get really thin and die. This way everyone will remember me as being skinny forever.
I need to embrace my uniqueness, along with my flaws and what I think are my weaknesses. The very thing you hate about yourself if the one thing that may endear you to someone else.
Find your perfection in your imperfections. Celebrate what makes us all different, rather than judge each other because of those differences....The goal should be to look your best, not to look someone else's best. [Amen!]
The author is on target with her discussion on processed/faux foods. Americans have gone away from homemade foods and there is far too much reliance on artificially enhanced foods that will inevitably cause people to gain weight.
The most poignant passages in the book come from Dimino's retelling of her grade school days. While I was not overweight at that time, some of my friends were and I could recall their pain of being teased, as the author was in this book.
Bottom line, Dimino strenuosly-and succesfully-argues that we are not beholden to what society tells us to look and feel attractive. It starts with us cooking at home, being less sedentary and getting out of the house more, and finally accepting ourselves for being the people we are, regardless if we have a few pounds on us.
Favorite quote from book,"If you can't grow it, milk it or shoot it, then you pobably shouldn't eat it".Excellent book that I would reccommend to coworkers, family, and friends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not a typical Diet Book or Self Helper - more of Informative and Inspirational between both Authors...Read more