Saturday, May 30, 2015

Who's The New Kid? ~ A Book To Help Your Obese Child

As an adult who grew up being a little overweight I could relate to some of this book. It was tough when I was young and things have gotten much worse today.

I was hoping for more specifics towards the beginning of the book and less story. The whole first 2/3 of the book seemed a little bit too long for me. The story could have been shortened. But once I got towards the back of the book I appreciated what I found there. The Forty-Day Meal and Exercise Plan is a great way to help you (child or adult) adjust your life to living in a more healthy way. The goals are simple and attainable. They are realistic. So many diets are based on do this one specific thing steps and this is based on life changes and habits!

I was very disappointed that there were no real spiritual aspects to the book. Our health, diet and exercise is a part of who we are spiritually and it would have been nice to see this woven throughout the book.

As far as helping to motivate adults to help there kids and having realistic eating plans and exercise plans, this was a good read!

About the book: 
Who's the New Kid? (Tyndale, May 2015) Who's the New Kid? shows readers how Heidi helped her daughter lose weight without the aid of fad diets, medication, or surgery and how other parents can do the same with their kids.
At nine years old, Breanna Bond weighed a whopping 186 pounds. Just walking up the stairs to her room was a challenge. Her legs chafed to the point of bleeding from rubbing against each other, and her school days were filled with taunts of "Hey, Fatty!" Breanna's mom, Heidi, was devastated and wondered, How can I get my daughter healthy again?
In just over a year, Heidi's plan worked! Breanna dropped 40 percent of her body weight and was transformed from a morbidly obese child who spent her days in front of the TV eating chips and chocolate to a vibrant, healthy, energetic little girl.
Filled with helpful diagnostic tools, easy-to-make recipes, eye-opening nutritional information, fun exercise ideas, and practical tips and advice, Who's the New Kid? will not only show parents how to help their kids lose weight naturally but also introduce them to simple, yet effective lifestyle changes that will benefit the entire family.

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About the author:
Heidi Bond has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, and The Biggest Loser. A sought after speaker, she has helped thousands of parents who are struggling with overweight, underactive children. Heidi lives in Clovis, California with her husband, Dan, and their children, Breanna and Nathan.

Find Heidi and Breanna online: website, Twitter, Facebook

We received samples of the products for the purpose of review. No other compensation was given. All opinions expressed here are those of the author.


  1. This is great! My daughter is overweight and I try to help her. Great to know that there is help like this to guide me.

    1. A lot of people have been helped by this book. I hope it turns out well for you and your daughter!