Thursday, May 5, 2011

Live Once, Juicy (health, weight loss)

REVIEWED BY: Marguerite Zelle


AMAZON SUBSCRIPTION LINK: Live Once, Juicy, by Shaunta Grimes


BLOG DESCRIPTION: Shaunta Grimes blogs at Live Once, Juicy about body acceptance and athleticism at every size.

At its heart, Live Once, Juicy is about giving yourself permission to live exactly how you want to, right now. Shaunta hosts a weekly self-portrait project called the Rad Fatties Project, keeps a list of defiant athletes on the web, and writes an ongoing series debunking fat myths and commentary on news about the war on obesity.

Readers are encouraged to rethink what they thought they knew about health, the social context of fat and body politics.

MY REVIEW: This blog is a breath of fresh air, and I highly recommend it to those women (and men as well) who are "large", and sick to death of people telling them to lose weight. If you're healthy, if you're athletic, why should you worry if you're five to fifty pounds overweight? It's your life, live it the way you want to!

Which isn't to say this blog gives you permission to be a couch potato. Be a "defiant" athlete, exercising and working out not to lose weight, but to be healthy and strong.

I heartily recommend this blog.

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