About the Book:
In Who’s the New Kid?, Heidi Bond, a self-described “ordinary mom,” shares her story of how she helped her daughter overcome childhood obesity. She provides helpful insights and practical tips, equipping families to help their children establish healthy habits as well as lose weight. Bond’s hope for her new book is “to shine a light on the truth surrounding childhood obesity, to let other families know that they are not alone, and to show the world that childhood obesity is 100 percent reversible and can be reversed in less time than you might think.”
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?
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.
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.
You can learn more and purchase a copy here.
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.
I’m a mom of three and two of my children are overweight – even though they are active they have picked up the genes that have been passed down from my side and their dad’s side – but that is not the 100% percent reason either. Heidi Bond began to look for answers, thinking the answer was anywhere but in her own house and what she was bringing into it. In a country where childhood obesity is climbing and climbing fast – we must begin to reverse that and we can learn from Breanna’s story and how to overcome obesity, both as a child and as adults. Buying the ‘right’ foods is only the tip of the iceberg, we must also get moving – of course even if one exercises a lot and still eats bad food the weight will cling on – there is a balance. This book was a fairly fast read because it just kept you wanting to read Breanna’s story and see how things went and even how they continue to go for this family, it was a real page turner which is unusual for a non-fiction book.
There were some things I disagree with her on such as saying xylitol is bad, and while I do recognize that some people either need to build up in using it or can’t at all xylitol is a good choice in sweeteners and can also help prevent dental decay (I’m not a doctor however I’ve read many reports that are publicly available to support this). The other issue I have is on page 68 she states, “Stevia has no calories or carbs, but it’s still a new player as far as food additives go, and there haven’t been long-term studies to show what the side effects might be.” Stevia is a plant and is natural, and has been around for many years and used to sweeten foods for many years and thankfully is becoming more readily available – it works great for me in controlling my blood sugars as a type 2 diabetic.
I really did enjoy this book, I thought it was quite inspirational, even if I may disagree on how she went about things, but it worked and Breanna is now at a healthy weight and enjoys being active. I would not follow her menu plan though – it has both carbs and fats at a time, which I know wrecks havoc on my sugar levels – such as oatmeal with bananas and honey, this would be a meal that would cause my girls and I to gain weight, she also uses and suggests using soy milk and tofu. As I said though I thoroughly enjoyed the book and it was inspirational to read their story and it would have been great to get more of the dad’s point of view as well, if you are dealing with or know someone who is dealing with being overweight this is a great book to read.
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In a world of fast-food convenience and non-stop busyness, how do we keep our kids healthy? Heidi Bond’s debut book, Who’s the New Kid?, is here to help. 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.
Celebrate the release of Who’s the New Kid? by entering to win a Fitbit and RSVPing to Heidi’s June 9th author chat party!
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A Fitbit
- A copy of Who’s the New Kid?
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 9th. Winner will be announced June 9th at Heidi’s Facebook party. RSVP here! Plus, participate in the #WhosTheNewKid conversation by pinning a family-friendly, healthy recipe (or two) to a Pinterest board!