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Obsessed

America's Food Addiction-- And My Own

By Mika author Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski is at war against obesity. On Morning Joe, she is often so adamant about improving America’s eating habits that some people have dubbed her “the food Nazi.” What they don’t know is that Mika wages a personal fight against unhealthy eating habits every day, and in this book she describes her history of food obsession and distorted body image, and her lifelong struggle to be thin. She believes it’s time we all learned to stop blaming ourselves, and each other, and look at the real culprits—the food we eat and our addiction to it. Mika feels the only way to do this is to break through the walls of silence and shame we’ve built around obesity and food obsessions. She believes we need to talk openly about how our country became overweight, and what we can do to turn the corner and step firmly onto the path of health. So Mika made a deal with her very close friend Diane: they would work together on this book and on their personal goals, to help Diane drop 75 pounds and to break Mika’s obsession with staying superthin.
 
As she did in her bestseller Knowing Your Value, Mika has packed each chapter with insights from notable people in medicine, health, business, the arts, and politics. Singer Jennifer Hudson, the late writer and director Nora Ephron, TV host Gayle King, New Jersey governor Chris Christie, and many others open up to Mika about their own challenges and what works for them when it comes to food and diet. It’s time we stopped whispering the F-word (“fat”) the way we used to shun the C-word (“cancer”).
 
This book—with its trademark Brzezinski smarts, honesty, and courage—launches us into a no-holds-barred conversation with family and friends, in schools and kitchens, in Congress and the food industry, to help us all find ways to tackle one of the biggest problems standing between us and a healthier America.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781602861763


Format: Book
Author: Brzezinski, Mika author
Summary: With insights from notable people in medicine, health, business, the arts, and politics, Brzezinski breaks through the walls of silence and shame we've built around obesity and food obsession and talks openly about how our country became overweight, and what we can do to turn the corner and step firmly onto the path of health.
Title: Obsessed : America's food addiction-- and my own / Mika Brzezinski ; with Diane Smith.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Weinstein Books, [2013]
Subject: Compulsive eaters -- Biography. Compulsive eating Obesity Compulsive eating -- Prevention. Weight loss
Isbn: 9781602861763 (print) 1602861765 (print)
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System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 616.8526 Brz
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Bib Id: 435124

Format: Book
Author: Brzezinski, Mika author.
Summary: With insights from notable people in medicine, health, business, the arts, and politics, Brzezinski breaks through the walls of silence and shame we've built around obesity and food obsession and talks openly about how our country became overweight, and what we can do to turn the corner and step firmly onto the path of health.
Title: Obsessed : America's food addiction-- and my own / Mika Brzezinski ; with Diane Smith.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Weinstein Books, [2013]
Description: x, 239 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Compulsive eaters -- Biography.
Subjects: Compulsive eating
Subjects: Obesity
Subjects: Compulsive eating -- Prevention.
Subjects: Weight loss
Other Author: Smith, Diane author.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-232) and index.
Contents: Mika's story -- The value of a healthy thin -- Diane's story -- Fat : whose fault? -- Fighting the food demons -- Mika and Diane : making progress, still struggling -- It's how you think -- It's what you eat, and how you eat it -- It's how you move -- Leading the conversation -- Teach your children well -- Onward : what I've learned today.
ISBN: 9781602861763 (print)
ISBN: 1602861765 (print)
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Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 616.8526 Brz