Leaving Large, Michelle Petties

How I Won a 42 – Year Battle With Obesity

It is the one thing found at the intersection of race, culture, identity, status, education, and economics-food. The truth is: It’s never about the food. It’s always about the story behind the food.

In Leaving Large: The Stories of a Food Addict, Michelle Petties shares a collection of personal essays that chronicle her triumph over 42 years of obesity and ill-health. As a result of uncovering and understanding her Food Stories, Michelle untangled long held and mistaken beliefs around food and hunger. And learned to make peace between her mind, body and eating. 

After gaining and losing over 700 pounds, Michelle finally discovered the “secret” to gaining the body she long dreamed of was locked in the stories (termed Food Stories) of why she ate what she ate. In Leaving Large: The Stories of a Food Addict, she takes you deep inside her personal struggles with food addiction and yo-yo dieting with insight, candor, and wisdom.

By tapping into the power of her own Food Stories, Michelle unlocked and debunked the untruths she carried around for decades and discovered the underlying truths about the mind, body, and food connection. 

Leaving Large: The Stories of a Food Addict is a poignant, moving, and inspirational memoir combined with self-help themes that will take readers on a thought-provoking journey while moving them at the same time. Leaving Large is written by author Michelle Petties and Petties throughout Leaving Large will take her readers through her journey of how she overcome obesity and ill health to living a healthy life.

The journey the reader will encounter is incredible and truly inspiring thanks to Petties’ journey and how she overcomes her decades of struggle with obesity. If you are a reader who is looking to read a personal memoir/guide that is unlike anything you have read before and a book, that is the perfect combination of inspiration, heart, and poignancy, then Leaving Large is the book for you!

Leaving Large is a moving book written by Michelle Petties and will take its readers on a transfixing and poignant journey. In Leaving Large, the author Michelle Petties will share her story of how she overcomes obesity, years of yo-yo dieting, and food addiction. In Leaving Large, Petties shares her journey with great insight and honesty, being brutally honest about the struggles she endured and how she finally overcome those struggles. All of this is shared in a stunning collection of personal essays that speak to the reader. It makes for a beautiful read that will give you great insight, while also moving, and inspiring you at the same time and this book lovers is the short premise of the incredible Leaving Large!

Leaving Large is a poignant, moving, and compelling piece of nonfiction that will help, inspire and captivate its readers from the very start until the very end. Leaving Large is an influential, powerful book and I believe Leaving Large will be the perfect read for those that have had similar experiences to Michelle Petties or those that are currently struggling to overcome obesity as Petties shows that you can overcome and Petties is living proof of this!

Michelle Petties is a remarkable person for two reasons; the first is because she is honest and brave to write this book and the second is because she is an exceptionally talented author! Petties’ impeccable writing is a joy to read and flows beautifully throughout so that the reader will feel compelled to read non-stop.

Overall Leaving Large is an insightful, informative, inspiring book and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in the topics explored, then this book is for you, and so Leaving Large gets five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is follow the links below!

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