Reviewed by Poppy Johnson

From Fat to Fit follows the author, Carole Carson, on her weight loss journey. The book reviews the psychological and physiological benefits of following a weight loss program. This program itself is structured to allow the dieter to stick with it and effectuate a life-style change.

Carson encourages readers to find a weight loss plan that they can stick to on their own. There are progress reports for each week, ideas for weekly exercises, and advice on how to find spiritual guidance. Carson also shares tips on curtailing the self-indulgences that leads to weight gain.

Carson participated in Meltdown, which was a fitness program intended to be free for the participants. She had team promoters and support staff to manage and launch events in Nevada. The Meltdown featured organized teams with rules, leadership, free passes to fitness clubs, and support meetings. The meetings were a success and Carson became an inspiration to others as a result of her weight loss suggestions.

From Fat to Fit is full of Carson’s self-deprecating humor. It was difficult to read some of these passages but I understand that she felt the pain and burden of her weight throughout her life. Therefore, I applaud her new found commitment to being and staying fit. The personal photos and witty stories will serve as an inspiration to anyone participating in a weight loss program.

I would recommend From Fat to Fit to anyone interested in losing weight. I was not particularly fond of the clichés, but if the reader can get around the style of writing, which was a bit dated, there is still useful information in the book to begin a successful weight loss program.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

After a decade of working in several NYC law departments and teaching, Poppy decided she enjoyed writing full-time. She currently works as a freelance writing consultant, and lives with her husband and sons on the East Coast.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Carole Carson. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.