Refinery29 senior features writer, blogger and champion of the motto “just live your life,” Kelsey Miller has dropped her memoir and it’s an unapologetic take on something we all already knew: diets suck.
Kelsey’s memoir, Big Girl: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life, is about how you don’t have to be hung up on calories all the time, go out and get a life.
Kelsey kicked the diets by starting to eat intuitively, a conscious way of eating where you’re listening to what your body wants instead of how many points or calories you have left for the day. Because you know our bodies have needs that don’t involve just drinking detox water for three weeks.
In an interview with Teen Vogue, Kelsey talked about how she navigates through a diet-driven culture.
“Intuitive eating is just one approach to the same thing: learning to eat like a normal person again. For me, I think that sort of language simplified it for me. When you are a dieter you’re used to structure, and it fret like structure.”
From practicing intuitive eating, she chronicled her ups and downs in her now popular blog The Anti-Diet. From there, she began writing her memoir.
As described on Kelsey Millers site:
“This is a memoir for anyone who’s dealt with a distorted body image, food issues, or a dysfunctional family. It’s for the late-bloomers and the not-yet-bloomed. It’s for everyone who’s tried and failed and felt like a big, fat loser. So basically, everyone.”
So here’s to Kelsey, for reminding us calorie counting is not a requirement.