The 100 Pound Loser {a book review}

I just finished reading 100 Pound Loser by the adorable (and svelt!) Jessica Heights.


Let me tell you, if you’re thinking of getting fit or losing weight in the new year, this is about as timely and delightful a read as you could find on the subject.

Here’s what I loved about the book:

  • It’s short. Can you say “Read it in one sitting”? I can. That always gives me a bit of a high.
  • It’s hilarious. Seriously. I could not wait to get my hands on this book. I adore Jessica’s writing style. A whole book by her? Yes, please!
  • It gets to the heart of body image and weight loss quickly (did I mention it was a short book?) and delightfully (did I mention it was funny?)
  • It’s written by a mom of little ones, to us moms of little ones. Jessica’s been there—is there! I’ve come to notice ‘relate-ability’ to be a halmark of the books that have the most positive impact on me.

So, if you’re a mom of littles who wants to lose weight, this is a GOOD READ for you. It will help you get the proper perspective on your beautiful body while inspiring you to do the work you need to to get back in shape. I mean, if Jessica can do it, with 4 kids in tow AND fibromialgia, I think you and I have a chance, don’t you?

Jessica’s methods of weight loss may be different than mine (I recommend eating fat to lose fat) but her book still gave me inspiration and that extra kick in the pants I needed to start my ‘get fit’ routine in the New Year.

Pop over here to get your copy as a PDF

Or purchase 100 Pound Loser: How I Ate What I Wanted, Had Four Babies, & Still Took Control Of My Weight – And You Can Too! for your Kindle. (I read it on the Kindle App on my Android!)


Do you have a success story about getting fit? I would love for you to share in the comments. We all could use the encouragement of good story!

(Jessica sent me a copy of her new book in exchange for an honest review. I also used affiliate links in this post. OK, small print’s finished!)

5 responses to “The 100 Pound Loser {a book review}”

  1. Trudi Cook Avatar
    Trudi Cook

    Hi, Trina,
    I’m taking you at your word and checking your January blog to see your ideas on GAPS style eating! Actually, I have just been reading some of the WheatBelly books, and I realize the importance of avoiding wheat…but the expense and some of the ideas are a little intimidating to this “cookie monster” who always wants her dessert. I know the information on wheat is factual, because I’m seeing the results of major cutback…I’ve lost weight, lost inflammation, stiffness, pain, acid reflux…and I hope I’m losing some of that brain fuzziness but it’s not as easy to measure, lol. Just read something about Einkorn flour…have you ever tried that?

    1. Trina Avatar

      Yeah! delighted to have you here, Trudy! We start GAPS tomorrow! Hope to post about it soon…

    2. Trina Avatar

      Hi, Trudi! I have not heard of Einkorn flour. One thing I discovered while doing GAPS last year is that one of the biggest expenses of a grain-free diet comes from the things we try to substitute with. My route is to plan my menu to simply not include baked goods, then I’m not forced to fork out the money for replacement flours. We get our yummies elsewhere, with berries in yogurt, pumpkin pancakes, and squash fries. It sounds unbelievable that kids would be ok with that (much less this carbaholic mommy!) but your body is being nourished so well on GAPS that cravings pretty much disappear!

  2. Crystal Avatar

    Obviously being 33 weeks pregnant, I am not looking for weightloss tips at the moment! But when I switched to a real food (with healthy fats and all!) I lost about 20 lbs pretty quickly. I focused on eating as little processed foods and as little refined sugar as possible. It really is the best way to shed the weight! No calorie counting, just eat real foods to satisfy hunger. I also kicked my Diet Coke a day habit and replaced it with water! In February, I’ll be starting the “shed 500 calories a day” feeding my baby diet. 😉

    1. Trina Avatar

      I love your story, Crystal! I whole-heartedly (or, whole-foodedly!) agree!

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