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Let Go: A story about weight, loss and gain

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For decades, journalist Andrew Dasselaar has dealt with unpleasant emotions by working hard and eating too much. He has become morbidly obese, with a BMI of 42. Then, on December 6, 2012, the first of many panic attacks strikes. As the attacks gradually increase in strength over the next six weeks, Andrew gains even more weight in a futile attempt to combat his anxiety wit ...more
Kindle Edition, 212 pages
Published October 13th 2016 by The Traveler
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Jake
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let Go is a strikingly honest story about facing your demons. The author overate massively resulting in 160 lbs of extra baggage, which he lost in a years’ time. Andrew talks about his panic attacks, his struggle with weight gain and his personal life whilst giving the reader great handouts to battle any addiction. Even though Andrews demon was food, his methods and views are applicable to any unhealthy behaviour. The story is not about weight, loss and gain. It is a story about taking control o ...more
Elske
Jan 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book about how someone lost 160 pounds in eleven months (and four days). Describes food as the most popular drug and how to control the use of it. Not your avarage selfhelpbook, although every chapter has an extra how to next to it. Read the personal story of Dasselaar losing the weight, his search for the best way to do it, thanks to or despite the ideas in other therapies and books about losing weight. It is not only a good book for people who want to loose weight, but also for people who ...more
Jeroenos
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This book is not your ordinary quick guide for weight loss nor is it your ordinary look-how-I-became-king-of-the-hill memoir. If you are looking for the former, then let go of this book. Pick it up again when you are ready to deal with the main issues that are probably causing your overweight. If, on the other hand, you are looking for the king-of-the-hill memoir then let go of this book as well. Only when you are ready to engage with a deeply personal, touching and, above all, courageous story

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Bas
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful book. The main subject of course is how the author lost 160 LBS in 11 months, but the reader will learn much more about life itself and how to deal with everyday problems through mindfulness and meditation. Thus, it is of interest to a wide audience.

The author intertwines chapters about his personal (and ultimately succesful) struggle with food/weight with practical chapters ('How To Let Go'). In these practical chapters, you'll find short introductions in Rational-Emotive Th
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Roel Geeraedts
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great story, wel written and an absolute eyeopener. Andrew writes about his battle against a foodaddiction, but the way he attacked his problem is universal. The writing is witty, smart en no-nonsense. Highly recomend!
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