In Fat Chance, TV’s “The Biggest Loser” star Julie Hadden continues to bring inspiration to people struggling with weight loss and with living a healthy lifestyle. Hadden, who finished second on the fourth season of the hit realty TV show, intertwines her physical journey with her psychological and spiritual journey, revealing behind-the-scenes information and sharing the before, during, and after of her journey.
Hadden splits her journey into three parts: “Moment of Recognition,” “My Surreal Existence on Reality TV,” and “Returning to the Old Life.” She also includes appendices full of creative exercises, healthy recipes, and answers to frequently asked questions. Throughout the book, however, Hadden’s focus remains on one fact: You, the reader, are worthy. Not because of anything good that you've done, but because you were created in the image of God. Hadden never pretends the journey to a healthy lifestyle will be easy, but she reminds her readers that strength of character are just as crucial as having a strong physical frame.
Starting out with a knowledge of God, Hadden slowly grew to know God through the difficult process of working out six to eight hours a day for four months, and ultimately losing more than half her body weight. According to Hadden, God draws His children closer through trials. Hadden experienced this first-hand as she faced the physical and spiritual weight she carried and laid it down in order to honor the dwelling place of God.
Hadden writes with conviction and with a personal, conversational style, bringing to light Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” Hadden’s transformation stands as a beautiful example of what can happen when a person sacrifices everything for Christ and acknowledges her own value in God. – Harmony Wheeler, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Relying on her classic humor and penetrating candor, Julie offers readers of all shapes and sizes an intimate portrayal of a once-fat woman who sweated and slogged her way toward thin. Additionally she answers frequently asked questions about her weight loss and being a contestant on The Biggest Loser and provides a sampling of her favorite healthy recipes and sample workouts from her current trainer.