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Book Review: ‘Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction — and My Own’ by Mika Brzezinski

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Obsessed is a must read for every woman who is struggling with her weight and every individual who wants to learn about why we are becoming increasingly obese every year. It is an honest and eye-opening book that you won’t be able to put down.

Our obesity rates are staggering: two in every three Americans is either overweight or obese. Brzezinski’s book is about the need for all of us to start a conversation about obesity to everyone around us in our family and communities so that we can reverse this epidemic. We have a messed-up attitude towards food. And this book will help us realize just how messed up we really are.

With so many Americans being obese or overweight, something larger than lacking willpower or moral fiber must be going on. Some of the problems have to hinge on the kind of food that is readily available to us, and the environment in which we eat it. Our most readily accessible food is loaded with sugar, salt, and preservatives. After a while, we become addicted to these things and they are making us fatter and obese.

The other important aspect of the book is that Brzezinski opens the reader up to her own struggles with food and how she has to constantly work hard to overcome them. Brzezinski also discusses her friend Diane’s struggle with obesity and food. It is an eye-opening, truthful, and open discussion about obesity and struggles with food. The reader will learn a lot about her own struggles with food because most of us will relate to the story in this book — if we are honest.

Women must take control of their lives. We have to create personal health goals which will guide us how to eat and live. This will help us love ourselves first. Then we’ll be able to love others as well.

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