Fat Dad, Fat Kid

One Father and Son's Journey to Take Power Away from the "F-Word"

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Publisher Description

In today’s world where fast-food restaurants, soda, and processed foods reign supreme, does “fat dad” have to mean “fat kid”? Digital entrepreneur and beloved vlogger Shay Butler and his preteen son, Gavin, decided to find out the answer for themselves.

Before Shay became famous for vlogging about life with his boisterous brood of five, known on YouTube as the Shaytards, he was like many other American dads: He worked 9 to 5 to pay the bills, ate double bacon cheeseburgers during his lunch breaks, sipped soda throughout the day, and watched Netflix with handfuls of candy.

These small behaviors added up, and before he turned thirty, Shay was nearly 300 pounds. Motivated by the fear that he could have a heart attack before thirty-five, Shay decided to make incremental changes to his eating habits and exercise regimen. Adopting the attitude that every action, no matter how small, was better than what he was doing before, Shay lost more than 100 pounds and ran four marathons, becoming a source of inspiration for everyone who followed his journey on his ShayLoss channel on YouTube.

Now, at the age of thirty-five, Shay has discovered that “maintaining” is the hard part. He has also seen how some of his hard-to-break habits are affecting his children, particularly his eldest son, Gavin, who grew up during the years when his dad had “a little extra Shay on him.” Determined to get back into shape and inspire his son along the way, Shay asked Gavin to embark on a thirty-day challenge with him to eat clean and do thirty minutes of exercise a day. Full of Shay’s signature blend of humor, honesty, and unbridled enthusiasm, Fat Dad, Fat Kid chronicles the ups and downs of Shay and Gavin’s thirty days together, reflects on Shay’s lifelong struggle with health and fitness, and proves that it’s never too late for parents or children to embrace a healthier lifestyle—even when it doesn’t come easy.

Health, Mind & Body
December 29
Atria/Keywords Press

Customer Reviews

TootieFruity8 ,

Can't Wait 😊😊

Shay , I cannot wait for this book . I hope this will give me more motivation . I love the Shaytards . I have been watching every single day since Daxton was born . I love you guys ! Keep doing what you love to do . Don't let anyone tell you otherwise .

CRM230 ,

This book was great

I love how true everything is in the book. Not sugarcoated or anything fake, just REALITY. All the helpful information really contributes to the whole process of getting healthy, especially since it’s coming from someone normal, not an olympian or an NBA star with countless trainers and other support, not to mention all the MONEY they get from fitness. It’s not too hard to be in shape when you have so many people from around the world impressed and amazed by you AND you’re getting paid. But it IS hard to get/remain in shape when you don’t have the money, support, or encouragement that your mind craves in order to succeed. So overall, I greatly enjoyed this book and would easily recommend it for someone needing that extra push to live the life they’re wanting.

Meidjjdjdbndd ,

Amazing and Inspiring

I'm so glad I got this book I've read it literally 50 times since it came out and I get something new out of it every time I reread it. Thank you Shay & Gavin Butler for writing this amazingly inspiring book, I will use this when I start training for my first Marathon.