Well-known Knysna resident Santie Pretorius, author of ‘Fat Genes to Skinny Jeans’, will be present at the Knysna Literary Festival for book sales and signing.

‘Fat Genes to Skinny Jeans’ tells the story of how Santie achieved an incredible weight loss of 105 kg in just over two years. Morbidly obese at 175 kg, depressed and desperate, Santie could see no way forward. Then she heard about weight loss surgery and made the decision that would change her life.

Following surgery, Santie committed fully to learning to eat well, live well, exercise to develop fitness, and have fun.

Her book is an intensely personal and searingly honest account of overcoming depression and replacing self-hatred with healthy, balanced self-love.

Read more about Santie and her journey in the following newspaper articles:

Mail and Guardian Article
Weekend Post Article
Knysna Plett Herald Article