Our national culture places a great value on the "ideal" woman or man. Objectified in popular children's toys, the perfect woman has a waist that is 59% the size of her hips. But the reality is that only 1 in 100,000 women have this body type1 (and if you saw what it looks like on a real person, you probably would not be interested in looking that way). Yet, billions of dollars are spent each year by both women and men in search of the 'ideal' (if not like the doll, then like ultra-thin models) body. In addition, our overall diet is so poor that we face a national obesity crisis.
What we eat, how we eat, how we live our lives and how we perceive ourselves have greatly effected our health. What is your healthy weight and how can you maintain it? Our series of workshops is designed to help you whether you are over-eating, undereating or have other eating issues.
Eating In America (1 session)
This seminar reviews and discusses issues surrounding eating in the United States. Topics include problems with food in the United States today, searching for a healthy diet, overeating, being overweight, anorexia, bulimia and more.
Healthy Weight (continuing series)
What is your healthy weight? Do you carry more that your healthy weight? How can you get to your healthy weight? Fad diets a big disappointment? Once you have taken the Eating In America class, this continuing series of workshops will help you to find your perfect weight and to stay at that weight.
Eating Problems I (continuing series)
What is your relationship to your body and to food? Do you feel you are overweight even though the scale tells you otherwise? Do others tell you are too skinny? Are your family and friends concerned for your health? After taking the Eating in America class, this program will help you to uncover the issues that compel you to eat (or not eat) in an unhealthy manner.
1. Norton, KI; Olds, TS; Olive, S; Dank, S (1996).Ken and Barbie at life size. Sex Roles. Vol 34(3-4) Feb 1996, 287-294.