Hungry for Less Offers Free Class to Women Ready to Lose Weight Permanently
2012-01-25 · By Editor
What leads you to the refrigerator?
Hunger? Habit? Cravings? Emotions?
Hungry for Less in Long Beach isn’t your mama’s weight loss program. Founded by a former yo-yo dieter, Hungry for Less provides transformational tools that allow women to lose weight without deprivation, without product dependency and without calorie counting, diet pills or pre-packaged meals.
The six-week workshop starts this week. The first class is open to guests. Following the first class, the remainder of the workshop will be closed and only members may attend. Hungry for Less is inviting guests to attend their class today from 10 a.m. to noon or on Saturday from 10 a.m. to Noon. The class is held in the Long Beach home of founder, Kim Kabar. To obtain the address, please RSVP through the Hungry for Less website at www.hungry4less.com.
“If you’re eating when you aren’t hungry then more than likely you’re heading to the refrigerator or snack cabinet because of some emotion, or a craving or maybe out of simple habit,” said Kabar. “Eating because we are bored, stressed, anxious, frustrated, sad is so common. Unfortunately, when people think of emotions leading us to do something, we think we need to head to an expensive therapist to fix the problem. Not true. It’s just something that one needs to look at if they hope to succeed long-term in their weight loss goals.”
While Hungry for Less’s primary goal is to educate women about the link between emotions, cravings, habit and food, Kabar is quick to point out that the program is not group therapy.
“Nor is it the kind of support group where women sit around in a circle and spend two hours crying over the ice-cream they ate the night before,” said Kabar, a veteran journalist whose work has appeared in the Press Telegram, the Los Angeles Times and numerous travel magazines. “The knowledge that I share with members was gained from my years of personal experience as a yo-yo dieter, as a daughter of a compulsive over-eater and from the more than 25 years that I have spent in various schools of nutrition, fitness and personal transformation.”
Hungry for Less combines the simplicity, accountability, and affordability of Weight Watchers with transformational tools never before used in a mainstream diet programs, says Kabar.
The mother of an 11-year-old son uses powerful tools that she’s garnered from such transformational programs as Landmark Education, as well as from Byron Katie, an international transformational speaker and author of “Loving What Is.” And Geneen Roth, a bestselling author of several books on emotional eating and a woman whom Oprah Winfrey says “opened her eyes” to the fact that struggles with weight are about so much more than shedding pounds or eating fewer calories.
“As wonderful as Weight Watchers has been for millions of women, there are still millions of others who haven’t been able to keep the weight off using this nearly 50-year-old program,” said Kabar, “Weight Watchers was created during a time in our history when women were encouraged not to speak about their emotions. Today, women are of the Oprah generation and are ready and willing now to get to the root of why they eat when they aren’t hungry so they can finally and permanently get off the hamster wheel of diets.”
One aspect of Weight Watchers that Kabar wanted to keep in Hungry for Less was the affordability of the program. Hungry for Less, which currently runs in 6-week workshops, cost $19.50 per session with a $30 registration fee. The main difference between the two programs, however, lies in the topics discussed and tools given, said Kabar.
“In a safe and compassionate way, we encourage women to dig below the surface and to explore the emotions behind their eating,” said Kabar. “We offer amazing transformational tools that help our members get back in touch with their own hunger cues and allow them to begin to question the validity of their stressful thoughts concerning food, weight and body image and of the meanings that they may have placed on situations related to food and weight.”
The classes will be held at the founder’s Long Beach home just off Spring Street between Palo Verde and Studebaker (near El Dorado Park). Exact address will be given to all YES RSVPers. You may RSVP on the Hungry for Less website at www.hungry4less.com or by contacting Kim Kabar at (562) 519-3835.