Hungry for Less Set To Host Final Two Presentations Focusing On No. 1 Reason Why Women Overeat
2011-09-06 · By Editor
For many women, it’s chocolate, ice cream, potato chips and cake.
With a fervent passion and a deep commitment to saving women’s lives, Kim Kabar, founder of Hungry for Less, the nation’s first low-cost weight management program that promises to change women’s relationships with food, is aiming to convince every woman in America to stop dieting and to begin looking at the root why they overeat.
“Diets are killing us,” said Kabar, 47, a former yo-yo dieter and resident of Long Beach, CA. “They are killing us emotionally, mentally and even physically. It’s my mission to get women to stop dieting and to learn new tools that will not only change their relationship with food and allow them to lose weight but also give them back their lives.”
Kabar and her partner, Paul Sivertsen, a veteran in the field of transformational education, are holding the final two introductory presentations for women wanting to learn more about Hungry for Less prior to the eight-week workshops starting the week of September 12. The last remaining introductions are at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10. The introductions are held in Kabar’s Long Beach home. Address is given to all who RSVP “yes” on the couple’s website at www.hungry4less.com.
“We eat for two reasons, hunger and emotions,” said Kabar who is also a freelance journalist writing primarily for the Los Angeles Times. “People who eat only when they are hungry are generally at a healthy weight. So what do you think the number one reason is that most overweight women eat, hunger or emotions? The answer is emotions and that is what needs to be addressed to stop the insanity of yo-yo dieting and to end the obesity epidemic that is plaguing our country.”
Kabar is convinced that no diet can work in the long-term without addressing the underlying emotional reasons behind a woman’s eating.
“I don’t care how healthy or low in calories we prepare our food, none of it matters if we are still using food to numb ourselves when we are feeling stressed, bored or frustrated,” said Kabar. “Those 100-calorie snack packs are awesome but if we shove three or four them into our mouths when we are feeling anxious or angry then, well, they don’t really work, do they?”
Kabar and Sivertsen use a therapeutic-driven approach to help participants lose weight by educating them about emotional eating and helping them get in touch with the hunger cues that will allow them to become more mindful eaters, said Kabar.
Although the majority of women attending the workshops want to lose weight, Hungry for Less also has participants suffering from bulimia and anorexia, as well as women who maintain a healthy weight but spend their days obsessing about food and preventing any weight gain.
“This program is about changing women’s relationships with food,” said Kabar. “It’s for women who are hungry for less. Less anxiety, less obsession, less frustration and, yes, less weight for those who want to lose pounds and, for all our participants, less anxiety, less obsession, less frustrations and a lot less emotional eating.”
For more information, call Kim Kabar at (562) 519-3835 or visit their website at www.hungry4less.com