The media is filled with stories about the high rates of obesity in the United States, focusing on the States with the highest rates of obesity and "obesity related illnesses." What if I were to tell you that associating a dozen or more illnesses with obesity is nothing but a scam to enrich the coffers of the diet and weight loss industry? What if I were to suggest that focusing men, by focusing on a woman's weight as one of the top criteria for selecting her as a date or a mate, are doing themselves a great disservice and allowing media to control their thinking about the female body and what is sexy or attractive?
Tonight we will take a look at the issues of weight, specifically focusing on how it affects women of color. From their perceived sexual attractiveness and healthiness, to social, romantic and employment opportunities - being overweight or obese affects every part of a woman's life. No matter how educated and successful she is, men and women and society continue to judge women by their physical appearance. This attitude also affects how a woman views herself.
But what if a woman should lose the weight that has been plaguing her for decades? What (if anything) changes about her self-perception, her personality, her dating options? What opportunities might be presented to a woman that fits the national height and weight charts that an overweight/thick/phat woman would be denied?
Do men see a fat woman that has lost a great deal of weight as attractive now or just a skinny fat girl?
Tonight we'll address questions such as:
- What emotional problems might an overweight woman be hiding?
- Do slim women have more success and better relationships with men?
- How heavily influenced are men by the images they see online and in girly magazines in assessing a woman's sex appeal?
- There are men that prefer fuller figuered women - do they hide out of fear of ridicule by their male friends, or admit their preference openly?
- Does a slim woman make a better wife, partner or lover than a heavier woman?
- What changes occur in a woman when she has bariatric surgery and loses 100 or more pounds?
Please join us for what is sure to be a very interesting discussion on Saturday, November 27th, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific) / 10:00 p.m. (Eastern) on The Date Smarter Not Harder Relationships Talk Show
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