Last week I put out a first announcement for my upcoming Artists with Appetites Weight Awareness Group that will start in April. Reader and artist Bill, in response to the announcement, dropped me the following email:
“I’ve always been a big eater. I’m a big man and have always been strong until now. I’m almost 54 and work out most days but nothing seems to keep my consumption of food at bay. I don’t drink, I don’t gamble, I don’t have any obsessive traits other than with food. If I could just get my portions down and enjoy what I have instead of eating like there won’t be any food tomorrow, I would live a better art-life.”
Thank you, Bob. The average American male stands 5’9” tall and weighs a whopping 196 pounds. The average American female stands 5’4” tall and weighs a not-inconsiderable 166 pounds. Most folks are struggling with their weight, for all sorts of reasons that we could name. And artists are struggling even more, I believe, because of their hefty inborn appetites for life, for art, and, yes, for food.
My Artists with Appetites class-and-group is going to help a lot with this. I’m looking forward to being of help and I’m looking forward to artists helping themselves lose weight, maintain their weight loss, increase their weight awareness, and live a better life and a better an art life. Come join me.
I lost a lot of weight when I realized we were being manipulated by the food industry-no we will not die if we don’t eat 3 meals a day. Portions are also dictated to us-what we think is a normal size portion is a bucketful or a tiny amount…so I took control knowing they want us to buy a lot of food to line their pockets not for our better health. The weight started falling off -try it-i only ate when hungry and ate 1/2 the food. I’m 98 lbs down from 124.