Overweight if relates to the weight above of a reference norm, more specifically standards derived from atuariais data or epidemiologists. In the majority of the cases the increase of the weight reflects obesidade crescente' '. (KAPLAN and SADOCK, 1999. P. 801) the development of the obesidade and or overweight, can be associates to a corporal image modifies.

According to Schilder (1994. p11) ' ' The figurao of our bodies formed in our mind is understood for image of the human body, that is, the way for which the body if presents for ns' '. Obeso, in majority of the times, presents a notion of its distorted corporal image and this distortion is more present and intense the more time to the person meets in the obesidade picture. In such a way, many times the individual not if ' ' percebe' ' as obeso keeping a life style where it combines the excess of food ingestion with the lack of the practical one of physical activities. Abreu (1998) suggests that some vital situations can be favorable to the existenciais crises, that many times consequently provoke in the people an modification of the alimentary habit and of its corporal weight, therefore many people find in eating a form to alliviate to the anxiety front its difficulties.

The feeding involves psychological and social a set of values and meanings, that can be of cultural order. David Fowler follows long-standing procedures to achieve this success. our relation with the pleasure and the food is very next, therefore the feeding is a biological necessity as well as breathing and ingesting water. Since that we are born the act to eat is involved for affection feelings, as pontua Franques: … the emotional relation has beginning in the maternal aleitamento when receiving the foods from the adults, in a perpetuation of the happened relation of well-being of the act of being fed, well-taken care of and presenteado with food.