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The Psychology of Eating Podcast

Real people. Real breakthroughs. For more than three decades, Marc David has helped millions discover the true causes of their unwanted eating habits like overeating, binge eating, emotional eating and the inability to lose weight. In this unscripted show, Marc coaches real clients using his unique blend of psychology and nutrition. Whether you want to transform your relationship with food or learn how you can help others, there’s no better place than The Psychology of Eating Podcast, and there’s no better way than hearing the stories of real people.
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Now displaying: November, 2015
Nov 24, 2015

It’s no secret that overeating can grip so many of us and occupy so much of our thought time. Overeating can leave us feeling guilty, or frustrated, or stuffed, and worst of all, it can be the one obstacle that seemingly stops us in our weight loss efforts. Tune in as Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating shares about 2 MORE mistakes that can cause us to overeat that have nothing to do with being a willpower weakling. Once you better understand these mistakes, the power is more firmly in your hands to turn things around with greater confidence and ease.

Nov 24, 2015

Jodie finds herself eating sugar and constantly going against her own best intentions to eat healthy and lose weight. It’s as if she’s two different people. Well, as it turns out, she is. We humans have multiple personas that inhabit our consciousness, and the better we know them, the more we can manage our inner world and our relationship with food. In Jodie's first session she discovered a “hidden voice” inside of her, and finally learned how to turn things around and be in control of her own metabolic destiny. Tune in now as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating does a follow-up session with Jodie. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session with Marc, and the results are fascinating!

Nov 17, 2015

If you've ever been on a diet, you probably remember denying yourself certain foods, only to find yourself thinking about these forbidden treats all the time. And even though you could be doing a great job of resisting the temptation, you might unknowingly be sabotaging your weight loss efforts because of this quirk of human metabolism: digestion begins not in the stomach, but in the brain. This means that how we think about certain foods actually has an impact on how our bodies metabolize those foods. If you’ve always been told that weight gain or weight loss is the result of a simple caloric equation, get ready for a whole new perspective! In this eye-opening new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains the mind's important and surprising role in weight loss.

Nov 17, 2015

Just because we can have what others consider “a great body” doesn’t mean we’re exempt from a negative body image. In her first emotionally charged session, Coralie discovered how revealing a powerful family secret has finally allowed her to find a way through her fear of food and weight gain, and to begin to once and for all make peace with her body. Now tune in as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating does a follow-up session with Coralie. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session with Marc, and the results are uplifting.

Nov 10, 2015

Healthy relationships require caring, compassion, and lots of good, honest communication. So, when was the last time you brought these qualities to your relationship with food? Maybe it’s time to give this long-term, committed relationship some loving attention. When we stop seeing food as just something we consume, and start looking at it as an area of life that’s full of needs, desires, hidden expectations and unexplored feelings, we can gain some surprising insights into why we make the choices that we do. In this thought-provoking podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, sheds light on the powerful dynamics of our lifelong relationship with food and offers some great tips for opening our hearts to all that food can teach us.

Nov 10, 2015

After being overweight most of her life, Dawn finally lost a significant amount of weight, about 90 pounds, for the first time at the age of 43. She was able to maintain that new weight for 5 years without much effort. Then she fell into an intense cycle of overeating, followed by intense calorie restriction and exercise, and the weight started to come back on. Dawn has tried counseling, along with different diets and exercise programs, but with no success. And worse, her overeating happens in secret and she moves through her day with far too much shame and guilt. Tune into this fascinating podcast episode as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Dawn see that her food issues actually have nothing at all to do with food, and how by focusing on where the action truly is, she can finally find freedom.

Nov 3, 2015

When we have to make decisions about our health, most of us prefer to back up our choices with solid scientific evidence. In the field of nutrition, there are plenty of experts claiming to have definitive proof that their approach is the best. But sometimes a strange thing happens: two researchers will defend opposite points of view, and they’ll each cite studies that back up their recommended dietary plan. How can a single food be proven to be both good and bad for you? If you’ve ever been frustrated by contradictory nutritional “facts,” please join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, for a new podcast episode that’ll leave you with some great strategies for making sense out of the confusion.

Nov 3, 2015

Debbie has just turned 50 and has struggled with weight since her teen years, along with overeating and binge eating. She’s had periods of losing weight but it always comes back on. What’s fascinating is that she’s been running an average of 3-4 days per week including half marathons for the last 6 years but only a small amount of her weight has been lost. And no matter how much more she runs, nothing changes. Tune in to this revealing podcast episode where Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Debbie understand exactly why her weight loss and exercising efforts don’t work, and how she can finally have a breakthrough by focusing on a surprising place – her marriage.

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