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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: August, 2016
Aug 30, 2016

In today's weight-obsessed culture, it's easy to feel pressured about having a certain body shape or size. Messages from family, peers, or the media often tell us we need to be thin to be happy, and we can even start internalizing these beliefs and beat ourselves up for not having the perfect look. Some people think that these continual reminders about how important it is to get rid of excess pounds will keep us motivated to stay on a diet or put in our daily gym time, but the reality is sobering. Consant criticism, whether it's coming from others or from ourselves, keeps us in a state of chronic stress about our weight, which produces a biochemical chain reaction in our body that actually makes it much harder to burn fat - and may even have the opposite effect. In this compelling new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why it's time to let go of fighting our bodies, and let the magic of life take over.

Aug 30, 2016

Julia is in her early 40s, and she'd like to lose 60 to 80 pounds - but she feels stuck. She's tried all the diets, and found that if she restricts herself severely, weight comes off temporarily, but that method simply isn't sustainable in the long term. She knows there has to be another way. She wants to learn how to model a healthy relationship with food, body, and weight so that her son can grow up with a positive influence. In this moving session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Julia to realize that in order to lose the weight she's been carrying, she must first learn to feel safe in her own body - possibly for the first time ever.

Aug 23, 2016

We've all heard that calcium is important for strong bones, and that we need to consume more. But there's another side of the bone-health coin that's seldom addressed: how the body actually loses calcium. In this insightful new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, describes the mental and emotional states that cause the body to actually break down existing bone tissue and resist absorbing calcium from our food. Could your body be excreting necessary nutrients? If you're eating in a state of chronic stress, it's very possible. Tune in and learn how you can use the power of Mind Body Nutrition to get the maximum nourishment from the food you eat. If you've ever wondered what you can do to ensure long-term bone health, you won't want to miss this episode.

Aug 23, 2016

Joe lost over 150 pounds and went on to become a health coach, helping others to develop a positive self image and create the healthy body they desire. He practices consistent self care, regular exercise, and great nutrition, and knows that he will never never regain the weight he lost - most of the time. However, there is a part of him that fears his weight challenges will always be with him, waiting in the wings to return the moment he lets down his guard, and he'd like to put these uncertainties to rest so that he can move on. In this uplifting session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Joe to realize that the way through is to honor the part of his life cycle that he's in right now: a time to get more precise, to sharpen his inner sword, and to find the confident warrior within.

Aug 16, 2016

If you believe that good nutrition is key to good health, you probably put quite a bit of thought into what you eat. After all, you want to make sure your body is getting the vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients that it needs to thrive. But what about the eating process itself? Do you take time to savor your food? Are you fully present when you eat, or do you prefer to grab a protein bar on the go? When we eat in a rush, we not only miss the opportunity to experience one of the greatest pleasures of life. More and more, science is proving that our metabolism functions best when we give our meals the time and space they deserve. In fact, fast eating can cause our digestive system to eliminate nutrients instead of absorbing them into the bloodstream - and all the care we put into choosing that beautiful bunch of kale is literally washed down the drain. In this timely new podcast, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why slowing down to eat may be the most important dietary change you’ll ever make!

Aug 16, 2016

Shalom has dealt with weight issues for two decades, and has gained and lost hundreds of pounds over the years. He struggles to feel comfortable in his body, and fears that he will not be able to find anyone to love (or anyone who can love him back) until he is able to lose the excess weight. He is very knowledgeable about nutrition, and he gets so much enjoyment from food that he has a hard time limiting himself in any way - but he's ready for a change. Tune in as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Shalom see more clearly how he can change his relationship to pleasure, and his relationship to himself, so that he can finally start to feel empowered around food, life, and love.

Aug 9, 2016

Bitterness has a bad rap. No one ever talks about having a “bitter tooth” - a powerful craving for bitter foods to snack on - and few of us would want to be known as a bitter person. In fact, nature has helpfully made many plants bitter-tasting as a way of warning us that they could be dangerous. But if we take bitterness at face value and try to avoid it altogether, we might miss out on some amazing gifts that are hidden below the pungent exterior. In this intriguing new podcast, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, dives deep beneath the surface to explore the healing and life-enhancing properties of bitter substances. You’ll learn why the right dose of something bitter can be nutritious and supportive for our body, heart, and soul. Maybe it’s time to welcome a little bit of bitter back to the table!

Aug 9, 2016

Chloe developed anorexia at age 14, and though she was able to pull herself out of the the restrictive behaviors, she never fully dealt with the feelings of unworthiness and unlovability that were underlying the eating disorder. Before long, anxiety and obsessive thoughts about food and body grew into orthorexia (fixation on a healthy or pure diet), exercise addiction, and late-night binge eating. Now Chloe is struggling to regain some of the weight she's lost, and finding it to be the toughest challenge yet. Tune in as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Chloe map out a plan for weight gain that she can embrace with a sense of hope and dignity.

Aug 2, 2016

Have you ever found yourself in a situation like this? You run out the door in the morning with breakfast in hand - something portable that you can eat in the car during your commute. Lunchtime comes before you know it, but you still have lots to do, so you eat in front of your computer while you type. At the end of the day, you’re too hungry to wait for a home-cooked meal; instead, you hit the drive-through window and you’re finished with your dinner before you even get home. Later, you may not feel very well, and you might wonder if something is wrong with your digestion. But in fact, your digestion may be functioning perfectly. It’s just doing something you don’t want it to do - namely, keeping energy in reserve for fight or flight, because your fast, distracted eating throughout the day has signaled your system that you’re under threat. In this eye-opening new podcast episode, Emily Rosen explains why these common eating behaviors can make it harder for us to digest our meals, even if we’re eating nothing but the healthiest foods. If you’re one of the many people who don’t think they have time for a lunch break, you won’t want to miss this video. Spend five minutes with us now, and you just may change your metabolism for good!

Aug 2, 2016

Rachelle wants her energy back. She successfully recovered from anorexia, but was later diagnosed with a thyroid disease that has sapped her vitality and left her battling chronic fatigue and depression. She has made many changes to her diet and lifestyle, searching for the treatment or intervention that will finally bring her relief from her symptoms - but she's beginning to think that the real source of her challenge is emotional. In this fascinating session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, asks Rachelle the key questions that help her to realize that her fight to get her energy back is actually draining her energy rather than enhancing it. Tune in as Rachelle learns some surprising new ways to start reclaiming her life!

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