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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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Dec 28, 2021

Overcoming Resistance to Improving Our Health

In today’s episode, we explore a topic that many will relate to: wanting to improve one’s health, but struggling with resistance to making healthy changes. As Cheryl’s guest coaching session with eating psychology teacher Marc David demonstrates, changing our lifestyle can be challenging — particularly when our loved ones aren’t making similar healthy food choices. At 51, Cheryl reports that she’s carrying some extra weight around her midsection, which she’d like to let go of. She’s been trained in Marc’s Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, where she learned a lot about the nuances of behavior change and has moved away from tired approaches that focus on notions of “good” and “bad” foods, calorie restriction, and “calories-in” and “calories-out.” 
 
But after visiting a functional nutritionist who has given her some strict nutrition instructions and a long list of supplements to take each day, she’s at a crossroads. She doesn’t want to follow all of her nutritionist’s advice and believes that her pattern of resisting things that are good for her is at fault. Marc turns the conversation upside down, pointing out to Cheryl that sometimes what seems like resistance is something else entirely. Tune in to hear the insights Marc has for Cheryl and the rest of us who feel like we sometimes can’t get out of our own way.
 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Dec 21, 2021
Growing up in Poland, today’s guest, Justyna, didn’t learn much from her parents or teachers about the body changes that came with puberty. As she moved through adolescence, she became increasingly uncomfortable with how her body was changing. She began a 20-year journey with dieting — an experience that SO many of our listeners can relate to. Now 39, Justyna lives in Antwerp, Belgium, and is at a very different point in life. She recognizes that dieting hasn’t made her happy and that she’s been trying to force her body into a shape that it simply doesn’t want to inhabit. Her body has been giving her clear messages that it wants to live on its terms, which Justyna wants to honor but doesn’t quite how to do that. Tune into her wonderful conversation with Marc David as they talk about how to tune into one’s body wisdom.
 
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With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. backhand index pointing right Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Dec 14, 2021

Discovering the Rhythm of Life: One Woman’s Journey

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
Taunya has come a long way since the days of her disordered eating patterns. Here she speaks to bestselling author and coach Marc David, who has helped countless people develop a healthy relationship with food. Taunya would like to learn to be her body’s best friend. In this fascinating discussion, Marc connects some important dots between showing up for herself, her husband, and her deepest desires in their relationship. Listen in to Marc and Taunya’s freewheeling chat about connecting more deeply with her husband and about the ways to fulfill her intellectual and emotional needs.
 
Key Insights:
  • A lot of people try to manipulate the body instead of being with and present for the body. However, controlling the body is not the same as caring for it.
  • Overcoming disordered eating patterns is joyous and liberating. Part of how we do this is by being truly present with ourselves, our feelings, and our needs. And surrounding ourselves with positive energy along the way.  
  • Be your body's friend. This means nourishing and supporting the body rather than rigidly controlling intake, exercising punishingly, weighing and timing everything and feeling guilty at every little slip up.
  • It is not unreasonable to want to create a new, deeper and more fulfilling connection with a life partner; to look for greater intellectual and emotional fulfillment. This can be done in a gentle, loving way devoid of demand or expectation.
  • Learning to find a safe space within oneself is essential for easing stressful situations and improving relationships.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Dec 7, 2021

A 29-Year-Old Woman Works with Wanting A Different Body

Lauren, 29, spent much of her life feeling underweight, until about three years ago when she went through a traumatic breakup and gained weight. She comes to her session with Marc David seeking to feel good about herself regardless of her body size or shape. As Marc reflects, that’s a beautiful goal, but the path to getting there might just be a little different than she’s imagining right now. Tune into their inspiring conversation about love, loss, body image, and so much more.
 
Key Insights:
  • Sometimes a traumatic incident such as a bad breakup can have us turn to food for comfort. This is a natural coping mechanism that, while not ideal for our health and weight, is understandable. 
  • An important first step in changing unwanted eating behaviors is recognizing the usefulness that these patterns can have at difficult times in our lives. As we step away from self-judgment and towards self-compassion, we can more easily establish healthy habits for ourselves.
  • Wanting to feel good about yourself at any size or shape is an admirable goal. However, for some of us, there can be an unhelpful thought process that undermines our ability to love our body as it is right now. We often think that we need to totally get rid of the thought, “I need to lose weight for me to be happy.”
  • Instead, as Marc invites Lauren to do, the way to let go of any thoughts of needing to lose weight to be happy is to instead tune into other kinds of hopes and wishes that are more interesting. As we create a life we love, letting go of unwanted eating habits or a negative body image happens naturally.
  • It’s also important to recognize the natural human desire to take pride in our appearance. That’s not necessarily a “bad” thing. The paradox for all humans is allowing ourselves to be OK with this desire, while also unabashedly embracing ourselves, as we are in any given moment. The two are not mutually exclusive.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Nov 30, 2021

A Man Embraces His Power

Does your health span match your lifespan? This is the question Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, answers for Augustine, who is striving to not just live longer, but healthier. Join them in this inspiring conversation about physical, emotional, and mental vitality that goes beyond just food, working out, and weight loss.
 
Key Insights:
  • Augustine, 49, shares his journey about health goals and life aspirations with Marc David. As the owner of a CrossFit gym, he is eager to learn the strategies and approaches to increasing his longevity. 
  • A key concept in the longevity universe is that of our “health span,” which is the length of our lives spent in good health and free from chronic disease. While it’s good to focus on longevity, it’s equally important to consider how we can maintain our health as long into the future as possible.
  • As this episode explores, physical fitness is not the only type of fitness that is important. Mental and emotional health, relationships, and spirituality are also vital aspects of one’s wellbeing, and necessary for a long and healthy life.
  • When it comes to longevity, it’s easy to stray into perfectionism, which ultimately can hamper our progress with health and well-being. 
  • Ironically, the more we learn about longevity (often referred to as “bio-hacking” or “DIY biology”), the easier it is to become hyperfocused on all the strategies we can use to increase it. Getting clear on what your personal goals are, learning how to weed out what’s not useful to your unique longevity quest, and staying out of overwhelm is key.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Nov 23, 2021

What Illness is Asking of Us When It Comes to Self-Care

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, eating psychology teacher Marc David speaks with 56-year-old Veronica who has just been diagnosed with diabetes. Shed like to lose weight and become better organized about her food and health. Marc takes the conversation in an unexpected direction, helping Veronica to recognize the importance for self-care that goes beyond good nutrition. Tune in now!
 
Key Insights
  • Being diagnosed with a condition such as diabetes inevitably brings up new and unexpected realities. Among them is the need to prioritize oneself and engage in regular self-care like never before.
  • A new health diagnosis represents a certain crossroads. We’re no longer who we were, but we’re not exactly sure yet what our new life will look and feel like. Being mindful of how you talk to yourself about your condition is vital. 
  • Diabetes is a condition that is greatly influenced by good nutrition. In some cases, Type II diabetes can be reversed through early diagnosis and key lifestyle changes. 
  • When managing diabetes, look for all the help you can get. Find apps to help you organize your day-to-day food plans, get support from family members to help you plan your food shopping, or consider joining a support group.
  • For all of us, whether or not we’re dealing with a health condition: let go of the lifetime of conditioning you’ve received that self-care is bad or shameful. Just as you want your loved ones to feel good and enjoy life, learn to embrace your worthiness around self-care. You not only deserve it, you need it … truly.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. backhand index pointing right Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Nov 16, 2021

Allowing Discomfort: A Key to Transforming Emotional Eating

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
Kelly has struggled with emotional eating since age 10. Now 56, she’s happier than she’s ever been - she’s in a wonderful relationship and loves her life, except for the 30+ pounds that have crept up in the past few years. Eating psychology teacher and master coach Marc David helps Kelly understand the reasons behind her challenging relationship with food, and the guilt and shame she feels around food and body image. Watch this thought-provoking conversation as Kelly achieves an important breakthrough.
 
Key Insights:
  • There’s a massive stigma against emotional eating. We believe it’s bad and that we’re bad for engaging it. But humans are emotional creatures. Eating, by its very nature, is an emotional act. We’re biologically wired to love food, it’s built into our DNA. Part of the solution to emotional eating is to stop believing that loving food is wrong. 
  • Another key reframe is emotional eating vs. being an emotional eater. The former is simply a behavior, it doesn’t define who we are as a person. Identifying as an emotional eater puts us into a box, and once we’re in that box, we have a big problem that needs solving. 
  • What’s true about emotional eating is that it’s a symptom of a deeper issue, typically unrelated to issues with food. When we find ourselves reaching for food to distract or self-soothe, it’s a good time to stop and ask, “What am I feeling right now? Am I really hungry? Is there something else that I’m needing?”
  • Staying present and self-connected is vital. Find positive ways to do this such as walking the dog, talking to your partner, calling a friend, or listening to music. What’s key is finding something that helps you stay connected with yourself.
  • Learning to savor and truly relish the food we eat is important. Often when we have eating challenges, we’ll rush and miss the pleasure that makes the experience of eating so wonderful.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Nov 9, 2021

A 25-Year Old Releases the Need to Control Food … and Life

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, eating psychology teacher Marc David speaks with 25-year old Lilja from beautiful Reykjavik, Iceland. Lilja is underweight and has been recently diagnosed with anorexia. While part of her wants to gain weight, she’s simultaneously afraid of becoming overweight and staying that way for the rest of her life. As she’s coached by Marc, Lilja reveals that she’s deeply Christian, but sometimes finds herself spiritually shut down. During these times, Lilja often turns to food for comfort. Through their conversation, Marc offers a powerful reframe on what’s going on for her and what’s needed to create a healthy relationship with food and body. Don’t miss this inspiring episode!
 
Key Insights:
  • Food and body challenges are deeply intertwined with every area of life, including our spirituality. When one area of our life is challenged, food is an easy substitute to find comfort and balance our nervous system.
  • When we perceive ourselves as having lost our spiritual connection, we can feel unmoored and look for things to control so we feel safe. Food is one of the easiest things to control.
  • When it comes to healing eating challenges, trusting oneself is a key ingredient. Learning to trust yourself is also multi-layered. It might mean trusting your body’s cravings, for example. At a higher level, it means knowing that no matter what you do, what foods you eat or don’t eat, and how you feel afterward, you know you’ll stand by you and not punish yourself.
  • For sensitive souls like Lilja, eating challenges can be a reflection of not knowing how to deal with life’s hardships. For those of you who identify with Lilja’s story, pay particular attention to the part of Marc’s coaching session where he talks about agreeing to be here on planet Earth and learning to allow pain and difficulty.
  • Always, always: Self-love and self-forgiveness are essential keys to establishing a healthy relationship with food. Instead of thinking you have to force your body into a certain weight or state, Marc offers us an important reminder that our most important work with our bodies is to simply love them.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Nov 2, 2021

A 39-Year Old’s Journey with Food, Loneliness, and Self-Soothing

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating podcast, Marc David works with 39-year old Linda, who has been binge eating since the age of eight. As a young person, Linda felt unable to express her true feelings and needs with her family and turned to food to self-soothe. Decades later, Linda feels like life has passed her by, consumed by a habit that, as she says, “has taken me away from discovering who I am.” Now at the cusp of a breakthrough, Marc empowers her with the right mindset to embrace her life path, forgive herself, and redefine her relationship with food. Don’t miss this uplifting and inspiring conversation.
 
Key Insights:
  • Like other unwanted eating challenges, binge eating often develops in childhood as we try to cope with circumstances outside our control.
  • Emotionally sensitive children can have a challenging time figuring out how to navigate family challenges - which can sometimes be perceived as a threat to our safety. Some children, like Linda, will try to be the peacemaker in the family. When this doesn’t work, the child can go to despair and hopelessness.
  • As adults, we may not see the connection between our childhood experiences and what we’re struggling with currently. Difficulty establishing intimate relationships or caring friendships, a lack of motivation in one’s career, and other similar life challenges are often reflections of unmetabolized childhood feelings.
  • Therefore, part of the deeper work in healing our eating challenges is recognizing that these challenges are often a coping mechanism for unresolved feelings that we simply don’t know how to deal with. 
  • Progress with our eating challenges accelerates as we stop focusing so much on stopping the unwanted behavior, and begin to instead harness the courage to feel our feelings — including and especially the ones that have been with us a long time. 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Oct 26, 2021
Why We Self-Sabotage with Food & How to Stop
 
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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
Food and body challenges aren’t confined to certain regions or countries, they’re truly found all over the world as today’s episode of the podcast demonstrates. Samantha is a 43-year old originally from Johannesburg, South Africa who is now living in London, and is struggling with a variety of eating challenges, including binge eating, emotional eating, and overeating. After quitting smoking 8 years ago, Samantha put on weight that she has since not been able to shed. She’s tried plant-based diets to good effect, but eventually returns to unwanted eating habits. Tired of struggling with her weight, low energy, poor sleep, and weak digestion, Samantha turns to eating psychology expert, Marc David, who helps her find a deeper understanding of what’s driving her food challenges.
 
Key Insights:
  • Certain diets like Keto, Paleo, or plant-based diets can be therapeutic for the body — whether we stay on them over the long-term or use them as tools to recalibrate our health. Whatever our approach to eating may be, it’s important to recognize that these diets don’t address the psychological drivers behind our eating challenges.
  • Taking this a step further, we can’t fix eating challenges — which stem from our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs — using nutrition alone. To address unwanted eating habits such as binge eating or emotional eating, we need to understand and ultimately transform our psychology.
  • A common way we stay stuck in our eating challenges is by self-attacking ourselves that we have these challenges in the first place. This negative self talk can be truly endless. If you find yourself saying things like “why can’t I just get over this already?” or “I’m terrible at controlling myself around food,” it’s time to bring loving attention to these thoughts.
  • Look for where you can begin to make small shifts in your internal self talk. Where can you acknowledge your efforts and your progress, no matter how small? Recognizing the shifts you’re making helps solidify those positive changes over time. 
  • No matter what your brain may try to convince you of, remember you're a unique and wonderful human. You’re not broken, there’s nothing to fix. Keep reminding yourself of this … eventually, you’ll feel the truth of that in your bones.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Oct 19, 2021

Overcoming The Belief That We’re Not Worthy Of Health

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
In this episode, Marc David speaks with 30-year old Jenna. As a pre-teen, Jenna dealt with anorexia - something she overcame with tremendous support from her parents and mentors. However, Jenna still struggles with body image issues and a tendency to skip meals, and she ultimately wants to let that go and find freedom with food. Through the course of their conversation, Marc and Jenna speak about her roots as a first-generation American, the unique cultural conditioning she’s received from her Chinese lineage, and how that has affected her relationship with food and body. 
 
Key Insights:
  • Eating challenges are often strongly correlated with our culture’s unique conditioning. Depending on we’re from, the expectations placed on us to look or eat a certain way can be quite severe.
  • Overcoming cultural conditioning first requires an awareness of it. We need to recognize: “there’s something driving me to behave in a certain way or believe in a certain idea, that didn’t originate from me. It came from outside me.” Once we’ve identified unwanted conditioning, we can then start to get to work on letting it go.
  • Its possible to honor and respect our lineage, culture, and parents while still being our own person. Choosing to not meet outside expectations isn’t a rejection of others, it’s simply a decision to honor ourselves and what’s best for us.
  • Disembodiment is a strategy for not feeling things we don’t want to feel. It can be related to pressures from others to look or act a certain way, a response to trauma or painful life circumstances, or even just everyday disappointments and let downs.
  • We ultimately heal disembodiment by bringing conscious awareness of all the big and small ways we “check out” of the body. We take each day at a time, loving ourselves, our bodies, and our lives as fully as we can. We listen, we tune in, and we respond to the messages our bodies and hearts are sending us.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Oct 12, 2021

What’s The Connection Between PTSD & Emotional Eating?

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well
 
In today’s episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc David speaks with Yeny, a 41-year old Venezuelan about her challenges with emotional eating. Yeny had a precipitating event — an accident while on vacation in Utah — that forever changed her life. After several months in a wheelchair, Yeny defied all odds and regained the ability to walk. To others, Yeny now appears in perfect health, but she’s struggling to let go of the memory of her accident and the dark days of her recovery. Marc makes a powerful connection for Yeny between PTSD and emotional eating, and gives her key tools to begin to unwind from all she’s been through.
 
Key Insights:
  • Regardless of the cause, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can give rise to emotional eating and other unwanted eating challenges. It is the brain’s way of trying to cope with past traumas.
  • When under stress, our natural instinct is to self soothe. One of the easiest ways to do this is to turn to food. This is both normal and natural, and this is nothing to beat yourself up about.
  • Eating is an emotional experience. From birth, we are hard wired to experience joy, comfort, and nourishment through eating. 
  • We often respond to stress by eating. And guess what? This isn’t always a bad thing. It’s time to get off the self-judgment train, while also discovering other ways to create a relaxation response in our bodies. As we do this, the impulse to reach for food in times of stress diminishes.
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a powerful therapeutic technique for transforming PTSD. If you’re dealing with persistent PTSD, finding a therapist who specializes in EMDR is highly recommended.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Oct 5, 2021
A 30-Year Old Former Gymnast Reclaims Her Power Around Food & Body
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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well? 
 
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating, Marc David speaks to Chanel, a former gymnast whose self-criticism is driving her to binge and purge. After taking Marc’s Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, she now recognizes what’s driving her nearly two-decades-long eating challenge. Most importantly, Chanel realizes that binging and purging are unconscious strategies she’s used in an attempt to deal with emotions she hasn’t known how to cope with. As Marc helps her recognize, part of Chanel’s current journey is learning to embrace where she is right now without judgment that she should be further along. It’s a reminder we can all use, regardless of the challenges we’re facing.
 
Key Insights:
  • Contrary to what many believe, binge eating is not a problem. It doesn’t need fixing. It’s simply a strategy to deal with another issue we don’t know how to address.
  • An important thing to understand about the binge-purge cycle: binge eating creates physiologic and psychological stress, which purging then relieves. 
  • Repressing negative emotions like anger or sadness can lead us to engage in any number of unwanted eating challenges, including binging and purging. Find healthy ways to honor your emotions, such as listening to music that has special meaning for you, or regularly journaling your thoughts and feelings.
  • Learning to bring conscious awareness in the moment when we’re about to binge eat is absolutely key to transforming this unwanted behavior. What are we thinking about? What emotions are we feeling? What do we feel in the body? Tune into this.
  • Show yourself generosity for the progress you make and celebrate your success. Acknowledge that you’ll have setbacks, and bring the self-forgiveness forward that you so deeply deserve. 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Learn more about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
 
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Sep 28, 2021

In Session With Marc David: A Naturalist Grandmother Learns to Become Her Own Health Advocate

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
A Naturalist Grandmother Learns to Become Her Own Health Advocate
 
Listen to eating psychology expert Marc David as he speaks with Holly, a 52-year old grandmother seeking to lose weight so she can be more active with her family and enjoy being active outdoors. Holly has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and is dealing with sleep issues, low mood, and a lack of energy. Marc helps Holly zero in on some key diagnostics to pursue … and also helps her see better understand the places she gets stuck making good decisions for her health. Tune in now!
 
Key Insights:
  • Hypothyroidism can lead to a cascade of challenging symptoms, including weight gain, insomnia, low energy, and mood issues.
  • Another physiological cause (among many) for unwanted weight gain is undiagnosed diabetes. Undergoing diagnostic testing is important when looking at physiological causes of weight gain.
  • Naturopaths or functional medicine practitioners can be a great resource when looking at possible causes of weight issues.
  • Learning to become one’s own health advocate is of prime importance when dealing with any health issue — whether related to weight or other challenges.
  • Sometimes, our dearest loved ones don’t always know how to best support us in our health and weight challenges. It doesn’t mean they don’t care, however finding the support you need is vital … whether from a friend or a trained professional. 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Having your own challenges with food and body? Post your questions in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly at info@psychologyofeating.com
 
And for more information about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, please visit us at www.psychologyofeating.com.
 
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Sep 21, 2021

Menopause & Weight Gain: An Unusual Solution

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well? 
 
In this episode of his Psychology of Eating Podcast, eating psychology expert  Marc David speaks with 55-year-old Suzannah who is going through menopause and has found that the weight has crept up in recent years. Through the course of the conversation, Marc offers Suzannah unique insights to help her through this important personal, emotional and spiritual transition.
 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Are you experiencing unwanted food and body challenges? We invite you to post your questions and comments in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly.
 
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Sep 14, 2021

Healing Family Lineage: A 37-Year Old Man’s Journey with Anger, Weight, & Reparenting

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well? 
 
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc David speaks to 37-year-old Eric who opens up about weight loss challenges, his relationship with his father, being a stay-at-home dad, and much more. The episode offers unique insight into the emotional healing that has to come on the path to resolving food and weight challenges. Through the enlightening conversation, Eric learns to give himself the kindness, presence, and gentleness that he missed receiving from his father. Watch now!
 
Key Insights:
  • Your relationship with your same-sex parent can have a huge bearing on your relationship with self, and consequently your relationship with food. Learning to reparent yourself is a vital first step towards resolving food and body issues.
  • Bring presence to eating and learning to inhabit your body are important keys to losing weight sustainably. 
  • Learn to be comfortable in your body. Love it, accept it, and to give it a hug – literally and figuratively. It is OK to ask for and get the help and support you need, however you need it.
  • Inhabiting your body can come through doing physical activities you love … whether through resistance training, dancing, hiking, or any other kind of movement. 
  • Anger is a powerful emotion that many of us don’t know how to work with constructively. Honor it, listen to it, learn from it. It’s often pointing us to a place inside ourselves that we need to care for and attend to.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Having your own challenges with food and body? Post your questions in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly at info@psychologyofeating.com
 
And for more information about The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, please visit us at www.psychologyofeating.com.
 
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Sep 7, 2021

Taking Responsibility for Our Relationship with Food

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast with Marc David, we meet Agnes who struggles with avoiding sugar and gluten. Food psychology expert Marc David traces Agnes's challenges with food back to her 14-year-old self when bullying in school made her feel the need to lose weight. Agnes now has an uneasy relationship with food and tries to avoid bingeing. Marc identifies her need to be in control as a possible issue, and reveals how she can enjoy and have fun with healthy eating. Listen now!
 
Key Insights
 
check mark button Many of the challenges people have around food start early, such as during one's teens. Peer pressure or bullying in school can create an unhealthy body image and an adversarial relationship around food. This can be healed even later in life.
 
check mark button Wanting to control what one eats and all other aspects of life is a natural instinct and that control feels good. However, there is a difference between control and taking responsibility, and it is taking responsibility that will help resolve challenges around eating.
 
check mark button Food is a reflection of life. Wanting to be in control of everything one eats then spills over into the need to be in control of every other aspect of life as well. It can be tough to let go, but learning to do this can be freeing.
 
check mark button Remember to savor the process of eating -- to eat the things that give pleasure, taste good and bring satiety to the body. Learn not to rush through the meal either out of habit or because that is what we are taught to do.
 
check mark button Eating can be fun. Wanting that bar of chocolate could actually be the voice of wisdom from inside the body, but we deny ourselves the fun of eating because we fear losing control. Scheduling pre-planned fun treats of those ‘forbidden’ foods could be a solution. 
 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Having your own challenges with food and body? Post your questions in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly.
 
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Aug 31, 2021

Discovering the Rhythm of Life: One Woman’s Journey

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Have you lived most of your life and felt not quite happy in your body? Well, then this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast is for you. Eating psychology expert Marc David speaks to 52-year-old Tanya about her challenges around eating and body image. Marc helps Tanya move away from perfectionism, forgive herself, and learn to embrace her Queenhood.
 
Key Insights
  • Tanya, 52, has been concerned with her appearance since age 10 or 12, and still has a challenging relationship with food and her body. She has undergone therapy in the past and now speaks to Marc David of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
  • Messages from the media trains people – especially women – to think that they are only acceptable if they are a certain age and size, and if they look a certain way. This causes women to question whether they are lovable in and of themselves.
  • A younger woman's mind can get caught up in the perfectionism and the need to be a certain way, which can be elusive, unrealistic and undesirable. It is important to step out of this need for perfectionism and stop judging one’s eating, body, weight etc.
  • Stepping into one’s Queenhood means becoming more involved with one's community and making a difference. At this time in her life, a woman comes into her own, and stops relying on others for her self-worth.
  • A good Queen has compassion and forgives not only others around, but also herself. She is forgiving of her own imperfections, and if one day didn’t go as planned, or if she wasn’t on her best behavior, that’s OK.
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Having your own challenges with food and body? Post your questions in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly.
 
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Aug 24, 2021

Unresolved Grief and Weight Gain - Is There a Connection?

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
Primary teacher at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David speaks with 45-year old Tracy, originally from New Zealand and newly living in Australia. Tracy seeks to lose about 15 kilos, while finding equanimity in her relationship with food and body. Quarantined in her apartment during Covid, Tracy feels alone and isolated, and reflects on a series of losses that have defined her life including the loss of her father when she was just four years old. As Marc helps her recognize, Tracy has never really integrated the losses she’s endured … something that is true for so many of us. When emotions aren’t metabolized, whether grief, anger, or other emotions, they can show up in other ways — often as symptoms in the body. Listen in as Tracy discovers a new path not just for losing weight, but finding a beautiful and healing path through the grief that so deeply colors her life. 
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button Of the numerous psychological contributors to weight gain or weight loss resistance, grief is often one of the overlooked causal factors. Unacknowledged or unresolved grief can be a key factory underlying our eating challenges.
 
check mark button Losing a parent early in life can mean so much more than just the loss of that parent. Children who have lost a parent early in life often find their other parent struggling to cope with their grief, resulting in the child having to do a lot of self-parenting. This is yet another form of loss — that of an innocent childhood, and can ultimately lead to unresolved grief as an adult.
 
check mark button Sometimes the grieving we need to do in life is that of letting go of who we used to be. Whether it’s a role we used to inhabit, a certain time of life, or having a certain athleticism or healthy body, it can be hard to move on from aspects of ourselves that we took a lot of pleasure or pride in.
 
check mark button Speaking to a therapist or a counselor, particularly a grief counselor, can be a vital first step towards resolving one's past and moving on.
 
check mark button Journaling is another effective way to acknowledge and give expression to grief. Figuratively writing a letter to a deceased parent is another. Writing, in whatever form, can be a powerful way to express, transform, and release emotions that are calling out for our attention. 
 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Are you experiencing unwanted food and body challenges? We invite you to post your questions and comments in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly.
 
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Aug 17, 2021

A 34-Year-Old Learns To Find Firm Ground in Life – And Her Body

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well? 
 
In this episode of the Psychology of Eating Podcast, eating psychology expert Marc David speaks to 34-year-old Tricia about her difficulty shedding stubborn pounds. Tricia opens up to Marc about her history of sexual abuse, and Marc unearths the connection between her trauma and her challenge with weight loss. Listen in to this powerful and inspiring episode as Tricia learns how to trust herself and her body again, and works towards a personal breakthrough. 
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button Suffering sexual assault can make a person feel insecure and fearful, and may have a significant bearing on a person’s ability or inability to lose weight. Finding firm ground in life has the happy consequence of finding firm ground within the body.
 
check mark button There are many ways to practice feeling safe. Gather evidence of being and feeling safe and catalog these in some way so that it is possible to let go of the fear and the insecurity.
 
check mark button Sometimes challenges around weight have less to do with the physical weight and more to do with conflicting emotions. Coming to terms with those emotions can be the important first step for a person looking to lose weight.
 
check mark button The body will lose weight when it is ready. Take care of yourself and heal so that the body feels confident in relinquishing the weight that it has been holding on to for so long.
 
check mark button We are conditioned to believe that weight loss is just about creating a caloric deficit -- about eating less and exercising more. However, there’s more to the story of weight and its loss than a simple “calories in, calories out” approach, including our eating psychology and our unique physiology, which is always in an intimate dance with things like stress, connection with others, spirituality, and so much more.
 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Having your own challenges with food and body? Post your questions in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly.
 
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Aug 10, 2021

When Love is Conditional: A 29-Year Old’s Journey with Weight, Her Father, and Life

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, eating psychology expert Marc David speaks to 29-year-old Hanin about her fear of gaining weight. In her home country of Lebanon, Hanin has dealt with frequent judgment and criticism around her weight and body since she was a young teenager. As in other countries, this kind of conditioned criticism around weight is at the root of so much suffering around body image. For Hanin, resolving her fear around weight gain means getting to the core of her guilt and shame — which is deeply interconnected to the collective shame so many of us have around our bodies. Tune in as Marc explores Hanin’s journey, and helps her find key insights to not only overcome the fear of weight gain … but to begin to more fully accept herself.
 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Are you experiencing unwanted food and body challenges? We invite you to post your questions and comments in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly.
 
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Aug 3, 2021

In Session With Marc David: When Rebelliousness Leads To Binge Eating

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well? 
 
In this week’s episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast with Marc David, we meet 25-year old Caitlin, a former safari camp manager hailing from Harare, Zimbabwe. Caitlin has been binge eating since she was 13, often on bread and sweets. She reports that she can go for months at a time without binge eating, and then suddenly find herself back in her old pattern. Confused about what’s going on for her, Caitlin turns to Marc for insight into why she binge eats and how she can put an end to this undesired eating habit. Tune in as Marc helps her not only find clarity but provides a powerful reframe on how she can use her eating challenge as an opportunity to grow and transform.
 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Are you experiencing unwanted food and body challenges? We invite you to post your questions and comments in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly.
 
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Jul 27, 2021

A Young Woman Deals with Gluten Sensitivity

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
Briana is a busy graduate student who lives with gluten sensitivity. While Briana doesn’t have celiac disease, she has all the markers of gluten sensitivity: bloating and stomach pain, fatigue, and mood fluctuations. She’s taken breaks from gluten before with amazing benefits but is struggling to let go of her love of gluten-based foods. Listen in as Marc David, Founder and Primary Teacher at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating works with Briana on practical strategies for managing her gluten sensitivity, while also helping her understand the important connections between stress and food sensitivities.
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button Gluten-based foods are everywhere and they can be hard to give up. The first step in dealing with gluten sensitivities is recognizing you have them. This means tuning into your body as you’re eating a given food and noticing how you feel afterward. 
 
check mark button If you suspect you have a sensitivity to gluten, getting tested with your doctor or functional medicine practitioner is an important next step.
 
check mark button Symptoms of gluten sensitivity can include bloating, stomach pain, skin issues like breakouts, mood changes, lethargy, forgetfulness, and difficulty focusing. 
 
check mark button When we binge on food that makes us feel bad, a common response is to beat ourselves up. It’s important to acknowledge that giving up foods we enjoy is tough, and giving ourselves a hard time is counterproductive to changing our eating habits.
 
check mark button Finding support from others is also important as we retool our diet. Sometimes the people we love the most have a hard time supporting us as we make changes. While that doesn’t feel great, that doesn’t mean that others can’t be there for us. Look for those people and find the support you need and deserve.
 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Are you experiencing unwanted food and body challenges? We invite you to post your questions and comments in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly.
 
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Jul 20, 2021

Coming Into Our Queenly Power Around Body Image

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
 
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc speaks with Gabriela, a Mexico City resident and health-based entrepreneur who has recently completed The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. Gabriela has been dealing with body image issues for many years and recognizes that these issues are affecting her ability to effectively coach her clients. Tune in as Marc helps Gabriela identify how she can find peace around her body image so that she can do the same for her own clients. 
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button Many of us get fixated on being a certain size or shape, while largely ignoring self-care or engaging in practices that improve our health, energy, and vitality. If this is you, just know you deserve more than trying to get yourself to fit into a certain size. You’re worthy of your love, of which self-care is a direct reflection.
 
check mark button Ironically, those of us who are fitness or health professionals can be particularly prone to obsession around dieting, food restriction, excessive exercise, and the like. So there’s an opportunity to ask ourselves: are we engaging in these activities out of self-love? If not, we must cultivate the wisdom to refine our approach and learn to give our bodies what they need and want.
 
check mark button We’ve all heard it before, but in order to help others, we truly do have to learn how to walk our talk. 
 
check mark button But please understand: this doesn’t mean being perfect. It means opening up our hearts and moving from a place of self and other compassion. It means understanding we’re all humans, here to learn and grow on this journey of life.
 
check mark button Exercising and eating right for our unique bodies should create a kind of natural joy and happiness. If they’re not, it’s time to evaluate our approach. 
 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Are you experiencing unwanted food and body challenges? We invite you to post your questions and comments in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly.
 
info@psychologyofeating.com
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Jul 13, 2021

Our Relationship with Food is Like A Dance

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Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well? 
 
Maria is a 31-year old director of a dance and cardio training program who has a lifelong love of nutrition and finds herself generally happy with her relationship to food and body. But she finds herself often busy at work on her computer, and often missing her body’s cues for when and what to eat. In today’s episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, eating psychology expert Marc David helps Maria develop a more present and nuanced relationship with her appetite. Tune in now!
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button Digestive problems, disordered eating, and body image issues have as much to do with why and how we eat, as they do with what we’re eating. 
 
check mark button To become an intuitive and mindful eater, identifying and trusting the body’s hunger cues is key.
 
check mark button Part of trusting our body’s cues is learning to trust ourselves as humans. Give yourself permission to experiment. Listen to what your body is telling you as you make different choices, and then refine those choices as you develop more body awareness.
 
check mark button Our relationship with food is much like dance. When we see eating from a place of self-connection, creative self-expression, and deep presence, we can find ourselves in a natural state of flow, joy, and true health.
 
check mark button Reframing our relationship with food in this way allows us to move away from old thought patterns of “good food” versus “bad food,” or “good choices” versus “bad choices.” This creates so much more internal space for ourselves, and we begin to experience food in an entirely different way.
 
With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he reaches millions each year through his books, speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
 
Are you experiencing unwanted food and body challenges? We invite you to post your questions and comments in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly.
 
info@psychologyofeating.com
https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
#PsychologyOfEating #NourishingWisdom #SlowDownDiet #MindBodyNutrition #MakingPeace #OvercomingObsession #MindfulEating #OvercomeEmotionalEating #FoodChoices #GoodFood #GoodFoodGuide #WeightLoss #WeightLossDiet #Nutrition #InhabitYourBody #EatLikeYouDance #EatingIsLikeDancing #FoodFeelsGood #IntuitiveEating #ExperimentWithFood #EnergeticsOfEating #BodyGuidanceSystem #TrustYourself #EatJoyfully #CreativeEating #JourneyOfTrust
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