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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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Apr 29, 2021
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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? 
 
Are You an All-or-Nothing Dieter?
 
When it comes to dieting, many people take an all-or-nothing approach. Meaning, they’re either perfectly following their diet … or they’re completely going off the rails. So often, we set ourselves up for disappointment by adopting a strict set of food rules that we can’t possibly follow in the long run.
 
If this sounds familiar, you won’t want to miss today’s episode where Marc David reveals the truth behind all-or-nothing dieting and how to put a stop to this unwanted pattern! Watch now!
 
Highlights:
 
check mark button All-or-nothing dieting has its roots in the part of us that wants to be the archetypal good boy or good girl, and the part of us that actually enjoys being a bad boy or a bad girl. 
 
check mark buttonWhat makes all-or-nothing dieting patterns so hard to get out of is that not only is the bad boy/bad girl part taking over, but it's also the voice of the rebel in us, the part of us that doesn't want to be told what to do.
 
check mark button Chances are, if we are all-or-nothing with food and diet, we're likely using the all-or-nothing strategy in other parts of life.
 
check mark button Perfectionism is often found at the root of our eating challenges, our body hate, our incessant self-attack and our constant silent self-criticism. The voice ultimately harms us. It's truly a soul assassin. 
 
check mark button Many all-or-nothing dieters, are people who deeply believe that they must eat very low-fat or very low-calorie, or very low-pleasure foods, or a hundred percent raw food diet, or no sweet foods whatsoever… These approaches are bound to fail.
 
In this episode, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David, M.A., uses scientific research and proven methods for approaching all-or-nothing dieting in a way that promotes healing and transformation. Don’t miss out on learning some of the ground-breaking techniques that are helping people worldwide to find a path to greater health, joy, and freedom with food.
 
Have questions? We’re here to help! Leave your questions in the comments below, or contact us directly.
 
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Apr 27, 2021
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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 Session With Marc David: Healing Digestive Problems After an Eating Disorder
 
Join Marc David in this episode of the The Psychology of Eating Podcast as he speaks with Craig who has been struggling with digestive challenges after recovering from an eating disorder as a teenager. Despite her training as a nutritionist and as a graduate of Marc’s eating psychology coach certification training, Craig continues to experience distressing digestive symptoms and hopes to find ways to finally heal her gut. Marc helps Craig identify strategies for strengthening her gut while also reframing her view of herself and her relationship with food. 
 
Key Insights:
  • An eating disorder can continue to impact the digestive system even many years after recovery. Finding ways to create a nourishing relationship with food that is rooted in kindness and caring to self can help to strengthen and improve digestion.
  • You can overcome digestive problems like bloating, indigestion, irregularity, and acid reflux, and reduce dependence upon meds with core strengthening exercise.
  • Emotional causes of digestive problems such as bloating, irregularity, and acid reflux are very common. As we tend to our inner world, these sorts of physical symptoms often naturally resolve. 
  • Recovering from an eating disorder often means learning to manage one’s symptoms while simultaneously retraining ourselves in how to be an eater.
  • It is necessary to start to inhabit the body again and to embrace self-love to reverse the long-term symptoms of indigestion.
Over the years, eating psychology expert, teacher, and founder of the Psychology of Eating Institute, Marc David has helped people around the world transform their relationship with food and body - and find a whole life awaiting for them on the other side. Through his coach certification training, public programs, live events, and bestselling books, Marc demonstrates how our relationship with food can be one of our greatest teachers in life - if we’re willing to listen.
 
Are you struggling with 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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Apr 22, 2021
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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?
 
Healing an Unhappy Body Image
 
Are you unhappy with your body image? If so, you’re not alone. Today, we learn the top 3 most effective keys for healing from an unhealthy and unhelpful body image that can be put into practice right now! 
 
Highlights
 
  • “Let's agree that it's time to transform the silent and global attack on body and self. Let's also agree that it's best when we take the power to heal and transform into our own hands…”
  • Learn The Three Keys to Healing an Unhappy Body Image, highly effective practices that will make a big difference!
  • The key toxic belief to let go of right now is this: In order for me to love myself, I must first change my body. 
  • Headline News: Weight loss does not equal embodiment. People of all sizes and all shapes can either be “in” their body, or they can be disembodied, or somewhere in between.
  • Detoxing your mind means acknowledging that, indeed, we have certain beliefs that are like slow acting poisons, poisons that drain our energy and rob us of our joy.
In today’s episode Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores why we suffer from poor body images at such alarming rates, and reveals three landmark keys for how we can heal from these effects, and move with more freedom towards our goals. Listen now!
 
Have questions? We’re here to help! Leave your questions in the comments below, or contact us directly.
 
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Apr 20, 2021
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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 Session With Marc David: A 17 Year Old Works With Binge Eating
 
Join Eating Psychology expert Marc David as he connects with 17-year-old Ella who has been stuck in a binge and restricted cycle for two years. Watch as Ella connects some important dots and discovers what’s truly at the heart of her disordered eating. You won't want to miss this wonderful episode of The Psychology of Eating podcast! 
 
Key Insights
 
  • Those who eat - meaning, all of us - can benefit from learning to eat slowly and consciously. By doing so, we not only help to break unconscious eating habits, but we find a simple and easy way to bring ourselves more fully into the present moment.
  • Eating can be a beautiful, nourishing, and wonderful experience. Retrain the brain to love food and to enjoy the experience of eating and the feeling of satiety that comes from it.
  • It is important to recognize that food is not the enemy. Try to make friends with food: love it, appreciate it, and bring as much fun and joy as you can to it. 
  • Experimental studies have revealed that stress can cause weight gain. Reducing stress can be an effective means to repairing one's relationship with food.
  • Rather than cutting out some foods entirely, moderation truly is the key to a balanced approach to eating. 
 
If you or a loved one has a challenging relationship with food and body, eating psychology expert Marc David is uniquely qualified to help. His series of Psychology of Eating podcasts are designed to help people overcome unwanted eating concerns and understand these challenges in an entirely new and inspiring way. 
 
If you have questions or comments about your own journey with food and body, please post them in the comment box below or get in touch with us directly at:
 
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Apr 15, 2021
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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? 
 
Do You Really Think Sugar Is Your Problem?
 
If you believe that you have a sugar addiction, you’re not going to want to miss this episode! Join Marc David, M.A., as he debunks the myth that sugar is the reason why so many of us struggle to reach our health goals. Listen Now!
 
Highlights:
  • There's something that psychologists call ‘symbolic substitutes.’ A symbolic substitute is exactly what it sounds like: When a human being can't get the thing we actually want, we will turn to the next closest and most accessible thing. And sugar is one of the most common symbolic substitutes.
  • All creatures on planet earth are constantly looking to seek comfort and avoid pain. It is simply how we're all wired. Turning to sugar for comfort is a perfectly reasonable strategy. It works!
  • By focusing on what our heart and soul are actually desiring, our dependency on sugar can find a natural and easy ending.
  • The work of beating a sugar addiction is not eliminating sugar, but adding more life, more love, and more connection.
Exploring our food habits from a more fulfilled place, we find our cravings naturally unwind themselves, and we can find the kind of peace and freedom that we've been seeking in sugar. 
 
Have questions? We’re here to help! Leave your questions in the comments below, or contact us directly.
 
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Apr 13, 2021
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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? 
 
Do You Really Think Sugar Is Your Problem?
 
If you believe that you have a sugar addiction, you’re not going to want to miss this episode! Join Marc David, M.A., as he debunks the myth that sugar is the reason why so many of us struggle to reach our health goals. Listen Now!
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark buttonThere's something that psychologists call ‘symbolic substitutes.’ A symbolic substitute is exactly what it sounds like: When a human being can't get the thing we actually want, we will turn to the next closest and most accessible thing. And sugar is one of the most common symbolic substitutes.
 
check mark button All creatures on planet earth are constantly looking to seek comfort and avoid pain. It is simply how we're all wired. Turning to sugar for comfort is a perfectly reasonable strategy. It works!
 
check mark button By focusing on what our heart and soul is actually desiring, our dependency on sugar can find a natural and easy ending.
 
check mark button The work of beating a sugar addiction is not eliminating sugar, but adding more life, more love, and more connection.
 
check mark button Exploring our food habits from a more fulfilled place, we find our cravings naturally unwind themselves, and we can find the kind of peace and freedom that we've been seeking in sugar. 
 
Have questions? We’re here to help! Leave your questions in the comments below, or contact us directly.
 
info@psychologyofeating.com
www.psychologyofeating.com 
Apr 8, 2021
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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? 
 
Will Fasting Help Me Lose Weight?
 
Yes! But probably not for the reason you may think. In today’s episode, we take a closer look at fasting, why it is good for your body, and why it may not be the best method for long-term weight loss.
 
Highlights:
 
check mark button What I've observed over the years is that there is a subset of people who, when they reduce their caloric intake via dieting or fasting, do indeed lose weight. But guess what? The human body cannot sustain itself for very long on a deficiency in calories and nutrition.
 
check mark button What many people experience is that they can indeed fast, indeed lose weight, but they tend to gain it right back.
 
check mark button Fasting can provide the kind of detoxification that allows our metabolism to shift to a more normal and healthy state. Research has shown that liver detoxification can lead to weight loss.
 
check mark button When fasting, we're generally eliminating the most common food allergens that smart clinicians will notice can cause weight loss resistance. 
 
check mark button Fasting can create a potent and powerful state of being that is not just about shedding pounds. It's about cleaning out the mind. It's about detoxifying ourselves of harmful thoughts and outdated beliefs about who we are. 
 
Fasting is a practice that dates back to biblical times, but what are the practical applications for modern living? Join Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, for this eye-opening episode that explores the real purpose of fasting, and what we can reasonably expect from introducing this practice into our lives.
 
Have questions?  We’re here to help! Leave your questions in the comments below, or contact us directly: info@psychologyofeating.com
Apr 6, 2021
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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 Session With Marc David: Letting Go Of Perfection
 
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc David talks to Ashley, a 30-year old woman from Australia. Ashley wants to lose 20 kilos, but even more importantly, she wants to become a mother. In the course of their conversation, Marc helps Ashley identify some perfectionistic tendencies that have caused her to believe that she can’t become a mother until she first loses weight and resolves some early traumatic experiences. Watch as Ashley’s mind opens to what’s truly possible for her… once she allows for the human imperfections and messiness that make life beautiful.
 
Key Insights:
  • Perfectionism often has its roots in fear. As we learn to be more accepting of our perceived flaws and wounds, we paradoxically relax, let go, and begin to live from a more trusting place.
  • Learning to live with our imperfections means being able to embrace some of the messiness of life.
  • We are all works in progress. None of us is perfect. And that’s perfectly OK. 
  • Often we put conditions on our life. Meaning, “I’ll do X once I’ve done Y.” The problem is these conditions can be perpetual to the point where we never actually get what we truly want. One of the most powerful things we can do in life is to recognize what our hearts most desire, and go after that passionately and without delay. 
  • Extra weight doesn’t always represent unresolved trauma or mean that we’re holding onto something “bad.” Sometimes, the only real problem is the beliefs that we hold about what that weight represents.
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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Apr 1, 2021
Emotional Eating - How Do I Stop? with Marc David
 
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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? 
 
Are you ready to overcome the habit of emotional eating? Here’s the truth behind why we do it, and the secret to how we can stop it. Listen now!
 
Highlights:
  • Viewing emotional eating as the problem, the enemy, or as something we need to fight, control, or to somehow dominate, is an approach never works.
  • What most people don't know is that every unwanted habit has a hidden wisdom to it. Once we uncover that hidden wisdom, we are on our way to transformation and freedom. 
  • Emotional eating does not mean you're a willpower weakling. It does not mean you're a failure, or that there's something wrong with you. Every human throughout all of human history has used food from infancy to regulate emotions.
  • Usually, emotional eating is asking us to attend to our emotions in a whole new way. It’s asking us to look at what's really going on in our lives and explore what's truly happening in our inner world.
  • You will not find a single personal growth approach or psychological system that has proven itself successful for personal growth that focuses on self-attack. Emotional eating is a sign that you need to offer yourself more self-love and self-kindness. 
 
In this episode, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David, M.A., offers key insights into the world of emotional eating, along with some practical strategies for addressing this challenge in a way that promotes healing and transformation. Discover some of the ground-breaking techniques that are helping millions of people worldwide to find a path to greater health, joy, and freedom with food.
 
Have questions? We’re here to help! Leave your questions in the comments below, or contact us directly.
 
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Apr 1, 2021
In Session With Marc David: A Nutritionist Struggles to Lose Weight
 
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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 works with Holly, a 41-year-old nutritionist seeking to lose 30 pounds. Holly acknowledges that, despite her dedication to helping others lead healthier lives through good nutrition, she’s personally struggling to lose weight and often finds herself overly focused on what and how to eat. Through the course of their work together, Holly comes to see herself, her body, and her challenges in an entirely new light. Tune in now to watch their transformational session!
 
Key Insights:
  • It’s been said that we teach what we’re learning. It’s OK to not have everything figured out - it’s all truly part of the human experience.  
  • Weight loss resistance can be tricky to figure out and can be caused by a variety of physiological and/or emotional factors. 
  • It’s entirely reasonable when we’re having a tough time losing weight to assume that we either haven’t found the right diet OR that there’s something wrong with us. It’s logical to pursue these possibilities, but sometimes we find that neither is true. And this can lead us to some interesting places…
  • So many people continue to focus on the “calories in-calories out” model. But creating health and balance in the body simply can’t be distilled down to such a simplistic, black and white formula. 
 
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.
 
info@psychologyofeating.com
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