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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: June, 2021
Jun 29, 2021
In Session With Marc David: A 48 Year Old Woman Ends The Battle With 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?
 
Melanie is a 48-year-old yoga instructor who had no weight issues before her pregnancies. She then gained 65 pounds, which she has been unable to lose. Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains to Melanie why dieting is not working for her, and describes what will help and why. Listen now!
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button Even those who have no problem with weight can develop weight issues later in life and may find it difficult to lose the weight. Our bodies are constantly changing, and there can be a multitude of reasons weight loss isn’t happening.
 
check mark button The thyroid can be implicated in weight gain, so getting worked up by a medical practitioner is a key step in ruling out possible causes.
 
check mark button Trying to lose weight can be a stressor. Dieting often makes the body hungry, stressed. Therefore, getting off the diet cycle and aligning with the long-term goal of sustainable, gentle weight loss is key.
 
check mark button Eating too fast robs us of enjoying our food, as well as the sensation of satiation after a meal. Ironically, part of effective weight loss means owning the pleasure we receive from food. Why not allow yourself to slow down a little and truly savor every bite? 
 
check mark button Pleasure from a meal regulates the appetite. So, it is important to create a positive atmosphere for eating and to give time for cephalic phase digestive response of the body.
 
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.
 
#PsychologyOfEating #NourishingWisdom #MindBodyNutrition #MakingPeace #MindfulEating #OvercomeEmotionalEating #FoodChoices #GoodFood #GoodFoodGuide #WeightLoss #WeightLossDiet #Nutrition #BeBodyPositive #TrustYourself #RespectYourself #WeightLossJourney #OvercomingStressEating #WeightLossBreakthrough #RetrainYourMind #SlowEating #FoodIsNotTheEnemy #LoveFoodAgain
Jun 24, 2021
The Most Important Exercise Secret
 
Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David shares a vital secret about exercise. For those who dislike exercise, find it burdensome and do it only for reasons of weight loss, he provides a vital reframe. Check out this podcast where Marc explores this important topic.
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button There are some people who love exercising, to whom being active comes naturally. But for many of us, exercising is a chore and a burden. If that’s you, it’s time to reimagine your approach to exercise. 
 
check mark button Exercising against your will results in the release of stress hormones. The stress perception makes the body store fat, and in the end, the body can end up losing little or no weight.
 
check mark button Forced exercise that comes from hating the body is rarely sustainable and feels terrible. Finding a relationship with inspired movement is a much better path to being in healthy relationship with ourselves and our bodies.
 
check mark button Instead of exercise that you hate doing, find other enjoyable ways to be active. Concentrate on being alive and happy instead of trying to exercise for weight loss, and you will find it easier to meet your fitness & health goals.
 
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  
https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
#psychologyofeating #foodpsychology #nutritionexpert #weightloss #weightlossjourney #exerciseroutine #exercisetips #exercisesecret #exercisegoals #weightlossgoals #lovemovement #feelalive #feelfree #dowhatyoulove #celebrateyourbody
Jun 22, 2021
When Life Challenges Lead to Weight Gain
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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?
 
Sabine was a healthy weight for much of her life, before the end of a marriage resulted in acute stress and sudden, sharp weight gain. Eating psychology expert Marc David offers insight into Sabine’s weight gain and explains how she can lose the weight -- without trying so hard to do so. Listen now!
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button The desire to lose weight can be more than just about looks. It can be about freedom and self-respect.
 
check mark button A lot of people learn to respond to stress by turning to food or drink early in life. It takes time and patience to decouple stress and the eating/drinking response.
 
check mark button There could be some benefits of carrying some extra weight. One can feel more grounded, solid, and stronger.
 
check mark button Sometimes, life is asking you to go beyond a single-pointed focus on losing weight. It’s asking us to step into our bodies and our lives, fully - as we are, right now. 
 
check mark button Your relationship with your body mirrors your relationship with life. How are you showing up for yourself? 
 
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 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.
 
info@psychologyofeating.com
https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
#PsychologyOfEating #NourishingWisdom #MindBodyNutrition #MakingPeace #MindfulEating #OvercomeEmotionalEating #FoodChoices #GoodFood #GoodFoodGuide #WeightLoss #WeightLossDiet #Nutrition #BeBodyPositive #TrustYourself #RespectYourself #WeightLossJourney #OvercomingStressEating #FocusOnCare #LoveYourself #UnconditionalLove
Jun 17, 2021

The Evolutionary Reason the Human Body Craves Carbs

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Marc David, visionary, teacher, and consultant in the novel field of Eating Psychology, explains why the human body has evolved to crave carbs, and how this has helped us survive and adapt over the ages. Now, however, our modern lifestyles have created a bio-rhythmic confusion where our environment has changed but the urge to consume carbs has not. Check out this podcast to know how carbohydrates fool the body and what you can do about it.

 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button There is an evolutionary reason for the human body craving sugar and looking to instinctively load up on carbs whenever available. The body evolved to eat during summer and during times of plenty to ride out hard winter times.
 
check mark button This instinctive human urge has not changed though the availability of carbs has. Carbs fool the body and make us consume more than the body can metabolize.
 
check mark button Hibernating animals such as bears demonstrate this behavior of fattening up during the plentiful summer months to tide over the lean winter months. Here, the high blood pressure and diabetic state actually help in survival.
 
check mark button In our modern lifestyles, we consume carbs all around the year, signaling the pre-hibernation stage to the body. This, along with artificial light and less sleep, causes the body to store fat and prevents the body from reaching its metabolic potential.
 
check mark button Changing the quantity and quality of carbs consumed, and making changes in sleep patterns helps the body relinquish its fat stores. Learning what works best for your body will help you make the most informed choices.
 
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  
https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
#psychologyofeating #nutrition #weightloss #bodywisdom #mindfuleating #mindfulness #nutritionadvice #healthcoach #appetitecontrol #appetite #empoweryourself #appetiteregulation #intuitiveeating 
Jun 15, 2021
In Session With Marc David: It’s Not About Cutting Out Sugar … It’s About Adding In 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?
 
Tracy is a fitness instructor who has been hooked on sugar since she was a toddler. She recently turned 50 and still struggles with sugar. Listen in as Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores the reasons behind Tracy’s sugar cravings and why it doesn’t have to be all or nothing for her. Listen now!
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button Emotional attachments to sugary foods can start as early as infancy. For some of us, sugar cravings can dominate our lives and make us feel out of control with our eating habits.
 
check mark button It’s important to recognize that there are fundamental reasons rooted in our biology, psychology, or both, for sugar cravings. 
 
check mark button Food is in our genetic memory. It is the first feel-good experience for most human beings. 
 
check mark button Turning to sugar as a source of comfort or emotional regulation during stressful times is not a sign that we’re weak or undisciplined - it simply means we’re humans trying to find methods for emotional regulation. Looking to other ways to manage our stress is key to lessening our reliance on sugar. 
 
check mark button Finding balance with food cravings such as sugar is not so much about cutting out the “bad” or unwanted food out. It’s about adding in life — whatever that means for us personally.
 
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 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.
 
info@psychologyofeating.com
https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
#PsychologyOfEating #EatingPsychology #FoodPsychology #NourishingWisdom #MindBodyNutrition #MakingPeace #MindfulEating #OvercomeEmotionalEating #FoodChoices #GoodFood #GoodFoodGuide #WeightLoss #WeightLossDiet #Nutrition #BodyPositive #TrustYourself #IntuitiveEating #AddLife #PsychologyOfSugar #GeneticMemory #OvercomingCravings #DontGiveUp #BeThereForYou
Jun 10, 2021
Why Suppressing Hunger Never Works For Weight Loss
 
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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 Trying to Control Your Appetite?
 
In this short video, author of the groundbreaking and bestselling books ‘Nourishing Wisdom’ and ‘The Slow Down Diet’, Marc David takes a look at appetite, and why trying to control it might not be such a great idea. If you’re trying to lose weight, you won’t want to miss this episode! 
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button People looking to lose weight will often try to suppress their appetite. However, this never works as a long-term weight loss strategy, as we’re constantly at war with our natural physiology. 
 
check mark button Appetite is not the enemy. We are designed to enjoy and find pleasure in food, it’s hard-wired into our biology. If you are waging a war on your appetite, it’s time to call a ceasefire.
 
check mark button Learning to honor and listen to our appetite is essential to developing a healthy relationship with food.
 
check mark button Using food as a de-stressor is not only natural, but perfectly OK. The key is making a conscious choice that you’re using food to relax, and to simply allow yourself to feel encumbered pleasure while eating. If you’re trying to lose weight, it becomes even more important to make eating consciously - and to begin identifying other ways to let go of stress.
 
check mark button One of the most effective strategies to tuning into your natural appetite is to practice slow eating. Over time, slow eating transforms appetite dysregulation and helps us know when we’re truly hungry.
 
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.
 
#psychologyofeating #nutrition #weightloss #bodywisdom #mindfuleating #mindfulness #nutritionadvice #healthcoach #appetitecontrol #appetite #empoweryourself #appetiteregulation #intuitiveeating 
Jun 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?
 
In Session With Marc David: Life Transitions & Letting Go
 
When it comes to eating challenges, it’s easy to overthink the simple act of nourishing ourselves with food. In this week’s episode, eating psychology expert Marc David works with Juliet, a fitness instructor and graduate of The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. Juliet reports making amazing progress in her struggles with food and body but still finds herself overanalyzing food choices. Tune in as they explore ways for Juliet to find more peace and freedom around food, and embrace a new milestone in her life. 
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button There is so much information out there about what (and what not) to eat, that it can be difficult to know what’s best for one’s own body.
 
check mark button A great first step in learning to eat more intuitively is letting go of the idea that there is a “right” way to eat. The truth is that every BODY is different and has unique nutritional needs.
 
check mark button Another important early step in adopting a more intuitive eating style is bringing increased awareness to how different foods make your body feel. Do you have energy after eating a certain food? Do you feel light and happy? Or are you sluggish or bloated or moody? These are the kinds of signals your body gives you to communicate what it likes - and what it doesn’t. 
 
check mark button As you positively transform your relationship with food, there can be a sort of identity confusion where how you defined yourself previously (as a binge eater or an emotional eater, for example) no longer stands - but you’re not quite sure who the next version of you is yet. 
 
check mark button In this way, food and body transformations are part of the overall growth and evolution we experience over a lifetime. We’re often saying goodbye to some aspect of ourselves while welcoming in a new, lesser-known part of our emerging self.
 
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.
 
#PsychologyOfEating #EatingPsychology #NourishingWisdom #SlowDownDiet #MindBodyNutrition #MakingPeace #MindfulEating #EmotionalEating #FoodChoices #GoodFood #GoodFoodGuide #WeightLoss #WeightLossDiet #Nutrition #BodyPositive #TrustYourself #IntuitiveEating #FreedomIsAPractice #OvercomingAttachment #TransitionsAreDifficult #TransitionWithLove #IntegrativeNutrition #MakingSpace #SlowingDown #LettingGoOfTheRules
Jun 3, 2021
The Psychology of Cleansing and Detoxing
 
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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?
 
The process of fasting or undergoing a detox or cleanse has many benefits for the body. But did you know that one’s mindset going into a cleanse is as important as the cleanse itself? Join Marc David, an innovator in Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition, to learn more about the positive benefits of cleansing, and how to cultivate the mindset necessary for a great experience.  If you would like to get the best out of your cleanse or detox, be sure to listen in as Marc explains the psychology behind cleansing.
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button When undergoing a detox or cleanse, your mindset will undoubtedly impact the outcome. Understanding the psychological components of cleansing is key to achieving great results. 
 
check mark button Ancient cultures have long understood the importance of fasting and cleansing the body of toxins. These were practices that were seen to optimize the body and all its functions -- an intelligent nutritional defense for the body.
 
check mark button Today human beings are bombarded with all sorts of pollutants from the air, water and earth around us. The body has to combat tens of thousands of artificial chemicals every year. This is why a cleanse or detox can be so important. 
 
check mark button The process of fasting or undergoing a detox has value beyond just the physical. It can help to eliminate poisons stored in the body and bring about emotional detox as well.
 
check mark button The healing, repair and maintenance of body tissue happens when there is a physiologic relaxation response from the body. So it is important to let go and slow down, and to check in with the body before going in for a cleanse or detox.
 
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.
 
Jun 1, 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? 
 
Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, speaks to Kathy, a 38-year old woman diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, Celiac disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and chemical sensitivities. She comes to Marc looking for help in making peace with food restrictions she’s had to put into place to ease her autoimmune reactions. Listen in as Marc helps reframe some of the ways she’s been perceiving her challenges, and gives her some surprising advice about the usefulness of strict food rules in healing her body.
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button Autoimmune conditions and chemical sensitivities can have numerous causes; among them can be a triggering event of some kind — whether a physical, environmental, or emotional trauma.
 
check mark button When traumatic events happen early in life, our young brains are not always able to process them - and this can lead to physiological dysfunction later in life.
 
check mark button Taking on the role of family mediator or “helper” as a young child can create a psychological pattern where one learns to prioritize others’ needs over their own. As a result, a hyper-alert, anxious, and stressed state develops that affects our physiology, including our immune system.
 
check mark button Creating a nourishing relationship with food, reducing stress as much as possible, getting into nature regularly, and using tools such as meditation and breathing techniques can help to reduce autoimmune symptoms
 
check mark button A highly useful program for people with autoimmune issues and chemical sensitivities is DNRS or the Dynamic Neural Retraining System.
 
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.
 
#PsychologyOfEating #NourishingWisdom #SlowDownDiet #MindBodyNutrition #MakingPeace  #MindfulEating #EmotionalEating #FoodChoices #WeightLoss #WeightLossDiet #Nutrition #BodyPositive #TrustYourself #IntuitiveEating #AutoimmuneWarrior #AutoimmuneDisease #Celiac #Hashimotos #ThyroidDysfunction #CopingSkills #Healing #ShowUpForYourself #PrioritizeYourself #SelfLove #SelfCare #PsychologyOfFood #SelfAffirmation
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