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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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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.
 
info@psychologyofeating.com
https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
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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.
 
info@psychologyofeating.com  
https://psychologyofeating.com/

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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.
 
info@psychologyofeating.com
https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
#psychologyofeating #HealthyBoundaries #BoundariesforSelfCare #TrainYourBrain #OvercomingFear #WeightPrejudice #YourBigWish #QuietTheMind #BreathingFocus #WeightHate #StressIsFear #HowToThrive #CreatingBoundaries #SelfCare #YouMatter
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.
 
info@psychologyofeating.com
https://psychologyofeating.com/
 
#PsychologyOfEating #NourishingWisdom #SlowDownDiet #MindBodyNutrition #MakingPeace #MindfulEating #OvercomeEmotionalEating #FoodChoices #WeightLoss #Nutrition #Nutritionist  #RebelliousYou #NeedToGrieve #MakePeace #HealBodyImage #DealingWithDiscomfort #LoveAndKindness #ConnectionAndIntimacy #BeInYourBody #BeThereForYou #CopingMechanisms #TheAdolescentInside #BeKindToYourBody #HealFromWithin
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