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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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Nov 22, 2022

Good health is the foundation for every other wonderful thing we could want in life: relationships, career, wealth, happiness, and so much more. 

But striving for good health, like anything else, can be taken to its extreme. 

One of the manifestations of this is orthorexia, a type of eating challenge hyper-focused on making only the very healthiest of food choices. On paper that can seem like a good thing, but orthorexia has a real dark side. 

People suffering from orthorexia eventually find themselves severely bound by the strict food rules they’ve created for themselves about what, when, and how much to eat. And this can feel a lot like prison, except it’s a food prison existing only in one’s mind. 

In this episode, you’ll meet 29-year old Rachel, who is overcoming orthorexia – but still has a lot of questions about how to quiet the voices in her mind that drive her to follow certain food rules, or feel really guilty when she fails to meet them. Rachel is exhausted from feeling so bound up by all the rules she follows, and wants to find more freedom with food.

As Marc David explores with Rachel, orthorexia can present as the desire to eat healthy, but the fuel that perpetuates the disorder is often rooted in body dysmorphia.

When we make the connection between orthorexia and body image/weight, we get to the real truth behind our vigilance with healthy food choices. From there, we can start to implement the key practices that will help us get out of our mental prison, and into a much more natural and intuitive relationship with food. 

Whether you have orthorexia, or simply overdo the food rules and restrictions, be sure to tune into this revelatory episode!

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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 into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  

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Nov 15, 2022

In this episode, Marc David coaches single mom, Eva, on her challenges with emotional eating.

The eldest of 8 siblings, Eva has felt alone since childhood. Her mother was a hard-working single mom herself who was hardly ever at home, so Eva often stepped in to help raise her seven younger brothers. To ease her overwhelm and loneliness, she began comforting herself with food, especially with breads and sweets – a habit she’s continued into adulthood. 

Now many years later, Eva still feels many of the same emotions she did as a kid. Whether it’s raising her autistic kids, dealing with the stress of single motherhood, or simply getting thrown off track by everyday challenges, life can just feel like too much, too often. When she’s having a bad day, Eva reverts to her familiar pattern of binging on her favorite foods … a habit that is especially concerning given her bariatric surgery back in 2015.

As Marc explores, we all have many different voices living inside of us at once – some of which are often in conflict with each other. When it comes to emotional eating, there’s typically an inner child who learned early on how to cope using food. To unwind emotional eating, we need to evoke our adult self who can overcome the desire for instant gratification from food. As we do that, we can develop practices that help us shift emotional eating, including celebrating our small and big successes, and learning to stop punishing ourselves when we slip up.

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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 into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  

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Nov 8, 2022

Noelle, 58, recently lost her mother after a three year journey being her primary caregiver. During that time, Noelle started binge eating to deal with her emotions and ended up gaining about 30 pounds. Heartbroken over her mother, Noelle is beginning to realize the impact of her grief on her patterns with food, and would like to somehow let go of the unwanted eating habits she developed over the past few years.

As you’ll hear in this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Noelle’s response to the unrelenting grief she’s been experiencing is very common. So many of us turn to food when we’ve experienced loss. While it’s normal and natural to regulate our emotions with food, we know it’s ultimately not the healthiest response. 

As this session highlights, part of the solution to what we might call “grief eating” is having empathy and compassion for ourselves. As Marc shares – when we bring self-love to the table, we take the first step to unwinding our eating challenges. 

So be sure to tune into this moving episode where we take a special look at the relationship between food, grief, and life. 

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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 into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  

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Nov 1, 2022

Tiffany, 52, would like to lose about 5 kilos. For many years, she’s worried about what to eat, and believes that if she could only learn to “think like a thin person,” she could stop focusing so much on food. And that would in turn help her to lose weight. 

Tiffany also holds a variety of other beliefs around food and body, such as what her ideal weight should be, that weight loss should be effortless, that she should never overeat, and many more. And she’s not alone: all of us hold beliefs about our health, bodies, and our patterns with food.

But as Marc David teaches, many of the beliefs we hold end up getting in the way of achieving the goals we hold so dear.

Here’s the thing: it’s natural to focus on food when we’re trying to lose weight. 

However, what so many people don’t realize is that nutritional changes alone don’t automatically lead to weight loss. 

And that’s because weight challenges arise from the level of our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. In order to create lasting change, we have to do more than tinker with our nutrition – and instead dive into the key mindset issues that hold us back. 

So be sure to tune into this fascinating episode, where we take a closer look at the psychology of weight loss, as well as the key nutritional, metabolic, and mind body factors that are influenced by our thoughts and beliefs about food. 

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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 into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  

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Oct 25, 2022

Amy, 48, would like to be more present in her body but multiple life experiences seem to stand in her way. After having mostly recovered from a frightening journey with multiple sclerosis (MS), Amy may have regained her health, but is realizing that her relationship with her body and sexuality is now calling out for healing at a deeper level. 

As you’ll hear, Amy’s story with food and body go way back to childhood, when she had the startling experience of rapid puberty-related changes. One day she had the body of a child, and the next, the body of a woman. She began attracting unwanted attention from men, and could tell that all her family and friends were highly uncomfortable with her body. This imprinted a deep sense of shame and a desire to hide her femininity, which has continued on into adulthood. 

One of the key concepts highlighted in this session is that “imprint vulnerability,” something that often occurs during the hormonal shifts of puberty. And as Marc shares, this early imprinted experience can become something that negatively influences the rest of us our life until we identify it, and retrain our brains and bodies to experience life in a different way.

As this episode demonstrates, it’s natural to “zip up” our emotions in the face of traumatic life experiences. But it’s our job to learn how to not zip up, and instead metabolize the deep emotions that surface along the journey of life.

Don’t miss this incredibly powerful episode exploring puberty, sexuality, illness, weight gain, and so much more.

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Oct 18, 2022

Marc works with Lori, 57, who has been dieting for nearly 40 years. She’s exhausted from thinking about food and weight constantly, but still feels attached to losing weight. She believes she’d feel more accomplished once she loses the weight, and that how she feels on the inside would finally match the outside. 

Lori has lost weight in the past, and initially feels more confident. But somehow that starts to go away, and she gradually falls back into eating her favorite high-fat foods. And that inevitably brings the weight back. At these times, Lori asks herself what triggers her old behaviors so that she can avoid slipping back into the diet cycle yet again, but comes up short on answers.

As Marc explains, people carry weight for many different reasons, including medical, metabolic, nutritional, food-related, and emotional. But regardless of the root cause, those of us who have focused on weight loss our entire lives have often never experienced their essential self, free from any weight loss goal. As they explore, taking the time to discover what fulfills us and who we are beyond our body’s shape and size is essential to finding the happiness we’re looking for. And it’s also important in our efforts to lose weight, as a negative mindset creates a physiological stress response that can cause us to become weight loss resistant.

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Oct 11, 2022

Marc works with 30-year-old Kiersten who would like to let go of the fear and shame she feels around her weight, and feel more confident in her own skin. After being diagnosed with hypothyroidism in high school, Kiersten was placed on thyroid supplementation that helped her lose about 60 pounds – but since then, it’s been an up and down roller coaster.

She’s experienced times where she was able to lose weight, trying things like a keto diet, working with a weight loss coach, and being on a strict exercise regimen. But after experiencing some personal hardships a few years ago, she gained all her weight back. Now the heaviest she’s ever been with about 100 pounds she’d like to lose, Kiersten is wondering where to go from here. Equally, she’s trying to figure out how she can quiet the voice of self-criticism, and see herself and her journey in a kind and loving way – something more important than ever to Kiersten as she seeks to heal the abuse she experienced as a child.

Tune into this powerful and potent episode, where we take a special look at the role of childhood abuse and abandonment, and how that shows up in how we speak to ourselves as adults – regardless of our body’s shape or size.

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Oct 4, 2022

In this episode, Marc works with 41-year old Lisa who is battling body image challenges. She frequently judges her body, and often compares herself to others. She’d like to lose about 10 pounds, but more than anything she just wants to be free of body judgment. She knows she can find a happier and more peaceful relationship with herself, she just doesn’t quite know how.

As they explore in her coaching session, Lisa learned early on as an 8-year old soccer player. She remembers noticing other girls’ legs, comparing hers to theirs, and wondering if hers were “right.” A lot of life has been lived since then - she’s grown up, been married, gotten divorced, switched careers, and is now in a wonderful new relationship with a man who loves her appearance. But she still finds that old familiar voice of comparison and judgment present at different times.

As you’ll hear, Marc coaches Lisa and the rest of us who are challenged with body image to embrace self-awareness before trying to get to the holy grail of self-acceptance. 

Some of what they explore:

The role of cultural conditioning around competition and “winning” when it comes to weight and body image

The gift of maturation that arrives around the age of 40 for both women and men, and how the “Queen-in-Training” (or “King-in-Training”) archetypes can help us overcome challenges with body image

Why having a “perfect” weight number in your head is an unhelpful concept

How fear of gaining weight creates a stress response in our body, which in turn makes it harder for the body to lose weight

And much more…

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Sep 27, 2022
Many of us who are into health and wellness learn to be discerning in our choices around food and nutrition. And that’s a great thing. But sometimes, we can start to worry and overanalyze our food choices. Taken to its extreme, that can lead to orthorexia, a type of eating disorder characterized by an obsession around making healthy food choices. 
 
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, you’ll meet Caitlin, 26, who would like to let go of worrying so much about what to eat. For a period of time, Caitlin was experiencing health challenges and wanted to understand which foods would make her feel better. But after watching numerous documentaries on the dark side of food production and manufacturing, she grew in her words “paranoid and freaked out” about some of the foods she had been eating. Eager to free herself from these worries and learn how to live a simple, healthy life, Caitlin turns to the Institute’s lead teacher and host of the podcast, Marc David, for help.
 
Don’t miss this highly-relatable episode!
 
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#psychologyofeating #eatingpsychology #mindbodynutrition #foodworry #orthorexia #mentalhealth #intuitiveeating #pleasure #marcdavid #relationshipwithfood #embodiment #mindfuleating 
Sep 20, 2022
Tareshvari (Tish) from Australia joins Marc David for this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast. Tish, 59, finds herself in a place of deep nutritional confusion. She was trained as a health coach, which she thought would help her find clarity about what to eat — but it only seemed to create more uncertainty about what foods are truly best for her health and well-being. The experts she follows in the health and nutrition space all seem to contradict each other, and so does the research. Listen into this powerful episode to learn how you can get out of nutritional confusion and find the eating style that works for your unique body.
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button Theres a lot of conflicting information about food, eating, and weight loss. Knowing how to choose what’s right for your unique body can be understandably confusing.
 
check mark button The science of nutrition is still in its nascent stages, which is one of the reasons there’s so much conflicting information
 
check mark button An important distinction for all of us is the concept of being a nutritional explorer: someone who acknowledges the unique and changing physiological needs of their own body, and who is willing to experiment to find what foods help the body thrive.
 
check mark button So many of us are looking for the “one perfect diet” that we can follow for the rest of our life. But this isn’t realistic given the changing needs of the body. Things like stress, illness, age, and more all influence our body’s nutritional needs at any given time. Tuning into our body and following our intuition is as important as following the latest research or listening to our favorite health experts.
 
check mark button Nutritional confusion versus nutritional uncertainty are very different. Confusion keeps us paralyzed and feeling torn in many directions, while uncertainty recognizes that we simply haven’t quite figured it out yet. When it comes to our relationship with food and body, be careful about the words you use as they deeply influence our eating challenges. 
 
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Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
 
We’re now enrolling for The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. Learn more about our innovative approach to transforming food and body challenges here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
 
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Sep 13, 2022
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, guest coaching client Diana works with eating psychology teacher, Marc David. Diana, 57, has been trying for at least 16 years to lose about 40 pounds to no avail. Told that she has metabolic resistance, her latest functional medicine doctor has told her she may never be able to lose the weight. With several autoimmune conditions and having gone into early menopause, Diana is confused about what’s going on with her body and whether weight loss in the cards for her.
 
In her eating psychology coaching session with Marc, they explore some of the key underlying causes that may be behind her weight loss resistance, including hormonal imbalance, prediabetes, and possible heavy metal toxicity. 
 
Key Insights: 
 
check mark button Examining all potential underlying causes for metabolic resistance is key, and working with a naturopath or functional medicine practitioner is recommended
 
check mark button Why low calorie diets can cause weight loss resistance
 
check mark button If we’re living a healthy lifestyle and have excluded causal factors for weight loss resistance, how we learn to adapt to the body we have now
 
check mark button Part of this internal conversation? Identifying what we can do to have the best chances for a healthy life, and not living the mindset of “if I don’t lose weight, I will never be healthy.”
 
check mark button How gentle exercise supports a healthy weight and body, and the particular benefits of sweating and infrared saunas
 
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Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
 
We’re now enrolling for The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. Learn more about our innovative approach to transforming food and body challenges here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
 
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#psychologyofeating #eatingpsychology #weightlossresistance #metabolicresistance #earlymenopause #hashimotos #autoimmune #hormones #heavymetals #functionalmedicine #naturopath #toxicity #bodyimage #holisticnutrition #selfacceptance
Sep 6, 2022
Marc David coaches 43-year-old clinical nutritionist, Jenny, who would like lose twenty pounds. At 14, Jenny moved to the United States from Russia, and almost immediately gained weight, which she attributes to the stress of relocating to a new country. Since then, Jenny has always been able to lose weight, but during times of stress, puts it right back on again. 
 
As many health professionals can attest, Jenny feels a certain pressure to conform to ideas of what a nutritionist or dietitian should look like. But her real concern is the potential long-term health consequences of holding additional weight, particularly as she enters menopause in the coming years … a time when many women can experience unwanted weight gain. Jenny shares that feeling satiated or “full” is usually her signal that she’s eaten enough food. But over the last few years, it’s been harder to reach that feeling of fullness … causing her to overeat. 
 
In this episode, Marc explores:
  • The role of stress in our metabolism;
  • Reframing the desire for “fullness” to desire for sensation, pleasure, and experience;
  • How the fear of weight gain is a viral fear (ie. you didn’t create it, you caught it from the world around you);
  • Why it’s essential to stop making ourselves wrong for loving food;
  • Opening ourselves up to non-dietary avenues for pleasure and embodiment;
  • And more…
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Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
 
We’re now enrolling for The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. Learn more about our innovative approach to transforming food and body challenges here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
 
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Aug 30, 2022
Rhonda, age 53, has dreams of becoming an actress, traveling the world, kayaking, scuba diving, and finding her life partner. But one thing has been holding her back: her weight. Rhonda would like to lose about 100 pounds, weight she slowly gained over the years but has been unable to lose since quitting smoking four years ago.
 
In her coaching session with eating psychology expert Marc David, Rhonda shares that she frequently binge eats as a way to deal with stress, loneliness, and boredom. She has a robust career, managing twenty people in her position, but many of Rhonda’s dreams remain unfulfilled. With a lust for life, love, and drama, Rhonda’s inner life simply doesn’t match her outer life … and she’s ready for a big change.
 
As Marc explores, so often we’ll wait to live out our dreams and become the “real” us until we’ve achieved our weight loss goals. But that has too many of us waiting our entire lives, whether we have 10 pounds or 100 to lose. Instead of losing weight, we lose the opportunity to live the life we were meant to live, the one that calls out to our hearts to claim and experience.
 
In this episode, Marc shares the key paradigm shift needed for all of us who have been on the weight loss journey for years or decades. It’s a session you won’t want to miss…
 
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Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
 
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Aug 23, 2022
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, eating psychology teacher Marc David coaches 32-year-old Audrey from France, who currently lives in the UK. Audrey is seeking to redefine her relationship with stress, a state she frequently finds herself in despite making massive progress overcoming a history of trauma, and anorexia and bulimia. Audrey is acutely aware of how she responds to stress, which is to disconnect from her feelings and body, and in her words, “numb out.” They explore how trauma and eating disorders can themselves become a source of stress, as well as practical strategies for living a more relaxed and balance life. 
 
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Aug 16, 2022
Gabriela, age 25, moved from Bulgaria to the US several years ago, and started noticing that food was becoming a challenge. Back in her home country, she never really put much thought into food. But when she moved to the States, someone pointed out that she had some extra weight, and Gabriela became bothered by the comment. She started a new routine of going to the gym, and restricting her food intake, but quickly found herself starting to binge eat. The pandemic hit, she broke up with her boyfriend, and her thoughts turned to consuming food … lots of it! She would eat massive amounts of food to relieve the stress, grief, and loneliness of her life.
 
After realizing that her eating challenges were getting worse, Gabriela began therapy, and looked for other solutions, including the Institute’s 8-week public program “Transform Your Relationship with Food.” Gabriela is now well on her way to healing her challenges with binge and emotional eating, but still can’t help feel like a bit of a food criminal when she binges on food in the dark at night, or when she squirrels away food when no one is looking. Ready for a big shift, she turns to eating psychology master coach Marc David, for help.
 
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Aug 11, 2022
Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David speaks to esteemed filmmaker of the “Transcendence” docuseries and the documentary, “Hungry for Change,” James Colquhoun. Like many of us passionate about health and wellness, James’ journey into healthy living began after a life-changing and tragic event. His father developed multiple medical conditions, and did what most people do: go to their doctor and start taking various medications. As his father’s health continued to decline, James became determined to figure out how to use nutrition and holistic health to reverse his dad’s medical diagnoses. 
 
After reading book after book, beginning with the classic, Diet for a New America by John Robbins, James and his partner Laurentine learned everything they could about health and nutrition. And as he became more informed, James gradually convinced his father to let go of the medications that seemed to only worsen his conditions and lead to terrible side effects. 
 
And the result? His father was able to drop all his medication within three months of implementing nutritional changes, lost 50 pounds, and resumed his active lifestyle of running every day.
 
From this, James’ career as a health crusader and educator was born. In this interview, you’ll hear some of his powerful distinctions around the healing power of food that have changed the lives of millions of people around the world. 
 
Tune in now for a truly inspiring conversation between two of the world’s leading voices in health and nutrition!
 
For more on James, his films, guided programs, and nutrition certification training, visit his global online wellness hub FoodMatters.com and streaming channel FMTV (now Gaia.com). 

And to learn more about the Food Matters Nutrition Certification program, please visit https://www.foodmattersinstitute.com/program/nutrition-certification
 
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Or, take our 8-week public program, Transform Your Relationship with Food, if you’re looking to transform your own relationship with food. You’ll learn our uplifting and life-changing approach to ending eating challenges like emotional eating, binge eating, weight, chronic dieting, body image, food worry, and nutrition-linked disorders such as fatigue, digestive concerns, autoimmune disorders, and more. Learn more here: https://psychologyofeating.com/online-retreats-2/
 
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Aug 9, 2022
Do you have a nutrition-linked health condition? Then you won’t want to miss this week’s episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, where you’ll hear the story of 44-year old Aldona from the Netherlands.
 
Ten years ago, Aldona was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a diagnosis that affects an estimated 20 million people in the U.S. alone. When she was newly diagnosed, Aldona tried to heal her condition with high-quality foods. She has tried many diet approaches, like Paleo, and has done strict elimination diets in an attempt to see which foods might be most problematic.
 
Unfortunately, none of her attempts have improved her Hashimoto’s. And now, to complicate things, Aldona has developed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which she attributes to the stress of trying to manage her Hashimoto’s. Never having experienced digestive issues or food intolerances before, Aldona has become stressed out and very confused about what to eat. In her words, she no longer trusts her instincts about which foods are best for her.
 
In their coaching session, master eating psychology coach Marc David helps Aldona look beyond nutritional solutions. How are these conditions asking Aldona to transform as a human being? How can she learn to quiet her mind, and tune into what her body needs? In what ways can she discover how to live with these conditions, while improving her quality of life and nurturing herself along the way?
 
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Aug 2, 2022
Jen has had challenges around weight since she was 12 years of age. Now a 40-year-old mother of four, she wishes the weight would just melt off effortlessly. Jen has lost weight using Jenny Craig and similar approaches, but the weight always seems to come back. A graduate of The Institute’s Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, Jen now looks back at her past weight loss efforts and realizes so much of it has been driven by weight hate. She wants to find a more sustainable approach, one where self-attack is not in the driver’s seat. 
 
As she works with Marc David, Jen unlocks some of the key psychological roots behind her struggles with weight and body image. What unfolds is a moving conversation on feeling misunderstood and how that can drive us to self-harm, tending to our inner child’s needs, honoring the inner rebel who hates dieting, and how to bring self-forgiveness into our lives and relationship with food and body.
 
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Jul 26, 2022
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, eating psychology expert Marc David speaks with 60-year-old Kathy who’s afraid of losing control with food. She has been in a binge-restrict cycle since she was 15 years old, and recently suffered a heart attack - for which she knows she needs to change her unwanted eating habits. In the three years since her heart attack, she’s lost 84 pounds, but still finds herself in fear that she’ll sabotage herself with food. Looking to create a more balanced relationship with eating, Kathy turns to Marc David for help.
 
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Jul 19, 2022
In this episode, we meet Jenny, 42, who is ready for a serious relationship after many years of monogamy. But she feels very self-conscious about her body, so much so that it feels almost impossible to open up to new love. Jenny’s last relationship ended in her late 20s, and ever since, she’s thrown herself into work and tried to ignore both the deep desire for a romantic relationship, and the poor body image that has prevented her from finding it.
 
In her eating psychology coaching session, Jenny works with founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David. As Jenny shares, she’s avoided dating out of fear that she’ll be rejected, telling herself that she’ll be better able to date once she’s happier with her body. 
 
As Marc reflects, so many of us assume that others hold the same judgments of ourselves and our bodies that we do. But very rarely is this actually the case. 
 
Others usually observe what’s good about us: the beauty in our curves, the special way we smile, or the twinkle in our eyes. As well as what makes us attractive on the inside … our kindness, caring, sense of humor, generosity, quirkiness, and so much more.
 
For all of us learning to love and accept ourselves (and hey, that’s most of us!), this episode is for you. 
 
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Jul 12, 2022
In this episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, speaks with 38-year-old Juliana who has faced challenges around body weight and image since she was mocked for being a chubby kid. Originally from Brazil, Juliana now lives in Bonn Germany, where she finds the cultural attitudes on weight and body image are significantly different. 
 
Despite there being a decidedly less stringent idea of beauty in Germany, Juliana is finding it hard to let go of beauty concepts she grew up with in Brazil. She often worries about food and whether she’s getting the whole experience of eating “right” - whether that’s eating the “right” foods or eating the “right” amount of calories each day. 
 
Marc coaches Juliana and the rest of us trying to lose weight to see that, while weight loss is a fine goal for many, it becomes problematic when it becomes paramount to everything else in our life. When weight loss is more important than almost anything else, it’s very likely we hold the toxic nutritional belief that we’ll be happier when we’re thinner.
 
In their conversation, Marc speaks to this rampant belief, why it causes so many of us to suffer unnecessarily, and how to begin to forge a new path.
 
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Jul 5, 2022
Alison is almost 50, and has been trying to lose weight – without success – for 20 years. A mother of four, Alison has tried various diets and got expert help but nothing has worked for her. Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Alison get a new perspective about her weight loss journey and empowers her to be in her body. Don’t miss this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast.
 
Key Insights:
 
check mark button Alison has been trying to lose weight but only starvation diets seem to work for her. After a time the weight always comes back. She wants to not be consumed by weight loss, but is uncertain what to do at this point. 
 
check mark button Alison suffered a miscarriage in her 20s and later lost a teenage child to cancer. Marc explores the role of bereavement in her weight gain.
 
check mark button In the past, Alison has experimented with letting go of food restriction just to see if eating like the rest of her family might give her the chance to re-regulate her body’s metabolism. After gaining weight, Alison considered this experiment a failure and returned to her starvation diets.
 
check mark button Marc explains the rubber band effect that causes a body to gain weight suddenly after a long period of restricted eating. The fact that Alison gained weight is no surprise, nor does it make her experiment a failure.
 
check mark button Marc suggests that the key to Alison creating vibrant health is by tuning into her body’s unique needs - what many think of as ‘intuitive eating’ and, at least for a time, give up weighing herself and dieting. For many, dieting can be a never-ending cycle of self-punishment that doesn’t ultimately lead to what we’re truly looking for: being healthy, feeling good about ourselves, and living a fulfilling life. It’s time to try a different approach.  
 
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Jun 28, 2022
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc David speaks with 50-year old Samaria from Costa Rica. Samaria has Type 2 Diabetes and high cholesterol, and has been instructed by her physician to avoid certain foods that could be detrimental to her health. But Samaria is having a hard time making the nutritional changes she knows would be good for her.
 
In their conversation, Samaria reveals she’s been struggling for most of her life with deep depression. Food is the only real pleasure in her life. So giving up the foods that make her feel good sounds like a recipe for an even less fulfilling life.
 
What is Samaria to do? 
 
Eat the foods she loves but will perhaps cost her a longer life?
 
Or avoid unhealthy food, but live a life with no real pleasure or fulfillment?
 
As Marc explores, there’s an important third option that Samaria — and the rest of us who find emotional sustenance from food — will do well to consider.
 
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Jun 23, 2022
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast with Marc David, Marc interviews Paleovalley co-founder, Autumn Smith. After suffering from debilitating digestive issues and crippling anxiety for most of her life, Autumn saw specialist after specialist only to be told that nothing could be done to improve her symptoms. Almost ready to give up, Autumn turned to whole foods, and found that her IBS was cured in just 30 days - and her mental health also greatly improved.
 
After such a powerful personal transformation, Autumn went on to dedicate her life to helping others harness the power of whole foods to live vibrant lives. A graduate of Marc’s Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, Autumn co-founded Paleovalley in 2013 with her husband Chas, to help people get the essential nutrients they need without added sugars, grains, and other harmful ingredients. Inspired by regenerative agriculture and the healing powers of grass-fed, pasture-raised meat, Autumn and Chas launched their next venture, Wild Pastures, in 2018.
 
In her interview with Marc, Autumn explores the relationship between ancestral/Paleo-style of eating and its impact to our overall well-being, particularly our mental and gut health. Listen into hear Autumn’s research and advocacy on nutrient-dense whole foods, and how we can use them to powerfully transform our health challenges.
 
To learn more about Paleovalley and WildPastures:
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Or, learn more about Autumn’s Radiate in 28 Program, a 28-day mind-body program for sustainable fat loss and radiant health: https://paleovalley.com/store/radiate-in-28
 
And for more about Marc David and The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, visit us at www.psychologyofeating.com.
 
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Jun 21, 2022
In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc David works with guest coaching client Susan around her frequent habit of stress eating. Like many of us, Susan’s life was hugely impacted by COVID-19. After enjoying working from home for many months of the pandemic, Susan has returned to her workplace only to find it a pretty stressful experience. She’s not so much worried about her personal safety, but is missing the sense of freedom she experienced working from home. 
 
In their conversation, Marc coaches Susan on the psychological reasons we turn to food in times of stress, and how our eating challenges are often symbolic of our need for control and freedom in other areas of life. Marc helps Susan recognize how she can shift her stress eating - not by focusing on food, but by looking at how this unwanted eating challenge is asking her to grow as a person. As Susan acknowledges, she’s ready to make some necessary changes in her relationship to her work and career, as well as ensure that she doesn’t let go of the daily self-care habits she developed while working at home. 
 
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