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.
Struck with night-time cravings? Then you’ll want to tune into this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast!
Emily, 27, likes to snack after meals. But after dinner, her food cravings become really intense. So intense, in fact, that it seems like she can’t control herself at all. As soon as dinner is finished, Emily’s brain starts wandering to what’s in the pantry, and before she knows it, she’s eating all kinds of foods she promised herself earlier in the day she wouldn’t.
While Emily can’t quite figure out what’s driving her to binge after dinner, she knows that stress has something to do with it.
As their coaching session unfolds, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares some key insights as to what Emily’s night-time binging is all about — and what she can do moving forward.
One of Marc’s distinctions? Our challenges as human beings often express themselves in our relationship with food and in our relationship with our bodies. But that doesn’t mean we have a “problem” with food. We’re simply learning to have a relationship with food that truly works for us, mind, body, heart and soul.
Living with fibromyalgia? Then you won’t want to miss today’s episode, where Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, coaches 39-year old Hayley from South Africa on how to best work with her fibromyalgia.
Hayley first noticed symptoms of pain and hypermobility after finishing a career as a long distance runner. She was used to being in pain, but expected that it would subside after she quit running. Unfortunately, the pain did not go away. Hayley went for 12 years not understanding why she was in such intense physical pain, only to be diagnosed just a few months ago with fibromyalgia.
Since her diagnosis, Hayley recognizes the key role that her diet plays. If she strays from eating healthy food, her pain increases substantially - as does her anxiety and her sleep challenges.
But is working with food enough? What else can Hayley do to manage her symptoms and live the vibrant, fulfilling life she desires?
In this episode ofThe Psychology of Eating Podcast, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, speaks with Donna Gates, M.Ed, ABAAHP. Donna is the author ofThe Body Ecology Diet: Recovering Your Healthand Rebuilding Your Immunity andThe Body Ecology Guide to Growing Younger: Anti-Aging Wisdom for Every Generation, and one of the foremost experts in digestive health.
In this interview, Donna gives us a sweeping overview of the many ways we can look at gut health, food preparation and repairing our intestinal flora. She cover topics such as how to best prepare carbohydrate rich foods for optimal digestion, the brilliance of nature’s design of our digestive system, fermentation, raising healthy kids, unexpected remedies for autism, the 4 “Rs” Protocol (Remove, Replace, Re-inoculate, and Repair), probiotic rich food versus probiotic supplements, and more.
Lots of fascinating, fun facts and tips from one of the world’s great experts in gut health.
Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. Tune in here:https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/, and click on the link for the free introductory class!
Sumi, aged 40, joins eating psychology expert Marc David in this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast. Sumi is a functional medicine doctor in Malaysia who is self-treating for Hashimoto’s disease. She has been successfully managing her Hashimoto’s through dietary and lifestyle changes, supplements, and stress reduction. Currently a low-carbohydrate pescatarian, Sumi has a vegan before and would like to return to veganism out of ethical concerns. But her health has improved so much since eating fish and eggs that she’s hesitant to cut those foods out. What’s more, Sumi commonly counsels her patients that eating meat can be helpful in the healing process — but she feels torn between what she believes is best for her patients (and for herself), and her deeply-held spiritual and ethical beliefs.
How does Sumi get herself out of this medical and ethical conundrum?
Forty-seven-year-old Maja is originally from Slovakia and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. Maja happily works as a public servant, and is in a wonderful relationship. But there’s one thing that’s really getting to her: her intense rules about what she can and cannot eat. Maja would like to let go of her food rules and the feeling of being out of control when she breaks those rules. Instead, she wants to be able to savor and appreciate what she eats, and eat what her body is hungry for … instead of what her mind thinks is best for her.
In their coaching session, Maja identifies guilt as a prime obstacle getting in the way of her being able to simply enjoy food. As she and Marc dig deeper, Maja recalls being the youngest child in her family, and the horror she felt watching her parent’s marriage quietly disintegrate. So afraid that her life was going to fall apart, she became a perfectionist in many areas of life, including as an eater. If you can relate to feeling stifled by food control and worry, this episode will give you some great takeaways for how you can transform your own relationship with food.