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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: March, 2023
Mar 29, 2023

One thing we learn very early in our journey with food and body is that everyone’s got an opinion. We find no shortage of health and nutrition experts offering a variety of strong, and often conflicting, perspectives too.

About healthy eating. About the ideal weight and body shape. About what we’re doing wrong.

“But who is right? Will it work for me? What if it doesn’t?”

And so we try everything – only to end up feeling overwhelmed, stuck, defeated, and lost.

That’s where we meet today’s podcast guest. Hara is an accomplished 55-year-old business woman who enjoys confidence in all areas of her life – except in her relationship with food.

Hara first started dieting at age 12 and has felt caught for decades in an unending cycle of perfectionism and restriction, followed by rebellious eating and overeating.

Though she managed to free herself from dieting in recent years, Hara says a peaceful relationship with food still eludes her. In her words, “Loving myself didn’t magically make the food conversation go away.”

She longs for more comfort and confidence when it comes to food and body, but can’t figure out what’s in the way.

In this episode, Marc explains and explores how our relationship with food has a way of humbling and humanizing us. It brings us face to face with our imperfections and the reality that perfection is unattainable.

During their conversation, Hara comes to the realization that a hidden perfectionism has been ruling her inner dialogue. She learns that by changing the way she speaks to herself and to her body, she can actually change the game.

“Everything depends on how we speak to ourselves,” Marc says.

Follow along as Marc offers powerful insights for how we can reclaim a sense of peace in that inner dialogue. He also shows how shifting that conversation can support a sense of renewed overall empowerment in our relationships with food and body.

You’ll learn about:

✅ How our inner dialogue shapes our experiences with food and body
✅ How personal relationships can support us in creating space for a loving inner dialogue
✅ How embracing preferences over perfectionism supports us in having the body we want
✅ Why being present and aware while eating is more effective than following “the rules”
✅ And more...

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Ready to call a ceasefire in your battle with eating, and find peace and freedom with food? Learn more about our newest program, The Emotional Eating Breakthrough! https://learn.psychologyofeating.com/

Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 

Interested in becoming a certified coach in eating psychology? Then tune in to hear Marc talk about our Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, and download a copy of our School Catalog: https://psychologyofeating.com/info-kit/ Learn our powerful, cutting-edge approach, and discover how you can create a unique career helping others find peace and freedom with food.

Follow us on social: 

- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Psychologyofeating

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IPEfanpage

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpsychology/

- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eatingpsych

#selftalk #perfectionism #foodfreedom #weight #overeating #selflove #selflovejourney #disorderedeating #eatingpsychology #foodpsychology #psychologyofeating #intuitiveeating #marcdavid

Mar 15, 2023

Regrets.

They’re something all of us have experienced over the years. 

Whether it’s not following a dream career, missing out on the trip of a lifetime, or wishing you had been able to say that final goodbye, regrets can be truly hard to move on from. 

As we explore in this episode, our regrets and disappointments in life can not only be difficult to get over, they can end up massively influencing every area of our lives – including our relationship with weight and food. 

Think of it this way: regrets and disappointments are a burden. They hold us back mentally and emotionally, and keep us stuck in the past. 

While we may not be consciously aware of them, our regrets can be a heavy weight – and we can end up associating that emotional weight with any physical weight we may be carrying.  

As you’ll hear in this episode, Marc David works with 60-year old Mardeen around her desire to lose 7 pounds. Mardeen has already lost some weight, and would love to lose a little more.

Like so many of us, one of the key beliefs Mardeen holds is that she’ll feel lighter once she’s lost the weight. 

But as Marc explores with Mardeen, it will be difficult to feel lighter so long as her lost dreams and past regrets continue to loom. For Mardeen, the dreams she never realized – losing the chance to have another child after an unplanned hysterectomy, and not pursuing her lifelong desire of becoming a professional artist – have become a kind of emotional weight. 

And as long as the emotional weight isn’t addressed, no amount of physical weight loss will give Mardeen the deeper experience of lightness she truly desires. 

So please tune into this episode, where we explore the important topic of life's regrets and disappointments, why it’s so necessary to honor and release them – and how doing so can give us the peace and freedom we’re looking for, and ultimately support our weight loss and fitness goals. 

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Ready to call a ceasefire in your battle with eating, and find peace and freedom with food? Learn more about our newest program, The Emotional Eating Breakthrough! https://learn.psychologyofeating.com/

Interested in becoming a certified coach in eating psychology? Then tune in to hear Marc talk about our Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, and download a copy of our School Catalog: https://psychologyofeating.com/info-kit/ Learn our powerful, cutting-edge approach, and discover how you can create a unique career helping others find peace and freedom with food.

Follow us on social: 

- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Psychologyofeating

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IPEfanpage

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpsychology/

- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eatingpsych

#weight #regrets #disappointment #weightlossjourney #bodyimage #emotionaleating #emotionalwellbeing #eatingpsychology #selfcare #selflovejourney #healthcoaching #holisticnutrition

Mar 8, 2023

When it comes to weight, most of us are focused on improving our physical metabolism.

We’ve been taught to think that weight loss is largely about reducing our caloric intake and increasing our daily exercise. 

But what’s often not talked about are the role of hidden negative emotions in our weight journey.

We may acknowledge the importance of processing and integrating emotions like anger and depression for our mental health.

However, emotional metabolism is also essential for our physical health.

So in this episode, we explore anger and depression on the weight continuum.

Because so many people (especially women) have been taught that being angry isn’t OK … leading to depression, heaviness, and feeling stuck. 

And while honoring and giving space for anger won’t necessarily translate into weight loss, it’s a vital step to:

✅ Affirming we are enough, just as we are – paving the way for greater self-acceptance and self-love

✅ Opening up to pleasure, whether we’re at our “ideal” weight or not

✅ Giving anger a voice, which many of us have never given ourselves permission to feel since childhood

As you’ll hear, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, works with 49-year old Julie who would like to lose about 30 pounds. Despite many lifestyle modifications and different diets, Julie’s weight won’t seem to budge – and she’s not sure what to do. 

Through their conversation, Julie realizes just how long she’s been seeking her family’s approval – especially from her mother. Both sad and furious, Julie is ready to let go of her family’s commentary on her body, her choices, and her life, and discover what she finally hungers for out of life. 

Tune in now for a moving conversation about how giving space for our anger is one of the most powerful and self-loving things we can do.

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Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 

Ready to call a ceasefire in your battle with eating, and find peace and freedom with food? Learn more about our newest program, The Emotional Eating Breakthrough! https://learn.psychologyofeating.com/

Interested in becoming a certified coach in eating psychology? Then tune in to hear Marc talk about our Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, and download a copy of our School Catalog: https://psychologyofeating.com/info-kit/ Learn our powerful, cutting-edge approach, and discover how you can create a unique career helping others find peace and freedom with food.

Follow us on social: 

- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Psychologyofeating

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IPEfanpage

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpsychology/

- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eatingpsych

#weight #weightloss #weightlossjourney #anger #emotionalwellbeing #emotionaleating #relationshipwithfood #eatingpsychology #selflove #selfacceptance

Mar 1, 2023

In this episode, we explore how, for some people, the lifelong desire to lose weight can reflect an unconscious attempt to “fix” parts of ourselves that we think are broken or somehow wrong – something that is common for those of us who have endured childhood trauma or abuse. 

As we know, childhood abuse and trauma can take many forms. And for too many, the effects of that abuse linger on well into adulthood, touching just about every aspect of life – from our intimate relationships, mental and physical health, self-confidence, and so much more. 

Those of us who have endured abuse, trauma, or abandonment can end up feeling very unsafe in our bodies, or that there is something wrong with us that needs fixing. 

As Marc David explores with 50-year old coaching client, Denise, one of the many ways people will sometimes try to re-establish safety or restore wholeness is by controlling their weight and diet.

While Denise has largely healed from the childhood abuse she endured, she still struggles with not feeling worthy or that she’s “enough” just as she is. She often turns to food for comfort or emotional support, and in her words, “would like to be more consistent with what I know is best for me, and not self-sabotage, or let emotions take over my bigger health and weight goals.” 

What Denise and others are attempting to do is feel in control – of their feelings, and their body.

And it makes a lot of sense. When we couldn’t control our circumstances as a child, we’ll try to find ways to feel in control as adults. 

But the challenge is that the core issue – feeling unsafe or unworthy – isn’t really getting healed by our attempts to control food or our body. 

So, that’s what this episode is all about - how we get to the real heart of abuse and trauma, and heal it from within – rather than trying to create a false sense of safety in our outer circumstances. 

If you or a loved one can relate, then tune into this wonderful episode!

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Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 

Ready to call a ceasefire in your battle with eating, and find peace and freedom with food? Learn more about our newest program, The Emotional Eating Breakthrough! https://learn.psychologyofeating.com/

Interested in becoming a certified coach in eating psychology? Then tune in to hear Marc talk about our Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, and download a copy of our School Catalog: https://psychologyofeating.com/info-kit/ Learn our powerful, cutting-edge approach, and discover how you can create a unique career helping others find peace and freedom with food.

Follow us on social: 

- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Psychologyofeating

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IPEfanpage

- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpsychology/

- Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eatingpsych

#weight #trauma #abuse #emotionaleating #dieting #safety #innerchild #selflovejourney #eatingpsychology #foodfreedom

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