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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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Jan 18, 2023

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know it’s not so easy. In fact, it can be incredibly challenging (just look at all the billions of dollars we collectively spend on weight loss every year). 

So that begs the question: why is losing weight so hard?

While challenges with weight loss are multifactorial, today we look at one of the hidden psychological obstacles that often gets in the way.

And that’s feeling like the things we must do to lose weight are a form of self-punishment

It can seem like we’re being forced to do things that we don’t enjoy, and eat foods we don’t love, and the real kicker? We must do them F.O.R.E.V.E.R. 

Healthy decisions like:

  • Eating vegetables at every meal
  • Minimizing processed foods and sugary snacks
  • Fitting in time at the gym most days
  • Prioritizing meditation or yoga over Netflix or surfing the web…

… can have us feeling like there’s no longer any pleasure or enjoyment in life.

Friends, as long as weight loss feels like self-punishment, we’re always going to be in a battle with ourselves. 

As Marc points out to guest coaching client, Adrianne, it’s pretty hard to find freedom in weight loss when getting there has us feeling imprisoned. 

As you’re about to learn, a big part of the weight loss journey is reversing the old belief, “I must punish myself in order to lose weight.” 

That’s what this episode is all about: learning how to transform this negative belief that holds so many of us back. 

 

{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, set to release in early 2023! https://learn.psychologyofeating.com/}

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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

#emotionaleating #weight #dieting #sustainableweightloss #foodfreedom #intuitiveeating #healthyhabits #healthylifestyle #bodypositivity #psychologyofeating #marcdavid

Jan 11, 2023

Do you love going against the rules?

If so, you might have a strong “inner rebel” – an archetype that lives inside us, and can unwittingly make us go against our own best interests, especially when it comes to our health.

As Marc David explores in this episode, our inner rebel is often behind the scenes unconsciously making choices for us about things like diet, exercise, sleep hygiene, and so much more. 

Thirty eight-year old Daniela from Mexico wants to improve her health but frequently gets tempted by frappuccinos, sodas, and junk food. Daniela, a psychologist, knows that making changes to diet and exercise are important to her weight and health goals, but she just can’t seem to stick with it.

As the session unfolds, it becomes clear that Daniela has two competing voices inside her duking it out for control: the part of her who wants to make healthier choices, and the part of her that doesn’t want to feel restricted and controlled. This latter voice is her inner rebel, causing quite a lot of difficulty, confusion and frustration.

So how can Daniela - and the rest of us - work with the inner rebel? 

Is the inner rebel here to vex us, or is there a hidden wisdom and message this archetype has for us? 

You’ll hear the answers to this, and more – and hear some life-changing takeaways, including:

  • How childhood food restriction, food scarcity, and other limitations with food at a young age can lead to a strong inner rebel as an adult
  • The origins of the inner rebel shown in the Biblical “Adam & Eve” story
  • How we can use our inner rebel for constructive and positive purposes when it comes to our health
  • Why positive reinforcement from our loved ones can go a long way in creating healthy habits
  • And more…

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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, set to release in early 2023! 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

#emotionaleating #weight #mindfuleating #rebel #foodfreedom #healthyhabits #healthylifestyle #healthydiet #foodpsychology #marcdavid

Jan 4, 2023

When it comes to emotional eating, so many of us focus on the habit itself -- the mindless munching on potato chips or the quick relief from a piece of chocolate -- without considering the emotions that drive the behavior in the first place.

In this episode, we explore the true root cause of emotional eating (our emotions) -- and the role of the criminal mind in driving us to engage in this unwanted eating challenge. 

The criminal mind is that part of us that does something in secret out of fear of disapproval or wanting to get away with something we know we shouldn’t be doing. It’s a natural part of the human psyche that’s typically born at a very young age.

As children, when we’re told we can’t have something we really want, we find ourselves in conflict.

We want to be a “good” girl or boy, so we don’t lose our parents’ love for doing something “bad.” But we also still crave the thing -- often food -- that we’re told we can’t have.

This can lead kids to break their parents’ rules and do it anyway -- which is how the criminal mind is born. 

When we continue this unconscious pattern as adults, we can find ourselves in unwanted behaviors that we just can’t seem to break. We may still have a deep desire to be “good,” while also having that same strong childhood urge for forbidden foods.

Here’s the thing: when we try to be “good,” the desire for the forbidden is still there - along with the thrill and rush of breaking our own rules. There’s simply too much temptation for forbidden foods, and we end up going against what we know is best for our well-being.

So in this episode, we look at the role of the criminal archetype in emotional eating, and how our childhood desire to be “good” can derail our best laid plans with food, body, and life.

We also consider some of the ways we can begin to shift the criminal mindset, including:

  • The key role of awareness, and how it can help us shift emotional eating
  • How “What Else” questions can redirect emotional regulation
  • Tuning into our our own unique food story

{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, set to release in early 2023! https://learn.psychologyofeating.com/}

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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

#emotionaleating #foodcriminal #sneakingfood #secreteating #bingeeating #weight #healthyhabits #foodfreedom #bodyacceptance #selflove #relationshipwithfood #emotionaleatingbreakthrough #psychologyofeating #marcdavid

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