In this episode, Marc David works with Richard, 72, who is living in a constant state of vigilance when it comes to his weight and health.
Like so many of us, Richard has developed a belief that his diet must be perfect in order to maintain his health, avoid illness, and keep weight off.
And what happens if he can’t maintain the perfect diet?
The moment Richard gains a pound, he imagines that he’s just around the corner from a heart attack. He believes that if he doesn’t eat 100% perfectly all the time and at every meal, then his family history of arteriosclerosis will instantly catch up to him.
On top of that, Richard has an intense fear of gaining weight … having bounced back and forth between extreme weight gains and losses starting in his early twenties. He acknowledges that his lifelong challenges with weight were born from his early struggles with dyslexia, learning disabilities, and childhood feelings of isolation.
So even though Richard is a mature, successful and healthy 72-year old man, he simply can’t find a way to let go of incessant weight and health worries.
Listen in as Marc guides Richard into greater awareness of the emotional triggers that contribute to his quest for perfection and cause him to disconnect from himself whenever he eats.
Together they explore how to put an end to his worries about weight and health by focusing on his deeper purpose in his remaining years. Because ultimately, Richard is here to do more than feel trapped by his constant worrying – he, like the rest of us, is here to have a fulfilling and truly meaningful life.
You’ll also hear:
✅ How savoring the experience of eating can enhance the mind-body connection, improve digestion, and help regulate appetite.
✅ Why learning to minimize and manage stress is critical to lowering the risk for a variety of health conditions.
✅ How embracing food and body challenges as great teachers can help us to live a happier and more fulfilling life.
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