Real people. Real breakthroughs. For more than 3 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. THEN he peels back the curtain to explain why he asked the questions he asked. 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. PLUS - each week you’ll also hear from Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, with powerful messages designed to inform and inspire you along your transformational journey.
The field of nutritional science seems to change so quickly, it can be hard to keep up with the most current ideas about healthy eating. But what if you could take a peek into the future and see what concepts will be making headlines – tomorrow? In this intriguing new podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, discusses 4 trends that are heating up right now, and are just about to burst onto the mainstream nutritional scene. If you want to find out what’s got the scientific community abuzz and be at the forefront of these exciting new developments, then tune in now and join Marc as he takes a little look into his crystal ball!
Have you noticed that there’s an abundance of well-regarded nutrition experts with dietary systems and approaches that are vastly different – and yet they have scientific validation and a lot of passion to back it all up? Have you ever been frustrated by these contradictory messages, and wished you had some clarity and some answers? Join Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in this informative and uplifting podcast episode. You’ll come away with a renewed understanding of the complex field of nutrition, and perhaps you’ll be able to relax a little and smile as you empower yourself with some fresh insights and information.
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, interviews Sayer Ji who is a widely recognized researcher, author, and founder of greenmedinfo.com. Greenmedinfo is known internationally for providing open access, evidence-based resources supporting natural and integrative healing modalities. Marc and Sayer discuss how true health is life empowerment and why so many people are choosing natural remedies.
It’s hard to avoid the seemingly endless amount of toxins that we’re exposed to via the air, water, our food, cosmetics, in the workplace, household items, and so much more. For sure, it’s a great strategy to try to clean up the toxins in your world as best you can. What many people tend to miss when it comes to detoxification are the toxins we self generate – meaning emotional toxins that can pollute our mind and ultimately drain the body. In this podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, reveals a potent mental/emotional toxin that’s well worth letting go of. Learn how to empower yourself and your metabolism with some clear advice when it comes to food, body, and life.
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews Dr. David Perlmutter, Board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He’s the author of the number one New York Times bestselling book Brain Grain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs and Sugar, Your Brain’s Silent Killers. In this interview, you’ll learn more about the connection between our gut bacteria and health and how inflammation, depression, autism, and many other diseases and neurological disorders are now being linked to the gut microbiome and how not so new treatments are being used successfully in lieu of drugs. Watch the interview video and read the full transcript here
Many people are on an endless search for the one perfect diet that can help them have perfect health, perfect energy, perfect weight, and a life without any doubts when it comes to eating. Indeed, there are plenty of experts who are willing to sell you their version of the perfect way to eat. The challenge is, every nutrition guru has a different approach, and it often leaves us confused or disappointed. It’s time for some nutritional empowerment. In this fascinating podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating shares some great distinctions that can help you see your relationship with perfection in a whole new light. These are some excellent insights you can put into action immediately that can make a real difference.
When someone makes a comment about your appearance, how does it make you feel? And how long does the feeling stay with you? Praise and criticism, comparison and ranking can all send us on an emotional roller coaster ride, especially when it comes to how our body looks. But as it turns out, these critical or complimentary assessments aren’t just small talk – they actually have an evolutionary basis that helped early humans survive. Today, our physical and psychological responses to positive or negative feedback tend to happen on an unconscious level, but it’s extremely important to understand these processes if we want to experience the happiness and self-love that we deserve. In this podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, presents a mind-bending new perspective on the impact of criticism on our metabolic well being. This will change the way you talk to yourself forever!
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews speaker, educator, advocate, recently now the director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Founder, and Director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, medical editor at Huffington Post, Dr. Mark Hyman. In this interview, you’ll hear how policies are changing around funding research to create clinically based programs for Functional Medicine to partner with corporations as an alternative to healthcare. Marc and Mark discuss how food is information that helps modify our biology and gene expression and how more people are opening to old wisdom of what heals and so much more. Watch the interview video and read the full transcript here
For many people today, the gold standard of healthy eating is a natural, organic, whole foods diet. And for sure, this is a fabulous standard to aim for. But it’s not always enough. You could still be missing this one particular key ingredient. You won’t find this missing ingredient on any nutrition labels, and it’s not commonly talked about, but without it, no meal is truly complete. Interested to know more? Then check out this podcast episode where Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating explains this mystery ingredient and how something that’s so easy to overlook can have a profound effect on our nutritional health.
Have you ever wondered about the connection between food, money, and power? Have you considered that there might be some unseen magic that runs between these important life domains? In this thought-provoking podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating discusses how understanding the innate connection between food money and power can help create a better you, and a healthier world.
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews Kathie Swift, a registered dietician, and nutritionist, who has pioneered and directed leading-edge nutrition programs at Dr. Mark Hyman's UltraWellness Center, at the famous Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, and at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Kathie speaks about how her personal struggles with fatigue led her to switch gears in college and why she started studying nutrition. Kathie shares how nutrition is not just for the body, but true Nutrition is at a much deeper level. Nutrition is of the mind, spirit, and heart. Learn some of Kathie’s insights on how she helps her clients navigate all the influx of information and technology we have available to us. Watch the interview video and read the full transcript here
Chances are if you’re a human being alive on planet Earth, then you have some secrets that few people know about. And for many of us, some of the most potent and debilitating secrets we have are secrets about food. We might secretly binge eat, or overeat, or sneak foods that we don’t want anyone to know about. We might be walking around with secret shame and guilt about what we ate, how out of control we feel, and how much we dislike our own body. Some secrets are best kept secret, while others need a different approach. Tune in to this podcast episode where Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares some secrets about our food secrets. We think you’ll come away more hopeful and inspired about any concerns you face around food and body.
Do you have beliefs or habits around eating that seem like they have been a part of your life for as long as you can remember? If you trace these aspects of your relationship with food back to their origins, you might be surprised to learn that their roots reach even farther than your own birth. So many of us learn how to relate to food, eating, and our bodies from our parents. But when our parents weren’t fully loved, nurtured, or cared for when they were children themselves, they’re likely to pass their unresolved issues on to their own kids – often without even realizing it. If you’ve ever felt frustrated or hurt by the messages you’ve received from your parents about your body or your relationship with food, or if you want to help your children develop healthy, loving attitudes toward themselves, please tune in to this illuminating and heartfelt podcast episode Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, will share some insights into the unique characteristics of mother-daughter bonds and how these special connections can shape our attitudes toward food and eating for life.
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews Dr. Steven Gurgevich, a psychologist specializing in mind-body medicine using Clinical Hypnosis. He has over 41 years of experience with his private practice at Behavioral Medicine Ltd. In Tucson, Arizona. In this interview, you’ll hear how powerful your mind is and how your body does not differentiate from real or imagined experiences. Learn to use modalities like hypnosis to retrain your mind to use it as a tool to empower your mind-body connection. Watch the interview video and read the full transcript here
We live in a world where weight, body fat, and extra pounds are a pretty big deal. And yet, our strategies when it comes to weight loss aren’t working and are often causing us to do battle with our own bodies. The good news is, there’s a dimension that goes beyond what we can see and understand when it comes to weight and its loss. It’s the domain of the spiritual. Join Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in this podcast episode where he shares about an important spiritual lesson we can discover from weight: true power. We think you’ll find this to be a fascinating and results-oriented approach to weight.
We live in a world where weight, body fat, and extra pounds are a pretty big deal. And yet, our strategies when it comes to weight loss aren’t working and are often causing us to do battle with our own body. The good news is, there’s a dimension that goes beyond what we can see and understand when it comes to weight and its loss. It’s the domain of the spiritual. Join Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in this podcast episode where he shares about an important spiritual lesson we can discover from weight: Love. We think you’ll find this to be a fascinating and results-oriented approach to weight.
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews author, counselor and awakening mentor, Mary O’Malley. In this heartfelt interview, you’ll hear how Mary learned to transform her life by dropping into her heart and embracing her traumatic childhood, eating disorder and eventually several suicide attempts. In Mary’s words “As you heal the war inside of you, the war of struggle that brings so much suffering, you become a part of the healing of our planet.” Watch the interview video and read the full transcript here
We live in a world where weight, body fat, and extra pounds are a pretty big deal. And yet, our strategies when it comes to weight loss aren’t working and are often causing us to do battle with our own body. The good news is, there’s a dimension that goes beyond what we can see and understand when it comes to weight and its loss. It’s the domain of the spiritual. Join Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in this podcast episode where he shares about an important spiritual lesson we can discover from weight: patience. We think you’ll find this to be a fascinating and results-oriented approach to weight.
So many people want to lose weight, and yet there are so many frustrated and unsuccessful dieters. While it’s pretty standard to approach weight loss with low-calorie eating, intense exercise, or restrictive and specific diets, these methods ultimately fail for the majority of people. For some of us, it’s helpful to look to other dimensions when it comes to weight retention and loss. And the spiritual dimension is a great place to explore. Join Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in this podcast episode he discusses a fascinating spiritual lesson that we can learn from weight – humility. This may be a missing link in your weight loss equation, and it can certainly help you see weight in a whole new light!
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews Dr. Srini Pillay, who is a medical doctor, a world-renowned Harvard psychiatrist, executive coach, award-winning author, and brain imaging researcher. Dr. Pillay shares how he used his clinical research to provide a biological, psychological, and social perspective on one's health. In this interview, you'll learn how to use the two basic kinds of intentions in the brain, goal intentions and, implementation intentions to help you get through the discomfort of habit changes and set you up for success. Watch the interview and read the full transcript here
One of the most powerful and amazing dimensions when it comes to our health is our personal story. Who we are, the life we’ve lived, and the challenges and triumphs we’ve faced not only create our identity in a deeply personal way, but also impact us profoundly when it comes to our biology. We refer to this lifelong story as “Your Metabolic Journey.” In this fascinating podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares some powerful distinctions that can help you see food, your body, and your health in a whole new light. These are some excellent insights you can put into action immediately that can make a real difference for any eating or health concern.
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews Dr. Kelly Brogan, who is Board certified in psychology, psychosomatic medicine, reproductive psychiatry, and integrative holistic medicine. She’s the Medical Director for Fearless Parent and an advisory board member for GreenmedInfo.com, Fit Pregnancy, Pathways to Family Wellness and lots more. In this compelling interview, they discuss how Dr. Brogan helps her patients get off what she calls “the ping pong” effect of trying alternative medicine then end up back in the conventional model, which can make it challenging for patients to engage a linear progression of betterment and wellness. Watch the interview video and read the full transcript here
To nourish someone, by definition, is to provide them with the substances necessary for growth, health, and life itself. We often think of nourishment in terms of nutrition, but in reality, true nourishment goes far beyond the food and supplements that we consume! Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains, our relationships, dreams, hobbies, and many other aspects of our lives also give us those nourishing qualities that are absolutely vital if we are to thrive as humans. What do you nourish, and what nourishes you? Tune in to this uplifting podcast episode, and take some time to explore the connections between food, love, and other forms of nourishment in your own life!
Have you ever been told that you’re using food as a substitute for love? Have you ever felt guilt or embarrassment about using food in this way? Or do you know someone who seems to constantly reach for food when love just isn’t available? Well, the good news is that this strategy might not be as bad as we think. In fact, it may even make some perfect sense. In this fascinating podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating shares some great insights about food and love. We deserve to have each of these in our lives, and in plenty of abundance. But first, we need to remove some of the outdated beliefs that get in the way of our true nourishment and happiness.
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews Gudni Gunnarsson, a lifelong practitioner of yoga and physical fitness trainer. Gudni set out to develop a revolutionary fitness system for mind, body, and soul which became GloMotion. In this compelling interview, they discuss how self-love, acceptance, and forgiveness affects our health and overall well-being. This interview will introduce you to a new way of thinking about addiction, disease, and healing. Watch the interview and read full transcript here
Whether we’re working on a big project for our boss, putting together a scrapbook for our kids, or choosing a great outfit to go dancing in, we all want our efforts to turn out well. But is it possible to take this desire too far? For some people, the fear of being seen as less than perfect can be a roadblock in the journey toward full and healthy self expression. If you’ve ever been told “You’re such a perfectionist” (or maybe even claimed that title for yourself), you won’t want to miss this podcast episode. Join Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as he takes a close and honest look at the darker side of perfectionism – you’ll be fascinated by what you discover
If you believe you have weight to lose, chances are, you want it gone YESTERDAY. Unfortunately, body fat has a terrible reputation these days. The media, our doctors, and even our peers portray fat as a dangerous monster to be feared and loathed, so when we think about the weight we want to lose, our emotional reactions are likely to include panic, horror, disgust, embarrassment, and various other forms of rejection. We want to run away from our excess weight as fast as we can, but just like the villain in a scary movie, it always seems to be just one step behind us. What would happen if we just turned around, looked it in the eye, and gave it some love? Join Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and find out in this game-changing podcast episode!
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews Amy Pershing, CEO and founder of Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Amy has pioneered an integrated approach for the treatment of BED, based on more than 25 years of clinical experience. In this compelling interview, they discuss how trauma, dieting and other issues can affect binge eating as well the difference between men and women identify with eating disorders. Watch the interview video and read full transcript here
Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an extremely chaotic situation where you knew the people around you needed help, but you had no idea where to start? When things around you seem to be spiraling completely out of control, sometimes the very best thing you can do is go back to the basics. In this inspirational podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes us on a hilarious and moving journey deep into the woods of West Virginia, where he learned a major lesson about how to be a true healer from a very unlikely source. Like any good Hollywood story, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll feel your heart opening right up!
Here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, we’re committed to addressing the most compelling food and eating related concerns of our time, but there’s one syndrome that affects so many people, and yet has received almost no attention from the media or the medical community. We think it’s time to rectify that situation! If you are one of the thousands who suffer from Nutritional Confusion, look no further. In this insightful podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute, explains what causes Nutritional Confusion and how to prevent your symptoms from recurring!
Mindful eating has been a popular topic for some time now, and for good reason. So what exactly is mindful eating, why is it so important, and what might be waiting for us if we look down the road and see what’s next? Join Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating as he adds a little spice and surprise to what it means to be an awakened eater. This brief and entertaining podcast episode just might leave you more informed, and certainly more inspired when it comes to how you nourish body and self.
Are you the kind of person who’s a little more sensitive to food? Do you notice that your body seems to be more affected by the world when you compare yourself to others? Or perhaps you know someone who falls into this category. Well, consider that some of us may very well be “Sensitive Nutritional Souls.” In this podcast, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating discusses this fascinating phenomenon and looks at some of the hidden metabolic and psychologic factors that drive the sensitive nutritional soul experience. This is a topic that’s becoming more and more important these days. This podcast episode comes with some great insights.
When it comes to the fascinating and complex topic of weight loss, it’s very helpful to remember that there’s no such thing as fast and easy weight loss. For sure, you’ll always hear stories of someone who shed a bunch of weight in a short amount of time. But they’re by far and away the exception to the rule. The world is still gaining weight, so whatever we’re doing simply isn’t working. For this reason, it’s time to let go of the quick fix weight loss solutions and focus on elsewhere to make changes. And one of the ideal places to find some wiser strategies is within us. Tune in to this surprising podcast episode where Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares a highly unique strategy when it comes to weight that’s been a big difference maker for so many people. We think you’ll be surprised at how effective and doable this strategy can be.
Food and nutrition are such honorable topics for any human to focus on. By now, the reasons for this are obvious. With this in mind, it seems that the #1 nutrition question so many of us ask is – what should I eat? And for sure, this is a key nutritional question. But there are a handful of other questions that can have a big impact when it comes to our nutritional health. Join Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating as he discusses 5 Super Important Questions to Ask Yourself About Food in this thought provoking podcast episode. We think these can be game changing questions that you might never have thought about, and that can make a powerful difference in your nutritional well being.
When asked to name their number one food-related challenge, many people will immediately say “emotional eating.” We’ve been taught that it’s bad to use food to help us process our emotions, but we find ourselves reaching for certain special snacks or meals to celebrate happy occasions and to console ourselves when we aren’t feeling so good. The contrast between what we do and what we think we SHOULD do can leave us feeling guilty, ashamed, or self-critical. But as Marc David suggests in this encouraging podcast episode, there’s another way to look at emotional eating – one that opens possibilities for growth and healing. Tune in now and find out how to reframe emotional eating as an opportunity instead of a problem!
Growing up can be tricky, and for young girls, the constant constant barrage of negative media messages about food and body pose an added challenge. As parents, teachers, or friends, we want to help the girls and young women in our lives develop a strong sense of their own inherent worth and beauty, and we also want to foster good, healthy eating habits that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. How can we support them in their journey to become confident, radiant, self-loving adults? In this powerful podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares 6 essential messages that you can give your daughter to help her on her way!
Sarah, 32, feels her obsession with finding the right foods and having the 'right' body (which began when she was a teenager) is now taking up so much head space and daily energy, it's got ahold of her. We learn that this comparison and self-judgement stems from her teenage modeling days, during which she felt very real pressure from her parents and the modeling industry to be in a smaller body. Marc's insights lead her to recognize that her big work will be about not just accepting the body she's been given, but owning it. Sarah knows that this challenge spills over into other areas of life, such as her relationship with her fiance. Listen to this episode to hear Sarah's full story, and the big breakthrough she is committed to practicing!
Jo, almost 40, starts off this episode by letting us know she truly wants to heal her relationship with food. We learn that it has been a life-long struggle to look a certain way. Her mother would hint that she needed to be skinnier, and she started dieting at age 11. From a nutritional standpoint, she has also noticed some shifts her body is calling for in regards to her diet. As a vegetarian for 20 years, she has recently been thinking she should re-introduce fish into her diet, and has become sensitive to some vegetarian staples, such as avocado. Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, gives her some practical changes to experiment with in her diet. Jo also comes away with new insights on how to continue celebrating her successes along the way, and grow into her queen and accepting herself with love and confidence.
Amy has reached out to Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in regards to her 9 year-old son, Xander, who has a complex, picky, and troublesome relationship with food. Marc explains the possible reasons for Xander's anxiety around controlling what he eats. Amy learns what it could look like to support her son, while not trying to fix him. In Marc's words, he is a sensitive, interesting soul, he is complex, and he is whole. He is not broken. In turn, Marc invites Amy into a new strategy of being curious with her son, in a way that will support him to manage and grow through his experience, as opposed to both of them being stuck in the spinning wheel of "What's for dinner?... I don't want that".
Is it ever too late to achieve your dreams? In this session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, guides Karma through a journey of discovery around what is possible for her at this point in life. At age 59, with a 30-year history of drug abuse, Karma feels like she is just getting started on building her purpose and serving others as a personal trainer and coach. To her, the biggest fear is getting older. While Marc agrees with her 100% about hitting the ground running with her passion and career, he also throws in 2 important cautions around how she will measure approval and success in her career, and how she will attract a man to be in relationship with. Watch this episode to see the full conversation, and learn what Karma's new homework will be for this last era in her life.
Patticia, really wants to find a sense of calm around food, and get rid of her emotional eating. From a young age, she remembers being a little chubby, going for the sweets, and comparing herself to others. Now 37, she tells Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, that she is happy with how her body looks, and it's more about getting down the right schedule so she doesn't binge and then feel guilty. As the session unfolds, Marc introduces Patticia to the idea of letting go of her perfectionism, letting go of doing everything for everybody else's approval, and begin to really step into her womanhood, her queen, and nourish herself. Watch the full episode to see Patticia's biggest takeaway.
Kelly, 29, gives Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, an idea of her challenges with weight. She is connecting her weight gain to some other unwanted symptoms like brain fog, acne, and fatigue. Diets feel too restrictive, and Kelly admits they have only taken her to a place of obsessive control over what she eats and over-exercising, or letting it all go and binging. Marc sheds some light on the situation, and invites her to view her situation as a life phase; a time in between being a caterpillar and a butterfly. Throughout her journey, she has tried different things, like Health at Every Size, and the Paleo Diet. But each thing has components that work for her, and components that don't. Kelly walks away with new insights on navigating her emotional self outside of emotional eating, and learns a new, more empowering definition of 'restrictive'.
Meet Kristie. Like so many other 31-year-olds, she has a history of an eating disorder, and a life-long journey with negative body image. As he learns more about Kristie's story, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, he makes a distinction about the unique culture in which she grew up. A culture around which she went through some really tough life experiences, and it wasn't something 'talked about' at home. She has, in a sense, taken her healing and growth into her own hands. Firstly, Marc encourages her to celebrate the success she has already had. Secondly, he invites her to continue the inner work. It's about continuing to confront the lack of communication and avoiding uncomfortable conversations. True freedom may only be possible if she continues goes through, not around, her feelings. Check our this episode to see what Kristie can move into so that she can truly feel comfortable in her own skin, and be present in moments where she may typically freeze, judge herself, or try to fix. Hint: It doesn't have to do with her body.
Ashley has spent many years working out obsessively to achieve a certain look. With her overexercising came adrenal fatigue and leaky gut due to not truly taking care of herself. She is now on a journey to experience pleasure in her life without feeling guilty and to learn to accept her body as it changes throughout womanhood. In this session, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and Ashley dive deeper into how her thoughts are driving her towards perfection and Marc invites her to step into her womanhood and be in her body in order to get to the next phase in life.
In this episode, we learn about Jasmine, 50, who is challenged by some excess weight in the past few years, as well as stress. She has a pretty good idea of some factors contributing to her weight gain, such as work stress, eating fast, not being as active, etc. Then Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, goes beneath the surface to learn about her past abuse, the tremendous healing work she has done around it, and also what work is next for her. He parallel's her relationship to food with her relationship to her Mother, who she felt didn't protect her and allow her to feel accepted in her body all of the time. Tune in for this episode to see the new breakthroughs Jasmine has about her relationship with Mom, where it can heal, and how it connects to navigating her unwanted stress-eating.
Celeste experienced sexual abuse at 8 years old... it's now 50 years later, and she knows her weight and binge eating in secret are directly connected to the trauma. Marc David, Found of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, gently uncovers more to the story so she can move from understanding this connection, to breaking free from her unwanted binge eating. He invites her to see that she is understandably turning to chocolate, a pleasurable food, to medicate from not knowing how to deal with being abused, and actually being sent to bed with no food by her Mother when she told the truth. The twist is, eating the chocolate is also done in secret with an element of shame to it, so she is in a sense recreating the trauma every time, because it's a comfort zone in a sense. Check out this episode to see the new insights and practices Celeste and Marc discuss so that she can finally be free.
Dorothee, 29, is learning to navigate her own body wisdom, and step into her present and future in a healthy way. This means she will need to make peace with the past, and let go of the opinion of others. As she shares her story with Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, we learn she has challenges with inflammation, digestion, allergies and anxiety. Marc invites her to move forward by trusting herself, and being unattached to others, especially her family, about whether or not they buy into her holistic health practices. Dorothee comes away with new insights on how to navigate her nervousness, and trust her own path and align with others who share her values when it comes to searching for answers about health.
Batul, age 23, comes to Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, with very clear intention she wants to lose 20 more lbs to get to her goal weight... a weight she has never weighed before. This goal is tied to her desire to step into self-expression, and own who she is. As we get deeper into the conversation, Marc explains the typical mother-daughter psychological connection, and we see how it pertains to Batul and her mother. There are so many ways she has wanted to be different than her mom, not because she doesn't love her, but because she is following her own intuition and path of personal growth. As she grows into her own woman, Marc invites her to get comfortable being uncomfortable. Batul realizes she will never be able to fully express her own truth and her body will never settle into it's natural weight if she keeps trying to please everybody else first.
Claudia, 34, opens up to Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, about her current inner conflict with food. There is the ideal she has about what to eat when it's in her control, and how she would like her and her partner to eat, especially since they are trying to conceive. Then, there is the never-ending confrontation of environments that don't include this way of 'healthy' eating. Marc relates to her with his own experience of raising his kid with the intention of instilling healthy eating habits, and also realizing everyone around us eats differently. Claudia begins to see how she can focus more on the positive with herself and with those around her, and learn to empower and trust, instead of being in a state of stress, control and force.
Stephanie, who recently turned 40, has some health issues that have accelerated over the past 2 years. Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, gets the whole picture of her symptoms and almost immediately recommends she sees a naturopathic doctor who can do some hormone testing for her. In the meantime, Marc and Stephanie take this time to acknowledge that her body is on a journey right now, and that she has every reason to be in a state of 'whoah, what's next?' Her kids are out of the house. They were her world. Her marriage is ending. Marc is compassionate yet straight forward with her, and starts to paint the picture of what an empowered future would look like for her.
Rain, 35, opens up to Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, about her challenges with overeating, and using food as a coping mechanism. She describes the reason for her coping with food as a possible result of loneliness, and is open to seeing what else may be underneath it. As the conversation opens up, we learn she has also had a journey with having different physical challenges. Blind in one eye, hard of hearing, and wearing a prosthesis, she calls it a disability, but also says she doesn't feel in victimhood about it. Through the challenges of not having many friends as a girl, and learning to look at her journey of moving from one coping mechanism to another, her and Marc come to a point of enlightenment around how she can own all of herself, nourish herself in new ways in relationship, and acknowledge that she has actually done a great job overcoming so far.
What would it be like to have something you've wanted since you were 12? And now, like Deb, you're 58, and you still don't have it. For Deb, this 'something' she wants is to feel comfortable in her own skin. As she shares with Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, she has tried all the diets, and lost the weight a number of times, and nothing has worked. As they dig deeper, Deb gains 2 major insights from Marc. He empowers her to reprogram the belief 'food is calories, must restrict calories' to a more nourishing relationship of 'I love food. I enjoy whole, nutritious foods and even have a treat every once in a while'. The second, and big takeaway for Deb, stems from her feeling of 'not fitting in' since she was a teenager. Instead of continuing to try to fit by worrying about what she looks like, or how much she weighs, Marc has another strategy. Check out this episode to see what it is!
Elle, 29, can't seem to find a positive thought to dedicate to her body. Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, reassures her she is not the only one in this boat. He also gives her his honest view about how much this is gripping her, to the point of her obsession with food and body occupying so much space and energy, he would consider it her primary relationship, above her husband, her dog, her friends. It's taking up the most of her life energy. So what's the answer when we feel stuck? When we feel like our happiness will be directly tied to losing weight? But when the weight comes off, Elle has admitted, she still wasn't 100% satisfied. Marc introduces the opportunity to finally let go, to begin stepping into her womanhood more, learn to receive love and support, and in doing that, finally find peace with food and body.
Leslie, 58, finds herself on a continuous hunt for happiness as she opens up to Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, about her use of overeating to disconnect. By digging deeper into relationship with Mom and Dad, the loss of her own child, and where all the past has brought her in the present, Marc and Leslie take a journey of discovery around what happiness might look like to her, some good practices moving forward, and letting go of past disappointments by starting with a true, deep self love.
Susan is 69 and knows she still has a lot of work to do when it comes to loving her body. She has been focused on her weight, her body image, and dieting since she was a small child. Growing up in the world of television and eventually building her own successful career as a writer and producer for a popular soap opera, she has inhabited a world obsessed with body image. Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, challenges Susan to rethink her thinking when it comes to weight. Feeling adored and supported by her father, Susan never felt the same acceptance from her mother. She felt her mother was in competition with her to have the best figure. With the best of intentions, her father also encouraged her to diet early in order to have a successful acting career. Both of her major relationships have also felt this sting of rejection or not being enough with the best body or perfect diet. Susan wants peace with food and her body. She and Marc explore where she is now, how she can step up into her Queenhood, and really own her worth.
Ana, 29, is talking to Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, about her desire to find contentment with her weight. What comes along with this will be a freedom from guilt and anxiety for her. The problem is, Ana is in a battle with herself, often going back and forth daily about thinking "I am who I am and I'm good like this" and "But I also want to lose weight". As the discussion goes a little deeper, we learn that this guilt around food can actually be traced back to a memory when she was only 2 years old! To help her relax into the journey, Marc invites Ana to befriend herself instead of battling herself. We see a playful shift that will allow her to accept herself, even if she wants to make changes at some point.
Danielle, 41, is experiencing a lot of confusion about how her body is reacting to food. She has gained about 28 lbs. over the last 4 years, and has tried just about every way of eating, allergy testing, dieting, doctors, etc. Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes in her journey and acknowledges the complexity of it. Many factors such as her relationship to food, past traumas, international travel, and potential biological imbalances could all be playing a part. A lesson we can all take away from the insight Marc delivers to Danielle, is that this is our journey. And how can we relax into our symptoms as opposed to fighting them? What would it be like, if even while we are in the unknown, while we are discovering the next thing to try, or the right foods for our body... we could relax into it? Danielle walks away with new opportunity to allow herself to feel instead of fight, to be curious instead of obsessed to find the answer.
Is there a connection between weight and fear? Christie, early 50's, dives into her life-long challenge with weight, as Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, guides her through some insights about the connection of her relationship with Mom, or lack there of, to her relationship with food and body. In this episode, we are taken on a journey to learn that the decades of struggling with weight bring Christie to now facing aging and the true desire to focus on her health. But instead of scaring herself into weight loss, Marc instead gives her the tools to uncover and shift the fundamental causes of her situation. She walks away with practices of affirmation, gratitude, and possibly a new way of looking at her body for the first time.
In this session, Marc, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and Sandra take a deeper look into what she describes as low energy and inability to focus and get things done. As the discussion unfolds, we learn that she is an overall sensitive soul, and Marc gives her a new way of recognizing what this means when it comes to her energy, and her desire to "fix" things. Sandra comes away with a new perspective around honoring her sensitivity, as well as practices to allow herself to take a step back before trying to rush in, plan, and then end up getting overwhelmed. Marc even invites her to have chocolate every day!
Taylor, almost 23, talks to Founder of The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David, and they unravel her feelings of wanting to be able to control her mind around food and body. A life-long athlete and recently graduated college cheerleader, Taylor recognizes that she is in transition into a move, a job, a different level of physical activity, and she's looking for some guidance on how to find freedom from negative thoughts and unwanted behaviors with food. Marc works with her to uncover where the work is, and how she can actually use the desire to control her mind, in order to be patient with her journey, instead of letting the negative thoughts take over. She walks away with some key tools and breakthroughs to carry her forward.
Scott has been feeling that he isn't enough for some time. He wants to change his body, lose weight, feel more secure with money, and feel more at ease with food. He and Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explore what's really at the root of his unease in his own skin. Scott connects the dots when it comes to his own self-rejection and where he has felt rejected by his parents for his sexuality. He reflects on forgiveness and letting go of the imprint of some of his earliest experience of coming out and not feeling fully accepted. He commits to changing the story in order to radically change his situation and his life.
Rachel has hit a wall with her unexplained weight gain. She has been dedicated to fitness, she eats well, and she stays in control of her habits. Yet, in the last year, she has seen the weight come on and can't figure out why. Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, dives into this question head on with Rachel. He challenges her to rethink her relationship with control and ask her body what it is trying to teach her right now. Rachel shares more about her relationship to stress, her lifestyle, and her tendency to stay in control of her diet. Marc helps her see how all the ways she is trying to maintain control could be sabotaging where she really wants to get in her body and with her health.
Patrick has been experiencing a mysterious pain for some time without any medical explanation. He has done the tests and has seen the doctors and has received a good bill of health each time. So why the pain? Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and Patrick dig for the hidden lessons of the mystery pain. Patrick reveals what triggers the discomfort and is sure it is triggered by particular stressors, especially since the pain really started during his very painful divorce. Marc and Patrick dive into a really important conversation about the divine masculine, what it means to be a "good" man in today's world, and where he is being called to step more into his role as a leader in life.
Melissa's relationship with her body, her weight, and with food has been off for years. What she desires is just to find a peaceful place with it all. But, there many reasons Melissa struggles with what she does, and it has little to do with food. Follow this session as Melissa really opens up with Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, about how her experiences have led her down this path and where she is going from here. Marc and Melissa discover a lot about how her relationship to her mom, to the men in her life, and even her job have played a role in her relationship to her body and to food. Her entire identity has been impacted by these experiences and she is ready to shed some the self-inflicted restraints she has placed because of her weight and who she thinks she is supposed to be for other people.
Is it possible to practice self-love and mindful eating while also entering a bodybuilding competition? That's the question Megan is asking herself. As a fitness trainer and a IFBB bikini pro, Megan is grappling with her desire to compete and her desire to heal her relationship with her body and food. Can she have both? In this unique session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and Megan discuss what's possible for her future in fitness. She wants to end the torture of obsessive dieting and the fear she feels around weight gain and tracking her food. She also wants to continue pursing professional bodybuilding. Marc guides Megan into how to create balance and awareness so that her next competition is one she is ready to face with less fear and anxiety and more compassion, forgiveness, and self-acceptance.
Joel's life has felt uncertain and out of his control. He feels like he copes with the uncertainty in his life through food. At times, it's as though he can't stop eating and one meal turns into a several hour affair. Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Joel put the pieces together on what is really going on behind the overeating. Rather than focusing on the eating as the problem, Joel discovers that what he is yearning for is something bigger in his life, using food as his outlet. Joel takes on his masculine, his feminine, his resistance to structure, and makes a big commitment to his life.
Huguette can remember when she was the "pretty" girl and had what seemed like the perfect body. Still, she sought approval from others and when she was hurt and betrayed in some of her relationships, it was hard to bounce back from. She started binge eating to cope and slowly started to put the weight on. Now in her mid-20s, she is done with hating her weight, hating her body, and feeling controlled by binge eating. Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Huguette truly own where she is in her journey and just how far she has already come. They dive into her story with food, her body, and her relationships in life. Huguette makes a new commitment to herself and to her body that will positively impact both her and her clients as she pushes forward.
Elizabeth can't remember the last time she felt completely okay about her body or her health for a long period of time. She has spent so much energy and time second guessing her decisions and looking for the next best fix or solution. Like many others, she feels tortured by the contradictory nutrition advice and can work herself into a tizzy trying to find the right answer. The only time she feels completely comfortable is in silence and meditation. In this really relatable session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, works with Elizabeth through some issues that many can relate to. He helps her appreciate all that she already knows and to really trust her innate body wisdom. He guides her into really stepping into and owning her queenhood. And he gives us all an important reminder about relaxing into the unknowns of life and releasing the reigns on having to know all the answers all the time.
For many years, Devorah has fought her body to lose weight. Going on diet after diet, she has the ideal weight in mind and is continually frustrated with how out of reach it has been. Even with her husband's support and reassurance that she is fine the way she is now, she knows there has always been that little voice inside that says she needs to keep pushing herself to look better and weigh less. In this really important session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, walks with Devorah on this journey to discovering where these thoughts and beliefs about herself began. He helps her see how she, the victim of bullying as a child, has become her own worst bully. Listen in as Devorah makes great discoveries about herself, her body, her health, her relationship with her mother, and how to begin healing in a really big way.
As a doctor, Dan has devoted his life and energy to helping others heal. Lately, though, he finds his own energy is dropping day by day. Waking up feeling exhausted and burned out, Dan feels embarrassed that even his patients are beginning to notice. When his blood tests did not reveal anything unusual, Dan started to wonder if an answer could ever be found. In this breakthrough session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, works with Dan to uncover what's really behind his fatigue, and why Dan needs to start taking more responsibility for his self-care. Find out what he discovers and listen in on this inspiring conversation.
Celeste desires a better relationship with food. She is tired of speeding through her meals and missing out on the experience. She has also noticed her weight fluctuate over and over and wants to find a happy place in her body where she feels comfortable in her skin and her clothes. As she dives into her session with Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Celeste reveals that her relationship with food is about so much more than needing to control her appetite and portion sizes. She is at a great crossroads in her life where she is stepping up more and expanding her voice and presence. She talks boundary setting, relationships with men, and family dynamics. Tune in as she and Marc come to some powerful conclusions about what comes next.
For most of her life, Catherine has struggled to really love her body. Ever since she can remember, she has been reminded by herself and even by her mother that her body was never good enough. Despite her best efforts, she has always come back to this place of wanting to fix her body and never feeling comfortable in front of other people, except for her husband. In this breakthrough session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Catherine uproot some of the major underlying obstacles standing between her and her right to feel comfortable in her own skin. Catherine generously shares the story of her mother, her sister, and how those relationships influenced how she felt about and talked about her body for the years to come. Listen in as Marc and Catherine rewrite the story and reset some of those lifelong beliefs Catherine has held about herself.
For many people who have ever struggled with an eating disorder, a closer look reveals that this very eating disorder can be the symptom of something much deeper. In this podcast episode, Amanda opens up about her struggle with an eating disorder that has persisted for over 16 years. Triggered by stress and the fear of uncertainty, Amanda has felt very frustrated by and controlled by her habits with food. However, after further digging, Amanda and Marc make some great discoveries on what her eating disorder has really meant to her and what she can do to begin to let it go. In this powerful session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Amanda rephrase the role of her disordered relationship with food by uncovering the important role it has played in her life. By the end, Amanda celebrates a greater self-awareness and readiness to end the cycle of binge eating that has plagued her for so long.
Like so many people, Caroline thought that if she could just create the perfect body, everything else would fall into place. Tormented as a child for being overweight, Caroline turned to intense exercise as a way to ensure that she wouldn't have to feel rejected for her appearance ever again. But when she had achieved the body she wanted and still didn't feel happy at age 40, she knew something else had to change. In a powerful first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Caroline become aware of the hidden costs of her perfectionism and gave her some timely guidance to help her navigate a major transition period. In this follow up, you'll find out how she's integrated Marc's suggestions and where they've taken her!
Iris spent more than 40 years hating her body, continually beating herself up for being 10 to 20 pounds overweight. When she looked at photos of herself from years ago, she could see that there was never anything wrong with her - but the habit of negative self talk was so deeply ingrained, she feared she'd never be able to shake it. In her powerful first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, gave Iris some straight talk, some tough love, and some solid life coaching around the deeper spiritual lessons at play to help her jumpstart a new, positive attitude toward her body. In this follow-up, find out how Iris has taken Marc's words to heart and see where her journey has led!
Joe lost over 150 pounds and went on to become a health coach, helping others to develop a positive self image and create the healthy body they desire. He practices consistent self care, regular exercise, and great nutrition, and knows that he will never never regain the weight he lost - most of the time. However, there is a part of him that has feared his weight challenges would always be with him, waiting in the wings to return the moment he lets down his guard. In his uplifting first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Joe to realize that the way through is to honor the part of his life cycle that he's in right now: a time to get more precise, to sharpen his inner sword, and to find the confident warrior within. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Joe, and see where Joe's journey has taken him!
Shalom has dealt with weight issues for two decades, and has gained and lost hundreds of pounds over the years. He struggles to feel comfortable in his body, and fears that he will not be able to find anyone to love (or anyone who can love him back) until he is able to lose the excess weight - but he's ready for a change. In Shalom's first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped him to see more clearly how he could finally start to feel empowered around food, life, and love. Tune in now to the follow-up and find out how Shalom has put these insights into action!
Cydney has spent the last four years feeling completely controlled by her relationship with food and her drive to obtain body perfection through diet and intensive exercise. At the same time, she's been frustrated by feelings of insecurity that she can never seem to shake: she worried about health, finances, her appearance, what others think of her, and more. In a powerful first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Cydney see that she tends to stay stuck in her head and does not let herself feel. Once she started shifting the focus from her diet to her larger challenge around finding security in life, Cydney came to understand that she carries that insecurity in her belly - but that it is possible to have a different experience. In this uplifting follow-up, you'll hear how Cydney has used these insights to begin living life from a more empowered place.
Kayla recovered from bulimia, but still struggles with binge eating. She's a personal trainer who tends to do things to extremes: a period of perfect healthy eating, followed by a period of of self-destructive binging. A history of sexual abuse has left her feeling uncomfortable in the presence of men. In her first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, suggested that Kayla's binge eating is not actually the real problem, but that it's a symptom with an important message for her, and it's time for Kayla to really listen to that message. As Marc helped Kayla to see, a key part of that message is that in order to release binge eating, she will need to begin to heal her relationship with men. Tune in to this follow-up session to see how far Kayla has come!
Linda wants to lose 50 pounds, but feels like it might as well be 500. She continually criticizes herself for not being thin enough, smart enough, or lovable enough - for not being perfect. She'd like to break free of the cycle of self hate, but decades of dieting have not taken her where she wants to go. In her uplifting first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Linda to see the ways she still thinks of herself as a disempowered, ignored little girl living in her parents' house. Tune in to this follow-up session with Marc and see how Linda has progressed toward owning her successes in life and embracing her authority!
Have you hit a plateau in your weight loss efforts? Maybe you know the feeling: you count calories, you plan your meals perfectly, but the numbers on the scale simply refuse to change. This can be especially frustrating when a diet that was effective for a while suddenly stops producing results. If your efforts to lose weight by following a particular eating plan have stalled, you won't want to miss this illuminating new podcast episode. Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why the best way to get unstuck just might be to look beyond food food you're eating and consider some other key factors in your lifestyle. These great tips may be the missing pieces for you or someone you care about.
Sometimes, getting close to achieving our goals for our ideal body can be pretty scary. After all, our body may have altered its weight, shape, or appearance in the past because that's what it thought we needed to keep us safe. Lindsey has done plenty of self exploration and healing work, and she's now ready to take it to the next level and release the last remaining challenges: an extra 10 pounds, chronic eczema, and a less than friendly body image. In an earlier session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, coached Lindsey toward accepting and empowering herself as a beautiful young woman. Tune in now and see how Lindsey has progressed on her journey to connect the dots between her past, her dreams, and her struggles with emotional eating.
How's your gut feeling today? If your digestive system is functioning at it should be, chances are, you won't notice a thing, except maybe how good you feel. But if something's not working quite right, your gut will definitely let you know. If you've been experiencing digestive symptoms and you're not sure why, you won't want to miss this fascinating new podcast episode, where Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains three very common factors that could be contributing to your discomfort. These digestive challenges affect so many people today, but the good news is, there strategies that are simple, effective, and in many cases, completely free. Tune in to learn how you can start feeling better right now!
With so many diet plans out there, it can be hard to separate the truly helpful advice from the fluff. If you're contemplating making a change in your eating style, you may be reading up on a variety of methods that promise to help you lose weight and feel better. But how can you decide which approach is right for you? In this straight-shooting new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps narrow the field by breaking down 5 weight loss strategies that simply don't work - and may even take you farther away from your goals. And once these have been ruled out, Emily offers some timeless wisdom to help you tell which nutritional approaches can have real potential!
In today's weight-obsessed culture, it's easy to feel pressured about having a certain body shape or size. Messages from family, peers, or the media often tell us we need to be thin to be happy, and we can even start internalizing these beliefs and beat ourselves up for not having the perfect look. Some people think that these continual reminders about how important it is to get rid of excess pounds will keep us motivated to stay on a diet or put in our daily gym time, but the reality is sobering. Consant criticism, whether it's coming from others or from ourselves, keeps us in a state of chronic stress about our weight, which produces a biochemical chain reaction in our body that actually makes it much harder to burn fat - and may even have the opposite effect. In this compelling new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why it's time to let go of fighting our bodies, and let the magic of life take over.
Julia is in her early 40s, and she'd like to lose 60 to 80 pounds - but she feels stuck. She's tried all the diets, and found that if she restricts herself severely, weight comes off temporarily, but that method simply isn't sustainable in the long term. She knows there has to be another way. She wants to learn how to model a healthy relationship with food, body, and weight so that her son can grow up with a positive influence. In this moving session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Julia to realize that in order to lose the weight she's been carrying, she must first learn to feel safe in her own body - possibly for the first time ever.
Joe lost over 150 pounds and went on to become a health coach, helping others to develop a positive self image and create the healthy body they desire. He practices consistent self care, regular exercise, and great nutrition, and knows that he will never never regain the weight he lost - most of the time. However, there is a part of him that fears his weight challenges will always be with him, waiting in the wings to return the moment he lets down his guard, and he'd like to put these uncertainties to rest so that he can move on. In this uplifting session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Joe to realize that the way through is to honor the part of his life cycle that he's in right now: a time to get more precise, to sharpen his inner sword, and to find the confident warrior within.
If you believe that good nutrition is key to good health, you probably put quite a bit of thought into what you eat. After all, you want to make sure your body is getting the vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients that it needs to thrive. But what about the eating process itself? Do you take time to savor your food? Are you fully present when you eat, or do you prefer to grab a protein bar on the go? When we eat in a rush, we not only miss the opportunity to experience one of the greatest pleasures of life. More and more, science is proving that our metabolism functions best when we give our meals the time and space they deserve. In fact, fast eating can cause our digestive system to eliminate nutrients instead of absorbing them into the bloodstream - and all the care we put into choosing that beautiful bunch of kale is literally washed down the drain. In this timely new podcast, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why slowing down to eat may be the most important dietary change you’ll ever make!
Bitterness has a bad rap. No one ever talks about having a “bitter tooth” - a powerful craving for bitter foods to snack on - and few of us would want to be known as a bitter person. In fact, nature has helpfully made many plants bitter-tasting as a way of warning us that they could be dangerous. But if we take bitterness at face value and try to avoid it altogether, we might miss out on some amazing gifts that are hidden below the pungent exterior. In this intriguing new podcast, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, dives deep beneath the surface to explore the healing and life-enhancing properties of bitter substances. You’ll learn why the right dose of something bitter can be nutritious and supportive for our body, heart, and soul. Maybe it’s time to welcome a little bit of bitter back to the table!