About Marc David

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Marc David, M.A. is the Founder and primary teacher of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. He’s a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic, groundbreaking and bestselling books Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet. For over 3 decades Marc has been an innovator in eating psychology and nutrition.

His humorous, engaging, and informative speaking style has made him a popular and well-loved presenter, and his uplifting and inclusive approach appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for fresh, positive, and inspiring messages about food and metabolism.

Marc has an extensive background in clinical nutrition, eating psychology, and coaching modalities. He has a long history in product development and marketing in the food and supplement industries, and has held senior consulting positions at Canyon Ranch Resorts, the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, the Disney Company, and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. He also served on the editorial board of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.

Marc’s work has been featured on CNN and NBC, and in publications such as The New York Times, Chicago Times, McCall’s, Glamour, Elle, Yoga Journal, WebMD, and hundreds more. His books have been translated into over 10 languages. Marc has presented at a long list of professional settings, including Harvard University, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine.

He’s lectured and presented around the world, and has mentored many of the luminaries in the fields of nutrition and natural medicine. Marc founded the Institute for the Psychology of Eating as a way to channel his passionate mission to create an effective, uplifting, results driven approach to the ever-increasing number of eating challenges and nutrition-linked health concerns that the world is facing. Marc earned his M.A. at Sonoma State University in Psychology and trained at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical School.

He’s logged thousands of hours of client sessions over the last 30 years in a full range of clinical nutrition challenges, eating disorders, weight concerns, body image struggles, and the most common and compelling food challenges such as overeating, binge eating, emotional eating, endless dieting, weight loss resistance, and much more.

The powerful body of work presented at the Institute is the result of a lifetime of Marc’s research, inquiry, and clinical experience that were driven by one compelling question: How can we combine the best of nutritional science and eating psychology to serve people in a profound and truly effective way? To this end, Marc has originated two unique new approaches – Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition.

The result of this unique combination of eating psychology and holistic nutrition is a revolutionary and powerful body of work that’s taught at the Institute to both professionals and the public.

If you’d like to learn more about Marc’s background and what motivated him personally and professionally to do this work, then please check out the brief video below. In it you’ll hear some of his own journey with food and body, and why the world is ready for an approach that honors all of who we are as eaters – body, mind, heart, science and soul.

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“The study of nutrition alone is no longer adequate enough to address the issues we face with health, weight, body image, overeating, and the challenges of being an eater. Every concern with food and health has a deeper teaching that’s perfectly designed to fuel our growth and transformation. Our job is to listen. The biology of the body is always mirroring the experience of the soul.”

Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

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“I’ve not only been able to dramatically heal my own struggles with food and body- I’m now able to serve others in a similar way. That, to me, is the beauty of this work. Each of us can use our own personal journey to serve others and do rewarding work in the world that supports us and makes a real difference.”

Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

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