Are You Suffering From Toxic Nutritional Beliefs – Part 1

Check out the videos below. They contain quick and easy information that help you get to the heart of the matter around food, weight and life. You can make great use of the concepts they contain for yourself, and your clients. I find that oftentimes, the most practical and transformative information when it comes to food and weight is simple and honest. Each video discusses a different “Toxic Nutritional Belief.” These are beliefs we hold about eating and the body that we believe are gospel, but are factually incorrect. The net result is that they cause more harm to our system than the worst chemical toxins in our diet. I think you’ll find these videos quite helpful. Let us know what you think!

Food Equals Calories:

Many of us have been trained to look at food as a collection of calories. From this place, we can create all kinds of self imposed dietary misery that impacts our emotional world and creates an ongoing food prison of guilt and shame. But equally worse, the popular scientific concept of a calorie is outdated, and causes nutritional and metabolic ramifications that actually create more problems around appetite, weight, and health – not less. Check out the video and learn more.

Not the Real Me

One of the most pervasive toxic nutritional beliefs when it comes to weight loss is that the body I am currently living in is “not the real me.” If you’re trying to lose weight, it makes perfect sense to take this approach. But the problem is, if we believe the body we’re living in is not really ours, we create a physiologic stress response that changes our digestive metabolism and calorie burning capacity, and creates the opposite result that we are intending from our weight loss strategies.

I Will Be Happy When…

We all want to be happy, but many of us have a very specific list of the exact conditions that must be met around our diet and our weight. Once this seemingly impossible list is fulfilled, then we can finally be happy. Talk about pressure around happiness! This toxic nutritional belief can powerfully hold us back form getting the results we want. Learn more, and check out some new alternatives that can help get you to where you truly want to go.

We hope you enjoyed these videos! Which of the three Toxic Nutritional Beliefs seems to speak most to your situation and why?
To see more videos: check out Part 2 of this series!

Warm regards,
Marc David
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  • Marc,

    Thank you so much for these vivid comments about ‘Toxic Nutritional Beliefs’, they really resonated with me and what I am trying to allow my clients to understand. You really pinpointed some of the major difficulties that women experience when attempting to lose weight. Thank you, Wendy

  • Marquita Hain

    These videos are truly profound! I have been employing “toxic nutritional beliefs” for years, and know many people who do the same thing.
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom and encouragement.

  • KarnaN

    Hi everyone,

    Karna here, Director of Student Relations at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
    Marc asked me to get back to you.
    Thank you very much for your sweet comments.

    We are so glad that these videos have inspired you!

    Warm regards,

    Karna Nau

About The Author
Marc David
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Marc David is the Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, a leading visionary, teacher and consultant in Nutritional Psychology, and the author of the classic and best-selling works Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet. His work has been featured on CNN, NBC and numerous media outlets. His books have been translated into over 10 languages, and his approach appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for fresh, inspiring and innovative messages about food, body and soul. He lectures internationally, and has held senior consulting positions at Canyon Ranch Resorts, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Johnson & Johnson Corporation, and the Disney Company. Marc is also the co-founder of the Institute for Conscious Sexuality and Relationship.