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Every challenge we face with food or body is an opportunity for growth and transformation #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Our weight challenges are here to teach us. Our job is to listen to whatever body and soul are saying… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Extra weight is not the enemy, it’s the wisdom of life speaking through the body, asking us to listen and explore. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The topic of weight and its loss is beautifully complex. We need to approach it with a lot of humility… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Because we’re creatures of body, mind, heart and soul, we need to address our weight challenges in any or all of these realms. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Counting calories is a prison of numbers for so many people. Please don’t let it dehumanize you or drain your self-respect. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
We don’t know with exact science how much anyone should weigh…  Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If you imprison yourself by counting calories or fat grams, then it’s time to rise up and take back your power. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Some of us are just destined to be quite sensitive. Celebrate it, honor it, and see the beautiful gift that it is… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Listen to your sensitivities around food, body and health. Sensitivity is wisdom clearly speaking #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Whatever you’re going to eat, make sure to smile about it. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The more we put our heart and soul into a meal, the greater is its nutritive power #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
You are what you eat. So please, eat happy… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
When was the last time you thanked your body? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If you punish your body, then consider this question: Why? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If you don’t love your body, then who will? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Eating to cure a pain that cannot be remedied by eating likely brings us even more pain #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
As eaters, we need to learn as we go along… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If you think there’s one perfect way to eat that everyone should follow, then it’s time to change your thinking. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Emotional hungers are often confused with physical ones.. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Can you quiet your mind just enough to access the brilliant wisdom of your biology that’s ceaselessly giving you wise feedback about what truly nourishes your body? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The body is inherently vulnerable and imperfect. Give thanks for what you’ve got. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
There are times in life when we simply need someone to feed us… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Despite our differences, we are all ultimately nourished by the same source. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
One of the best things to do with food is to share it… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
At its deepest level, eating is an affirmation of life… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Each time you eat, you agree somewhere inside to continue life on Earth… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The choice to eat is a fundamental act of love and nourishment, a true celebration of our existence.  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Get into your body, love what you have, and believe in yourself. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Stop dieting. Stop playing it safe. Stop holding yourself back. The world wants the real you... #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Sexiness is an inside job. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Do you bring your best self to the table when it comes to eating, nutrition, and healthy relationship with food? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Are you nutritionally open, flexible, and kind hearted? Or are you convinced you know the right way to eat for everyone? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Are you checked out of your body, or are you checked in? Hint: “In” is where the real action is… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Now that you’re eating a pretty good diet, how are you sharing your good health and good bounty with the world? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Diet and nutrition are supremely important. But how are you nourishing the world? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
What goes around comes around. Nourish yourself, and nourish the world, and the best of who we are is automatically born…   Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Grow more love, serve it, feed it to others, and eat it up when it comes your way.  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Did you know that there’s as much neural traffic from heart to brain as there is from brain to heart? The heart talks to us all the time. We just need to listen.  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The more we truly open to life, to truth, to love, to what’s real – the more our physiology will benefit. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Pain is here to crack open the shell of our soul and expose us to the deepest and truest parts of our being.  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Life is a gamble. And the heart just might be the biggest gambler of them all. What risk is it asking you to take?   #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Awe is a super food for soul…   #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The heart is fed by simple gestures of love, kindness, words of support, a small gift, an unexpected compliment, a surprise…  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
When it comes to the politics of food, we vote with our wallet. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Nutrition is no longer just a personal concern - it’s a global one. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If one person on the planet is starving, then the world needs a better relationship with food. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Social justice and food for all must happen for true planetary health. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Food Really IS Love… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
We simply cannot escape the beautiful reality that food is love, and love is food. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Please don’t beat yourself up if you use food is love. It IS love. And it becomes a process of learning to find the love we truly want from a source other than food if the food as love equation is a challenge for us.. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Food is a collection of nutrients, and a source of fuel for the body. But perhaps most importantly, food is a gift from a Higher Power…   Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
When we truly love food, it magically loves us back…  Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Tell the giant food corporations this: Love would never guide us to produce toxic foods that directly harm our children, our environment, and our future…   Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
When we can’t get the intimacy we seek, it’s easy and natural to turn to food. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Eating is a beautifully intimate act. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Food is intimacy. And intimacy is food. Enjoy the meal… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Many people are more comfortable sharing about their sex life than they are about their food life. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
A majority of people see their eating challenges as the enemy: it needs to be attacked, pushed aside, and eradicated in any way possible. Try this strategy instead: listen, love, and learn some deeper lessons… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Food is a doorway… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Every eating challenge we face is a doorway, a portal, an opening – and they can lead us into some mysterious and surprising places… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Food issues are not merely about food. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Our eating challenges have an amazing way of making us human #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Once you begin to see that your relationship with food is a doorway, then you can truly begin the process of healing and transformation. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Life wants to teach us through the challenges and triumphs of our relationship with food. Are you being a good student? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Food is your friend. It’s that simple… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The strategy of instant gratification is great for infants, but not always so good for us older and wiser humans. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Life needs us to relax. Things take time… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
It’s time to claim our inner dignity and authority when it comes to eating. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If you’re a human being alive on planet Earth, then you’re here to be an eater. Why not just enjoy it… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
It’s easy to see people with eating challenges as somehow deficient, broken, and in need of something logical or scientific that’ll fix them. Try loving them instead…  Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Every challenge with food and body is, in some way, a deficiency in Vitamin L - Love…  Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
We live in a time when love, as a healing strategy is vastly underrated...  Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If you know someone with an eating challenge, keep loving them even when they’re not loving themselves. From there, true healing is possible #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If you know someone with an eating challenge, keep loving them even when they’re not loving themselves. Eventually, they’ll love you for it...   Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The psychology of human beings is dynamic, fascinating, sometimes simple, and oftentimes complex. Have patience… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If you someone you care about has an eating challenge, ask yourself - “how can I best love them”...  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
No field in science operates with universal agreement - especially not nutrition.  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The science of nutrition is the wild west. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Nutrition experts are ceaselessly disagreeing with one another. Enjoy the creative conflict. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Most nutritional rules and guidelines tend to have a limited shelf life… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Humans are still growing and evolving – and so is our understanding of nutrition… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Today’s nutrition facts are often tomorrows nutrition fallacies… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Appetite is natural, it’s hardwired into biologic survival, and it’s your friend. Fighting it is a strange form of insanity… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Your appetite is nothing short of miraculous and beautiful. So why are you fighting it? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Stop fighting your appetite and start trusting it. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
When we artificially control our appetite, it screams louder. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Nutrition Experts Need to be Consumed with a Grain of Salt  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Stop giving your power over to the nutrition experts. Give them a hug instead. Start believing in your own wisdom, experience and insights.  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Can you quiet your mind just enough to access the brilliant wisdom of your biology that’s ceaselessly giving you wise feedback about what truly nourishes your body?  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
What would life be like if you saw every health challenge you face as an opportunity to grow and evolve?   #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
What if we let go of fighting our illnesses, and simply listen a bit more first? What powerful lessons might they be teaching us?   #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
What we think, feel, believe, our level of stress or relaxation, the amount of pleasure in a meal, our attention to the eating experience, the inner story we are living out, the speed at which we consume our food, the degree to which we feel nourished, the intention with which we choose a food – all of these, and more, powerfully, literally and scientifically impact the metabolism of every bite we eat. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If we can have a good tolerance for differing viewpoints, for scientific studies that conflict with one another, and for a multitude of experts who espouse that their way of eating is best – then we’re well equipped to smile about the subject of food, and enjoy a good meal – whatever that meal may be. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
As the field of nutrition explodes with new research and information, our global health continues to plummet and our nutrition-related diseases are on the rise. We need a better way… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Here’s a great diet goal: let go of impossible to attain diet goals #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Be Hungry: for Food, for Love, for Life… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
When we try to artificially control our hunger, we tend to lose our creative edge in life. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The future of nutrition is about welcoming back the wisdom of the past… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Consider eating from an intuitive, earthy, connected, trusting, and curious place. From there, the intelligence of the body has a magical way of guiding us to a place of innate nutritional wisdom... #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
We live in a world where far too many of our human family go hungry, and where corporatism and financial greed have hijacked our food chain. Are you courageous enough to see what the world is truly being fed? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The future of nutrition: real, honest, healthy, fresh food… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
More and more people are hungry for an approach that includes all of who we are as eaters: body, mind, heart and soul. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Words can heal, words can create intimacy, they can bring people closer together, they can expose darkness and create positive change across the globe, and of course, words can wound and harm others. What comes out of our mouth is often as important as what goes in…  Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Withheld power often leads to unwanted eating challenges – food becomes the symbolic place where we play out our powerlessness… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Most people with eating challenges are quite worried about what’s going into their mouths and how they can stop it. Better to pay attention to what’s not coming out of your mouth – your true voice – and how to help those words find the light of day… Marc David #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The more we allow the truth of who we are to come out, the less we need to have unnecessary food come in… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
This is one of the great ways to help transform any unwanted eating concern: Start empowering yourself… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Stop waiting to be the real you. Stop worrying about pleasing everyone, and being your own harshest critic. Say who you are. Declare yourself to the world. Be authentic. Speak up. Be yourself. Love more... #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If the exercise you do doesn’t feel good, doesn’t make you happy, and doesn’t inspire you to love your body right now, then why are you doing it? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Exercise in ways that you love… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Exercise in ways that give you pleasure, make you smile, and inspire you to love your body... #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Don’t use exercise to merely shed pounds. Use exercise to feel alive, and to be in love with your body… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Embracing Authenticity can help us feel more energized and empowered in our relationship with food. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Be authentic, dig deep into who you really are, let go of anything that’s in the way of expressing your real self, and the rewards will surprise you. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Authenticity leads to a truly peaceful, loving, and nourishing life. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Being authentic reduces stress and leads to a huge metabolic victory. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Authenticity sets us on our truest course and allows us to be exactly what we are - human. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
The key to being at your metabolic best is becoming your most authentic self  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Authenticity is a requirement for a life well lived and a body that’s well nourished. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Why not take the risk to be your most authentic self? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Authenticity is the New Vitamin A #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
It’s easy to turn to food when we’re not being who we really are #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If you want to be at your metabolic best, then you need to be at your personal best #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
It’s easy to turn to food when we’re avoiding what we truly feel.  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
It’s easy to turn to food when we are not living the life we’re meant to live  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
It’s easy to turn to food when we are doing too much people pleasing.  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
It’s easy to turn to food when we discover that the life we’ve been living has really been the life we thought we were supposed to live to please others – not the one we truly want  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Authenticity is a powerful metabolic force #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Learn to empower yourself and let go of judgement and watch your metabolism transform. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
You gain unlimited possibilities to learn, grow, and evolve when you let go and release judgment. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Become an artist in listening with an open heart and open mind. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Opening your mind without judgement will make you a lot healthier and a way more interesting human being. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Opening your mind without judgement will lead you to a smarter brain, a greater sense of community, more discovery and an open heart.  #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Releasing judgment and opening up your mind will make you a lot healthier and a way more interesting human being. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
If your approach to nutrition doesn’t have love in it, then consider it deficient. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Digestion is one of our greatest allies…#health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Your digestion is always talking. How well do you listen? #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Time heals all wounds, and it digests all foods… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
These are the real digestive aids: Relaxation and Time… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
When we can’t metabolize our feelings, we often turn to food… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Overeating is an emotional suppressor… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Oftentimes, when we feel too much, we tend to eat too much #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Feelings need to be digested and assimilated… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Food is meant to be eaten. Feelings are meant to be felt. When we shortchange either of these, they both get entangled and confused. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
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... #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Our wish for you is that if you struggle with food and body, that you know, without a doubt, there’s hope. You’re not alone. There’s a place to connect where you’ll be welcomed without judgment. And that your challenges are your greatest gifts… #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE
Don’t waste another precious moment of your life hating your body or suffering in silence. Life wants you to be free. From there, we can start sharing our truest gifts and make the world a better place. #health #nutrition #eatingpsychology #IPE