Video Blogs

  • When is the Best Time to Eat? – Video with Emily Rosen

    When is the Best Time to Eat? Many people wonder what is the best time of day to eat our main meals. Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and others warn that eating too close to bedtime can give us bad dreams. In some cultures, the main meal is eaten at lunchtime, while others prefer a big, festive dinner later in the evening. With all of the competing messages about when we should eat, how do we know what's right for us? In this compelling new video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores the biological cycles that drive our metabolism and explains why we can digest our food more efficiently at certain times of day. This episode is full of practical tips and insights that will help you tune in to your body's natural rhythms and maximize your metabolic potential.

  • Strange Things that Make Us Gain Weight: Antibiotics – Video with Marc David

    strange-things-that-make-us-gain-weight-antibiotics Science is brilliant at finding solutions to all kinds of problems. But as any good scientist knows, some of those solutions come with unintended consequences, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the world of medicine - just take a look at the list of side effects for any prescription drug, and you’ll get the idea. Part of the process, then, is to experiment, try new things, and tweak what we’re doing so the results get better and better. Antibiotics are a perfect example: we’ve developed medicines that save countless lives by eliminating disease-causing bacteria - but they can also wreak havoc on the community of healthy microbes living in our gut. In this insightful new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, dives deep into the microbiome to explore the fascinating link between antibiotic use and weight gain. Tune in to learn why, whether you’re a mouse, a baby, or a full-grown adult, overuse of these important medicines could be telling your body to hang on to extra weight.

  • The Metabolic Power of the Sacred – Video with Emily Rosen

    metabolic-power-of-the-sacred We often think of experiences like falling in love, grieving a death, or standing in awe of a beautiful natural landscape as phenomena of the emotions, of the heart or of the soul. But as the saying goes, we are spiritual beings having a human experience, which means that transcendant and meaningful feelings such as these each have a precise biological component, as well. When we feel pleasure, our brain is producing molecules that cause us to feel pleasure; when we feel humble, our body is making chemicals that trigger this feeling. And just like any chemical reaction that takes place in our body, all of these molecules have a measurable impact on our metabolism. In this fascinating new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes a look at the ways our experiences of the sacred can literally change our metabolism, and how we can tap into this often-overlooked source of metabolic power to transform our lives for good.

  • Strange Things That Make Us Gain Weight: The Rebel Inside You – Video with Marc David

    strange-things-that-make-us-gain-weight-the-rebel-inside-you Many people who are trying to lose weight focus on making changes in their diet and exercise routine, and believe they have covered all the bases. After a while, though, they may hit a plateau where they just can’t seem to lose any more. At this point, they’re likely to feel frustrated and confused - they’ve been following the plan carefully, so why isn’t the weight coming off? As it turns out, the old approach that’s based purely on “calories in, calories out” is only part of the story of why we gain weight in the first place, and how we can let it go. In this energizing new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains that we each have many different personalities within us, and surprisingly, each of our personas can have different metabolic needs. Tune in and learn how to tell who’s sitting at the head of the table when you eat, and how you can get all of your inner voices on board when it comes to weight loss.

  • Getting Real About Weight – Video with Emily Rosen

    Getting Real About Weight Magazines, health websites, and TV news shows are constantly talking about weight and how to lose it, but you've probably noticed that they're saying the same things over and over again. The diet experts always seem to be giving the same stale advice that never takes us very far. It's time for a fresh approach to weight. Please join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she shares some cutting-edge insights from the field of Dynamic Eating Psychology in this game-changing new video from IPEtv. You'll learn why much of what we've been told about weight simply isn't helpful, and you'll come away with a whole new perspective on this important, complex and timely topic.

  • Strange Things that Make Us Gain Weight: Lack of Love – Video with Marc David

    strange-things-that-make-us-gain-weight-lack-of-love These days, there are so many people dealing with unwanted weight that the media is calling it an epidemic. There are plenty of health and nutrition experts out there proposing solutions, but they all seem to be suggesting some variation on “eat this, don’t eat that” - a story we’ve heard many times before, and one that never seems to arrive at the promised happy ending. That’s because it leaves out some of the most important factors when it comes to nourishment for the body, heart, and soul. As the field of Mind Body Nutrition teaches us, any diet plan that doesn’t take into account who we are as eaters is bound to miss the mark and leave us feeling unsatisfied. If you’re frustrated with weight loss methods that just don’t work, please join us for this fascinating new video from IPEtv. Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores some of the less well known reasons why human bodies sometimes hold on to excess weight, and offers some surprising solutions. Tune in and find out if you might be carrying excess weight because you’re deficient in one of the most important nutrients of all - love.

  • Is There Hope for Your Eating Challenge? – Video with Emily Rosen

    Is There Hope For Your Eating Challenge? If you've ever struggled with an unwanted eating challenge, you may have reached a point where you wondered if it would ever get better. And if you've worked on the same issue for years, if you've tried everything and still haven't been able to make the changes you want, you might start to feel like there is no hope. If you've ever found yourself in that place, or if you know someone who has, please join us for this powerful new video from IPEtv where Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares 5 game-changing insights that can completely transform the way you approach any eating-related concern. You'll come away with some fresh ideas and perspectives, and hopefully, a new sense of possibility. No matter what you've been dealing with, there is hope for you - and these key distinctions can help you regain your optimism.

  • Strange Things That Make Us Gain Weight: Lack Of Sun – Video with Marc David

    strange-things-that-make-us-gain-weight-lack-of-sun Many people who are trying to lose weight focus on the two traditional factors that we think of as determining weight: the amount of calories we eat, and the amount of calories we burn. Of course, these are important things to consider, but they’re only part of the story when it comes to how and why the body stores energy as fat. Elements of our inner world, such as our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs, interact with elements of our environment to influence our metabolism in surprising ways. In this illuminating new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes a look at a lesser-known piece of the weight puzzle: our relationship with the sun. In many modern societies, we’ve come to regard the sun with suspicion, limiting our exposure whenever possible - but compelling new scientific research suggests that if we hide in the shadows for too long, our body won’t be able to produce the nutrients it needs to burn calories efficiently. Tune in to learn why it’s time to give this old friend another chance!

  • Numbers and Nutrition: What’s the Connection? – Video with Emily Rosen

    Numbers and Nutrition: What's the Connection? When it comes to nutrition, there's no shortage of seemingly important numbers. We have recommended daily allowances for nutrients, calorie amounts, cholesterol levels, and target weight, just to name a few. And if we're following a specific diet plan, chances are, we know a lot of those numbers by heart. We may even use them to help us make important life decisions. Nutritional numbers can be a great starting place, but sometimes we can start to feel like they're running our life, leaving us no room for fun or spontaneity - and for all the attention we give them, they really only tell part of the story. In this thought-provoking new video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, looks at the benefits and limitations of nutritional data, and offers some powerful alternative sources of guidance. If you find yourself checking the scale more often than you'd like, it may be time to give the numbers a break and tune into your own body's wisdom about what it needs to be fully nourished. What you learn may surprise you!

  • Strange Things That Make You Gain Weight: Emotional Constipation – Video with Marc David

    strange-things-that-make-us-gain-weight-emotional-constipation If you’ve tried to lose weight by changing your diet and adding more exercise, but haven’t found the success you were looking for, you may have begun to suspect that there’s more to the weight loss story than just “calories in, calories out.” In fact, there are many reasons why our body may hang on to excess weight, even if we’d like it to let go. Our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, attitudes, and personal history all have a part to play. Did you know that in addition to our digestive system, we also have an emotional metabolism? We take in experiences, and our body needs to process the emotions of those experiences so that we can learn from them and then move on with our lives. If our emotional metabolism isn’t functioning as it should, our chemistry can become unbalanced, and the body can respond by storing energy as fat. In this compelling new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains what “emotional constipation” is and why giving some attention to your emotional metabolism can help your body to find its perfect weight.

  • 3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Digestion Isn’t Great – Video with Emily Rosen

    3 Surprising Reasons Why Your Digestion Isn't Great 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 video from IPEtv, 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!

  • The Brilliance Of Your Taste Buds – Video with Marc David

    the-brilliance-of-your-taste-buds Taste buds. We hear about them all the time. Advertisers are constantly telling us to give our taste buds what they want. But when was the last time you really thought about what a taste bud actually is, or how it fits in to the beautifully complex process of metabolism? In fact, each of your taste buds is a highly intelligent sense organ whose seeming simplicity hides its crucial role in our digestion. From influencing the dietary choices we make to signaling the brain to release the enzymes that start breaking down our food, taste buds have a lot to say - and it's time we paid them a little more attention. In this fascinating new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes a close look at the humble taste bud and offers some practical tips for working with the innate wisdom that these smart little sensors possess.

  • Mind Over Food – Video with Emily Rosen

    Mind Over Food When we're trying to eat healthy, most of us pay a lot of attention to the nutritional content of our food. Whether we're counting calories, watching sodium levels, or monitoring the amount of fat or protein we consume, we tend to play the numbers when it comes to our diet. But if we only look at the food we're eating and ignore the hidden factors that we, as eaters, bring to the table, then we're missing out on an important piece of the metabolic puzzle. Abundant research has shown that our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and attitudes about food have a dramatic impact on the way our body will process any meal, whether it's an ice cream cone or a chef salad. Tune in to this enlightening new video from IPEtv, with Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and learn how you can harness the power of your mind to turbocharge your metabolism.

  • Symptoms are Sacred – Video with Marc David

    symptoms-are-sacred (1) When you experience an unpleasant physical symptom, it's easy to get frustrated or impatient. You're not feeling good, and you want to get rid of that symptom as soon as possible. And in today's world, the average person has a gigantic arsenal of weapons with which to attack the "enemy," the headache, the cough, the upset stomach, or whatever the symptom might be. But when we grab the big guns at the first sign of discomfort, we sometimes overlook the real reason why our symptom is showing up in the first place. In this illuminating new video from IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why we should spend a little time listening to our symptoms before we try to eliminate them. When you start listening to the messages that your body brings you in the form of symptoms, you might be surprised to find some unexpected gifts hidden in these humble packages. Tune in now and begin to see your symptoms in a whole new light.

  • 5 Unexpected Healthy Superfoods for Your Heart – Video with Emily Rosen

    5 Unexpected Healthy Superfoods for Your Heart Heart health is a huge topic in the nutrition world today, and the experts are always trumpeting the latest pill, exercise, or superfood that's guaranteed to lower our blood pressure and keep our heart pumping at full strength. Many of these suggestions can indeed be helpful, but sometimes the experts have a narrow focus when it comes to nourishing the human heart and miss the big picture. In this insightful new podcast episode, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the psychology of Eating, shares 5 truly innovative strategies to support your heart. Each of these "superfoods" is a unique and powerful way to give your heart a boost. Try one today, and you just might find that your happiness levels show a dramatic increase.

  • What’s Up with Binge Eating – Video with Marc David

    06384f54-9006-491a-8738-c6ebdb63c968 If you struggle with binge eating, it can feel like some unknown force takes over you and you find yourself unable to stop eating. You could even have periods of lost time, where you know you ate too much, but you don’t remember actually doing it. Experiences like these can be upsetting and leave us feeling powerless. But as Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares in this uplifting new video from IPEtv, when you can meet the impulse to binge with openness and curiosity, you can find a greater source of personal power than you ever imagined was possible. Like all of our eating-related challenges, binge eating can be an amazing teacher. All we need do is to learn to hear and understand its messages. If you or someone you care about has ever binged, you won’t want to miss this video. It’s full of practical ideas that can help you move from despair to hope.

  • The Psychobiology of Chewing – Video with Emily Rosen

    The Psychobiology of Chewing In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to find ourselves rushing through meals. In fact, we can be in such a hurry that we don't even think to fully chew our food. And when we eat so quickly that we're swallowing each bite without really chewing, we miss out on more than just the enjoyment of the flavors and textures of our meal. Chewing serves important biological and psychological functions, and when we skip this necessary step, we can limit the nutritional value of our meal and create unwanted eating habits. Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she breaks down the fascinating and complex evolutionary purpose behind our need to "crunch" in this new video from IPEtv. We guarantee it'll give you something to chew on.

  • Food Hunger and Life Hunger: What’s the Difference – Video with Marc David

    food-hunger-and-life-hunger-whats-the-difference When people are passionate about something, we often say they have a hunger: a hunger for success, for excitement, for new experiences, and more. That’s because it takes more than food to nourish us. We’re here on this human journey to learn and grow, and to feel personally fulfilled. We crave opportunities to really savor the juiciness of life. Such experiences are nourishment for our heart and soul, and when we don’t have enough of them, we can be left feeling empty, and hungry for more. In this inspiring new video from IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why the body can mistake unmet desires for a literal hunger for food, leading us to eat more than we need. You’ll learn how to tell when you’re really hungry for a richer and more satisfying life, and how you can feed those yearnings in a way that’s truly satisfying.

  • What is Metabolism – Video with Emily Rosen

    What is Metabolism? Metabolism has been a hot topic for a long time now. So many people want to change their metabolism and make it faster and more powerful. But when someone says "I want to boost my metabolism," what do they really mean? As it turns out, the term "metabolism" means different things to many different people, and some of the most common definitions you'll hear from the scientific community may be a little out of date. In this fascinating new video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores the classic understanding of metabolism and offers a fresh, contemporary and surprising update. Tune in and find out some unusual ways to keep your metabolism humming.

  • What Heals? – Video with Marc David

    What Heals? Medicine is a continuously evolving field, and there are plenty of approaches to healing that have yet to be proven or quantified by the scientific community. But this doesn’t mean that we need to wait for researchers to catch up. We know that a mother’s kiss can make a skinned knee hurt less, that a phone call from a loved one can elevate our mood, a powerful experience in nature can shift us, or a new relationship can energize the body. In this mind-opening and heart-opening new video from IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores the frontier of healing and how we can go beyond conventional medicine to find what truly heals us when it comes to both body and soul. We think you’ll find this video uplifting and inspiring.

  • Can Happiness Be Learned? – Video with Emily Rosen

    Can Happiness Be Learned? Is happiness an inborn personality trait? Or does happiness simply come about when the right combination of circumstances appear? Sometimes happiness can seem elusive, and you might even wonder if it will ever come your way. But a number of recent studies tell a different story. The exciting truth is that we actually have a lot of power when it comes to how happy we feel, and it turns out that we CAN increase our happiness level. In this uplifting new video, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares simple, highly doable techniques that you can use right away to invite more happiness into your life. Tune in now and watch your spirits start to rise.

  • An Unusual Way to Manage Your Appetite – Video with Marc David

    An Unusual Way to Manage Your Appetite So many people are looking for ways to control and manage their appetite. From pills to meal plans to elaborate exercise routines, the diet industry has made a big business claiming to help people suppress their appetite, yet the number of people who struggle with this never seems to go down. Some are afraid to give in to their desires with food because they don't know if they'll ever be able to stop, while others just wish they craved more of what's good for them and less of what's not. So if you’d like to have a breakthrough with your appetite, you won't want to miss this eye-opening new video from IPEtv. Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why the most common ways to control our appetite simply don't work, and offers a surprising, doable approach that will help you transform your appetite like never before.

  • Symbolic Substitutes – Video with Emily Rosen

    symbolic-substitutes Have you ever known something was bad for you, but felt compelled to go for it anyway? Maybe you had an overpowering craving for a food, and you knew it wouldn't make you feel very good, but you just couldn't resist the temptation. If you've been there - and so many of us have, at some point in our lives - please don't beat yourself up. You simply experienced the power of a symbolic substitute, a psychological process that’s part of our complex and beautiful human nature. In this inspirational new video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains where these powerful urges come from, and how you can redirect their energy toward fulfilling your most cherished dreams.

  • Body Image and Conditional Love – Video with Marc David

    body-image-and-conditional-love Every day is another day that too many people suffer from the pain of body hate. We're experiencing a worldwide epidemic of poor body image that affects men, women, and even children. So many factors come into play, but the simple truth is this: when we're carrying around judgments about our body, we can be wounding ourselves over and over without even realizing it. Join Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as he shares some heartfelt wisdom, surprising insights, and practical advice to help you rediscover the love you're meant to feel for your body in this uplifting new video from IPEtv.

  • Can the Psychology of Eating Change Your Metabolism? – Video with Emily Rosen

    can-the-psychology-of-eating-change-your-metabolism If you've ever tried to boost your metabolism, you probably started by taking a look at diet and exercise. Of course, these play an important role, but there’s much more to the story. The research is showing us that emotions, thoughts, our level of stress, our past experiences, and so many more aspects of our inner world generate chemical reactions in the brain and digestive system that have a very real and measurable impact on how we metabolize a meal. Don't miss this fascinating new video from IPEtv where Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares doable, common-sense techniques for turbocharging your metabolism without changing anything you eat!

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