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  • 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!

  • Emotional Eating: Here’s What You Need to Know – Video with Marc David

    emotional-eating-heres-what-you-need-to-know Emotional eating is more and more of a concern these days, and there doesn’t seem to be an easy answer when it comes to best understanding it, and how to let it go. But when we say "I'm an emotional eater," what does this actually mean? As humans, we experience a constant and ever-changing flow of emotions all day long, so it makes sense that our feelings will be there when we're eating, too. Dynamic Eating Psychology shows that the way we relate to our emotions can have a big impact on what we choose to eat and how our body processes our meal. In this illuminating new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, offers some unusual and unexpected insights to help us work with emotional eating in an effective and empowering way.

  • 3 Kinds of Cravings – Video with Emily Rosen

    3-kinds-of-cravings So many of us experience food cravings. Sometimes these cravings seem to come out of the blue, and we suddenly find ourselves swept away by the irresistible desire to eat a particular food. Whether it's chocolate, potato chips, cheese or bananas, it may feel like the craving is completely random. But the truth is, cravings are almost always carrying important messages for us. They may relate to any aspect of our being - body, mind, heart, or soul - and chances are, they'll stick around until we start paying attention. In this fascinating video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, breaks down the three main kinds of cravings to help you understand what your sudden desires for certain foods may be telling you. When you learn their language, you just may start to welcome cravings and the information they offer about what you need to thrive nutritionally, and emotionally.

  • What Is a Calorie? – Video with Marc David

    What Is A Calorie? The word "calorie" is one of the most frequently-used terms in the entire field of nutrition, but how many of us know what a calorie really is, in its most literal and scientific sense? Some people want more of them in their daily diet and many people want less. We count them, we avoid them, we put them into categories, but unless we understand how they work, we may be missing an important piece of the nutritional puzzle. In this intriguing new video from IPEtv, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains what a calorie actually measures, and why different bodies process the same amount of calories in very different ways. Tune in now, and get a whole new perspective on the power of the calorie.

  • The Brain in the Belly – Video with Emily Rosen

    the-brain-in-the-belly One of the most fascinating developments in the field of nutritional science in recent years has been the discovery of the enteric nervous system, known as the “gut brain” or the “brain in the belly.” Although we’re used to thinking of the brain in our head as the commander in chief of our body systems, as it turns out, many of our digestive processes are designed to be regulated locally, by a complex and highly intelligent network of neurons woven throughout the stomach, intestines, and other organs. Unfortunately, many of us habitually ignore the messages that our gut brain sends us, and so we miss important cues about how to best nourish our body. In this new video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores the astonishing science of the brain in the belly, and shares some practical tips for tuning in to this untapped source of wisdom!

  • A Secret to Turbocharge Any Detox – Video with Marc David

    a-secret-to-turbocharge-any-detox Nutrition and wellness experts are enthusiastically embracing the power of fasting or dietary cleansing to detoxify the body, boost our energy, strengthen our immune systems, and grant us good health. And as this practice has become more popular, there are now just about as many approaches to detoxing as there are people looking for a cleanse. But no matter which detox technique you choose, there’s one key strategy you can use to take your cleansing experience to the next level. In this illuminating new video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares the one secret that will dramatically enhance the detoxifying power of any cleanse or fast. If you want to maximize the impact of your cleanse, you won’t want to miss this video.

  • Pleasure and Metabolism – Video with Emily Rosen

    pleasure-and-metabolism-video-blog Do you remember being told as a child that you needed to finish a certain food, even though you didn’t like it, because it was “good for you”? Or maybe you’ve pushed yourself to include certain tasteless, joyless foods in your diet because you’ve heard they’ll help you lose weight or manage an unwanted symptom. Your parents surely had your best interests at heart when they encouraged you to eat these foods, but they were likely missing one key factor: the role of pleasure in the digestive process. As it turns out, we can be eating the most nutritious food in the world, but if we aren’t enjoying it, our body simply won’t be able to metabolize it to the fullest - and we might even be setting ourselves up to make less-healthy choices later on. In this fascinating new video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why Vitamin P - Pleasure - is an important part of any diet. Tune in to learn why, when it comes to healthy eating, enjoyment really matters!

  • How to Have More Energy – Video with Marc David

    how-to-have-more-energy-video-blog Do you secretly believe you could do so much more with your life, if only you had more energy? So many people today would love more energy to have fun with their families, to get ahead in their careers, or to devote to their special projects and passions. In the United States alone, we spend tens of billions - yes, billions - of dollars on energy drinks every year, trying to get an extra boost that we hope will take us where we want to go. But quick fix products never seem to pep us up for very long, and they often leave us feeling more drained than before. What if there was a proven, reliable strategy you could use to raise your energy level in a long-term, sustainable way? In this eye-opening new video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares his guaranteed, failproof method for having more energy - and best of all, it’s completely free!

  • 4 Things to Know if you Binge or Purge – Video with Emily Rosen

    4-things-to-know-if-you-binge-and-purge If you binge and purge, you may feel like you’re trapped in a cycle that you can’t get out of, no matter how hard you try. You may have exhausted yourself fighting against old patterns, only to find them taking over when your resistance is down. But no matter where you are at in your journey with binging and purging, there are some simple yet profound things that you can do to give yourself some breathing room and enhance your chances of making changes that last. In this powerful new video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares 4 ideas that may give you a new perspective this eating challenge. If you or someone you care about struggles with binging and purging, you won’t want to miss this.

  • Why Do Women Judge Each Other So Much? – Video with Marc David

    why-do-women-judge-each-other-so-much Conventional wisdom tells us that we dress to impress the opposite sex. Ads put out by the beauty industry encourage women to imagine how male observers will respond to this perfume or that low-cut blouse. But this is only part of the story when it comes to how we imagine our audience when we’re getting ready to leave the house. In reality, other women can be much more observant - and much more critical - of the subtle details of color, style, and trend than the average man. What is it that makes so many women feel like they need to bring each other down a notch? And is it possible that there’s a better way to be? If you’ve ever wondered why women judge each other so harshly, you’re not alone. In this thought-provoking new video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, asks us to consider what life would be like if women could treat each other with more kindness.

  • 5 Great Tips For Overeaters – Video with Emily Rosen

    5-great-tips-for-overeaters Do you ever find yourself feeling uncomfortably full and realize you’ve just done it again - eaten more than you really needed? Just about everyone has experienced overeating now and then, and for some of us, it happens more often than we’d like. If you’ve struggled to break out of an overeating habit, you won’t want to miss this insightful new video from #IPEtv, where Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, offers 5 simple but transformative strategies for setting yourself - and your appetite - free. You’ll learn how to honor fullness in your body and your life, and you’ll gain some powerful tools for bringing balance back to your diet. Tune in now!

  • Why Are You Such a Perfectionist? – Video with Marc David

    why-are-you-such-a-perfectionist 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 video from #IPEtv. 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!

  • Why Isn’t My Diet Working – Video with Emily Rosen

    why-isnt-my-diet-working-new Have you ever stuck with a weight-loss diet, following its guidelines rigorously, even though you didn’t seem to be actually losing any weight? Maybe you stayed with it because your doctor prescribed it, or because it had worked for all your friends, or because the last time you tried it you lost 20 pounds. But no diet in existence works for everybody, all the time. Each of us is a unique individual with unique nutritional needs, and these needs can change dramatically over the course of our lives. Is it time for you to let go of a diet that’s not taking you where you want to go - or do you just need to make a few tweaks to get it working for you? In this fascinating new video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, clarifies the many reasons why your diet may not be working - and what you can do to get it going again.

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