Video Blogs

  • The Great Body Image Challenge – Video with Marc David
    Posted on March 12, 2015

    The Great Body Image Challenge Body image is a huge source of suffering for so many people today, and it’s also one of the biggest reasons why people seek out Eating Psychology coaching. Body image is more than just a picture in our minds of what we think we look like - it’s also a conversation that we have with ourselves, and far too often, that conversation is not very nice. In fact, it can be downright hurtful. Where does this inner dialogue come from, and why do we feel like we need to put ourselves down? If you’ve ever pondered these questions, you’ll want to check out this fresh new video from #IPEtv. Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, breaks down the forces that influence our self-perception and poses a challenge that will have you questioning everything you think you know about how you look.

  • The Problem of Nutritional Proof – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on March 12, 2015

    The Problem of Nutritional Proof When we have to make important decisions about our health, most of us would prefer to back up our choices with as much hard evidence as possible. We often look to scientific research to guide us, and in the field of nutritional science, there are plenty of experts claiming to have absolute proof that their dietary approach is the best. But in recent years, we’ve seen an interesting phenomenon: two or more researchers defending opposite points of view, each of them with pages of studies to back up their recommendations. How can a single food be proven to be good for you in one study, while another study proves that same food to be bad for you? If you’ve ever been frustrated by contradictory nutritional “facts,” please join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she sheds some light on the subject in this refreshing new video from #IPEtv!

  • Obesity is Not a Disease – Video with Marc David
    Posted on March 6, 2015

    Obesity is Not a Disease There is so much talk these days about America’s “obesity epidemic” and what we, as a society, should do about it. It’s true that obesity rates for both adults and children have been on the rise in the U.S., and this has prompted a lot of discussion from well-meaning professionals and other observers about how best to help people get rid of excess weight. But as we can clearly see, the strategies that have been offered so far are not working, and the problem is only getting worse. In this honest and straight-shooting new video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why our current approach will never heal the core issues that lead to obesity, and offers an alternative way of looking at obesity that can lead to real change.

  • Your Relationship with Food – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on March 6, 2015

    Your Relationship With Food Here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, we often talk about our relationship with food. When we look at food as our first human relationship - and our longest lasting relationship - we can get a lot of great insights into why we do what we do when it comes to food and eating. As with any relationship, we go into it hoping to get certain needs met, but if we’re not conscious about what those needs are, a lot of frustration can be the result. And now and then, every relationship can benefit from a little honest conversation. Are you ready to take a deeper look at your relationship with food? Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she delves into the dynamics in this thought-provoking new video from #IPEtv.

  • Liberate Yourself from Nutritional Confusion – Video with Marc David
    Posted on March 4, 2015

    Liberate Yourself From Nutritional Confusion Here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, we’re committed to addressing the most compelling food and eating related concerns of our time, but there’s one syndrome that affects so many people, and yet has received almost no attention from the media or the medical community. We think it’s time to rectify that situation! If you are one of the thousands who suffer from Nutritional Confusion, look no further. In this insightful new video from #IPE, Marc David, founder of the Institute, explains what causes Nutritional Confusion and how to prevent your symptoms from recurring!

  • Nutritional Self Defense – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on March 4, 2015

    Nutritional Self Defense Environmental sensitivities are a hot topic in the wellness world these days. Some people have a strong reaction to chemicals in their food, while others experience discomfort when they’re exposed to perfumes, mold, or loud noises. The rays of the sun are healing and comforting to some people, but can send others into major physical distress. Chances are, there’s something in your environment that you’re especially sensitive to. The good news is, you can boost your body’s ability to protect itself from troublesome toxins by practicing “nutritional self defense.” Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she shares some tried and true strategies for strengthening our defenses in this practical and engaging new video from #IPEtv!

  • How to Make Every Meal the Best Meal Ever – Video with Marc David
    Posted on February 27, 2015

    How to Make Every Meal the Best Meal Ever When you think back on the best meal you ever had, chances are, it wasn’t a gourmet dinner that you ate by yourself while reading the newspaper. Sure, good ingredients and skillful preparation are important parts of a great meal, but there’s so much more to the experience. Whether you’re an amazing chef, a microwave maven, or a frequent flyer at your local take-out joint, you can make every meal you eat the best meal ever without buying a single new kitchen gadget. Join Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as he shares 6 simple steps that are guaranteed to make any meal a memorable one in this delicious new video from #IPEtv!

  • The Psychology of Cleansing – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on February 27, 2015

    The Psychology of Cleansing We’ve all seen the magazine covers proclaiming the miraculous benefits of various fasts and cleanses. Many people who want to make big changes in their diet begin with a period of fasting, and nutrition coaches will frequently recommend detoxifying cleanses. But what are we really doing to our bodies, minds, and spirits when we undertake a fast or a cleanse? As Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains in this illuminating new video from #IPEtv, when we suddenly and dramatically cut our intake of specific foods or other substances, we’re clearing more than just chemicals out of our tissues. Tune in to find out how looking at the bigger psychological picture can help you make the most of your cleanse!

  • The Secret Formula for Successful Change – Video with Marc David
    Posted on February 20, 2015

    The Secret Formula for Successful Change Just about everyone has had this experience at one time or another: You have a habit, a behavior, or even a life circumstance that you really want to change, but even though you know it’s completely up to you, you can’t seem to make the shift, no matter how hard you try. It can be extremely frustrating to work so hard at changing oneself and yet never really get where you want to be. If you’re in that boat right now, you won’t want to miss this inspiring new video from #IPEtv. Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, will take you through the inner dynamics of personal change and share the best formula ever found for creating the change you’re longing for!

  • Can Thoughts Be Fattening? – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on February 20, 2015

    Can Thoughts Be Fattening? We’ve all heard the classic story that says the body stores fat when we take in more calories - that is, more units of food energy - than we use. And this is true - as far as it goes. Think of it as a simplified version of a much richer, more complex, even epic tale: our metabolic process. In fact, there is much more to the story than the “calories in, calories out” formula. The body’s decision to store some of the calories we consume as fat has a lot to do with the way we think about food. From dreams of doughnuts to fantasies of fudge, our thoughts about the foods we crave can have a dramatic impact on our digestion. Curious? Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she explores the psychology of insulin in this eye-opening new video from #IPEtv!

  • Are You in a Food and Body Competition with Your Daughter – Video with Marc David
    Posted on February 9, 2015

    Are You in a Food and Body Competition with Your Daughter Do you have beliefs or habits around eating that seem like they have been a part of your life for as long as you can remember? If you trace these aspects of your relationship with food back to their origins, you might be surprised to learn that their roots reach even farther than your own birth. So many of us learn how to relate to food, eating, and our bodies from our parents. But when our parents weren’t fully loved, nurtured, or cared for when they were children themselves, they’re likely to pass their unresolved issues on to their own kids - often without even realizing it. If you’ve ever felt frustrated or hurt by the messages you’ve received from your parents about your body or your relationship with food, or if you want to help your children develop healthy, loving attitudes toward themselves, please tune in to this illuminating and heart-felt new video from #IPEtv. Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, will share some insights into the unique characteristics of mother-daughter bonds and how these special connections can shape our attitudes toward food and eating for life.

  • The Psychology of Symptoms: The 4 Psychological Types – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on February 9, 2015

    How do You Deal with Symptoms? Experiencing unwanted symptoms is part of being human. We all have days when we feel something we’d rather not. Whether the discomfort is physical, emotional, or mental, we can count on life to bring us a steady stream of symptoms - each of which is there to provide us with a unique opportunity for growth and learning. When you notice something going on in your body that doesn’t feel very good, what’s your first response? Do you try to power through the issue, or do you stop to listen to what the symptom might be telling you? In this thought-provoking new video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores four of the most common ways that people deal with symptoms, and invites you to consider how you can be a better listener to your body’s hidden messages.

  • The Nutritional Psychology of Protein – Video with Marc David
    Posted on January 28, 2015

    The Nutritional Psychology of Protein Protein is one of the most basic building blocks of our diet, and of our own bodies, but it’s also the focus of some serious controversy within the field of nutritional science. How much protein do we need to be healthy? Where should it come from - animals, plants, or both? Should protein be the centerpiece of a meal, or more of an accessory? With all the competing viewpoints, each with an expert to back it up, it can be quite challenging to figure out what’s best for us as individual eaters. In this straight-shooting video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, offers a fresh perspective on our ancient relationship with this mighty macronutrient that can help you find the protein balance that’s right for you.

  • Is Hunger Affecting Your Personality? – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on January 28, 2015

    Is Hunger Affecting Your Personality Chances are, you know what it feels like when your body is hungry. Maybe you feel discomfort in your stomach, or you hear it making noises; you might get a headache or feel light-headed if it’s been too long since you’ve eaten. The body has so many ways of letting us know that it needs some nutritional input, but what happens when you ignore these signals? People who are struggling to lose weight or maintain their weight by limiting their intake of food or calories may look at the signs of hunger as distractions or temptations that need to be overridden by will power. But our physical hunger is there for a reason, and if we deny it for long enough, hunger has a way of impacting our personality in both subtle and significant ways. In this compelling new video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shines a light on the often-overlooked impact that a constant state of hunger can have on the way we respond to life. Tune in, and what you learn may surprise you!

  • True Nourishment – Video with Marc David
    Posted on January 13, 2015

    True Nourishment To nourish someone, by definition, is to provide them with the substances necessary for growth, health, and life itself. We often think of nourishment in terms of nutrition, but in reality, true nourishment goes far beyond the food and supplements that we consume. As Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains, our relationships, dreams, hobbies, and many other aspects of our lives also give us those nourishing qualities that are absolutely vital if we are to thrive as humans. What do you nourish, and what nourishes you? Tune in to this uplifting new video from #IPEtv, and take some time to explore the connections between food, love, and other forms of nourishment in your own life!

  • Whole Body Eating: 5 Simple Steps – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on January 13, 2015

    Whole Body Eating Five Simple Steps If you struggle with your relationship to food or eating, chances are, you’ve attempted all sorts of strategies to heal it. You may have spent countless hours reading books and articles about the issue that challenges you, or you might have gone through a seemingly endless series of special diets, only to end up feeling frustrated and stuck. When you’ve tried every method that’s out there and you’re still not happy with how you eat, maybe it’s time to look inward, instead. In this inspiring new video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, offers a straightforward method for tuning in to your own body’s wisdom and letting it guide your choices. If you practice these five simple steps, we guarantee you’ll change your relationship with food for good!

  • Food Is A Great Teacher – Video with Marc David
    Posted on December 30, 2014

    Food Is A Great Teacher Life is chock full of lessons, and lucky for us, we have lots of teachers to help us with our homework along the way. Some of these teachers stand in front of classrooms. Others come in the form of parents or friends, authors or celebrities, our children or our lovers. Sometimes our relationships themselves have a lot to teach us about the places where we need to grow so we can live life to the fullest potential. Our relationship with food is no exception! If we find ourselves experiencing the same eating-related challenge over and over again, it might be time to take a good long look at the challenge and see what it is asking us to learn. Join Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as he explores some of the many possible lessons that food can teach us in this thought-provoking new video from #IPEtv!

  • We Imagine the Body – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on December 30, 2014

    We Imagine the Body These days, many people think of the body as a sort of machine. It has moving parts and inner circuitry, and it runs on fuel - the food we eat. If a part breaks or goes “out of order,” or if we want to get an upgrade, we take it to the shop and have a doctor work on it, or we can give it a “tune up” by making changes in our diet or our exercise. This is how modern medicine and our high school biology classes have taught us to think of the body. But what if there was more to the story? What if we could impact our bodies through our thoughts? In this intriguing video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores the ways that our imagination - the stories we tell ourselves - shapes our bodies in very real and physical ways. Tune in now - it’s guaranteed to give you something to think about!

  • A Highly Unique Way to Let Go of Weight – Video with Marc David
    Posted on December 22, 2014

    A Highly Unique Way to Let Go of Weight When it comes to the fascinating and complex topic of weight loss, it's very helpful to remember that there's no such thing as fast and easy weight loss. For sure, you'll always hear stories of someone who shed a bunch of weight in a short amount of time. But they're by far and away the exception to the rule. The world is still gaining weight, so whatever we're doing simply isn't working. For this reason, it's time to let go of the quick fix weight loss solutions and focus on elsewhere to make changes. And one of the ideal places to find some wiser strategies is within us. Tune in to this surprising IPEtv video where Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares a highly unique strategy when it comes to weight that's been a big difference maker for so many people. We think you'll be surprised at how effective and doable this strategy can be.

  • What Should I Eat? – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on December 22, 2014

    What Should I Eat When it comes to the information people are most hungry for about food and health, perhaps the number one most often asked and important nutritional question of our times is this one: "What should I eat?" After all, given the endless amount of nutrition information that's available to us and given the fantastic number of different nutritional systems and approaches put forth by some very smart and passionate experts, a lot of people are confused. And it's perfectly understandable. We haven't been given any clear-cut answers. The good news is, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, provides some great insights in this very helpful video from IPEtv. You'll learn some great strategies that are based in body wisdom, and you'll come away with a whole new understanding when it comes to the question of what we should eat.

  • The Metabolic Power of Slow – Video with Marc David
    Posted on December 6, 2014

    The Metabolic Power of Slow So many of us are looking to increase our metabolism. We want to calorie-burn better, we want more energy, a stronger immune system and a more powerful digestion. So it's logical to assume that in order to have these things, we need to push harder. We need to work more, move faster, get all pumped up and push the pedal to the metal. It seems to make sense that a hotter metabolism happens when we get into the highest gear possible. Oddly enough, though, nothing could be further from the truth. In this fascinating video from IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating reveals how slowing down can be a powerful metabolic enhancer. When we move slower and step into a physiologic relaxation response, digestion is enhanced, our energy level increases and our calorie burning capacity is improved. Once you incorporate this practice of slow into your daily world, you'll never look back. Tune in and learn more!

  • Late-Night Eating and Metabolism – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on December 5, 2014

    Late Night Eating and Metabolism Sleep is not only good for having great dreams and feeling well rested in the morning. Sleep has some amazing benefits when it comes to natural appetite regulation and our healthiest nutritional metabolism. It’s time that we fully take advantage of the great metabolic gifts of sleep if we want to have the kind of energy and health that we know deep down inside we’re meant to have. In this informative video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating covers topics such as eating before bed and how it impacts sleep, why we often feel tired and toxic in the morning, how to maximize your capacity to heal and regenerate while you sleep, how what we eat during the day impacts our appetite the following day, and more. This is a practical video with lots of great tips that you won’t want to miss!

  • A Love Letter to Perfectionists – Video with Marc David
    Posted on December 1, 2014

    A Love Letter to Perfectionists Perfectionism can often inspire us to be our best, rise to the occasion, and do good things in the world. But perfectionism can have a dark side to it. And this dark side often remains unknown and unseen to most perfectionists. This way of being can cause us to contract from life, to be less available personally and emotionally to others, and in the worst, it can create self hatred or even self abuse. The good news is, perfectionists simply need a little love. Tune in to this video from IPEtv where Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating delivers a great love letter to the perfectionists within all of us. We think you’ll come away more hopeful and inspired.

  • What’s the Opposite of an Eating Disorder – Video with Emily Rosen
    Posted on December 1, 2014

    Whats the Opposite of an Eating Disorder It's quite easy these days to read all kinds of books, articles, blogs and more on eating disorders. This is a deeply important and compelling topic for our times. So many people are living in pain and confusion not knowing how to manage their unwanted eating, their weight, or their emotional challenges with food. But have we really explored what an ideal relationship with food could look like? Have we even considered the principles that might define the opposite of an eating disorder? In this fascinating video from IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating shares about this very topic. She articulates 18 great principles that characterize a healthy and happy relationship with food. We think this is quite an eye-opening list. Why not see how many of these you apply to your own experience of eating!

  • Avoid this Common Weight Loss Strategy – Video with Marc David
    Posted on November 18, 2014

    Avoid This Common Weight Loss Strategy It should come as no surprise that a lot of people are trying to lose weight. What might be a little eye-opening is that there’s a pretty large percentage of those people who are unsuccessful at this in the long term. Specifically, approximately 99% of all people who lose weight on a weight loss diet gain it back. This is, quite frankly, a stunning statistic that should be headline news everywhere. The good news in all this is that the act of simply letting go of our ineffective strategies can be very liberating, time effective, and oddly enough, an easy way to actually generate some success. That’s because far too many of our weight loss strategies actually serve to keep weight on. In this fascinating video from IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, reveals a particularly common weight loss approach that when finally dropped, yields some surprisingly fast results when it comes to our happiness and success. Curious? Then please tune in to learn more!

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