Video Blogs

  • The Brain in the Belly – Video with Emily Rosen

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Weight: Love It Before You Lose It – Video with Marc David

    If you believe you have weight to lose, chances are, you want it gone YESTERDAY. Unfortunately, body fat has a terrible reputation these days. The media, our doctors, and even our peers portray fat as a dangerous monster to be feared and loathed, so when we think about the weight we want to lose, our emotional reactions are likely to include panic, horror, disgust, embarrassment, and various other forms of rejection. We want to run away from our excess weight as fast as we can, but just like the villain in a scary movie, it always seems to be just one step behind us. What would happen if we just turned around, looked it in the eye, and gave it some love? Join Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, and find out in this game-changing new video from #IPEtv!

  • Intuitive Eating – Video with Emily Rosen

    Intuitive eating has been a popular topic in the nutrition world for the past few years. Maybe you’ve heard the term and thought it sounded interesting, but you weren’t sure quite what it was, how it worked, or whether it might be helpful for you. In this intriguing new video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares five simple techniques that anyone can use to bring the benefits of intuitive eating into their relationship with food. Whether you’re a long-time advocate of this approach to eating or you’re exploring it for the first time, these tips will help you charge up your diet with a big breath of fresh air!

  • What’s So Good About Emotional Eating? – Video with Marc David

    When asked to name their number one food-related challenge, many people will immediately say “emotional eating.” We’ve been taught that it’s bad to use food to help us process our emotions, but we find ourselves reaching for certain special snacks or meals to celebrate happy occasions and to console ourselves when we aren’t feeling so good. The contrast between what we do and what we think we SHOULD do can leave us feeling guilty, ashamed, or self-critical. But as Marc David suggests in this encouraging video from #IPEtv, there’s another way to look at emotional eating - one that opens possibilities for growth and healing. Tune in now and find out how to reframe emotional eating as an opportunity instead of a problem!

  • Men, Food and Body Image – Video with Emily Rosen

    The topic of body image and its connection to eating disorders is getting some much-deserved air time in the media these days. But if you’re paying attention to these conversations, you may have noticed that something is missing: the men. Both body image challenges and eating disorders are typically portrayed as women’s issues. Not only does this prevent us from better understanding how men relate to body image and how this impacts male health, but the silence around men’s experiences can make it harder for men who struggle with disordered eating to get help. In this important new video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, illuminates some of the biggest myths about eating disorders in men and shares some startling statistics that have been hidden for too long.

  • The Missing Ingredient in All of Nutrition – Video with Marc David

    For many people today, the gold standard of healthy eating is a natural, organic, whole foods diet. And for sure, this is a fabulous standard to aim for. But it’s not always enough. You could still be missing this one particular key ingredient. You won’t find this missing ingredient on any nutrition labels, and it’s not commonly talked about, but without it, no meal is truly complete. Interested to know more? Then check out this new video from #IPEtv where Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating explains this mystery ingredient and how something that’s so easy to overlook can have a profound effect on our nutritional health.

  • Weight Gain and Trauma: Is There a Connection? Video with Emily Rosen

    Conventional wisdom tells us that we gain weight only when we take in more calories than we use up in our day to day activities and exercise routines. But as today’s research clearly shows, there are many more reasons why the body may hang on to unwanted excess weight, and these reasons often have more to do with human psychology than with any nutritional formula. In this eye-opening new video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores the connections between traumatic childhood experiences and adult obesity. You’ll discover how and why the body can respond to trauma with weight gain, and you’ll also learn some innovative ways to help your body let go of what it no longer needs.

  • Women, Food & Criticism – Video with Marc David

    When someone makes a comment about your appearance, how does it make you feel? And how long does the feeling stay with you? Praise and criticism, comparison and ranking can all send us on an emotional roller coaster ride, especially when it comes to how our body looks. But as it turns out, these critical or complimentary assessments aren’t just small talk - they actually have an evolutionary basis that helped early humans survive. Today, our physical and psychological responses to positive or negative feedback tend to happen on an unconscious level, but it’s extremely important to understand these processes if we want to experience the happiness and self-love that we deserve. In this new video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, presents a mind-bending new perspective on the impact of criticism on our metabolic well being. This will change the way you talk to yourself forever!

  • What Is Orthorexia? – Video with Emily Rosen

    These days, it's just about impossible to turn on your computer, TV, or cell phone without hearing about another new discovery in healthy eating. Either there’s a new superfood that you need to incorporate into your diet, or a certain ingredient or chemical is being added to the "bad list." Keeping up with the latest trends in nutrition can start to seem like a full time job! And for those who deal with orthorexia, clean eating becomes just that: a 24/7 obsession. At the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, we believe that everyone has access to an inherent body wisdom that can lead you to the diet that’s healthiest for you. But when fear of deviating from a "perfect" diet starts to strip the joy from your meals, it might be time to change your approach. Tune in to this fascinating new video from #IPEtv where Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute, explains what orthorexia is and how you can break free!

  • 6 Important Things to Tell Your Daughter About Food and Body – Video with Marc David

    Growing up can be tricky, and for young girls, the constant constant barrage of negative media messages about food and body pose an added challenge. As parents, teachers, or friends, we want to help the girls and young women in our lives develop a strong sense of their own inherent worth and beauty, and we also want to foster good, healthy eating habits that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. How can we support them in their journey to become confident, radiant, self-loving adults? In this powerful new video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares 6 essential messages that you can give your daughter to help her on her way!

  • The Eater’s Agreement – Video with Emily Rosen

    Marc David’s classic piece, “The Eater’s Agreement,” originally appeared in the book Nourishing Wisdom in 1991. Since then, it has been used in countless college courses, community workshops, and coaching sessions, and has helped untold numbers of people come to a new, positive, empowered understanding of their relationship with food. Almost 25 years later, this “contract” still shines as an honest, straightforward, and compassionate testament to one of the few human relationships that lasts from before birth until we leave the planet for good. If you’re ready to take ownership of your lifelong identity as an eater, please join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she shares this groundbreaking work in a heartfelt new video from #IPEtv!

  • How to Be Hungry: 7 Easy Steps – Video with Marc David

    Do you know how to be hungry? For many people, this might seem like a no-brainer at first. After all, hunger is simply a physiological response to a lack of food in the digestive system, right? But in today’s world, so many of us devote so much energy to avoiding the feeling of hunger at all costs, that it’s become hard for us to actually receive the benefits that hunger has for us. In this heart-felt video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, offers some great wisdom that can help all of us reconnect with the gifts of our hunger!

  • Digestion Begins in the Mind – Video with Emily Rosen

    Do you remember learning about the digestive system back in elementary school? Maybe you tracked the progress of a bite of food from its entry through the mouth to its exit out the other end. But if your teachers gave you this classic exercise, they unwittingly sent you on a detour around the most important digestive organ of all: the brain. When it comes to metabolism, the brain is much more than a silent partner. In fact, your thoughts, your attention, and your sensory impressions of the food you’re consuming play a much bigger role in digestion than most of us realize. If you’re ready to start maximizing the potential of the brain to support your digestive process, tune into this eye-opening new video from #IPEtv. Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, will let you in on some surprising secrets about this under-appreciated digestive powerhouse!

  • A Big Life Lesson From Patch Adams – Video with Marc David

    Have you ever found yourself in the middle of an extremely chaotic situation where you knew the people around you needed help, but you had no idea where to start? When things around you seem to be spiraling completely out of control, sometimes the very best thing you can do is go back to the basics. In this inspirational new video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, takes us on a hilarious and moving journey deep into the woods of West Virginia, where he learned a major lesson about how to be a true healer from a very unlikely source. Like any good Hollywood story, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll feel your heart opening right up!

  • What is Mind Body Nutrition – Video with Emily Rosen

    “Mind Body Nutrition” is a term we use a lot here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. So, what exactly does it mean? We think this phrase perfectly expresses something that’s been lacking in the field of nutritional science for far too long. Nutritionists typically study the vitamins, minerals, and other compounds that make up the food we eat, then tell us what foods we should consume in order to attain maximum health. But the substances that we put into our body are just a part of the complex and beautiful phenomenon known as our metabolism. When we add in a curiosity about the feelings, beliefs, habits, and attitudes that we bring to the table, we can understand much more about the way our digestion actually works, and we can learn how to work with our body’s natural processes instead of fighting against them. In this video from #IPEtv, Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains what Mind Body Nutrition is all about and how it can revolutionize the way we study nutrition!

  • Mothers, Daughters and Food – Video with Marc David

    For so many women, the reason they decide to heal their relationship with food and eating is simple: they have a daughter, and they don’t want their daughter to experience the same pain and suffering that they did. Mothers know how hard it is to find a healthy, positive relationship with food when you live in a society that continually tells women and girls that their bodies aren’t good enough, that they need to change themselves in order to be loved, and that the wrong food choices will make them less desirable. But sometimes even the best-intentioned mother doesn’t know how to help her daughter navigate this tricky territory and come out with a strong sense of self-esteem. In this heartfelt new video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explores the unique dynamics of the mother-daughter relationship and shares the number one most important thing a mother can do to guide her daughter toward a positive relationship with food and body.

  • 4 Powerful Ways to Easily Regulate Your Appetite – Video with Emily Rosen

    For many people, the word “diet” is synonymous with “appetite control.” And if you’ve ever tried to control your appetite in order to lose weight or eliminate certain foods for health reasons, you know how hard it is. Whether you follow a strict eating plan or take pills that promise to suppress your appetite, at the end of the day, the cravings are still there, and it’s very common to give in to them now and then. But did you know that you can have a huge impact on your appetite simply by adjusting the way you eat? Instead of beating yourself up for being a willpower weakling, please check out this practical and encouraging new video from #IPEtv, where Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, shares 4 things you can do to rediscover your natural appetite and ditch the diet pills forever!

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