Video Blogs

  • 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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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!

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