Video Blogs

  • 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!

  • What is Evolutionary Nutrition and Why is it so Important – Video with Marc David

    In the quest for the “perfect diet,” many nutritional experts strive to bring us as close as possible to what our ancestors ate - as in the Paleo approach. The reasoning goes that since we human beings evolved in certain specific circumstances, with certain foods available to us, our body systems must have evolved to process those particular foods more easily and efficiently than other, more recently discovered sources of nourishment. Today, many people invest a lot of money in trying to replicate the diet of their cave-man ancestors, but there’s one little flaw in this train of logic. Wherever humans first evolved and whatever they ate in those days, we haven’t stopped evolving, and our nutrition shouldn’t, either. Join Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as he explains why we need a nutritional science that’s flexible enough to change with the times in this fascinating new video from #IPEtv!

  • Nutrition is More Than Just Nutrients – Video with Emily Rosen

    Most of us think of nutrition as a fairly simple, straightforward equation. Foods contain measurable amounts of various nutrients. When we eat, our digestive system extracts the vitamins, minerals, fats, proteins, and everything else that our body can use, and eliminates the leftovers. Building on this idea, some would claim that an ideal diet would consist solely of a perfectly-chosen set of supplements: everything we need, nothing more and nothing less. But when it comes to nourishment, the human body is more complex than we give it credit for. Science has shown that the process of actually eating food - and even the environment in which we eat - plays a big role in our ability to receive the nutrition that we need to thrive. Get ready to explore a new and mysterious side of nutritional science with Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in this mind-bending new video from #IPEtv!

  • The Future of Nutrition: 4 Important Trends – Video with Marc David

    The field of nutritional science seems to change so quickly, it can be hard to keep up with the most current ideas about healthy eating. But what if you could take a peek into the future and see what concepts will be making headlines - tomorrow? In this intriguing new video from #IPEtv, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, discusses 4 trends that are heating up right now, and are just about to burst onto the mainstream nutritional scene. If you want to find out what’s got the scientific community abuzz and be at the forefront of these exciting new developments, then tune in now and join Marc as he takes a little look into his crystal ball!

  • The 5 Keys to an Ever Changing Diet – Video with Emily Rosen

    Here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all diets, and our programs are designed to help you find the nutritional path that’s right for YOU. But when you approach your relationship with food as a journey, and bring a spirit of experimentation, you’re likely to find a surprising thing -- the destination keeps changing. You’ll start to observe that there is no one perfect dietary plan that will meet all of your nourishment needs from babyhood to old age. An awareness of some of the key events that may prompt us to change our diet will help us to flow easily with our evolving nutritional requirements. Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she explores five factors that often lead us to reimagine our food choices in this revealing new video from #IPEtv!

  • The Nutritional Value of Trust – Video with Marc David

    If you’ve been in an ongoing struggle with food or eating, chances are, you’ve got some anxiety built up. For many people who are working hard to heal their bodies or transform their relationships with food, certain foods or eating habits can take on fearsome qualities. Some foods may even start to seem like dangerous enemies to be avoided at all costs. It’s good to have a healthy respect for those choices that you know won’t make you feel good, but too much fear can get in the way of both the metabolism and the enjoyment of your food. Luckily, there’s a great supplement that can bring back the pleasure while also increasing your metabolic power, and best of all, it’s free! If you think you might be deficient in Vitamin T, check out this uplifting new video from #IPEtv, where Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains how adding more trust to your diet can help you relax into wellness.

  • More Awareness, Less Appetite – Video with Emily Rosen

    Many of us think of body care as something similar to the routine maintenance we give our car. We just put the fuel in and it runs, and every now and then, we take it to the shop for a tune up to keep it functioning at its highest potential. We don’t even have to be there for this operation to achieve its intended results. But the human body is designed a little differently. Our degree of presence -- the quality of attention we pay -- is actually very important when it comes to how well we process the food we eat. We can’t just check out mentally while those digestive organs do all the work, at least, not if we want our body to operate like the powerful, efficient, life-affirming vehicle it’s meant to be. Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, as she explains why conscious awareness makes such a difference in our appetite and metabolism in this inspiring new video from #IPEtv!

  • The Psychology of Gut Bacteria – Video with Marc David

    You probably read that title and thought, “How can there possibly be a psychology of gut bacteria?” After all, the little guys don’t even have brains! But we’re not talking about single-celled organisms sitting on a therapy couch, here - we’re talking about the humans who host them in our bodies, and how we think and feel about the critters who do so much of the work of digesting our food for us. We humans have a complicated relationship with the collection of bacteria known as our microbiome, but as Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains, science is now discovering that the bacteria in our gut are incredibly important for our well being, and even for our survival. If your attitude toward your friendly bacteria could be a little, well, friendlier, we hope you’ll check out this fascinating new video from #IPEtv!

  • Calories, Oxygen and Weight – Video with Emily Rosen

    If you’re ready to turbo-charge your metabolism, take a deep breath and read on! Whether you’re a hard-core vegan or a Paleo carnivore, there’s one nutrient that every single one of us needs - and that’s Vitamin O, Oxygen. But sadly, even though this nutrient is freely available to us 24/7, far too many people are actually oxygen deficient. Stress, distraction, and high-speed living all make it hard for us to catch our breath while we eat, but if we knew what a difference a good dose of O2 makes in our calorie-burning capacity, we’d never neglect this awesome digestive supplement again! Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, for a fascinating look at the power of oxygen in this “breathtaking” new video from #IPEtv!

  • The Great Body Image Challenge – Video with Marc David

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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!

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