Podcasts

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 127: Sometimes, Weight Loss Means Saying No to Others

    Sometimes Weight Loss Means Saying No to Others Michelle struggled with overeating for years until she finally had a major breakthrough that shifted things in a big way. She thought those challenges were behind her for good - but then the overeating came back. She works hard, and doesn't feel like she has time for self care; she loves what she does but can't seem to find a balance. In this poignant session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Michelle see the connection between the lack of self care in her life and her inability to stop overeating. A long-standing habit of people-pleasing has her saying "yes" to everyone else, and "no" to herself. When Michelle learns to put herself and her body first, the urge to overeat begins to loosen its grip.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 125: Food is Always On Her Mind

    There's a fascinating connection between our emotions and our relationship with food. Jenny was worried because she thought of herself as an "emotional eater." She weighed more than she wanted to, and she had developed a habit of using food to fill the gaps in her emotional life. Having been raised by a single mom, she learned to cook at a young age, and she loved it; food soon became her friend, her mother, her intimate partner, the only place she could count on feeling nourished. In this breakthrough session, Marc helps Jenny to see that her food "issues" have actually been important coping strategies for her during certain periods of her life, and she's now reached a stage of maturity and empowerment where she is able to rely on other sources of nourishment. With Marc's support, Jenny is able to revise her story about her past and understand that she has not been broken, but is right on track for personal growth.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 123: Letting Go of A Problematic “Belly Image”

    Episode 123: Letting Go of a Problematic Belly Image For many people who struggle with obsessive thoughts about food and body, a closer look reveals that food isn't the real issue after all, but a distraction from something deeper (and possibly scarier). Cydney has spent the last four years feeling completely controlled by her relationship with food and her drive to obtain body perfection through diet and intensive exercise. At the same time, she's frustrated by feelings of insecurity that she can never seem to shake: she worries about health, finances, her appearance, what others think of her, and more. In this moving session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Cydney see that she tends to stay stuck in her head and does not let herself feel. Once she started shifting the focus from her diet to her larger challenge around finding security in life, Cydney came to understand that she carries that insecurity in her belly - but that it is possible to have a different experience. And when she realized that she already has some powerful sources of security in her circle of female friends, Marc coached her to start tapping into these resources and begin living life from a more empowered place.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 121: It’s Time To Put An End To Binge Eating

    It's Time to Put an End to Binge Eating Kayla recovered from bulimia, but still struggles with binge eating. She's a personal trainer who tends to do things to extremes: a period of perfect healthy eating, followed by a period of of self-destructive binging. A history of sexual abuse has left her feeling uncomfortable in the presence of men. In this illuminating session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, suggests that see that Kayla's binge eating is not actually the real problem, but that it's a symptom with an important message for her, and it's time for Kayla to really listen to that message. And as Marc helps Kayla to see, a key part of that message is that in order to release binge eating, she will need to begin to heal her relationship with men.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 119: Weight Loss Surgery Didn’t Help. Now What?

    Episode 119: Weight Loss Surgery Didn't Work, Now What? Tired of dealing with obesity for most of his life, Kevin had weight loss surgery - but after three years, he had gained most of the weight back. He'd like to be 100 pounds lighter, but he feels stuck, and can't seem to get himself motivated. In this fascinating session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains that sometimes, our extra weight really IS stuck energy. Marc helps Kevin see that in order to make his weight loss goals a reality, he might need to dive deep into his past to recover his inspiration. Once these missing pieces are in place, Kevin will finally be able to step into his manhood like never before and become the captain of his own ship - his body.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 117: Motherhood and Weight – It’s Not Always Easy

    Motherhood and Weight: It's Not Always Easy When she became a mother, Linda found that the strategies she had been using to keep her weight under control weren't working anymore. She left her physically active backcountry job so that she could be available to her family, but the change in her lifestyle led to weight gain that left Linda feeling uncomfortable in her body. To make matters worse, her husband criticized and shamed her for eating too much and "letting herself go." In this poignant session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, suggests that Linda might need to look in an unexpected direction to find the answers to her weight questions. Tune in and see why, in order to change her body, Linda first had to make some big changes in the way she sees herself.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 115: A Lifelong Struggle with Weight

    Linda wants to lose 50 pounds, but feels like it might as well be 500. She continually criticizes herself for not being thin enough, smart enough, or lovable enough - for not being perfect. She'd like to break free of the cycle of self hate, but decades of dieting have not taken her where she wants to go. In this uplifting session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Linda to see the ways she still thinks of herself as a disempowered, ignored little girl living in her parents' house. Tune in as Marc coaches Linda toward owning her successes in life and embracing her authority as an adult so that she can finally begin to treat herself with love.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 113: A Surprising Factor in Weight Gain

    Lee has been struggling to lose weight for over 30 years. He feels uncomfortable in his body and would like to lose 150 pounds to relieve the stress on his knees and ankles. Each time Lee has tried to follow a diet, it ended in a backlash of compulsive eating. He knew that he was approaching dieting from a place of hostility toward his body, but he couldn't seem to find a different way to create the change he longed for, until Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped him to see that he still has some inner work to do around his feelings about being adopted. In this surprising session, Marc shows Lee how finally dealing with his past will allow him to truly step into his mature masculinity.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 111: A Warrior Woman Finds A New Way with Weight

    Episode 111: A Warrior Woman Finds a New Way with Weight Margaret is an accomplished professional doing powerful work in the world. However, ever since she had children, she's noticed that she hears her own mother's judgmental voice in her head, putting her down, and her relationship with food and body has suffered as a result. She'd like to lose the weight she gained during her pregnancy, but hasn't been able to let it go. Tune in to this illuminating session where Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Margaret see how tapping into her true voice can help her finally get unstuck.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 109: Emotional Eating at 25 Years Old – A Surprising Cause

    Emotional Eating at 25 - A Surprising Cause Sometimes, getting close to achieving our goals for our ideal body can be pretty scary. After all, our body may have altered its weight, shape, or appearance in the past because that's what it thought we needed to keep us safe. Lindsey has done plenty of self exploration and healing work, and she's now ready to take it to the next level and release the last remaining challenges: an extra 10 pounds, chronic eczema, and a less than friendly body image. In this inspiring session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, coaches Lindsey toward accepting and empowering herself as a beautiful young woman. Tune in and see how Lindsey is able to connect the dots between her past, her dreams, and her struggles with emotional eating.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 107: A Life Long Quest to Lose Weight

    A Life Long Quest to Lose Weight Catherine is a capable, accomplished woman who feels happy with the way her life has turned out, except for one thing: the 98 pounds she dearly wanted to get rid of, but could never seem to lose, despite many years of dieting. In this potent session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Caroline realize that she's spent too much time holding herself back and apologizing for who she is. Caroline is now ready to stop spending her energy counting calories and fat grams, and start stepping in to her true power as a mature woman. From there, as Mind Body Nutrition teaches us, the body can find its rightful weight, whatever that may be.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 105: An Actress Leaves the Stage to Heal

    Bridie spent many years pouring all of her energy into her career as a professional actress - until she realized she was stuck in the real-life role of Ms. Perfect Helper. When she discovered that she was consistently putting others' needs before her own, and that her health was suffering as a result, she made the courageous decision to leave the stage so that she can truly take care of herself. In this poignant session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Bridie to let go of her acting career so that she can fully step into her own life. Tune in and experience the magic that can happen when we learn to soften and surrender!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 103: A Perfect Body Doesn’t Guarantee Happiness

    How many of us have ever thought that if we could create the perfect body, everything else would fall into place? For Caroline, who was tormented as a child for being overweight, intense exercise became a way to ensure that she wouldn't have to feel rejected for her appearance ever again. But when she had achieved the body she wanted and still didn't feel happy at age 40, she knew something else had to change. In this powerful session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Caroline become aware of the hidden costs of her perfectionism and gives her some timely guidance to help her navigate a major transition period in her life.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 101: Follow Up – A Powerful Weight Loss Journey

    After being overweight most of her life, Dawn finally lost a significant amount of weight, about 90 pounds, for the first time at the age of 43. She was able to maintain that new weight for 5 years without much effort. Then she fell into an intense cycle of overeating, followed by intense calorie restriction and exercise, and the weight started to come back on. Dawn has tried counseling, along with different diets and exercise programs, but with no success. And worse, her overeating happens in secret and she moves through her day with far too much shame and guilt. In Dawn's first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped her to see that her food issues actually have nothing at all to do with food, and that by focusing on where the action truly is, she can finally find freedom. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Dawn. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results will surprise you!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 99: Follow Up – Sugar, Emotional Eating and Body Image

    Elizabeth is in her 50s and has been dealing with binge eating and body image concerns since she was 13 years old. Additionally, she has a big weakness for sugar. When she’s not eating sugar, she feels as if she is at her best. But when her emotions get the better of her, sugar is the first thing she turns to. Elizabeth readily admits that despite having 4 children plus grand kids, her whole life seems to revolve around food and wanting to lose weight. In her first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Elizabeth identify the core challenge at the heart of her body and weight concerns, and helped her see how her extreme sensitivity and empathic tendencies can be finally used to her advantage. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Elizabeth. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are inspirational!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 97: Follow Up – When Low Calorie Dieting & Exercise Just Don’t Work

    Raquel has been concerned with her weight and body image since childhood and considers herself her own worst critic. The only successful diet strategy she’s had was a fat free and very low calorie diet, but it wasn’t good for her health. Now she’s on a paleo diet, and feels so much better health wise, but she still can't lose weight even with plenty of exercise. Raquel is sick and tired of this up and down experience with health and weight and needs a new direction. In her first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Raquel see the specific places where she needs to change, and gave her the important but hard-to-hear feedback she needed to finally have a breakthrough. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Racquel and hear about the amazing progress she's made since her first session!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 95: Follow Up – Overcoming The Fear of Fat

    Micaire is wanting to have a baby, but she’s afraid that she will forever lose the fit, toned, and well exercised body she’s worked so hard to achieve. Micaire is a Chiropractor, has lots of nutrition knowledge, and knows how to take care of herself, yet her concerns around gaining weight and having stretch marks on her body are getting in the way of starting a family. She wants to figure out this conundrum, but simply doesn’t know how. In Micaire's first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, gave her some direct, potent, and memorable insights and suggestions to help Micaire move forward and embrace a bigger destiny. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Micaire. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are heart-warming!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 93: Follow Up – Body Image Holds Her Back

    Bethany is in her 30s and has been hating her body since she was 10 years old – right around the time she went on her first diet. Though she truly loves to move, dance, exercise and be outdoors, Bethany has deliberately held herself back from doing what she loves most because of self consciousness about her body mixed in with some soul-crushing perfectionism. She knows it's time for a change, but doesn’t quite know what to do. In her first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Bethany finally find the tools and insights to have the breakthrough she’s been looking for. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Bethany. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are inspiring!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 91: Follow Up – What Can a Woman Boxer Learn from Weight Gain

    Since her teenage years, Suzie has been battling a number of concerns including fatigue, digestive problems, mood swings and now a recent weight gain. As a Thai Boxing professional, she puts a lot of strain on her body and she’s ready to find some answers, but isn’t sure where to turn. In Susie's first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped her to see that the answers to her health and weight concerns are tied into her relationships with men, and how she sees herself as a woman. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Suzie. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are remarkable!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 89: Followup – Are You Challenged By Poor “Belly Image”?

    Amy is a bright, motivated professional who has a great life, a wonderful career, and a beautiful family. Her challenge is a poor “belly image” – she simply doesn’t like her midsection, and the fat that naturally occupies it. She feels good about the rest of her body, but her stomach fat feels completely unacceptable to her and it silently bothers to the point where it impacts her self-esteem and confidence. Amy knows she should change this way of thinking, but can’t figure out how. In her first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Amy with an unexpected strategy for success that has her inspired to move forward like never before. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Amy and hear about the great progress she's made since her first session!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 87: Follow Up – Fear of Being Hungry

    Holly has a fascinating challenge with food: she’s afraid to be hungry and afraid that there won’t be enough to eat. She hoards food in the fridge, and she finds herself worrying that she’ll go hungry even though she can well afford what she needs. Holly knows she could be coming from a much better place, but doesn’t quite know how to get there. In Holly's first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Holly discover the brilliant reason behind her fear of being hungry, and how she can use this challenge to make herself a more empowered woman. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Holly. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are uplifting!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 85: Follow Up – Hooked on Sugar

    Natalie has been hooked on sugar since childhood. Now in her 30s, she realizes that sugar seems to be controlling her in a big way. It depletes her mood, her energy, and her brainpower, and she can’t figure out how to free herself. Sugar gives her a temporary high, but it soon leaves her feeling guilty and in a fog. In her first session with Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Natalie discovered that the way to solve her problem with sugar involves realizing that sugar isn’t really the problem she thinks it is, and that it’s really pointing to something deeper and far more interesting and important. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Natalie. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are phenomenal!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 83: Follow Up – Overweight for 35 Years: What to Do?

    Monica wants to lose 30 pounds, and even when it comes off, she can’t maintain it for long. She’s in her 50s and weight has been a lifelong challenge. She does so many of the right things for weight loss, but she's stuck on a plateau and can’t find any answers. She also suffers with bouts of low energy, that oddly improves whenever she's traveling, learning, and spending time doing what she’s passionate about. In Monica's first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped her to discover a completely unexpected strategy to get lighter that left her with a whole new sense of hope, purpose, and energy. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Monica. The progress she's made since her first session will inspire you!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 81: Follow Up: People Pleasing and Weightloss

    Michelle had been struggling with her weight for a lifetime, so a recent weight loss of 80 pounds might be expected to leave her thrilled. But instead, she’s constantly worried about gaining it all back, she still obsesses over food, and she still judges herself for what she eats. Michelle wants to let go of this unnecessary stress, but can’t figure it out. In a highly engaging first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Michelle have a breakthrough using some unexpected tricks from Dynamic Eating Psychology. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Michelle. You’ll get a chance to see the remarkable progress she’s made since her first session!

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 79: Follow Up – Fast Track To A Better Body Image

    Hayley is in her mid 20s and feeling super challenged by a constant onslaught of negative thoughts about her body. She also finds herself overeating and binge eating, and believes that when she has the perfect body, she can finally love herself. Her perfectionism is strangling her creativity and her happiness. She is clearly stuck and needs some new strategies. In Hayley's first compelling session, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped her come up with some surprising strategies and unique homework assignments that left Hayley feeling upbeat, renewed, and ready to shine in her life. Tune in now as Marc does a follow-up session with Hayley. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session, and the results are inspiring!

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