Podcasts

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 61: Follow up – Body Image & the Fear of Weight Gain

    Just because we can have what others consider “a great body” doesn’t mean we’re exempt from a negative body image. In her first emotionally charged session, Coralie discovered how revealing a powerful family secret has finally allowed her to find a way through her fear of food and weight gain, and to begin to once and for all make peace with her body. Now tune in as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating does a follow-up session with Coralie. You’ll get a chance to see how she’s progressed since her first session with Marc, and the results are uplifting.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 59: 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. Tune into this fascinat [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 57: Getting Off The Weight Loss Roller Coaster

    Debbie has just turned 50 and has struggled with weight since her teen years, along with overeating and binge eating. She’s had periods of losing weight but it always comes back on. What’s fascinating is that she’s been running an average of 3-4 days per week including half marathons for the last 6 years but only a small amount of her weight has been lost. And no matter how much more she runs, nothing changes. Tune in to this revealing podcast episode where Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Debbie understand exactly why her weight loss and exercising efforts don’t work, and how she can finally have a breakthrough by focusing on a surprising place – her marriage.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 55: 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. Tune in to this fascinating podcast session as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Elizabeth identify the core challenge at the heart of her body and weight concerns, and helps her see how her extreme sensitivity and empathic tendencies can be finally used to her advantage.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 53: 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. Tune in to this great podcast as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Raquel see the specific places where she needs to change, and gives her the important but hard-to-hear feedback she needs to finally have a breakthrough.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 51: Breaking Free From Emotional Eating

    Rhonda is in her 40s and cannot even remember a time when she didn’t judge her body. She has struggled most of her life with emotional eating and has been dieting for approximately forever. Rhonda has worked hard to understand herself, but she just can’t get to a place where she loses weight and keeps it off. And she continues to feel awful about herself when she’s not at her target weight. Tune in to this great podcast session where Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Rhon [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 49: 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 she 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. Tune in to this intriguing and challenging podcast episode as Marc David, Founder of the

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 47: 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 its time for a change, but doesn’t quite know what to do. Tune in to this fascinating podcast session as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for th [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 45: A Personal Trainer Challenged By Weight Gain

    For Lara, it’s hard enough being a single mom, but when you add in unexpected overeating, binge eating and a 30 pound weight gain, things can get challenging. What’s even crazier, Lara is a personal trainer and knows how to take care of herself, but she can’t seem to find a way through. Tune in to this great podcast session as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating introduces some highly targeted and unexpected strategies to help Lara have a breakthrough. You’ll hear about some hi [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 43: Finally, a Breakthrough with Body Image

    Stefanie is in her 40s and has had body image concerns since her teenage years. She knows it’s impacting her life as all kinds of negative thinking dominates her inner world and drains her energy. Stefanie feels like a prisoner of her own mind and wants to get out. She just doesn’t know how to do it. Tune in to this powerful podcast session as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating lights a fire in Stefanie’s world and helps her find the exact motivation she needs to finally get on [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 41: 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. Tune into this great podcast episode as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Suzie see that the answers to her health and weight concerns are tied into her relationship with men, and how she see [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 39: 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. Tune in to this unique podcast episode as Marc David, Founder of the

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode #37: Reclaiming Your Body Fuels Weight Loss

    Patricia is in her late 50s and is burdened with a big weight gain, emotional eating, negative thinking, and never ever feeling lovable or good enough. Her confidence is at a low point and her weight loss efforts keep failing her. She has a lot of nutrition knowledge but is clearly stuck and unsure how to make any headway. Tune into this fascinating podcast episode as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Patricia see where her problem is truly rooted, and how before she can have t [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode #35: 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. Tune in to this podcast episode as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Holly discover the brilliant reason behind her fear of be [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode #33: 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, 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. Tune in to this podcast session as Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Natalie discover that the way to solve her problem with sugar is to see how sugar isn’t really [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 31: 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 and around medical testing, 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. Tune in to this great podcast episode where Marc David, Founder of the Inst [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 29: People Pleasing and Weight Loss

    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. Tune in to this highly engaging podcast episode as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology helps Michelle have a breakthrough using some unexpected tricks from

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 27: 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, 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. Tune in to this compelling episode as Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating comes up with some surprising strategies and unique homework assignments that le [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast 25: Fatigued, Overweight, and Ready for A Whole New Way

    Kim has been struggling with her weight for 28 years, and in the last 3 years she’s been dealing with low energy and fatigue. She has a solid knowledge of health and nutrition, has worked hard to lose weight and get her energy back, but is now feeling stuck and discouraged. Nothing is working, and she’s hit a dead end. Tune in to this episode as Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Kim discover an unexpected and surprising way through her weight and energy struggles that requires Kim to radically change her dieting and health strategies, and her ou [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 23: What To Do When You Dislike Your Pregnant Body

    Anastasia is a smart and loving woman who finds herself in a fascinating conundrum. She’s always wanted to be thin, and when she finally lost the last bunch of weight to get there, she was stressed about keeping it off, and then she found herself pregnant. And as hard as it is to admit, she feels disgusted with her “fat” pregnant body. Anastasia knows she should be seeing things differently, but she simply cannot stop the self-attacking thoughts. Tune in to this fascinating episode as Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Anastasia with some great insights, powerful coaching and a no nonsense approach.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 21: Sugar, Weight Loss and the Road to Being Fabulous

    Our 20s are often a time of great change and flux, and a time when we want to feel our healthiest and sexiest. But for Ariel, sugar seems to be getting in the way of her finding her natural weight. What’s more, her challenge with managing sugar has her feeling less confident about life and hungry for some answers. Tune in as Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating helps Ariel discover that her sweet tooth is here to teach her some important life lessons - the kind of lessons that can help her grow and finally become the powerful young woman that she knows she [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 19: Saying Goodbye To Shame Helps Us Say Goodbye to Weight

    Clara grew up surrounded by a dieting mentality and feeling shame about her body. She always felt that something was wrong with her and needed to be fixed so she could finally be lovable. The problem is, she’s forever trying to lose weight that just won’t come off. Tune in to this great episode as Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, reveals some surprising lessons that Clara must learn to put her body in the optimum state of calorie burning, and put her mind in the right place so she can stop fighting herself and discover her true power and her natural [...]

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 17: Trauma and Weight Gain – The Hidden Connection

    Imagine carrying around 90 extra pounds for a lifetime that was triggered by trauma and abuse ages ago. Imagine exercising and dieting for years in a diligent way and losing almost nothing. What would you do? Can that weight ever come off? Stories like this are more common than most people realize. And when all the traditional approaches fail, it’s time to try some unusual and unexpected approaches. Tune into this poignant and powerful episode as Marc David helps Kathleen learn some unique and unusual weight loss strategies that are unlike anything you might have ever imagined.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 15: Stop Dieting and Do Some Inner Work!

    Robin is 55 but eats like a 15 year old without any rules. The problem is, her extra weight has become a health risk - and she doesn’t have much control of her eating despite being well educated and motivated. She is a mature, hard working woman who’s super-smart and gets things done, yet there’s this part of her that completely derails her. Tune into this straight shooting session as Marc David helps Robin discover a part of herself that she never even knew, and gives some powerful advice on how she can finally find freedom with food.

  • The Psychology of Eating Podcast Episode 13: Trapped in a Cycle of Junk Food Binges and Healthy Eating

    Leah is 23 years old, afraid to gain weight, eats healthy, and then has junk food blow-outs that put her back to square one. She wants to love her body, she wants to make healthy choices, but just can’t seem to get there. Imagine knowing exactly what you want to do, but constantly finding yourself doing the opposite when it comes to food. Tune in to this breakthrough session as Marc David helps Leah with the exact advice she needs to learn how to love her body - and it’s a surprising strategy that starts and ends in the bedroom.

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