Eating Psychology: The Movement
Dear Friends – After teaching, consulting and writing for the last 3 decades, I’m honored to introduce to you a wonderful, life-changing educational opportunity with a new online health coach training. The Institute for the Psychology of Eating is at the forefront of a powerful, new, holistic nutritional healing movement that’s changing the way we understand food, weight, body image, holistic nutrition, and health. Our students come from all walks of life and many countries with this one common goal – to learn a better way to heal our relationship with food, body, planet, and soul.
For far too long, people have struggled without real answers to these profoundly important questions:
- How can I lose weight in a sustainable and loving way?
- How can I stop punishing my body with food and learn to nourish it and feel free?
- How can I know which foods are right for me to eat amidst all the conflicting nutritional viewpoints put forth by the experts?
As I look around at all the chaos and confusion in the field of nutrition, I see that we’re at a profound crossroad. Medical science has finally recognized the important role of diet in optimal health, yet something is clearly missing. Obesity, overeating, pain around body image, emotional challenges with food, digestive ailments, fatigue and diet-related health concerns are with us more than ever. People have access to all kinds of nutrition information, but need to search long and hard for true healing wisdom.
Perhaps you’re aware of some of these eye-opening statistics:
- An estimated 108 million Americans are on a diet
- Nearly 70% of American adults are classified as either overweight or obese
- An unbelieveable 98% of those who diet gain back the weight they lose within a year
- Within about a decade, 67% of the US population will have some form of diabetes
- Approximately 75% of all diseases could be prevented with better nutrition
- 9 out of 10 women in the US are unhappy with their appearance
- 81% of 10 year old girls experience a fear of being fat
- Adolescent girls are more afraid of gaining weight than getting cancer, losing their parents or nuclear war
- 2 out of 5 women would give up 3-5 years of their life in exchange for weight loss
- Nearly 50% of girls aged 3-6 are already concerned about their weight
- 97% of women confess they have at least one “I hate my body moment” each day
- 74% of Americans report that they live with ongoing digestive discomfort
- And in any given week, at least half of all adults complain of low energy or fatigue
Clearly, our collective approach to nutritional health and happiness isn’t working.
It’s time for a fresh start, and new way of seeing things.
IPE is at the forefront of a new movement that’s re-uniting the psychology of eating with the science of nutrition. We understand the powerful and intimate connection between women and food. We acknowledge the need for a holistic approach to weight and its loss. We’ve originated two important new approaches – Dynamic Eating Psychology™ and Mind Body Nutrition™. We believe it’s time for an understanding that celebrates life, and honors all of who we are as eaters – body, mind, heart and soul.
Thank you for your interest in the Institute. I’m proud of what we do, and honored to see our graduates doing inspired work in the world. Please learn as much about us as you can. And I hope to meet you in one of our programs…
My warmest regards,
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“The study of nutrition alone is no longer adequate enough to address the issues we face with health, weight, body image, overeating, and the challenges of being an eater. Every concern with food and health has a deeper teaching that’s perfectly designed to fuel our growth and transformation. Our job is to listen. The biology of the body is always mirroring the experience of the soul.”
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of EatingRead about Marc
“I’ve not only been able to dramatically heal my own struggles with food and body- I’m now able to serve others in a similar way. That, to me, is the beauty of this work. Each of us can use our own personal journey to serve others and do rewarding work in the world that supports us and makes a real difference.”
Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of EatingRead about Emily