Marc David, M.A., is the Founder and Primary Teacher of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, an internationally renowned organization reaching millions of people each year. He’s a leading visionary, teacher, and consultant in the novel field of Eating Psychology, and the author of the groundbreaking and bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom and The Slow Down Diet.Get Your FREE Digital Guide!
For over four decades, Marc has been an innovator in Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. His humorous, engaging, warm-hearted, and informative speaking style has made him a popular and well-loved presenter, and his uplifting and inclusive approach appeals to a wide audience of eaters who are looking for fresh, positive, and inspiring messages about food and body.
As a young medical student at SUNY Upstate Medical School, Marc quickly realized that there was a profound gap between his nutritional training and the kinds of daily struggles he saw many people experiencing around food and body. He recognized early on his professional life that understanding the psychology of eating was key to helping people create the kind of nourishing, supportive relationship with food and body that they so eagerly desire. Marc earned his M.A. in Psychology at Sonoma State University and went on to originate the field of eating psychology – the very field he had wished to study as a young medical student but simply did not exist at that time.
Marc’s extensive background in clinical nutrition and eating psychology have made him a sought-after speaker around the world, and mentor to many of the luminaries in the fields of nutrition and natural medicine. His many speaking engagements include Harvard University, The Institute for Functional Medicine, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and The National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. Marc has a long history in product development and marketing in the food and supplement industries, and he’s held senior consulting positions at Canyon Ranch Resorts, Johnson & Johnson, The Disney Company, and The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Additionally, he’s served on the editorial board of Alternative Therapies in Heath and Medicine.
His internationally-recognized bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind-Body Approach to Nutrition and Well-Being (Random House) and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss (Simon & Schuster) have been translated into over a dozen languages and continue to attract readers around the world who are looking for a different approach to nutrition and wellness. Marc’s work has been featured in such media outlets as CNN, NBC, The New York Times, The Chicago-Sun Times, Glamour, Elle, Yoga Journal, WebMD, and many more.
Marc founded The Institute for the Psychology of Eating to channel his passionate mission of educating people in an uplifting and results-driven approach to today’s eating challenges and nutrition-linked health concerns. Attracting students from 60+ countries around the world, it is the only institute in the world devoted to teaching the approaches and principles of Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition.
The Institute has gone on to train thousands of skilled practitioners in its premier, 8-month coach certification training program, The Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. Additionally, Marc’s approach is offered to the public through a variety of programs designed to help people shift their beliefs and behaviors around food and body challenges – and ultimately find the health and fulfillment they’re seeking.
The powerful body of work presented at the Institute is the result of a lifetime of Marc’s research, inquiry and clinical experience driven by a singular compelling question: How can we combine the best of nutritional science and eating psychology to serve people in a profound and truly effective way? This question continues to drive the culture of excellence and true caring that the Institute was founded upon.
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“Our eating challenges have an amazing way of making us human. They ask us to look at ourselves. They ask us to dive deeper into our life to see what’s going on, to notice what’s happening in our own heart and soul, and to make adjustments and corrections that are in alignment with the highest expression of who we are as human beings.”