100 episodes

Real people. Real breakthroughs. For more than three decades, Marc David has helped millions discover the true causes of their unwanted eating habits like overeating, binge eating, emotional eating and the inability to lose weight. In this unscripted show, Marc coaches real clients using his unique blend of psychology and nutrition. Whether you want to transform your relationship with food or learn how you can help others, there’s no better place than The Psychology of Eating Podcast, and there’s no better way than hearing the stories of real people.

The Psychology of Eating Podcast Marc David

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 497 Ratings

Real people. Real breakthroughs. For more than three decades, Marc David has helped millions discover the true causes of their unwanted eating habits like overeating, binge eating, emotional eating and the inability to lose weight. In this unscripted show, Marc coaches real clients using his unique blend of psychology and nutrition. Whether you want to transform your relationship with food or learn how you can help others, there’s no better place than The Psychology of Eating Podcast, and there’s no better way than hearing the stories of real people.

    Exhausted Of Dieting But Afraid of Gaining Weight? – In Session with Marc David

    Exhausted Of Dieting But Afraid of Gaining Weight? – In Session with Marc David

    In this episode, we meet 53-year old Lydia, who has been dieting for 40 years. As an adolescent, Lydia developed anxiety about how her body was developing, as is often common for girls and boys at that age. Aerobics was becoming hugely popular at that time in the 1980s, diet culture was booming, and Lydia embraced it all with the hopes that she could shapeshift into the lean, long-legged body type she hoped for.
    Fast forward all these years later, Lydia is fed up with dieting. But she doesn’t know a life without it. She can’t imagine who she would be, or what her relationship with food would feel like. 
    All Lydia knows are the “boom and bust” cycles of dieting that define her life. When she loses weight, she feels confident in her clothes, but there’s also a constant fear lurking in the back of her mind that she’s going to regain the weight. And when she does gain it back, Lydia feels like a total failure. 
    As Lydia shares with Marc, she believes she’d be happy if she could only learn to eat and live like a thin person. But is there really such a thing as thinking like a thin person? And if there is, does it make them happier? 
    As this episode demonstrates, chronic dieting is not only a way of life – it’s a mindset. And while it usually doesn’t give us the results we’re looking for, it can become so hard to know what to do – and who to be – instead. Because dieting and body image challenges nearly always reflect our own self rejection, part of the solution is learning to accept ourselves and our bodies as they are right now, something that many of us worry means giving up our weight loss goals. 
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
    Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. 👉Tune into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
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    #weightloss #dieting #bodyimage #weightlossjourney #foodfreedom #dietculture #sloweating #intuitiveeating #mindfuleating #embodiment #selfacceptance #marcdavid #psychologyofeating

    • 43 min
    Negativity with Food & Body - What’s the Solution? — In Session with Marc David

    Negativity with Food & Body - What’s the Solution? — In Session with Marc David

    Ahvanya, 27, from Goa, India, has one wish when it comes to food and body: to never engage in negative self-talk again. Meaning, she would always trust herself with food, and she would never again judge her appearance. She would simply feel good about herself and feel confident all the time. 
    But is it realistic to think we can somehow stop the negative internal chatter, all those voices that tell us we should be different or better? 
    And if we could, would this finally allow us to be in perpetual bliss and balance when it comes to issues around emotional eating, body confidence, and weight? 
    As Marc explores with Ahvanya, it’s natural to see our negative self-talk as a problem. We can feel powerless and paralyzed by the difficult emotions they cause us to feel.
    But when we try to deny our thoughts, we’re ironically swapping out one type of perfectionism (“my diet and body must be perfect”) for another (“my thoughts are unacceptable and I’m unwilling to allow them”). And this sets us up for feeling like a failure yet again, just in a different way.
    So what do we do in a world where we’ve been taught to be perfect, inside and out? 
    Find out in this episode, where we explore the unrealistic expectations we often put on ourselves when it comes to our thoughts and feelings about food, body, and life.
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
    Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. 👉Tune into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
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    #negativeselftalk #perfectionism #bodyimagehealing #foodfreedom #nourishnotpunish #antidiet #emotionaleating #mindfuleating #selfworth #selfacceptance #embodiment #marcdavid #psychologyofeating

    • 44 min
    A 29-Year Old’s Journey with Orthorexia — In Session with Marc David

    A 29-Year Old’s Journey with Orthorexia — In Session with Marc David

    Good health is the foundation for every other wonderful thing we could want in life: relationships, career, wealth, happiness, and so much more. 
    But striving for good health, like anything else, can be taken to its extreme. 
    One of the manifestations of this is orthorexia, a type of eating challenge hyper-focused on making only the very healthiest of food choices. On paper that can seem like a good thing, but orthorexia has a real dark side. 
    People suffering from orthorexia eventually find themselves severely bound by the strict food rules they’ve created for themselves about what, when, and how much to eat. And this can feel a lot like prison, except it’s a food prison existing only in one’s mind. 
    In this episode, you’ll meet 29-year old Rachel, who is overcoming orthorexia – but still has a lot of questions about how to quiet the voices in her mind that drive her to follow certain food rules, or feel really guilty when she fails to meet them. Rachel is exhausted from feeling so bound up by all the rules she follows, and wants to find more freedom with food.
    As Marc David explores with Rachel, orthorexia can present as the desire to eat healthy, but the fuel that perpetuates the disorder is often rooted in body dysmorphia.
    When we make the connection between orthorexia and body image/weight, we get to the real truth behind our vigilance with healthy food choices. From there, we can start to implement the key practices that will help us get out of our mental prison, and into a much more natural and intuitive relationship with food. 
    Whether you have orthorexia, or simply overdo the food rules and restrictions, be sure to tune into this revelatory episode!
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
    Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. 👉Tune into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
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    #orthorexia #foodrules #bodyimage #disorderedeating #weight #healthyating #mindfuleating #intuitiveeatng #selflovjourney #foodfreedom #mindbodynutrition #psychologyofeating #marcdavid #relationshipwithfood

    • 41 min
    A 53-Year Old’s Journey with Stress & Emotional Eating — In Session with Marc David

    A 53-Year Old’s Journey with Stress & Emotional Eating — In Session with Marc David

    In this episode, Marc David coaches single mom, Eva, on her challenges with emotional eating.
    The eldest of 8 siblings, Eva has felt alone since childhood. Her mother was a hard-working single mom herself who was hardly ever at home, so Eva often stepped in to help raise her seven younger brothers. To ease her overwhelm and loneliness, she began comforting herself with food, especially with breads and sweets – a habit she’s continued into adulthood. 
    Now many years later, Eva still feels many of the same emotions she did as a kid. Whether it’s raising her autistic kids, dealing with the stress of single motherhood, or simply getting thrown off track by everyday challenges, life can just feel like too much, too often. When she’s having a bad day, Eva reverts to her familiar pattern of binging on her favorite foods … a habit that is especially concerning given her bariatric surgery back in 2015.
    As Marc explores, we all have many different voices living inside of us at once – some of which are often in conflict with each other. When it comes to emotional eating, there’s typically an inner child who learned early on how to cope using food. To unwind emotional eating, we need to evoke our adult self who can overcome the desire for instant gratification from food. As we do that, we can develop practices that help us shift emotional eating, including celebrating our small and big successes, and learning to stop punishing ourselves when we slip up.
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
    Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. 👉Tune into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
    Follow us on social: 
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    #eatingpsychology #emotionaleating #bariatricsurgery #weightlossjourney #bingeeating #bread #sweets #instantgratification #mindfuleating #stressreduction #mindbodynutrition #reparenting #psychologyofeating #marcdavid

    • 33 min
    Binge Eating, Disembodiment, & Grief — In Session with Marc David

    Binge Eating, Disembodiment, & Grief — In Session with Marc David

    Noelle, 58, recently lost her mother after a three year journey being her primary caregiver. During that time, Noelle started binge eating to deal with her emotions and ended up gaining about 30 pounds. Heartbroken over her mother, Noelle is beginning to realize the impact of her grief on her patterns with food, and would like to somehow let go of the unwanted eating habits she developed over the past few years.
    As you’ll hear in this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, Noelle’s response to the unrelenting grief she’s been experiencing is very common. So many of us turn to food when we’ve experienced loss. While it’s normal and natural to regulate our emotions with food, we know it’s ultimately not the healthiest response. 
    As this session highlights, part of the solution to what we might call “grief eating” is having empathy and compassion for ourselves. As Marc shares – when we bring self-love to the table, we take the first step to unwinding our eating challenges. 
    So be sure to tune into this moving episode where we take a special look at the relationship between food, grief, and life. 
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
    Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. 👉Tune into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
    Follow us on social: 
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/Psychologyofeating Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IPEfanpage Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpsychology/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eatingpsych #weight #bingeeating #grief #eatingpsychology #mindbodynutrition #weightlossjourney #foodsensitivities #foodcravings #emotionaleating #selflovejourney #relationshipwithfood #psychologyofeating #marcdavid

    • 42 min
    Examining Our Thoughts & Beliefs Around Weight and Its Loss — In Session with Marc David

    Examining Our Thoughts & Beliefs Around Weight and Its Loss — In Session with Marc David

    Tiffany, 52, would like to lose about 5 kilos. For many years, she’s worried about what to eat, and believes that if she could only learn to “think like a thin person,” she could stop focusing so much on food. And that would in turn help her to lose weight. 
    Tiffany also holds a variety of other beliefs around food and body, such as what her ideal weight should be, that weight loss should be effortless, that she should never overeat, and many more. And she’s not alone: all of us hold beliefs about our health, bodies, and our patterns with food.
    But as Marc David teaches, many of the beliefs we hold end up getting in the way of achieving the goals we hold so dear.
    Here’s the thing: it’s natural to focus on food when we’re trying to lose weight. 
    However, what so many people don’t realize is that nutritional changes alone don’t automatically lead to weight loss. 
    And that’s because weight challenges arise from the level of our thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. In order to create lasting change, we have to do more than tinker with our nutrition – and instead dive into the key mindset issues that hold us back. 
    So be sure to tune into this fascinating episode, where we take a closer look at the psychology of weight loss, as well as the key nutritional, metabolic, and mind body factors that are influenced by our thoughts and beliefs about food. 
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
    Watch our special masterclass on the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training to learn more about how you can positively transform your own relationship with food while helping others do the same. 👉Tune into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
    Follow us on social: 
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    #psychologyofweightloss #weight #bodyimage #eatingpsychology #limitingbeliefs #mindset #selfcontrol #sustainableweightloss #selflove #bodypositivity #bodyconfidence #foodfreedom #marcdavid #psychologyofeating

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
497 Ratings

497 Ratings

Tld1970 ,

Best therapy for emotional eating

This podcast is my current favorite for ongoing personal therapy for emotional eating that had plagued me my whole life. The interviews are very connective and inspiring and the talks by Marc David himself are paramount to my ongoing healing. I listen to and from my commute from work and this is one of my favorite times of day as a result. A

Native Nutritional Therapy ,

Love

Love Marc David. He helps you discover the WHY and helps you dig into your thoughts and emotions to discover the problem and the solution.

ashley_paige130 ,

Almost there

I like a lot of the message in this podcast I just wish there were more language around Health At Every Size and Intuitive Eating. I don’t think it’s necessary to ask specific weight since those numbers can be triggering for people with disordered eating which I imagine a lot of the audience has.

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