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 • 487 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.

    In Session With Marc David: A 35-Year-Old Woman Works with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

    In Session With Marc David: A 35-Year-Old Woman Works with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

    A 35-Year-Old Woman Works with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
    What’s the role between stress, pelvic floor dysfunction, and gut issues like constipation? That’s what we explore in this episode, where Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, speaks with 35-year old Angela from Australia. Since the age of about 20, Angela has been dealing with constipation and pelvic floor pain, and a prior diagnosis of endometriosis. She’s tried every diet she knows to try to improve her condition, but with very limited success. Angela has recently realized that pelvic floor dysfunction may be playing a role in her chronic constipation and has started seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist. Through the course of their conversation, Marc talks with Angela about the role of stress and trauma in pelvic floor dysfunction and coaches her on non-dietary solutions for her condition. Tune in now for a fascinating conversation on a little-known but highly prevalent condition affecting many women – and men – around the world.
     
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    With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
     
    Learn more about 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 in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/ 
     
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    • 46 min
    In Session With Marc David: Changing Our Minds About Our Bodies

    In Session With Marc David: Changing Our Minds About Our Bodies

    Changing Our Minds About Our Bodies
    Arina, 33, arrives at her coaching session with Marc David with several challenges with food she would like to transform: anxiety that she spends much of her day thinking about food, fast eating habits, food cravings, and a dislike of certain parts of her body. Tune into Marc’s transformational conversation with Arina, and find answers to your own eating challenges.
     
    Key Insights:
    Arina, a 33-year-old mother, wishes she could change some parts of her body and cut down on sweet foods and cravings. She wants to make sure she and her family eat healthy and worries that her cravings and eating habits are interfering with her deeper desires for good health. Marc David urges Arina to move away from the sort of perfectionism that so many women in their 30s have. He advises her to start embracing herself and her body rather than judging and punishing herself for what she perceives as personal flaws.  Marc reminds Arina that the people who love her, do so just as she is. Her son, for instance, doesn’t love her based on the way she looks. Arina must learn to love herself as unconditionally as others in her life love her. Sweet cravings are natural, and there’s truly nothing wrong with enjoying the experience of eating sweet things. Limiting and regulating our sugar intake is important, but it’s also vital to allow ourselves pleasure in eating. If you’re eating sweets (or any other foods) and feeling guilty, it’s a good moment for self-reflection. Why eat something if you’re going to feel guilty, and why feel guilty if you’ve decided to eat something when you can instead open up to the pleasure that food provides? Fast eating is a common habit, and it often signals that we’re “checking out” of the body.  To begin to change this habit, check back in. Notice how your food tastes, and tune into your thoughts and emotions. That’s the first step to slowing down and eating more mindfully.  
    With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
     
    Learn more about 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 in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
     
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    • 52 min
    In Session with Marc David: 33-Year Old Jess Works to Transform Stress Eating & Food Guilt

    In Session with Marc David: 33-Year Old Jess Works to Transform Stress Eating & Food Guilt

    33-Year Old Jess Works to Transform Stress Eating & Food Guilt
    Jessica, a recently divorced 33-year old mother of three, is discovering how to find freedom with food. For her, that means not constantly tracking her food, controlling her cravings for sweets, or feeling guilty when she eats forbidden foods. Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David explains to Jessica the evolutionary reasons behind her cravings and normalizes her desire to control what she eats. Listen to this enlightening and insightful episode now!
     
    Key Insights:
    Jessica, 33, speaks to Marc David about her challenges around eating and weight. She would ideally like to lose weight but admits that even when she weighed less, she wasn’t satisfied with her appearance. She believes that if she could get rid of her cravings for sugar and junk food, she would find the weight and freedom around food she desires. As Marc explains, humans — like other living creatures — evolved to enjoy eating. We developed specialized taste buds including those that are stimulated by sweet foods as an evolutionary imperative. While it’s part of our natural biology to crave sweets and other foods, societal conditioning causes us to feel guilty and self-punish.  Part of the key to working with intense cravings is by bringing understanding to this natural biological wiring. In doing so, we’re better able to recognize what drives these urges and to let go of the guilt we feel when we indulge. As we begin to normalize our cravings, we also want to bring consciousness to the table. As Marc coaches, consciousness allows us to check in with ourselves and have a deeper conversation about what we really want and need in a given moment.  With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
     
    Learn more about 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 in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
     
    Follow us on social: 
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    #psychologyofeating #foodpsychology #eatingpsychology #nutritionexpert #weightloss #weightlossdiet #sugarcravings #enjoyeating #forgiveyourself #dontpunishyourself #feelgood #stresschemistry #metabolism #perfection #stresseating #foodguilt #mindbodynutrition #nutrition #healthcoach

    • 42 min
    In Session With Marc David: Overcoming Resistance to Improving Our Health

    In Session With Marc David: Overcoming Resistance to Improving Our Health

    Overcoming Resistance to Improving Our Health
    In today’s episode, we explore a topic that many will relate to: wanting to improve one’s health, but struggling with resistance to making healthy changes. As Cheryl’s guest coaching session with eating psychology teacher Marc David demonstrates, changing our lifestyle can be challenging — particularly when our loved ones aren’t making similar healthy food choices. At 51, Cheryl reports that she’s carrying some extra weight around her midsection, which she’d like to let go of. She’s been trained in Marc’s Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, where she learned a lot about the nuances of behavior change and has moved away from tired approaches that focus on notions of “good” and “bad” foods, calorie restriction, and “calories-in” and “calories-out.” 
     
    But after visiting a functional nutritionist who has given her some strict nutrition instructions and a long list of supplements to take each day, she’s at a crossroads. She doesn’t want to follow all of her nutritionist’s advice and believes that her pattern of resisting things that are good for her is at fault. Marc turns the conversation upside down, pointing out to Cheryl that sometimes what seems like resistance is something else entirely. Tune in to hear the insights Marc has for Cheryl and the rest of us who feel like we sometimes can’t get out of our own way.
     
    With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
     
    Learn more about 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 in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
     
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    • 43 min
    In Session With Marc David: A 39-Year Old Woman Tunes into Her Body Wisdom

    In Session With Marc David: A 39-Year Old Woman Tunes into Her Body Wisdom

    Growing up in Poland, today’s guest, Justyna, didn’t learn much from her parents or teachers about the body changes that came with puberty. As she moved through adolescence, she became increasingly uncomfortable with how her body was changing. She began a 20-year journey with dieting — an experience that SO many of our listeners can relate to. Now 39, Justyna lives in Antwerp, Belgium, and is at a very different point in life. She recognizes that dieting hasn’t made her happy and that she’s been trying to force her body into a shape that it simply doesn’t want to inhabit. Her body has been giving her clear messages that it wants to live on its terms, which Justyna wants to honor but doesn’t quite how to do that. Tune into her wonderful conversation with Marc David as they talk about how to tune into one’s body wisdom.
     
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    With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
     
    Learn more about 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 in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
     
    Follow us on social: 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/IPEfanpage Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpsychology/ Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/eatingpsych #psychologyofeating #foodpsychology #eatingpsychology #nutritionexpert #weightloss #weightlossdiet #ayurveda  #perfectionism #dieting #detox #detoxthemind #innerwisdom #bodywisdom #bodyimage #bodyimagehealing #healingjourney #healthcoach #mindbodynutrition #intuitiveeating #healthyweight #naturalbodyweight #voiceofwisdom

    • 50 min
    In Session With Marc David: Discovering the Rhythm of Life: One Woman’s Journey

    In Session With Marc David: Discovering the Rhythm of Life: One Woman’s Journey

    Discovering the Rhythm of Life: One Woman’s Journey
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    Are you ready to transform your relationship with food in a lasting and meaningful way? What if you could help others find the path to greater freedom and joy with food as well?
     
    Taunya has come a long way since the days of her disordered eating patterns. Here she speaks to bestselling author and coach Marc David, who has helped countless people develop a healthy relationship with food. Taunya would like to learn to be her body’s best friend. In this fascinating discussion, Marc connects some important dots between showing up for herself, her husband, and her deepest desires in their relationship. Listen in to Marc and Taunya’s freewheeling chat about connecting more deeply with her husband and about the ways to fulfill her intellectual and emotional needs.
     
    Key Insights:
    A lot of people try to manipulate the body instead of being with and present for the body. However, controlling the body is not the same as caring for it. Overcoming disordered eating patterns is joyous and liberating. Part of how we do this is by being truly present with ourselves, our feelings, and our needs. And surrounding ourselves with positive energy along the way.   Be your body's friend. This means nourishing and supporting the body rather than rigidly controlling intake, exercising punishingly, weighing and timing everything and feeling guilty at every little slip up. It is not unreasonable to want to create a new, deeper and more fulfilling connection with a life partner; to look for greater intellectual and emotional fulfillment. This can be done in a gentle, loving way devoid of demand or expectation. Learning to find a safe space within oneself is essential for easing stressful situations and improving relationships. With his dual training in clinical nutrition and psychology, Marc David, M.A., has spent the last 40 years helping people around the world heal their relationship with food. As the founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc is the author of the bestselling books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Health & Well-Being, and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss. He reaches millions of people each year who are struggling with unwanted eating challenges and body image concerns through his speaking engagements, celebrated podcast series, and his internationally-acclaimed Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training. 
     
    Learn more about 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 in here: https://psychologyofeating.online/ss/
     
    Follow us on social: 
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/IPEfanpage Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpsychology/ Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/eatingpsych #psychologyofeating #BeYourBestFriend #BodysBestFriend #DeeperConnection #BeautifulDesire #UntangleYourself #BodyTherapy #LooseningUp #LoseTheGuilt #ListenToTheBody #PersonalGrowth #GrowthPath #KnowYourself #BePresentToYou #DropIntoYourBody

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
487 Ratings

487 Ratings

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.

CWilson-Duffy ,

An Abudance of Information

This podcast is remarkable in so many ways: 1) no matter the topic, Marc is able to make the podcast relevant for many; 2) the topics are interesting and not redundant; 3) he knows how to make people feel comfortable even through a podcast; and 4) he has so much wisdom to share that I have been able to garner many lessons even though I might not have the same exact issue as the person being interviewed. I am learning so much and hope that others take a moment to listen. It's eye-opening, but could also be life-changing. I know it has been for me.

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