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 • 492 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.

    The Making of a Health Crusader: An Interview with James Colquhoun

    The Making of a Health Crusader: An Interview with James Colquhoun

    Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David speaks to esteemed filmmaker of the “Transcendence” docuseries and the documentary, “Hungry for Change,” James Colquhoun. Like many of us passionate about health and wellness, James’ journey into healthy living began after a life-changing and tragic event. His father developed multiple medical conditions, and did what most people do: go to their doctor and start taking various medications. As his father’s health continued to decline, James became determined to figure out how to use nutrition and holistic health to reverse his dad’s medical diagnoses. 
     
    After reading book after book, beginning with the classic, Diet for a New America by John Robbins, James and his partner Laurentine learned everything they could about health and nutrition. And as he became more informed, James gradually convinced his father to let go of the medications that seemed to only worsen his conditions and lead to terrible side effects. 
     
    And the result? His father was able to drop all his medication within three months of implementing nutritional changes, lost 50 pounds, and resumed his active lifestyle of running every day.
     
    From this, James’ career as a health crusader and educator was born. In this interview, you’ll hear some of his powerful distinctions around the healing power of food that have changed the lives of millions of people around the world. 
     
    Tune in now for a truly inspiring conversation between two of the world’s leading voices in health and nutrition!
     
    For more on James, his films, guided programs, and nutrition certification training, visit his global online wellness hub FoodMatters.com and streaming channel FMTV (now Gaia.com). 

    And to learn more about the Food Matters Nutrition Certification program, please visit https://www.foodmattersinstitute.com/program/nutrition-certification

     
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
     
    Listen to Marc share about the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, our 8-month coach certification training for aspiring health coaches and established practitioners. Be part of the worldwide movement of coaches helping others transform their understanding of food and body challenges, and finally find freedom with food. Tune into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
     
    Or, take our 8-week public program, Transform Your Relationship with Food, if you’re looking to transform your own relationship with food. You’ll learn our uplifting and life-changing approach to ending eating challenges like emotional eating, binge eating, weight, chronic dieting, body image, food worry, and nutrition-linked disorders such as fatigue, digestive concerns, autoimmune disorders, and more. Learn more here: https://psychologyofeating.com/online-retreats-2/
     
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    #psychologyofeating #eatingpsychology #jamescolquhoun #foodmatters #transcendence #hungryforchange #naturalhealing #traditionalhealing #foodheals #bodywisdom #healthiswealth #nutritioncoach #marcdavid

    • 48 min
    In Session With Marc David: Food Intolerances & Hashimoto’s - Learning What (and What Not) to Eat

    In Session With Marc David: Food Intolerances & Hashimoto’s - Learning What (and What Not) to Eat

    Do you have a nutrition-linked health condition? Then you won’t want to miss this week’s episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, where you’ll hear the story of 44-year old Aldona from the Netherlands.
     
    Ten years ago, Aldona was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, a diagnosis that affects an estimated 20 million people in the U.S. alone. When she was newly diagnosed, Aldona tried to heal her condition with high-quality foods. She has tried many diet approaches, like Paleo, and has done strict elimination diets in an attempt to see which foods might be most problematic.
     
    Unfortunately, none of her attempts have improved her Hashimoto’s. And now, to complicate things, Aldona has developed Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which she attributes to the stress of trying to manage her Hashimoto’s. Never having experienced digestive issues or food intolerances before, Aldona has become stressed out and very confused about what to eat. In her words, she no longer trusts her instincts about which foods are best for her.
     
    In their coaching session, master eating psychology coach Marc David helps Aldona look beyond nutritional solutions. How are these conditions asking Aldona to transform as a human being? How can she learn to quiet her mind, and tune into what her body needs? In what ways can she discover how to live with these conditions, while improving her quality of life and nurturing herself along the way?
     
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
     
    Listen to Marc share about the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, our 8-month coach certification training for aspiring health coaches and established practitioners. Be part of the worldwide movement of coaches helping others transform their understanding of food and body challenges, and finally find freedom with food. Tune into The Ultimate Health Coach webinar here: https://psychologyofeating.com/become-a-coach-h/  
     
    Or, take our 8-week public program, Transform Your Relationship with Food, if you’re looking to transform your own relationship with food. You’ll learn our uplifting and life-changing approach to ending eating challenges like emotional eating, binge eating, weight, chronic dieting, body image, food worry, and nutrition-linked disorders such as fatigue, digestive concerns, autoimmune disorders, and more. Learn more here: https://psychologyofeating.com/online-retreats-2/
     
    Follow us on social: 
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    #psychologyofeating #foodpsychology #nutrition #hashimotos #ibs #digestiveissues #eliminationdiet #foodintolerance #foodworry #intuitiveeating

    • 51 min
    In Session With Marc David: A 40-Year Old’s Journey with Weight & Forgiveness

    In Session With Marc David: A 40-Year Old’s Journey with Weight & Forgiveness

    Jen has had challenges around weight since she was 12 years of age. Now a 40-year-old mother of four, she wishes the weight would just melt off effortlessly. Jen has lost weight using Jenny Craig and similar approaches, but the weight always seems to come back. A graduate of The Institute’s Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training, Jen now looks back at her past weight loss efforts and realizes so much of it has been driven by weight hate. She wants to find a more sustainable approach, one where self-attack is not in the driver’s seat. 
     
    As she works with Marc David, Jen unlocks some of the key psychological roots behind her struggles with weight and body image. What unfolds is a moving conversation on feeling misunderstood and how that can drive us to self-harm, tending to our inner child’s needs, honoring the inner rebel who hates dieting, and how to bring self-forgiveness into our lives and relationship with food and body.
     
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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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    • 40 min
    In Session With Marc David: Afraid of Eating? Why Trying to Control Food Doesn’t Work

    In Session With Marc David: Afraid of Eating? Why Trying to Control Food Doesn’t Work

    In this episode of The Psychology of Eating Podcast, eating psychology expert Marc David speaks with 60-year-old Kathy who’s afraid of losing control with food. She has been in a binge-restrict cycle since she was 15 years old, and recently suffered a heart attack - for which she knows she needs to change her unwanted eating habits. In the three years since her heart attack, she’s lost 84 pounds, but still finds herself in fear that she’ll sabotage herself with food. Looking to create a more balanced relationship with eating, Kathy turns to Marc David for help.
     
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
     
    Explore a career as Mind Body Eating Coach specializing in Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition by signing up for our free ebook series:
    https://lp.psychologyofeating.com/eating-psychology-video-series/
     
    Follow us on social: 
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    #bingeeating #foodrestriction #weight #eatingpsychology #diet #nutrition #foodandbody #healthcoach #weightlossdiet #foodcontrol #foodanxiety #peoplepleasing #heartattack #marcdavid #psychologyofeating

    • 44 min
    In Session With Marc David: A 42-Year Old’s Relationship with Body Image & Intimacy

    In Session With Marc David: A 42-Year Old’s Relationship with Body Image & Intimacy

    In this episode, we meet Jenny, 42, who is ready for a serious relationship after many years of monogamy. But she feels very self-conscious about her body, so much so that it feels almost impossible to open up to new love. Jenny’s last relationship ended in her late 20s, and ever since, she’s thrown herself into work and tried to ignore both the deep desire for a romantic relationship, and the poor body image that has prevented her from finding it.
     
    In her eating psychology coaching session, Jenny works with founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David. As Jenny shares, she’s avoided dating out of fear that she’ll be rejected, telling herself that she’ll be better able to date once she’s happier with her body. 
     
    As Marc reflects, so many of us assume that others hold the same judgments of ourselves and our bodies that we do. But very rarely is this actually the case. 
     
    Others usually observe what’s good about us: the beauty in our curves, the special way we smile, or the twinkle in our eyes. As well as what makes us attractive on the inside … our kindness, caring, sense of humor, generosity, quirkiness, and so much more.
     
    For all of us learning to love and accept ourselves (and hey, that’s most of us!), this episode is for you. 
     
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
     
    Explore a career as Mind Body Eating Coach specializing in Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition by signing up for our free ebook series:
    https://lp.psychologyofeating.com/eating-psychology-video-series/
     
    Follow us on social: 
    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IPEfanpage
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpsychology/
    - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eatingpsych
     
    #bodyinsecurities #intimacy #dating #bodypositive #embodiment #intimacy #personalgrowth  #psychologyofeating #foodpsychology #marcdavid

    • 48 min
    In Session With Marc David: Overcoming Cultural Conditioning Around Weight … One Woman’s Journey

    In Session With Marc David: Overcoming Cultural Conditioning Around Weight … One Woman’s Journey

    In this episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, speaks with 38-year-old Juliana who has faced challenges around body weight and image since she was mocked for being a “chubby” kid. Originally from Brazil, Juliana now lives in Bonn Germany, where she finds the cultural attitudes on weight and body image are significantly different. 
     
    Despite there being a decidedly less stringent idea of beauty in Germany, Juliana is finding it hard to let go of beauty concepts she grew up with in Brazil. She often worries about food and whether she’s getting the whole experience of eating “right” - whether that’s eating the “right” foods or eating the “right” amount of calories each day. 
     
    Marc coaches Juliana and the rest of us trying to lose weight to see that, while weight loss is a fine goal for many, it becomes problematic when it becomes paramount to everything else in our life. When weight loss is more important than almost anything else, it’s very likely we hold the toxic nutritional belief that we’ll be happier when we’re thinner.
     
    In their conversation, Marc speaks to this rampant belief, why it causes so many of us to suffer unnecessarily, and how to begin to forge a new path.
     
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    Learn more about us at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating: https://psychologyofeating.com/ 
     
    Explore a career as Mind Body Eating Coach specializing in Eating Psychology & Mind Body Nutrition by signing up for our free ebook series:
    https://lp.psychologyofeating.com/eating-psychology-video-series/
     
    Follow us on social: 
    - Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IPEfanpage
    - Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eatingpsychology/
    - Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/eatingpsych
     
    #psychologyofeating #foodpsychology #nutritionexpert #weightloss #weightlossdiet #peaceofmind #enjoyfood #relationship #guilt #consequences #breakfast #diets #binging #healthychoice #restricting #selfesteem #bodyimage #bodyweight #positivemindset #bodypositivity #beinyourbody #embodiment #emotionaleating #howtoloveyourself #loveyourbody #bodylove #marcdavid

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
492 Ratings

492 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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