Rank #1: A Heartfelt Approach to Functional Nutrition Interview with Andrea Nakayama
Today Marc David interviews Andrea Nakayama. Andrea is a Functional Nutritionist, educator, and speaker, and she's taken the idea of food as personalized medicine from clinical practice to guiding thousands internationally through her online programs of Replenish PDX and Holistic Nutrition Lab. In this heartfelt interview, they discuss how illness or tragedy can be alchemized into beautiful life lessons and can help us rise to a higher purpose and become an advocate for yourself and others.
Rank #2: Binge Eating & Emotional Eating: What To Do?
Leslie, 58, finds herself on a continuous hunt for happiness as she opens up to Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, about her use of overeating to disconnect. By digging deeper into relationship with Mom and Dad, the loss of her own child, and where all the past has brought her in the present, Marc and Leslie take a journey of discovery around what happiness might look like to her, some good practices moving forward, and letting go of past disappointments by starting with a true, deep self love.
Rank #3: Discovering the Gift of An Eating Disorder
For many people who have ever struggled with an eating disorder, a closer look reveals that this very eating disorder can be the symptom of something much deeper. In this podcast episode, Amanda opens up about her struggle with an eating disorder that has persisted for over 16 years. Triggered by stress and the fear of uncertainty, Amanda has felt very frustrated by and controlled by her habits with food. However, after further digging, Amanda and Marc make some great discoveries on what her eating disorder has really meant to her and what she can do to begin to let it go. In this powerful session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Amanda rephrase the role of her disordered relationship with food by uncovering the important role it has played in her life. By the end, Amanda celebrates a greater self-awareness and readiness to end the cycle of binge eating that has plagued her for so long.
Rank #4: Important Insights into Overeating and Dieting- Interview with Amy Pershing
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews Amy Pershing, CEO and founder of Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Amy has pioneered an integrated approach for the treatment of BED, based on more than 25 years of clinical experience. In this compelling interview, they discuss how trauma, dieting and other issues can affect binge eating as well the difference between men and women identify with eating disorders.
Rank #5: Learning To Free The Mind from Obessessive Food Thoughts
Taylor, almost 23, talks to Founder of The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David, and they unravel her feelings of wanting to be able to control her mind around food and body. A life-long athlete and recently graduated college cheerleader, Taylor recognizes that she is in transition into a move, a job, a different level of physical activity, and she's looking for some guidance on how to find freedom from negative thoughts and unwanted behaviors with food. Marc works with her to uncover where the work is, and how she can actually use the desire to control her mind, in order to be patient with her journey, instead of letting the negative thoughts take over. She walks away with some key tools and breakthroughs to carry her forward.
Rank #6: The Neuropsychology of Eating Interview with Dr. Srini Pillay
Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating interviews Dr. Srini Pillay, who is a medical doctor, a world-renowned Harvard psychiatrist, executive coach, award-winning author, and brain imaging researcher. Dr. Pillay shares how he used his clinical research to provide a biological, psychological, and social perspective on one's health. In this interview, you'll learn how to use the two basic kinds of intentions in the brain, goal intentions and, implementation intentions to help you get through the discomfort of habit changes and set you up for success.
Rank #7: Letting Go of the Bully Within
For many years, Devorah has fought her body to lose weight. Going on diet after diet, she has the ideal weight in mind and is continually frustrated with how out of reach it has been. Even with her husband's support and reassurance that she is fine the way she is now, she knows there has always been that little voice inside that says she needs to keep pushing herself to look better and weigh less. In this really important session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, walks with Devorah on this journey to discovering where these thoughts and beliefs about herself began. He helps her see how she, the victim of bullying as a child, has become her own worst bully. Listen in as Devorah makes great discoveries about herself, her body, her health, her relationship with her mother, and how to begin healing in a really big way.
Rank #8: A Woman Discovers the Root Causes of Her Eating Challenges
Melissa's relationship with her body, her weight, and with food has been off for years. What she desires is just to find a peaceful place with it all. But, there many reasons Melissa struggles with what she does, and it has little to do with food. Follow this session as Melissa really opens up with Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, about how her experiences have led her down this path and where she is going from here. Marc and Melissa discover a lot about how her relationship to her mom, to the men in her life, and even her job have played a role in her relationship to her body and to food. Her entire identity has been impacted by these experiences and she is ready to shed some the self-inflicted restraints she has placed because of her weight and who she thinks she is supposed to be for other people.
Rank #9: Learning To Finally Trust Her Body & Her Life
Elizabeth can't remember the last time she felt completely okay about her body or her health for a long period of time. She has spent so much energy and time second guessing her decisions and looking for the next best fix or solution. Like many others, she feels tortured by the contradictory nutrition advice and can work herself into a tizzy trying to find the right answer. The only time she feels completely comfortable is in silence and meditation. In this really relatable session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, works with Elizabeth through some issues that many can relate to. He helps her appreciate all that she already knows and to really trust her innate body wisdom. He guides her into really stepping into and owning her queenhood. And he gives us all an important reminder about relaxing into the unknowns of life and releasing the reigns on having to know all the answers all the time.
Rank #10: Follow-Up: When We Fight Our Belly Fat, It Tends to Fight Back
Pamela knows about nutrition. She practices healthy eating and exercises regularly. After working hard on her relationship with food and body, she has made peace with almost every aspect of herself, but one thing has still been bothering her: her belly. No matter what she tries, she can't seem to get rid of the excess fat that concentrates there. Whenever she's feeling down, she attacks her belly with negative thoughts, and it responds with symptoms of physical discomfort. In a heart-opening first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Pamela find a way to work on her belly without attacking herself. Now tune to Pamela's follow-up session with Marc and learn how her relationship with her belly has changed since she started adding love to the equation!
Rank #11: The Weight Just Won't Come Off: Now What?
Mara is a self-described research junkie. She loves learning about health, wellness, and good nutrition, and she's in tune with her body's signals. But despite all her knowledge, she's frustrated because she finds herself turning to food for comfort, and can't seem to break out of a pattern of emotional eating. She dislikes her body shape and wants to lose weight, but hates how restrictive most diet plans are. In this thought-provoking session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Mara to take a closer look at the target weight she's chosen for herself, and prompts her to ask some deeper questions about what she truly wants to change in her life. Tune in as Marc coaches Mara to start putting her energy toward a different and more powerful goal.
Rank #12: Finally Getting Comfortable In Her Own Skin
For most of her life, Catherine has struggled to really love her body. Ever since she can remember, she has been reminded by herself and even by her mother that her body was never good enough. Despite her best efforts, she has always come back to this place of wanting to fix her body and never feeling comfortable in front of other people, except for her husband. In this breakthrough session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helps Catherine uproot some of the major underlying obstacles standing between her and her right to feel comfortable in her own skin. Catherine generously shares the story of her mother, her sister, and how those relationships influenced how she felt about and talked about her body for the years to come. Listen in as Marc and Catherine rewrite the story and reset some of those lifelong beliefs Catherine has held about herself.
Rank #13: Follow-Up: A Perfect Body Doesn't Guarantee Happiness
Like so many people, Caroline thought that if she could just create the perfect body, everything else would fall into place. Tormented as a child for being overweight, Caroline turned to intense exercise as a way to ensure that she wouldn't have to feel rejected for her appearance ever again. But when she had achieved the body she wanted and still didn't feel happy at age 40, she knew something else had to change. In a powerful first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, helped Caroline become aware of the hidden costs of her perfectionism and gave her some timely guidance to help her navigate a major transition period. In this follow up, you'll find out how she's integrated Marc's suggestions and where they've taken her!
Rank #14: Follow-Up: It's Time To Put An End To Binge Eating
Kayla recovered from bulimia, but still struggles with binge eating. She's a personal trainer who tends to do things to extremes: a period of perfect healthy eating, followed by a period of of self-destructive binging. A history of sexual abuse has left her feeling uncomfortable in the presence of men. In her first session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, suggested that Kayla's binge eating is not actually the real problem, but that it's a symptom with an important message for her, and it's time for Kayla to really listen to that message. As Marc helped Kayla to see, a key part of that message is that in order to release binge eating, she will need to begin to heal her relationship with men. Tune in to this follow-up session to see how far Kayla has come!
Rank #15: What Are the Top Nutrition Trends to Watch-A Look at the Future of Nutrition with Marc David- Psychology of Eating Podcast
The field of nutritional science seems to change so quickly, it can be hard to keep up with the most current ideas about healthy eating. But what if you could take a peek into the future and see what concepts will be making headlines – tomorrow? In this intriguing new podcast episode, Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, discusses 4 trends that are heating up right now, and are just about to burst onto the mainstream nutritional scene. If you want to find out what’s got the scientific community abuzz and be at the forefront of these exciting new developments, then tune in now and join Marc as he takes a little look into his crystal ball!
Rank #16: Taking A Big Step Forward with Food, Body & Self
Celeste desires a better relationship with food. She is tired of speeding through her meals and missing out on the experience. She has also noticed her weight fluctuate over and over and wants to find a happy place in her body where she feels comfortable in her skin and her clothes. As she dives into her session with Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Celeste reveals that her relationship with food is about so much more than needing to control her appetite and portion sizes. She is at a great crossroads in her life where she is stepping up more and expanding her voice and presence. She talks boundary setting, relationships with men, and family dynamics. Tune in as she and Marc come to some powerful conclusions about what comes next.
Rank #17: Why Can't I Lose Weight? Spiritual Lessons We Can Learn from Weight- Part 1 with Marc David- Psychology of Eating Podcast
So many people want to lose weight, and yet there are so many frustrated and unsuccessful dieters. While it’s pretty standard to approach weight loss with low-calorie eating, intense exercise, or restrictive and specific diets, these methods ultimately fail for the majority of people. For some of us, it’s helpful to look to other dimensions when it comes to weight retention and loss. And the spiritual dimension is a great place to explore. Join Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating in this podcast episode he discusses a fascinating spiritual lesson that we can learn from weight – humility. This may be a missing link in your weight loss equation, and it can certainly help you see weight in a whole new light!
Rank #18: Follow-Up: Emotional Eating at 25 Years Old: A Surprising Cause
Sometimes, getting close to achieving our goals for our ideal body can be pretty scary. After all, our body may have altered its weight, shape, or appearance in the past because that's what it thought we needed to keep us safe. Lindsey has done plenty of self exploration and healing work, and she's now ready to take it to the next level and release the last remaining challenges: an extra 10 pounds, chronic eczema, and a less than friendly body image. In an earlier session, Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, coached Lindsey toward accepting and empowering herself as a beautiful young woman. Tune in now and see how Lindsey has progressed on her journey to connect the dots between her past, her dreams, and her struggles with emotional eating.
Rank #19: 4 Secrets to Getting Unstuck with Weight Loss
Have you hit a plateau in your weight loss efforts? Maybe you know the feeling: you count calories, you plan your meals perfectly, but the numbers on the scale simply refuse to change. This can be especially frustrating when a diet that was effective for a while suddenly stops producing results. If your efforts to lose weight by following a particular eating plan have stalled, you won't want to miss this illuminating new podcast episode. Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, explains why the best way to get unstuck just might be to look beyond food food you're eating and consider some other key factors in your lifestyle. These great tips may be the missing pieces for you or someone you care about.
Rank #20: A Lifelong Journey with Weight
Rachel has hit a wall with her unexplained weight gain. She has been dedicated to fitness, she eats well, and she stays in control of her habits. Yet, in the last year, she has seen the weight come on and can't figure out why. Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, dives into this question head on with Rachel. He challenges her to rethink her relationship with control and ask her body what it is trying to teach her right now. Rachel shares more about her relationship to stress, her lifestyle, and her tendency to stay in control of her diet. Marc helps her see how all the ways she is trying to maintain control could be sabotaging where she really wants to get in her body and with her health.