The 3 Biggest Myths About Emotional Eating with Marc David


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Many of us turn to food to cope with feelings, then we beat ourselves up. Personally, I’m guilty of turning to food when I’m exhausted and then feeling bad about not making great choices or eating when I wasn’t truly hungry. But what we don’t realize is that emotional eating is natural and inborn, and it’s not a matter of having too little willpower. The healing process means getting unstuck from negative patterns, reframing our inner dialogue, and acknowledging the different parts of us and what they’re each asking for. Feeling guilty and disempowered isn’t doing us any good.

Today I’m excited to sit down with a leading expert in the field of emotional eating and a good friend, Marc David. Marc David, M.A., is the bestselling author of the books, Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind Body Approach to Nutrition and Well-Being and The Slow Down Diet: Eating for Pleasure, Energy, and Weight Loss, a frequent speaker and consultant, and host of the celebrated Psychology of Eating Podcast. Marc is also the Founder of The Institute for the Psychology of Eating, the world’s only health coaching program devoted to teaching the principles of Dynamic Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition.

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Here are more details from our interview (audio version / Apple Subscriber version):

  • Is emotional eating the same thing as having an eating disorder? (5:45 / 3:12)
  • The three biggest myths about emotional eating (6:34 / 4:00)
  • Breaking the pattern of emotional eating (9:39 / 7:00)
  • Emotional eating and the rebel and child archetypes (19:05 / 16:25)
  • The relationship between the biology of food and psychology of eating (25:46 / 20:46)
  • Learning how to eat vs. how not to eat (32:55 / 24:50)
  • The relationship between trauma and emotional eating (34:34 / 29:50)
  • Reframing beliefs around food and eating (42:09 / 35:10)
  • The importance of practicing self-compassion (45:51 / 40:50)
  • The Emotional Eating Breakthrough Program (58:07 / 53:05)

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