Psychology of Eating 

My Story

In the past, I've worked for a nutrition company helping people lose weight through calorie counting and calorie restriction. But I knew that it will not result in a long-term, sustainable weight loss for my clients. I hated to tell my clients that they went over calories just because they ate a piece of cake for their birthday. So decided to take the Mind Body Eating coach certification course from Psychology of Eating by Marc David. Ever since I read his first book "Nourishing Wisdom" and his approach to nutrition had really resonated with me. It was just what I was looking for, he taught a non diet approach to weight management and how we can improve our relationship with food. 

Learn what it's all about below. 

What is Mind Body Nutrition?

Mind-Body Nutrition is a revolutionary new field of food and nutrition that advances the practice of clinical nutrition by exploring the psychophysiology of how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs impact nutritional metabolism and health. Originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Simply put, he teaches that what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is about who we are as eaters.

 

  • It studies the fascinating connections between our mind, body, and behavior and how these affect our metabolism and health. 

  • Mind-Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, meal timing, and much more profoundly influence digestion and metabolism.

  • It offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our time.

What is Dynamic Eating Psychology?

At the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Marc David teaches Dynamic Eating Psychology; which is a positive, empowering, and transformational approach that’s designed for everyone. Dynamic Eating Psychology affirms the primary importance of our relationship to food. It sees our challenges with eating, weight, and health not as an indication that we’re not enough or broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. Traditionally, the field of eating psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders. Dynamic Eating Psychology though is for everyone.

  • Each of us has a unique, fascinating, and ever-changing relationship with food.

  • It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us when we take the time to listen.

  • It recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight, and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions – relationships, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfillment, and so much more.

Dynamic Eating Psychology is a powerful breakthrough approach.

What does a Mind Body Eating Coach do?

The approach I take for coaching is an exciting and cutting edge approach. 

It effectively addresses your concerns which may involve your weight, emotional eating, stress eating, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges, and certain nutrition-related health concerns.

As a trained Mind Body Eating Coach, the key to my approach is to provide positive and empowering coaching to help you improve your relationship with food

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I don’t see your eating challenges merely as a sign that “something is wrong with you”

– but as a place where we can more fully explore why such behavior persists and how we can effectively address the cause which may be impacting your choices around food, weight, and health.

 

Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, life stress and so much more. It may be surprising and you may not connect the dots until we explore the connections together. But these things are closely integrated into our belief and behavior around food. By working on the places that are most relevant for you, success is more easily achieved. As a Coach, I look to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are nourishing, doable, sustainable, and that yield the result you want.

About My Training

The Institute for the Psychology of Eating is the world’s leading school in Nutritional Psychology where I received my certification as a Coach. It is an eight-month-long intensive course with hundreds of hours of lecture by Marc David, the founder of IPE, group coaching practices, peer discussions, and reading on the topic of eating psychology. In IPE’s internationally acclaimed program, I learned powerful cutting-edge tools and protocols that enable me to work with people who are struggling with their weight,  body image, stress eating, emotional eating, overeating, binge eating, and a variety of nutrition-related health concerns such as digestion, fatigue, mood, and immunity. The skills I gained from this training are a combination of practical coaching techniques, results-oriented psychology, clinical nutrition, body-centered practices, mind-body science, and a positive and compassionate approach to your challenges with food and health.

How is My Approach Different?

For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, weight and diet. We’ve been told that we’re willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts promote conflicting advice. The result is people are confused about what to eat, and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism. In my professional practice, I combine many of the best strategies from nutrition science and eating psychology. By eliminating all the “shoulds and shouldn’ts”, I focus on what’s right for your body and your personal/life-style.

As we work together in this way, eating and health issues become a place of exploration.
Instead of seeing such challenges as the enemy and trying to control it by force, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. In my training at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, I’ve learned to help clients reach their highest goals through strategies that nourish them.

 

Based on excerpts from www.psychologyofeating.com

© Copyright 2018 Institute for the Psychology of Eating

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