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There are so many food rules these days that make it pretty hard to listen to the innate wisdom of our body. Additionally, there are all kinds of social pressures around food that get in the way of deep body listening. The good news is, there's so much more to our nutritional story than "eat this, don't eat that." Food brings us together and creates community. Food reminds us that we’re human and beautifully imperfect. Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in this #IPEtv video to learn more about a unique formula that can help guide you toward making the best choices for yourself nutritionally, and emotionally. In the comments below, please let us know: how do you know if a food is truly good for you or not? And why do you sometimes choose to eat foods that don’t serve your body?
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When our founder Marc David set out to interview over 35 of the world’s top thought leaders about the new burgeoning field of Eating Psychology in our Online Conference, one of the themes he discovered coming up over and over, was how disconnected we humans have become from our natural world, the source of being. While it may sound cliché to some, is it really surprising to consider that so many of our ailments can be healed or alleviated when we return, even in little ways, to nature? This is just one of the 8 Key Lessons from our Online Eating Psychology Conference. Click here to read more.
Here are 8 lessons learned from current nutrition trends to better understand our relationship with food, and with life.
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Everyone loves a good secret. Whether it's something we’re told in confidence, or the very personal and classified information that we hide from the world so as not to reveal our shortcomings, secrets have a lot of power. And secrets can also have a darker side. We often hold back from sharing our authentic selves and suffer silently from not sharing certain secrets. Our food and body secrets can cause us to hide, feel ashamed, and put on a false front. It’s time for some liberation. Join Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in this #IPEtv video where he shares the fascinating connection between secrets and food. We think you’ll be inspired by what you learn. In the comments below, please let us know: what’s the result of keeping your eating challenges a secret from others – especially the people you care about, and who care for you?
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From an early age, many of us learn that in order to be loved, accepted, or be successful, we must be perfect: the perfect wife, the perfect man, the perfect employee, child, etc. But if we take a step back and look around, we’ll quickly see how everyone’s definitions of perfection are often different and unique according to one’s own story. It’s a virus that cleverly mutates to fit the host. While many believe this is the source of their drive and ambition, it’s often the thing holding them back from living a life free of stress and fear. Are you ready to let go of your idea of what perfectionism can do for you? Check out “What’s Up With Perfectionism” and learn more.
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EATING OUR ROLES - with Emily Rosen

We play many different roles in life and these roles teach us some fascinating lessons. We may play out a rebellious role, a "good girl" role, a conservative role, an adventurous role, and much more. The ways we can self express are endless. And each of these different ways of expressing ourselves is often associated with a particular way of eating. Have you indeed noticed that your diet changes at different times in life? Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in this fascinating video where she explores how our roles in life and the diet we follow are intimately connected. In the comments below, please let us know: How does the role you play in your life right now impact the kind of diet you follow?
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As a human being on Earth, I agree to be an eater. I choose life again and again and again. What does it mean to be an eater?
This classic Eater's Agreement by Marc David will help you create a new, positive and empowered understanding of your relationship to food.
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Food to me, it´s always I am an eater all the way. But my BMI =24.6  Feel great ..Thanks
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So many of us these days are trying to control our appetite. And even though we may fight the urge to overeat as best we can, the result is that we often find ourselves still consuming food against our own best wishes. You might think you have a willpower problem, but believe it or not, our eating challenges have little to do with willpower. You may be doing the best they can to listen to your body and it’s hunger signals, yet there are certain foods that will impact our brain and body chemistry and sabotage our best efforts for making good choices around health. Join Emily Rosen, Director of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, in this #IPEtv video where she shares 2 powerful appetite de-regulators that will help you better understand how to manage your appetite more naturally and with less effort. In the comments below, please let us know: What do you find causes you to overeat, and what helps you avoid that unwanted habit in the first place?
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The term “brain food” is a fascinating and important nutritional concept. That’s because we certainly need to take good nutritional care of this all important organ. What's funny is that we never talk about kidney food, or elbow food, or eye food or spleen food – but we can all agree that there’s something powerful about choosing particular foods to nourish our brain. This very necessary body part burns through 20% of our total energy on any given day. It's time that we give the brain its due when it comes to proper fuel and nourishment. Check out this article where Marc David, founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating discusses 5 Unexpected Brain Foods that may very well surprise and enlighten you.
In this blog you will discover 5 best brain foods that truly work and can give the brain its best chance at longevity and a high level of function.
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The World's Leading School in Nutritional Psychology: A School Uniting Nutrition, Nourishment, Science and Soul.

IPE focuses on the fields of Mind Body Nutrition & Dynamic Eating Psychology. With its unique and revolutionary educational approach, the Institute is the only school of its kind that teaches students how to effectively work with the most common eating challenges of our times. Our graduates come away empowered around their own relationship with food and body, skilled in facilitating others, and confident to bring this knowledge out into the world. Learn more at:

Some Details About IPE's Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training 

Our Eating Psychology Coach Certification Training is a powerful, information rich, 250 hour program that certifies you as an Eating Psychology Coach and provides an unprecedented professional training that will leave you with a strong skill-set and the confidence to work with the most commonly seen eating concerns – weight, body image, overeating, binge eating, digestion, fatigue, immunity, mood and much more. We now offer this training in a distance learning format that you can take from anywhere in the world. The training spans over 7 months, October until May.

Download our comprehensive school catalog here: 

 Key highlights of the Training: 

  • Convenient distance learning format
  • A powerful blend of videos, audio, voice-over slide shows, handouts, and notes.
  • Maps, tools, skills, and protocols that will help you navigate the challenge of eating issues
  • A unique combination of nutritional science and psychology
  • Enjoy a style of teaching that's inspiring, grounded, and results oriented
  • Grow a new career - Become a Certified Eating Psychology Coach
  • Learn to help others by transforming your own relationship with food
  • Develop confidence to work with clients
  • Create a community of support with fellow students
  • Be part of a new movement in Health and Transformation
  • Enjoy a Training and Career that fits your lifestyle - that you can launch anywhere in the world

Some exciting additional features include: 

  • Live teleclasses each month with Marc David or a guest faculty.
  • Free admission to a special live event in May 2014 - The Future of Healing
  • A Bonus Nutrition Module designed by Hawthorn University
  • A Bonus Business Coaching Module to help you launch your practice 

If you haven't had a chance to check out our free information packed video series called The Dynamic Eating Psychology Breakthrough you can sign up for it below. It’s a great way to get a better sense of the work we do here at the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

We are now accepting admission to the training in 2013. Early enrollment is open, and admission is by application only. If you are interested, please go here:

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