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This Directory features Certified Eating Psychology Coaches who are exclusively trained by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. This is a new, positive, uplifting, cutting edge and results-oriented approach.

What is Eating Psychology Coaching?

Eating Psychology Coaching is an exciting and innovative approach developed by Marc David and the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It effectively addresses weight concerns, emotional eating, binge eating, overeating, body image challenges, endless dieting and a variety of nutrition related health concerns such as digestion, fatigue, mood, immunity and more. Eating Psychology Coaching is positive and empowering. It views all of our eating concerns not as a sign that something is “wrong” with us, but as a place where we can learn, grow and transform. Oftentimes, our eating challenges are connected to work, money, relationship, family, intimacy, lifestyle, nutrition and so much more. By working on the places that are most relevant for you, success is more easily achieved. Eating Psychology Coaches are trained to support you with coaching strategies and nutrition principles that are doable, sustainable, and that yield results. They use a combination of practical coaching techniques, results-oriented psychological tools, clinical nutrition strategies, body-centered practices and mind-body science techniques. Eating Psychology Coaches see each one of us as highly unique, and they’re inspired to bring out the best in who you are personally and metabolically.

How is Eating Psychology Coaching Different?

Eating Psychology Coaching is the next wave of nutrition and health coaching. For far too long, we’ve been inundated by negative messages about food, body, weight and diet. We’ve been told that we’re willpower weaklings or that we need more control. The majority of nutrition experts promote vastly different and conflicting advice. The result is that people are confused about what to eat and how to have a happy relationship with food and a healthy metabolism. Eating Psychology Coaches help you rise above nutritional confusion. They’re trained to help you get un-stuck. They effectively work with whatever nutritional approach you follow. By eliminating all the “shoulds and shouldn’ts”, their approach focuses on what’s right for your body and your personal style. As you work with an Eating Psychology Coach in this way, food and health issues become a place of exploration. Instead of seeing eating challenges as the enemy, they become opportunities for growth and self-improvement. From here, you’re better able to reach your highest goals.

What is Dynamic Eating Psychology?

Dynamic Eating Psychology is an important new field originated by Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. It’s a positive, empowering and transformational approach that’s designed for anyone who eats. Each of us has a unique, fascinating, and ever changing relationship with food. Dynamic Eating Psychology affirms the primary importance of this relationship. It sees our challenges with eating, weight and health not as an indication that we’re broken, but as a beautiful opportunity to grow and evolve. Previously, eating psychology has been limited to those with clinical eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. Dynamic Eating Psychology though, is for everyone. It affirms that our relationship with food has important lessons to teach us if we choose to listen. And it recognizes that our challenges with eating, weight and health are intimately connected to other primary life dimensions – relationship, family, work, sexuality, our search for meaning and fulfillment, and so much more. Dynamic Eating Psychology is a powerful breakthrough approach.

What is Mind-Body Nutrition?

Mind-Body Nutrition is an exciting and timely new approach 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, it goes far beyond classical nutrition by focusing on the fascinating connections between brain, body, and behavior. Simply put, what we eat is only half of the story of good nutrition. The other half is who we are as eaters. Mind Body Nutrition reveals how stress physiology, the relaxation response, breathing, awareness, pleasure, food sensitivities, emotions, meal timing and much more profoundly influence digestion and calorie burning. And it offers practical and results-oriented strategies for the most commonly seen eating challenges and health issues of our times.

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