How to call a cease-fire in your battle with eating – and find freedom and peace with food

Discover how to drop the shame, confusion and struggle from your relationship with food.

If you’re like most of us, you probably already know a lot about what you think you “should” eat, how you “should” exercise, and what you “should” weigh to be healthy. So, why is it that so many of us still struggle every single day with actually doing the things we think we should do?

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“ I just can’t seem to make myself do it!”

Have you wished for more motivation or willpower – thought you’re just weak or lazy?

Are you fighting a daily battle with emotional eating? Maybe you’ve called it comfort eating, binge eating, or over eating? It could be rebellion eating, bored eating, or even reward eating. It’s any kind of eating that creates worry, stress, or shame.

But, one of the common elements for us all is that our emotional eating is a constant struggle and usually lacks self-compassion. We feel trapped – or worse, helpless, weak, or lazy.

Are any of these emotional enemies waging a daily war with your food and eating choices?

Should & Shouldn’t

Mental tyrants making every food choice a battle

Blame & Shame

A thought-prison of feeling weak, lazy, or broken

Hunger & Craving

A nutrient famine overpowering your good intentions

Sad & Mad

An angry mob of emotions only food seems to soothe

Rules & Rebels

Rigid rules rob you of freedom, so you eat to defy them

Do you catch yourself using any of these “battle” tactics in your fight with food & weight?

Sneak Attack

Secretly treating yourself to foods you pretend don’t throw you off track

Strategic Retreat

Eating to avoid confronting unwanted feelings

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Eating food that makes you happy, but ending up feeling bad

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It’s all or nothing – one mistake starts a downward spiral

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Hoping for the one right diet, fast, cleanse, challenge, or pill to fix everything

Imagine transforming the struggle, stress of emotional eating, into insight and ease

When you change your stories about food, you change your journey and your outcomes

Your journey with food, eating and your body is – like any journey – an opportunity to learn and grow. It can be one of your best teachers in the school of life. However, for many of us it is more like war zone than a learning experience.

The secret to finding peace with food is to begin to call a ceasefire. If beating and pounding yourself into submission could solve your emotional eating issues, it would have worked for you long ago. Your new job is to love yourself into healing and transformation… (we do our most powerful healing and transformation when we are in the physiologic relaxation response)…so you can feel free and just live your life.

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What if you could turn the “war” into a “partnership?” Your food journey doesn’t have to be a battle, with food and emotions as an enemy. With a deeper understanding of the role that your mind, heart and soul play, you can turn food into an ally, a teacher, and create a journey that leads to freedom, compassion and peace with eating and your body.


A road filled with self attack, shame and self rejection cannot lead to an end result of self love and joy. The journey informs the destination.

Imagine if you could…

Discover your personal power around food

Gain real control over your eating choices

Feel confident about your diet strategy

Achieve your ideal weight, without a fight

Transform your body through kindness

Find true, lasting freedom with food

Start your new, self-compassionate food and diet transformation today!

Enroll by 2/7 to get Early Bird Bonus

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Marc David is the leading voice establishing the intimate connection between stress, digestion, metabolism, weight, and health. He reminds us that our relationship with food is as important as the food itself

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Marc David provides us with the missing link about metabolism that sets us free to enjoy food more than ever while also losing weight and getting healthy. Thank you, thank you, Marc David.

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We will never understand nutrition without honoring the principles introduced by Marc David. He explodes a lot of popular archaic beliefs about diet and nutrition, and puts something vastly important in their place. His work will forever change the way you think about food.

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JJ Virgin

Rushed, mindless eating creates weight-loss resistance. Marc David provides an easy-to-apply, work-anywhere, plan that helps you relax, reduce stress, and savor every mouthful while burning fat and optimizing health.

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Dear future students,

Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

Why do the majority of people struggle with food and eating?

Well, did your primary or secondary schooling include any course about “Dealing with Tough Emotions” or “Understanding and Meeting Your Own Needs”? Could you choose a class in “Intuitive Eating 101” or “How to Love Your Body”? No! In fact, the bullies and cliques were more likely to cause our unhealthy relationship with food and our bodies.

Between school, pop-culture, social media and companies wanting to sell you diets, workouts, and weight loss, what chance did you really have to develop a healthy, peaceful food story?

Your stressful, effortful relationship with food and eating is not your fault.

You didn’t get to choose your role models. We either inherit our “food story” or we construct it as best we can from the dysfunctional scraps we’re thrown as kids. You did the best you could. But, you can rewrite your food story and find food freedom.

How? By going back to school – the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Here’s how I know…

As a young nutrition counselor working with clients on Wall Street in the 1980’s, I had some of the smartest, most disciplined and ambitious clients in the world. They had education and they had money. But do you know what I heard over and over again?

“I know what to do. I know what to eat. But I just can’t get myself to do it.”

That is when I realized: Wait! Our issues with food and diet are not really about nutrition at all. Transforming our eating is not just about our body… it’s about our emotions, mind, heart.. and even our spirit.

But, when I set out to learn more, I could not find a single book, let alone a college course, about the psychology of eating. So, finally, I created my own. Sonoma State University invited me to create my own (self-directed) degree based on the psychology of eating and I set out to write the book I wish I could have found at the bookstore, but that didn’t yet exist.

I ended up writing the first, definitive book on the psychology of eating, Nourishing Wisdom, in 1991. And, for over three decades, I’ve continued teaching this new, holistic, science-based approach to food freedom.

Now you can experience that transformation for yourself in this online course. Give me just a few hours per week and I will show you how the ‘miraculous’ transformations of thousands of my past students and clients can finally become a reality for you, too.

Like them, you CAN transform the daily struggle, stress and effort around food and eating, into insight, peace, and ease – for the rest of your life…so you can get on with your life.

Marc David

Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating

Introducing

The Emotional Eating Breakthrough

Rewrite your food story and become the Hero of your new food journey.

There’s one simple reason you have not yet had success when it comes to emotional eating: you’ve been using strategies that simply don’t work. This four-part, 10 lesson course takes you on a new journey using science-based, holistic, and self-compassionate tools and practices. You’ll learn to drop the old tactics based on willpower, blame, and confusion. You’ll gain a whole new perspective, and take control of your food story.

Relearn

The Truth About Eating


Discover the root causes of emotional eating according to science and psychology.

Reframe

Your Food & Eating Beliefs


Unravel your toxic dietary beliefs and replace them with new, holistic, powerful tools.

Rethink

Nutrition and Weight Loss


Understand how nutrition and weight loss can undermine or support your eating choices.

Rewrite

Your Food Story


Practice and deepen your new skills to become the hero of your new peaceful food journey.

  • Instant Access to the online student portal and course introduction.
  • New video/audio/printable lessons delivered every week for 10 weeks.
  • Progress tracking to help you move through the course on your own.
  • 27 transformational practices, based on the science and psychology of eating.
  • Weekly reflection prompts to deepen self discovery and reinforce learning.
  • Transform your relationship with food in as little as 2-3 hours per week
Rachelle Eason

As someone who has suffered from emotional eating and what I perceived as a “broken” mind/body connection, I searched for years for the “fix.”

I realized the hard way that getting to the crux was going to require more than the “eat this, don’t eat that” model, and ultimately owned that my issues didn’t really have anything to do with the food. I knew that to get real, raw, and lasting change, I must get to the root cause and do the real work no matter how hard it would be.

Thank you to Marc and the team for creating this body of work bringing together mindset, spirituality, and nutrition, while providing tools and protocols that create real and lasting changes.

Rachelle Eason
Tamara Sofranic

My relationship with food has profoundly changed

I have become much softer with myself and managed to unlearn some of the wrong things that I have picked up from this world along the way. My relationship with body and eating is better than it has ever been, however, it is still a work in progress that I enjoy healing and developing. Did I also mention that I also lost weight without being on a diet? Interesting things have started to happen…

Lastly, I just want to thank Marc David for selflessly sharing all of his wisdom and passion with the world. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to learn from him and change my inner world so profoundly.

Tamara Sofranic

Start your new, self-compassionate food and diet transformation today!

Enroll by 2/7 to get Early Bird Bonus

  • 30-day moneyback guarantee
  • Payment plans available

Here’s what you get when you enroll today:

A simple, compassionate approach to true transformation in just a few hours per week.

The Emotional Eating Breakthrough is grounded in the science of the mind, heart, and body. It works because it helps you discover a whole new mindset, and gives you realistic practices based in compassion, love and healing. The practices you’ll learn are natural. They’re aligned with how the mind and brain inherently operate, and in sync with how appetite and hunger actually function. The key to your success with this program is to let go of the negative self-talk and simply focus on these new, holistic, positive, science-based weekly practices.

Module 1Relearn: The Truth About Eating
  • What is Emotional Eating
    • Learn the truth about using food to regulate our emotions as a perfectly natural human behavior – something we DO rather than who we ARE. Learn why attacking it, instead of partnering with it, will fail every time.
  • The Science and Psychology of Emotional Eating
    • A deeper dive into the science and psychology of emotional eating covering topics like: instant gratification, impulse regulation, willpower, the physiology of stress, the cephalic phase digestive response, and more.
Module 2Reframe: Your Food & Eating Beliefs
  • Reframing Emotional Eating
    • Discover a whole new way to look at emotional eating. Emotional eating does not mean there’s something wrong with us, or that we’re broken. Explore how, above all else, our relationship with food is a great teacher,
  • Working with Toxic Dietary Beliefs
    • Uncover and shed the hidden and toxic beliefs that drive emotional eating and hold you back from living your best life. Discover the science behind how these beliefs can have a powerful mind-body impact.
  • Harnessing the Wisdom and Power of Your Life Stage
    • Learn to use the wisdom of our life stages to catalyze breakthroughs with emotional eating. Learn how each stage has its built-in food and body challenges and discover the best remedies for those challenges.
Module 3Rethink: Nutrition and Weight Loss
  • Nutritional Influences on Emotional Eating
    • Even though emotional eating is an emotionally driven experience, dietary strategies, nutrition deficiencies (and excesses), lifestyle, and metabolic factors can also trigger emotional eating, or make it worse.
  • Weight Loss and Emotional Eating
    • Explore and understand how your desire to lose weight can secretly be trapping you in an emotional eating cycle. Also, learn more about cravings, the physiology of dieting, the starvation response, and embodiment.
Module 4Rewrite: Your Food Story
  • Skillfully Working with Emotional Eating
    • Sharpen your skills by practicing with the tools you’ve learned. We’ll cover issues related to consistency, frequency, balance, and forgiveness. Learn how to best measure success and quickly recover from setbacks.
  • Your New Relationship with Food, Body & Life – Your New Food Story
    • Wrap up by creating a new vision for yourself when it comes to food, body and life, and visualize a new, more peaceful future journey. Get some final, powerful questions and inspiring and life changing exercises.

In this 4-part course, you’ll:

Uncover your own toxic beliefs around dieting, food and body

Reframe emotional eating — turn food into an ally and teacher

Shift your perspective about the role of food and diet in your life

Understand the science and psychology of emotional eating

Learn to leverage archetypes and life stages on your journey

Learn tools and skills for improving your environment, your choices and your behaviors related to emotional eating

Discover how biology and nutrition affect emotional eating

Learn how weight loss goals impact your eating choices

Create a new food story – a new relationship with both food and your body – that empowers you to improve your life

Have you been waiting for the “right” time to make a change?

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Hint: There will never be a perfect time. So why not now?

  • This is your chance to try something completely new – a holistic mind, body, heart approach.
  • This is the only course created by the father of eating psychology.
  • You will be surrounded by people just like you – offering you understanding and compassion.
  • And, when you enroll now, you will get the Early Enrollment Bonus – a free, live Q&A with the founder, Marc David.
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What you’ve tried so far has not worked. What will you do next, if not this?

  • Count your Macros and/or calories?
  • Stop eating foods you love (and still crave)?
  • Try another new, fad diet, detox, or cleanse?
  • Do a pantry clean out or 30-day challenge?
  • Lose and regain 10 pounds again this year?
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How much more alive would you feel if you didn’t have to:

  • Worry about what you “should” eat next?
  • Regret the last thing you just ate?
  • Skip or sneak your favorite foods?
  • Beat yourself up for falling short, again?
  • Stress about eating out with friends?

How much longer will you stay ‘at war’?

Why continue to choose the path of punishment when you could start choosing the path of food freedom today…

Abigail Ladd

Food doesn’t have the same power over me that it once did

I am now “in the know.” When my urges to binge or emotionally eat arrive, I know they have come to soothe me, to comfort me, protect me, and inform me that something is unbalanced.

With this knowledge, food doesn’t have the same power over me that it once did. The ignorance is gone and it took with it the guilt, the shame and the numbness. I have lost an outdated coping mechanism, but rekindled a deep and profound connection with my mind, body and soul that can never be unknown. I will forever be awake. Thank you!

Abigail Ladd
Mark Cave

Before this work, food and eating was a source of constant stress

Now, I have dropped into listening to and trusting my body wisdom. No diets, no calorie counting just noticing what works and what does not. My new relationship with food has given me the freedom that I was looking for.

Marc has deeply challenged my preconceived ideas about food and diet and shown me another side to our relationship with food, eating, and health that will serve me for many years to come. I have now adopted a new and stress free way to navigate the nutritional world which used to be so confusing to me.

Mark Cave

Start your new, self-compassionate food and diet transformation today!

Enroll by 2/7 to get Early Bird Bonus

  • 30-day moneyback guarantee
  • Payment plans available
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Is this course right for you?

This program is great for anyone who:

Is Tired of:

  • Thinking about food or their diet every day
  • Trying to find motivation and willpower
  • Giving up foods you love, but still not reaching your goals
  • Feeling hungry or dealing with cravings daily
  • Feeling confused about the “right” food or diet

Would Love to:

  • Have more control and freedom with food.
  • Stop the on and off, yo-yo dieting for good
  • Reach a healthy weight & love your body
  • Just enjoy food and live your life
  • Stop fighting and find food freedom

Who should NOT take this course?

This course is not right for you if…

  • You never worry about what you eat and are at your ideal healthy weight.
  • You are not interested in self-discovery or understanding your emotions.
  • You are just looking for a diet, pill, or some other quick fix.
  • You’d prefer to count calories and track all your macros for every meal.
Special Considerations:

If you have severe chronic illness you can still take this course, but it will not replace the advice of a physician and/or functional medicine practitioner.

If you think you have an actual eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia, we encourage you to seek the more personalized, one-on-one support of a professional before taking this course.

“But, how do I know this will work for me?”

Unravel a lifetime of emotional eating in a matter of months.

Until you actually experience true transformation, it can seem too good to be true. But, what you know for sure is that what you’ve tried up until now, isn’t working – and you’re not happy about it. Struggling with emotional eating is stealing energy and focus that you could be using to live your best life. So the question is, “what is it worth to reclaim your life, find peace and freedom with food, and love your body?”

What is the cost of doing nothing?

Think about how much money you have spent on gyms, health food, supplements, shakes, energy drinks, sleep aids, stomach remedies, and diet books. How are those investments working for you? How much more will you spend on them this year? What if you could spend a fraction of that, one time, on this course and actually change your path forever?

You’re already working ‘harder’ every day.

How many times per day do you think about what you will eat, or what you regret eating? How much time do you spend searching for answers, researching recipes, and reading health articles. The time you’ll spend here will be less than that. And, this course will help you free up time and energy to put into your job, or your parenting, and your life.

You don’t need more willpower to succeed.

The reasons you struggle are universal and human – they are totally natural – they are the same reasons we all struggle. You are not broken. You don’t have to be strong. If you can worry about your food and diet every day, if you can try new diets, new strategies, and new recipes, then you can do this. This is not about willpower or motivation.

Why would this work when nothing else has?

Because this is not a diet. It is not about menus, shopping, pantry clean outs, or 30-day challenges. It is not just about food or weight. This is unlike anything you’ve ever tried. This is a science-backed, holistic approach based on self-compassion that draws on understanding your own heart, not on will power or giving up foods you love.

When you enroll today you’ll get:

Early Enrollment Bonus: A live Q&A class with founder, Marc David, where you’ll learn more about emotional eating & have the opportunity to ask questions

Instant Access to the 4-part course via the online student portal

New video/audio/printable lessons delivered every week for 10 weeks

27 transformational practices, based on the science and psychology of eating

Progress tracking to help you move through the course on your own

Worksheets and practice prompts with each lesson (also printable)

Weekly reflection prompts to deepen self discovery and reinforce learning

30-Day “Try It For Yourself” Guarantee

Try the course* for 30-days, risk free, with our no-questions asked, money back guarantee.

This course won’t work for you if you don’t actually try it. So, we ask you to dive in with an open mind and an open heart. Give it a try and give yourself a chance to transform your whole relationship with food and eating.

If you jump in and give it an honest try – and you feel like it is not for you, you can request a full refund within 30 days of the purchase date.

*To qualify for a refund, you only need to have logged in and completed at least three weeks of course work within the 30 days, and requested your refund via an email to support prior to the end of the 30th day after your purchase.


Finally end the daily struggle –
discover how to make peace with your food and love your body.

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FAQs

Will I have to change how I eat? Does this include a special diet?

No. This is not a diet, or a nutrition plan. You won’t have to do a pantry clean out, learn a new way to cook, or give up your favorite foods. This is a whole new, holistic approach to rethinking your relationship to food. This program teaches you how to transform your experience from being a daily struggle and a “fight” with food, to a peaceful partnership. You’ll learn to understand what your feelings and cravings are trying to teach you, and you’ll learn skills for turning your emotional eating struggle into personal growth and freedom with food.

Will I lose weight with this program?

I’m guessing you’ve been on a diet before, right? And how did that work for you? The problem is often not what you’re eating. The problem is not even how much you weigh. The reason the diets you’ve tried before haven’t worked is they teach us to find a place of self-acceptance, health and peace by using tactics full of blame, shame and self-attack. This program will help you uncover the underlying reasons you struggle with food and give you a healthier perspective and new, self-compassionate tools for dealing with your emotions. And, yes, many people have lost weight as a result of following this program. More importantly, they’ve learned to stop fighting and find peace with food through self-compassion.

How much time will it take me to complete this program?

The program lessons will be released once a week for 10 weeks. We encourage you to move through each week’s content as it’s released. We recommend that you dedicate 2-3 hours per week to complete the week’s video session, guided practices, exercises, and journaling. That said, you can move through the course at a slower pace if that fits your schedule better. You’ll have access to the course materials for a minimum of 8 months from the time of purchase. And, of course, it’s up to you when you start, and how much time you’d like to dedicate to this work.

How do I know if this is right for me?

Anyone who’s interested in a happier relationship with food and a less stressful experience with their body will greatly benefit from this program. No prior experience or education is required. If you struggle with emotional eating and are ready to get to the root cause of this eating challenge, then this program was designed with you in mind.

If you’re not interested in self-discovery and personal growth, or if you’re looking for a quick fix or magic pill, or if you prefer to try another highly restrictive way of eating, then keep in mind that this program is not that..

What if I decide after getting started that it’s not a good fit for me?

This program won’t work for you if you don’t actually try it. So, we ask you to dive in with an open mind and an open heart. Give it a try and give yourself a chance to transform your relationship with food and body.

If you’re struggling with the program at first, please reach out and let us know how we can help you succeed.

If you jump in and give it an honest try – and you feel like it is not for you, you can request a full refund within 30 days of the purchase date. 

*To qualify for a refund, you need to have logged in and completed at least three weeks of course work within the first 30 days, and request your refund via an email to support prior to the end of the 30th day after your purchase.

How do I access this course? How will the course materials be delivered to me?

As soon as you sign up, you’ll receive an email providing you with your log-in details and you’ll receive immediate access to the program portal, the dashboard, and Session 1 of the program!

Then, each week for 10-weeks, we’ll email you to let you know that a new session is available to you, which you can access by logging in to the online program portal. 

The online learning platform is very user-friendly and easy to navigate, and can be accessed on both laptop and mobile. The Dashboard will also show your progress as you journey through the program, including which sessions you’ve completed and sessions up ahead that are yet to come!

Do I get instant access to the full course?

Marc David has designed this program to be assimilated gently and thoroughly. So, the program is delivered in 10 sessions.  As soon as you sign up, you’ll receive an email providing you with your log-in details and you’ll receive immediate access to the program portal, the dashboard, and Session 1 of the program. 

Then each week for 10-weeks, we’ll email you to let you know that a new session is available to you, which you can access by logging in to the online program portal.

How long do I have to complete the course / How long do I have access to the course materials?

The course lessons will be released once a week for 10 weeks. We encourage you to move through each week’s content as it’s released. We recommend that you dedicate 2-3 hours per week to complete the week’s video session, guided practices, exercises, and journaling. 

That said, you’ll have access to the course for a minimum of six months. You can certainly start later, and you can choose to move through the course at a slower pace if that fits your schedule better. 

What is the best way to get answers to any questions I have?

We want to help you succeed. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for support. Our Student Services team is always happy to help. You can reach us via email at any time at info (at) psychologyofeating (dot) com

Can I get Continuing Education credits for this course?

At this time, we have not formed any formal relationships with educational institutions who grant CEUs for this course. However, depending on the governing body managing your certification or licensure, you may be able to submit a request to them in writing to see if they’ll grant you credit. Every governing body is different. Reach out to yours for more details about what kind of course work qualifies for your specific CEU requirements.

Should I take this course or should I take the Mind Body Eating Coach Certification Training?

The Emotional Eating Breakthrough program is designed for people to experience a personal transformation. It’s not a coach training program. 

If you’re a health professional, or you’re moving into a career in health and wellness, feel free to start with our Coach Certification. The Emotional Eating Breakthrough is not a prerequisite for acceptance into our Certification program. 

Evelyn Parham, M.S.

For years I put restrictions on myself with food, but now I know better.

Learning what stress can do to the body was a very powerful lesson and it is a lesson that I’ll never forget.

Marc David is an amazing teacher, a man full of infinite wisdom who brings out the best in people and in the world. I thank God for the opportunity to be one of Marc’s students. My life has forever been changed. Thank you, Marc David and the IPE team!

Evelyn Parham, M.S.
Pete Monchek

Marc David is a Master, a thought leader, and a pioneer that will go down as an icon

I am forever grateful. It has made a profoundly positive impact on me, my work, and my family.

The Institute for the Psychology of Eating helped to reconnect me with my spirituality. It has also helped me to improve my relationship with my wife and kids as well as my extended family. The training has energized me with a new level of growth and really inspired me to relax into my life. It reconnected me with my gratitude throughout the day, not just some of the time.

Pete Monchek

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