Not so long ago, I received an email from a fellow Mind/Body coach, Jessica, congratulating me because my blog had been chosen by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating as one of the Top 50 Emotional Eating Blogs of 2012.
Pardon me? I was more than a little surprised by this, since I haven’t been doing much writing lately. I was also a little suspicious… what is this “Institute” and why hadn’t I heard of them before?
Shortly after my email from Jessica, I received another email from Ellen Teig of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. In it, she wrote:
We wanted to provide our audience with a curated list of what we believe are the top Emotional Eating blogs that align with our philosophy and provide added value to the Internet. After spending a few weeks combing through the web, we found your site and believe it is a resource our readers can trust. ~ Ellen Teig
So, I decided to do a bit of my own research. I spent some time on their website, finding out what this institute is all about. I checked out their Facebook page and got a feel for the kind of message they are putting out there.
The two big thing they seem to do are: 1) Train people to become Eating Psychology Coaches (I can’t speak about the quality of their training. It looks interesting to me, but I don’t have any more information than that) and 2) Spread this message:
Stated in the most simple and practical way – what we eat is only half the story of good nutrition. The other half of the story is who we are as eaters. That is, what we think, feel believe, our levels of stress, relaxation, pleasure, awareness, and the inner stories that we live out all have a real, powerful, and scientific effect on metabolism. ~ “The Missing Ingredient in Nutrition” by Marc David, founder of IEP
Well, I have to say that I agree with this message – wholeheartedly. And pretty much everything else I’ve read from them so far has resonated with me and is aligned with the philosophy on which I base my coaching practice. So, I am excited to share this resource with you, and I am honoured that I have been recognized by them as one of the top 50 blogs about emotional eating. Click this link and check out some of the other great blogs included in the Top 50. I am a fan of a lot of these, including The Fat Nutritionist and Medicinal Marzipan to name a couple.