Five Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Diet – Podcast Helps Listeners Unlock the Secret to Losing Weight

( April 25, 2013

Five Ways You're Sabotaging Your Diet - Podcast Helps Listeners Unlock the Secret to Losing Weight

Five Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Diet – Podcast Helps Listeners Unlock the Secret to Losing Weight

Win The Diet War, a free podcast available for subscription in iTunes under the Health/Self Help category, has released a new episode designed to help listeners lose weight without dieting, and keep it off for good.

Podcast host Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D. emphasizes that eating problems are not actually about food.

If you can’t stay away from sweets, you may need more symbolic sweetness in your life.

If you never feel satisfied, maybe the dissatisfaction lies in your circumstances instead of your taste buds.

If you’re filling up on bread, cakes and muffins, maybe you’re trying to fill an internal void or emptiness.

In the latest informative episode, titled “Five Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Diet (with words)” Dr. Nina illustrates how the way you talk to yourself impacts your mood, which can lead to overeating or bingeing.

She describes five specific ways in which negative self-talk affects the way you feel and makes you vulnerable to overeating.

She offers detailed strategies on how to identify, challenge and change this pattern.

As she puts it, “Words are powerful. The way you talk to yourself affects every aspect of your life.”

She explains that many people are hard on themselves or self-critical, which makes them upset, depressed or angry, and then they eat to distract from those painful or upsetting states.

Overeating leads to more negative self-talk (“how could I have eaten that?”) and the cycle continues.

Dr. Nina says, “You stop the cycle by learning to soothe yourself with words instead of food.”

When you’re a friend to yourself, instead of an enemy, you can comfort yourself with positive self-talk instead of with food. And then, as she puts it, “Cake will just be… cake.”

About Win the Diet War Podcasts
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst who specializes in emotional eating and a recognized expert on binge eating, interviewed for her expertise by the Los Angeles Times and other publications.

She also writes articles on disordered eating from a psychoanalytic perspective. Her award-winning blog, Make Peace With Food ( was named a “Best Eating Disorder Blog of 2012” by Healthline.

Win The Diet War is released on a biweekly basis and is available for subscription at iTunes.

To listen to this podcast, visit the iTunes store or visit the official website,

Contact Nina Savelle-Rocklin with inquiries directly at


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