Food of Love – New Podcast Explores Food, Love and Overeating

( August 12, 2013

Food of Love - New Podcast Explores Food, Love and Overeating

Food of Love – New Podcast Explores Food, Love and Overeating

Win The Diet War, a free podcast available for subscription in iTunes under the Health/Self Help category, has released a new episode to help listeners ditch their diets for good.

Host Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D., is a psychoanalyst who specializes in emotional eating.

She provides a fresh understanding about what triggers compulsive overeating and offers new ideas on how to treat it.

Dr. Nina views eating issues as a “symptom” of an underlying problem or conflict. She says, “It can feel like “the” problem, but overeating is actually a solution to the problem, a way of coping that ends up hurting instead of helping.”

In the newest episode, titled “Do You Love Food?” she explores how the “food of love” can be replaced by the “love of food.”

She describe how people often focus on something – such as food, weight, body image, and appearance – rather than on someone, and states that whatever is going on with food reflect conflicts about closeness, intimacy and trust.

Dr. Nina explains, “It can be easier to love food than to trust people. People can be unpredictable and unreliable.

They can lie to you, cheat on you, disappoint you, annoy you, and they can change. Unlike people, food is always the same, and always available.”

She identifies three ways that people relate to food: love, love-hate, and hate.

She correlates each relationship style with an unmet emotional need, such as using food as a substitute for love, as a way of expressing conflict, and as a way of avoiding painful or upsetting emotions.

Dr. Nina urges listeners to remain optimistic.

As she puts it, “When you can deal directly with the conflicts in your life, whether it’s a conflict with another person, or with an emotion, then you’re less likely to deal with it indirectly – with food.”

About Win the Diet War Podcasts
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D., is a Los Angeles-based psychoanalyst who specializes in emotional eating. She brings insight and hope to men and women struggling with this issue.

Her blog, Make Peace With Food, was named a “Best Eating Disorder Blog” by Healthline in 2012 and 2013, and her popular podcast, Win The Diet War with Dr. Nina, was named “New & Noteworthy” by iTunes.

Learn more at her Online Press Kit ( Contact Dr. Nina at

Win The Diet War is released on a biweekly basis and is now available on Stitcher Radio as well as on iTunes.


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