Starving for Love – New Podcast Explores the Link Between Food, Love & Weight Loss

( May 19, 2013


Starving for Love - New Podcast Explores the Link Between Food, Love & Weight Loss

Starving for Love – New Podcast Explores the Link Between Food, Love & Weight Loss

Win The Diet War, a free podcast available for subscription in iTunes under the Health/Self Help category, has released a new episode that explores the connection between relationship styles and overeating.

Podcast host Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D. explains that food represents far more than love.

Our first experience of bonding, nurturance and safety is our feeding experience as infants.

On some level, food represents the actual connection we feel to others.

When we are deprived of fulfilling, satisfying relationships with people, we may turn to food as a substitute, transforming the need for connection into a need for food.

According to Dr. Nina, bingeing or overeating may feel like an addiction but is actually a way of coping with difficult emotions, needs, or conflicts.

She developed the podcast series to help listeners identify and process the internal factors that lead to overeating, instead of focusing on the behavior itself.

In the newest motivational episode, titled “Starving For Love?” she presents four different attachment styles and explores how each of them translates into specific vulnerabilities around food.

She helps listeners recognize their own attachment styles and offers “food for thought” to help challenge their assumptions about relationships.

She says, “When you can identify, work through and meet your underlying need for love and connection, you won’t need food to express those needs and wants, or to distract from them. You’re less likely to fill up on food when you’re in fulfilling relationships with other people.”

That, she clarifies, is what leads to natural and lasting weight loss.

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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