Mountain View, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/13/2014 -- Win The Diet War, a free podcast available for subscription in iTunes under the Health/Self Help category, has released a new episode to provide listeners an alternative to dieting.
Host Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D., a Los Angeles-based psychoanalyst, offers a fresh perspective on the underlying reasons that dieters struggle with their weight. She provides information and inspiration to help listeners stop emotional eating.
In the newest episode, titled “Lose Weight Without Trying,” she explains why many New Year’s resolutions fail. She suggests that “there is no trying, only doing or not doing” and states that if people are trying and failing to lose weight, their lack of success has nothing to do with willpower.
Dr. Nina recommends that listeners identify what prevents them from reaching their goals, explaining that fears of both failure and success serve to undermine dieters. She clarifies the difference between these two types of fears, which include anxiety about expectations, impulsivity, objectification and even happiness.
She also suggests that unconscious anxiety about change keeps many people locked into a cycle of yo-yo dieting. Dieters often think that if they change their weight, they will transform their lives. She challenges that notion, suggesting that the reverse is true; people must transform their internal worlds first, which will allow them to lose weight.
Dr. Nina offers hope to those who are struggling with their weight. She says, “Overeating is a way of coping with emotions and situations. By identifying underlying conflicts and finding new ways to respond to yourself, you really can make peace for good.”
About Win the Diet War Podcasts
Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, Psy.D. is a psychoanalyst who specializes in emotional eating and is a recognized expert on binge eating, interviewed for her expertise by the Los Angeles Times, Prevention and other publications. She has written articles on disordered eating from a psychoanalytic perspective. Her award-winning blog, Make Peace With Food (www.makepeacewithfood2day.blogspot.com) was twice named a “Best Eating Disorder Blog” by Healthline. Her newest project, The Dr. Nina Show, is now available on YouTube.