017: Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin Interview Coping Skills, Binge Eating, and Food Addition

by John Bukenas on April 30, 2013


Dr. Nina

In this episode I have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin is a psychoanalyst and licensed psychotherapist who specializes in helping people stop dieting and start living their best lives. Dr. Nina’s blog Make Peace With Food was named a Best Eating Disorder Blog by Healthline and nominated as Best Health Blog in 2012. Dr, Nina also has a podcast, and you know how I love a good podcast. Her Podcast Win The Diet Wars is on my must listen list.

Hi everyone, I’m back.  I know you think I have been on vacation. But that’s not true.  I have been working on episode 17 for 4 weeks.  In fact I have recorded 5 episodes.  But I didn’t release them because after listening to them they didn’t make sense.  There was something off.

Things were going well, I was cruising on the Leanness University’s Lifestyle 180 program.  I was doing great.  Then a series of life issues made the whole thing come off the tracks.

  • I had 2 potential jobs fall through
  • A relationship relapse, then collapse.
  • There was a part of the Lifestyle 180 program that I deemed restrictive so I just shut down and quit.

Yea it was a complete car wreck.  Then it hit me.  I don’t know what to do with my feelings.

  • My whole life when ever I had feelings I suppressed them.
  • I suppressed them with food.
  • Guys are not suppose to have feelings.
  • We’re tougher than that.  Feelings are for chicks!

HelpAnd when all those feelings started I had no Idea what to do and how to handle them.  I just wanted to eat.  So I thought, I must be a food addict.  There must be something in sugar and wheat that when I eat it, I can’t stop eating it.  So I knew that’s where I had to focus my efforts.  I was thinking about going to a 12 step program called food addicts anonymous.  I was researching how food addiction and binge eating were different if they were different at all.  The more I researched the more something just didn’t feel right.

Homework Assignment: Please listen to Dr. Nina’s Podcast “The ‘F’ Word”

Thank you so much for joining me on this journey.  I really appreciate you spending some time with me. And as always, I would love to hear about your progress.

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Hi again, John, 

Just subscribed to your mailing list and your podcast. Can't wait to listen to this interview with Dr. Nina. I have enjoyed her podcast for months now.  Thanks for all you do, John, you are really touching lives.  Keep up the good work!

Brad H
Brad H

Hey John

Glad you are back and fighting the good fight!  This interview was very helpful.

Your show is great and I look for it every week on Stitcher!

Keep it going!  (I liked the sound effects and bloopers at the end!)

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