The Dr Nina Show

Dr Nina Savelle-Rocklin


Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin is a psychoanalyst, author, speaker and internationally-recognized expert in weight, food and body image issues.  Her personal experience with these issues gives her a unique understanding of how to overcome them, and she knows how to create lasting transformation.  She’s been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Prevention, Real Simple, Redbook, Huffington Post and many other publications, and is a frequent guest expert at summits, podcasts, radio and events. Dr. Nina helps people lose weight without dieting by focusing on what’s eating “at” them instead of what they are eating.   In addition to her clinical practice, she writes an award-winning blog, Make Peace With Food, hosts a podcast and video series.  Her book, Food For Thought, on the treatment of eating disorders, is an Amazon bestseller. For more information please visit:

Show Time: 
Wednesday 10:00AM - 10:59AM
Show Description: 

Our culture is obsessed with health, yet 95 percent of all diets fail. This call-in radio program features weekly topics on the subject of weight loss without dieting. Dr. Nina shares the secrets she’s used with thousands of men and women all over the world to create permanent, sustainable weight loss . Using a combination of humor, compassion and expertise, she helps listeners focus on what’s eating “at” them instead of on what they are eating. Dr. Nina gives lively advice and guidance, inspiring the audience to make peace with food and keep the weight off for good.

Dr. Nina's Audio Show Archives

Show Archives

March 2020


"I should look more like Kim Kardashian"

Dr. Nina answers questions from listeners about how to stop eating when bored, how to stop eating at night, and how to deal with menopausal hunger. Nicole calls in to ask how to deal with the process of change, and Andrea calls to say she feels bad about herself because she doesn't look like Kim Kardashian. Listen to what Dr. Nina has to say!


"Eating past fullness"

Dr. Nina answers questions from members of her Facebook group (Dr. Nina's "Food For Thought" Community), including queries about how to be less sensitive, how to stop eating past fullness, and how to stop the sabotage. Caller Andrea wanted to know how to apply the Food-Mood Formula to her situation, and Nicole had a question about "feeling fat." 

February 2020


"Will this haircut make me look fat?"
Dr. Nina tells us how to get over being mad at ourselves over a binge and how to cope with anxiety. Nicole calls with a fear that cutting her hair would make her look bigger, which Dr. Nina ties to being body-shamed as a child. Nick calls to ask how he can help his partner stop eating for comfort. Watch now!


Maui or not?
Answering a listener’s question, Dr. Nina explains how to deal with food deprivation while on a restricted eating plan for autoimmune issues, sharing her own experience. Caller Andrea was thinking of canceling a trip to Maui for fear of being judged in her bikini and caller Nicole wanted to know how to deal with anxiety. Check out the show for clarity on how to deal with these issues and more.


The Battle of the Blueberry Muffin

Dr. Nina talks with psychologist Dr. Aleta Edwards about her book, Fear Of The Abyss, which explores themes of shame, control and perfectionism. Dr. Nina discusses  how that impacts our relationship with ourselves and with food. She also  explores why caller Nicole experienced a “battle with a blueberry muffin.”  Don’t miss this fascinating show!


Food Addiction & Calls From Listeners

Caller Andrea has a question about what to say to people who make comments about what she's eating. Dr. Nina shares specific strategies for how to deal with the "food police" whose well-meaning comments usually backfire. Caller Nicole reports on her progress and has a question about eating sweets before dinner. Dr. Nina suggests identifying the food rules that Nicole (and many of us) have, and then challenging them. She also discusses the myth of food addiction.

January 2020


The Truth About Binge Eating Disorder
It's not about willpower! Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder, yet most people who have it don't realize they have a treatable condition. Dr. Nina explains what binge eating disorder is and dispels some of the myths about it. She also talks with caller Nicole about the underlying causes of her regression into obsessive thoughts about food and weight.


Questions From Viewers

Dr. Nina answers questions from James, who wants to know how to remind himself to use the VARY self-soothing strategy; from Toni, who questioned how to respond to people who comment about her weight loss; and from Nicole, who's focused on losing weight as a means to feel good about herself. She also discusses the post-holiday blues.


Calls With Listeners:

Dr. Nina talks with Karen about a relationship issue with her husband that makes her "turn to chocolate for solace."  Nicole called in with an update about setting boundaries and asks for advice on how to deal with her mother's inappropriate comments about her body. Andrea asked about how to deal with body issue issues and the social pressure to "be perfect."