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.  

Show Archives

February 2018


Episode 36:  Self Love for Valentine's Day 


Dr. Nina discusses the importance of self-love when it comes to our relationship to food and other people.  When we respond to ourselves with love and acceptance, we stop using food for comfort or distraction.  She also shares "A Seven Step Prescription for Self Love by Dr. Deborah Khoshaba (from Psychology Today) and takes calls from regular callers Nick and Larry. 


Episode 35: Calls from listeners. Dr. Nina discusses why "positive thinking" is not good for you, the nature of trauma and how it relates to eating issues, and how to stop emotional eating.

January 2018


Episode 34: Live Young Lifestyle
Many people think they look older after they lose weight, or fear that losing weight will age them. Dr. Nina talks to anti-aging expert Darnell Cox, founder of the Live Young Lifestyle, who gives loads of great tips on skincare, exercise, at-home anti-aging devices, and more. For more tips from Darnell, visit


Episode 33:  Dr. Nina talks about the importance of self-care, offers "A Body Apology" courtesy of her colleague Andrea Wachter, LMFT, teaches strategies for relaxation and talks to a regular caller, "Larry from Burbank."


Episode 32:  Dr. Nina answers the question, "How do I accept my body while I'm in the process of losing weight?"  She takes calls from listeners on a range of topics.


Episode 31: Calls from listeners


Episode 30: 2018 Re-Start Challenge
Dr. Nina tells listeners about her 8 day restart challenge. She discussed recommitting to self-care and reevaluating aspects of your life, and took calls from Nick, who wanted to know how to stop measuring his value by the bathroom scale, and Anne, who needed strategies on how to actualize her goals of self-acceptance.

December 2017


Episode 29: Calls from Listeners & New Years Resolutions
Dr. Nina shares an email about exercise motivation from Martha from NY, talks with Brian from Chicago about whether or not New Years Resolutions are a good idea, and discusses setting boundaries with parents with Larry from Burbank.  She also covered how to say no to people and how to deal with disappointment and invited listeners to join her 2018 Re-Start Challenge on Facebook:;


Episode 28: Calls from listeners & holiday tips
Dr. Nina shares helpful tips on how to get through the holidays without gaining weight. She also talks with Jessica about how to deal with an anxious relative, and gives strategies to feel less stressed, and she helps Anne deal with a family of self-described sugar addicts.


Episode 27 - Meghan Meredith.  Dr. Nina talks about self-care and weight loss with trainer and health coach Meghan Meredith, creator of the HomeBodySoul movement.  Meghan gives several actionable tips on self-care, and gives alternatives to going to the gym.


Episode 26 - Calls from listeners.  Dr. Nina talks to Anne, who shared an update about self-acceptance.  She spoke with Nick, who's afraid to keep ice cream in the house, and others, offering "food for thought" to help listeners and callers create a healthier, happier relationship to food.

November 2017


Episode 25:  Conversation with Mona Dan
Dr. Nina talks with acupuncturist Mona Dan, who merges the wisdom of the east and the knowledge of the west. She tells the audience how acupuncture and the holistic healing can help you achieve your health goals, including weight loss.


Episode 24:  Conversation with John Salley, NBA Champion and Wellness Expert.
Dr. Nina talks with John Salley about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, exploring his experience in the NBA as well as his journey from the streets of Brooklyn to the world stage, as both a basketball player and motivational speaker on the subject of health.  Don't miss this engaging and inspiring interview!


Episode 23: Body Positivity with Kristin West.
Dr. Nina talks with award-winning actress, producer, plus-sized model, radio show co-host and writer Kristin West about how she stays body positive in a culture that privileges thinness as the only way to be beautiful. She gives tips on how to feel good about yourself while you're losing weight, and shares some funny and poignant stories about her experiences as a plus-sized woman in Hollywood. For more about Kristin, please visit:


Episode 22:  Calls from listeners

Dr. Nina talks to Nick from Los Angeles, helping him separate his lovability and likability from the number on the scale.  She discusses the notion of sugar addiction with Anne from New York, giving practical tips about having sugar in moderation and what to tell disapproving family members.  Brian from Chicago wonders if "earning" calories and restricting food when he doesn't work out is normal.  Listen to another lively, interesting conversation between Dr. Nina and a variety of callers!


Episode 21:  Body image, trauma and sexuality.  Dr. Nina talks with Lauren Brim, author of "The New Rules Of Sex" about the relationship between body image, shame, and sexuality.   They explore the underlying reasons why so many women struggle with shame about their bodies and sexuality, and how that relates to body image, weight and food.  For more information on Lauren Brim please visit

October 2017


Episode #20 - Stop The Sabotage.  Dr. Nina helps you stop weight loss sabotage and also explains how to stop feeling hungry by understanding the mind-body connection.  She takes calls from listeners on the subject of self-acceptance and breaking out of diet prison.


Episode #19: "Turn your inner critic into a friend"
Dr. Nina gives actionable strategies to help you develop a happier, healthier relationship to food, by changing the way you relate to yourself.  She also talks with callers about how to calm down and discusses mindfulness.


Episode #18
Dr. Nina speaks to renowned transformational coach and motivational speaker Bershan Shaw and takes calls from a listener about why self-acceptance can be more helpful than self-love.  Bershan is the founder of URAWARRIOR.COM and two-time breast cancer survivor, Bershan has dedicated her life to helping others discover their inner warrior during life’s most difficult journeys. She beat the odds after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and is now seven years cancer free.  She gives helpful hints about how to feel good about your body and says, “Mindset is everything.”
A driving force in Bershan’s life has been the unshakeable belief that she is meant to help others discover their own inner warrior. In 2011, she became a transformational speaker to women & men worldwide. She then started a unique social networking support site, designed to inspire others during the most difficult times in their lives. The site offers a safe and supportive place where they can find connection, comfort, inspiration, and above all, hope for a brighter tomorrow.   Check out her site at


Episode 17:  Interview with Jeff Witzeman
Dr. Nina talks with filmmaker Jeff Witzeman about his documentary, Cancer Can Be Killed.   He shares how his wife and many others have beaten cancer naturally and they discuss what the medical establishment doesn’t want you to know - which is that there are scientifically-proven alternatives to chemotherapy and radiation.  Don't miss this interesting, informative show!  For more information on the film, visit

September 2017


Episode 16:  Dr. Nina takes calls from listeners on a variety of topics.


Episode 15 - Be a Diet Wiz
Dr. Nina shows how the struggles faced by characters in The Wizard Of Oz relate to common dilemmas that listeners deal with in their daily lives.  For example, the wicked witch is like the internal critic that we must defeat.  The Wizard Of Oz can represent the part of us that feels like we're showing a mask to the world.  She describes the various ways that self-esteem issues are correlated to overeating.
As Dr. Nina puts it, “When you feel as if you’re not good enough, that’s painful and upsetting, and you’re more likely to use food for comfort and distraction.”
She says, “The characters from The Wizard Of Oz can teach you a lot about yourself and help challenge the negative ideas you have about yourself.  When you feel better, it’s easier to make better food choices and lose weight.”  
She also takes calls from listeners about how to approach friends who have eating and/or weight issues.


Episode 14 : Love The Body You Are In
What would be different if you felt good in your body?  Imagine getting up every day and feeling good.  Imagine dressing for comfort instead of camouflage.  Imagine loving the skin you're in.
If that sounds like an impossible dream, you're definitely going to want to tune in to this episode.  Dr. Nina talks with Christie Kearney, a positive body image advocate and international speaker on subject of body positivity, whose motto is "Love the skin you're in!"  
Christie shares how she overcame her body image battles, and how having a positive body image changed her life.


Episode 13:   Special guest Ryan Sheldon 
Ryan Sheldon, creator of the blog Confessions of a Binge Eater, joins Dr. Nina to discuss his experience with binge eating disorder.  He talks about "coming out of the closet" as a guy with an eating disorder, and shares how he deals with the stigma and shame.  In this stereotypic-smashing episode, Dr. Nina and Ryan share personal experiences and offer suggestions on how to overcome food, weight and body image issues.

August 2017


Episode 12:  Lose The Weight Of The Word


Dr. Nina talks about how the way you talk to (and about) yourself impacts the way you feel, and influences what happens with food.  She shares the seven words that make you feel bad about yourself and gives you strategies of what to say instead.


Episode 11: Fred Cuellar of "The Buffer Zone Diet".


In today's show, Dr. Nina talks with author of the bestselling book The Buffer Zone about his weight loss journey and his revolutionary and scientifically-based strategy to lose weight.


Episode 10:   Inspiration & Information  


Dr. Nina offers some inspiring thoughts to help you shift how you relate to yourself, and she explores how self-esteem impacts your relationship to food.  She takes calls from listeners, exploring everything from why Oprah might struggle to lose weight, to how to get rid of the ghosts of the past.  Keep in mind that it is not what you're eating that is the true problem, it's what's eating "at" you.


Episode 9:  Special guest celebrity trainer Craig Ramsay.  Dr. Nina and Bravo TV celebrity trainer Craig Ramsay have a spirited and honest conversation about heath, wellness, fitness, and self care. Learn the secret truth about wine and exercise, as well as many other tips for working out both body and mind.

July 2017


Episode 8:  How To Deal With The Food Police  

Do people comment about your food choices or say negative things about your weight or your health?  In this episode, Dr. Nina gives you step-by-step strategies on how to deal with these situations, empowering you to speak up to the food police and push back against weight shamers.


Episode 7: The Skinny On Fat Talk
Dr. Nina shines a light on fat talk. When people say mean things about their bodies, they feel bad and may even turn to food for comfort or distraction .
In this episode, she provides guidelines for how to stop the fat talk, including a moratorium on discussing body weight and size, reframing negative thoughts, and focusing on the symbolic aspects of fat talk. 
She reminds listeners, “The size of your stomach or thighs doesn’t define you. What defines you is the size of your intellect, the size of your compassion, not the size of your jeans. “  
She challenges the idea that people “feel” fat. As she puts it, "fat is a substance, not a feeling."
Losing weight takes time, but you can drop the fat talk in no time.


Episode 6:   Diet Like A Dog.  What if you took care of yourself as well as you do your dog?  In this episode Dr. Nina gives suggestions on how to feel doggone better and train yourself to have a healthier, happier relationship to food.
If you have a dog, or know someone who does, think of how much better life would be if you treated yourself as well as you treat your dog - or the way your friends treat their dogs - assuming they take good care of them.
If you have a bone to pick with yourself about your weight, you can train yourself to think differently about your physical and emotional needs, wants, feelings and conflicts.
Dr. Nina offers specific suggestions on how to change your mind, which shifts the way you feel, and changes your behavior with food.  When you feel better, you don’t need food for comfort or distraction – and that’s how you win the diet war!


Episode 5:  The Truth About Food Addiction.  Dr. Nina explores the hypes and the science behind the concept of food addiction.  Is it real?  And does that really matter?

June 2017


Episode 4:  #ShakeIt For Self Acceptance.  Self-acceptance is the key to all our relationships.  In today’s episode, Dr. Nina explores the meaning of self-acceptance with special guest, Alli Spotts-De Lazzer, creator of the #ShakeIt For Self Acceptance


Episode 3: Stop dieting, start living!  Dr. Nina gives you specific strategies to stop the sabotage and create a happy, healthy relationship to food (and to yourself). Get her unique mind-body formula to identify what's eating "at" you.


Episode 2:  Stop The Weight Loss Sabotage.  Dr. Nina gives you the reasons you might be sabotaging your weight loss efforts.  She also explains the difference between physical and emotional hunger, explores the connection between clutter and weight loss, and answers calls about willpower and night eating.


Episode 1:  It's Not About Willpower.  Dr. Nina tells you why diets don't work (never trust a four letter word where the first three letters spell "die") and gives you the exact steps you need to make peace with food.