In addition to helping patients who crave a healthier, happier
relationship with food and themselves, I write an award-winning blog,
Make Peace With Food, host a popular podcast, Win the Diet War with Dr.
Nina, and produce a video series, The Dr. Nina Show.
Though I now
have a love-love relationship with food (instead of a love-hate one),
I’ve got my own painful memories of the anxiety, desperation, and
hopelessness you might well be feeling right now.
years dieting and in a constant cycle of deprivation and binging, I
finally started attending therapy. I was really open with my therapist
about every aspect of my life -- everything except what was going on
A few months in, as I began to acknowledge the feelings that I’d been pushing aside, I experienced a complete revelation.
My preoccupation with food and eating had absolutely nothing to do with food or eating. It never does (not for you, either)!
addressing the true cause of my disordered eating, I was able to
rapidly let go of the constant anxiety I felt about food. I can’t
overstate how amazing this feels -- to be totally confident in my own
skin, find true pleasure in every meal, and be 100% liberated from
dieting, counting calories, or doing a complete cost-benefit analysis of
every bite I eat.
The best part is that the same strategies that
set me free from my diet obsession (while giving me what I truly wanted
all along -- happiness) work for all women. In my work as a
psychoanalyst, I see my clients experience the same revelations every