My nutrition philosophy stems from a place of Intuitive Eating, listening to your body and making peace with food. Using yoga and meditation can help cultivate a mindfulness when it comes to your health and making food choices. I encourage body positivity and acceptance and I advocate Health at Every Size (HAES). Negative body image results from a disconnect between who we think we should be and who we actually are. We have been made to believe that every trendy new diet is the magic answer we’ve been looking for that will transform us to fit the impossible beauty standards of our society. And when it doesn’t work, we feel like we have failed. Research has proven over and over again that diets do NOT work! Let’s work together to ditch the diet mentality and learn to listen to what your body actually wants and needs. This is the path to a sustainable way of eating. The psychological effects of chronic dieting can be extremely harmful. I want to help you overcome these harmful messages, ditch dieting for good, and make peace with yourself and food. Don’t let consuming thoughts about food or exercise take anymore of your life away. It’s time to enjoy life, enjoy food, and enjoy being you! True connection of body and mind with a mindful eating practice supports a happy and fulfilling food-life balance.
Welcome, I’m Dianna! I grew up in New Jersey, went to college in Tampa, Florida, completed grad school in New York City, and now settled in beautiful Santa Monica, California. I love animals and have a rescue dog named Kai. I’m passionate about healthy living, which for me means being in nature, self care, eating foods that make me feel good, and practicing yoga and meditation. I look forward to meeting you!
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD, RDN) since 2013
Masters Degree in Nutrition Education from Columbia University
Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition Entrepreneurs Practice Group
Women's Health Practice Group
Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management from the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Virtual nutrition counseling and nutrition classes since 2016
RYT-500 (Registered Yoga Teacher) through Yoga Alliance
Completed my 200 hour certification through Holistic Yoga Flow in Venice, California
Completed my 300 hour certification through Selena Garefino Yoga in Phuket, Thailand
Teaching virtual, corporate and studio classes since 2016