My philosophy stems from a place of Intuitive Eating, listening to your body and making peace with food. As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, I help cultivate a mindfulness when it comes to your health and making food choices. I encourage body 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 and trust what your body 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, body negativity 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.
Dianna grew up in Rockaway, New Jersey. She studied Marketing and received her Bachelors degree at The University of Tampa in 2006. With her growing interest in health and nutrition in addition to her own struggles to understand healthy eating, Dianna felt encouraged to pursue a career in Dietetics and was accepted into graduate school at Columbia University. She earned her Masters degree in Nutrition Education and became a Registered Dietitian in 2013. She now lives in Santa Monica, California with her rescue dog, Kai. She is passionate about healthy living including being in nature, eating foods that make her feel good, and practicing yoga and meditation.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD, RDN) since 2013
Masters Degree in Nutrition Education from Columbia University
Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor
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
200 hour certification through Holistic Yoga Flow in Venice, California
300 hour certification through Selena Garefino Yoga in Phuket, Thailand
Teaching virtual, private, corporate and studio classes since 2016