Ayana Habtemariam, a registered anti-diet dietitian and social worker joins Nia Patterson on this second episode of the podcast to discuss body trauma in her life. We talk about racism and discrimination based on our bodies and how these create tangible trauma in our bodies. We also confess some little-known secrets about black women.
Ayana is a nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor, and macro social worker. She is the founder of Truly Real Nutrition, LLC, a private nutrition practice where she empowers clients to give up dieting in exchange for trusting their bodies and breaking free from food rules that result in feelings of failure and shame. Ayana is committed to increasing awareness of intuitive eating and weight inclusive philosophies in black communities. She believes that weight-centric approaches to health and wellness only serve to exacerbate body image issues, stress, and anxiety which contribute to increased rates of chronic diseases often seen in black and other communities of color.
Ayana can be found on Instagram @thetrillrd and also at TrulyRealNutrition.com You can head over there and contact her to do a discovery call with her and see if working with her would be a good fit.
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