202: Black Lives Matter is a Body Positive Movement with Natasha Ngindi

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By Victoria Myers. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

You are going to love today’s podcast conversation. Today I have Natasha Ngindi, aka the Thick Nutritionist on Instagram, on the show to discuss her journey, what is anti-diet, the racist roots of diet culture, why black lives matter is a body positive movement and so much more.

Natasha is the founder of the Thick Nutritionist brand, a Canadian anti-diet nutritionist and entrepreneur. She is also a certified Zumba instructor who promotes enjoyable movement for ALL bodies in a non-judgemental, body-positive environment.

Her lived experiences and higher education in Nutrition Sciences inspired her to start her own brand. Natasha is passionate about spreading the truth about diet culture, body-acceptance, health at every size and intuitive eating. Natasha believes that we all deserve to live a fulfilling life, free of the pressures of diet culture.

In the episode we discuss:

  • Natasha’s personal journey to realizing what diet culture is, deciding to ditch the diets and instead make peace with your body and food choices
  • What inspired her to create the Thick Nutritionist
  • What does being anti-diet mean
  • The racist roots of diet culture
  • Why the black lives matter movement is also a body positive movement
  • Natasha’s journey to becoming a Zumba instructor and discovering joyful movement
  • How to ensure you find a way to exercise in a safe, nonjudgemental way
  • Natasha shares more about her amazing products from her website and the inspiration behind them
  • How Natasha practices wellness without obsession
  • Learn more about Natasha on her website and Instagram

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Click here to download my free e-book, Ditch the Diets.

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