About Dana Black
Committed to raising the bar for nutrition coaching, educating the community that food is not to be feared and creating impact and empowerment in people’s lives so they can achieve their goals.
I was able to “out train” a marginally decent Standard American Diet growing up dancing every day and then taking aerobics and weight training classes throughout high school and working at the local skating rink. It wasn’t until college that that plan went south. I became mostly sedentary, which combined with a diet of campus food and fast food, lent itself to a 20-pound weight gain over a 6-month time frame.
This was when I started “dieting.”
For the next 7 years, I struggled with my weight. Losing it, gaining it back, losing more and gaining that back too. I stopped looking at myself in the mirror because I didn’t like what I saw and the emotional roller coaster that accompanied all this made it even worse.
It was June 2006 when I finally looked at myself in the mirror again. Over the next 14 months, I lost 80 pounds and have kept it off for over 12 years. I wish I could say the initial weight loss was via “healthy” means, but that would be a lie. What this time period in my life did provide me was an insatiable passion to truly find out what healthy nutrition looked like
Since that time I’ve self-educated, gone back to college, received multiple certifications in the field of nutrition and will continue learning in this field for the rest of my life.
- B.S. Sports and Health Sciences
- Certified Holistic Nutritionist
- NCI Level 1 Nutrition Coach
- NCI Hormone Specialist
- NCI Mindset Specialist
- Certified Health & Wellness Coach