We had the good fortune of connecting with Devyn Ramnarain and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Devyn, alright, let’s jump in with a deep one – what’s you’re definition for success?
For me, success is defined by the number of lives I am able to positively impact through my various endeavors. My greatest aspiration is to leave this world a healthier, more positive and joined-together place. Money and accolades are great to have, but would mean very little if I occupy a shallow existence.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I fell enamored with Dietetics during my own health scare, a decade ago. After a 180-pound weight loss and various hospital visits, I was able to reverse my own pre-Diabetes and prehypertension through nutrition and exercise alone. More importantly, I lived the experience of changing my own nutritional habits. I personally learned just how difficult it is to take control of one’s own health through food. In some ways, food addiction/emotional eating is akin to an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Some may even argue that food addiction is more difficult to overcome, as the sufferer must face their vice three times every day (on average) as a basic necessity of life. This struggle is something I have personally experienced (and overcome), and so I will be in a unique position to offer Nutrition counseling from the shoes of someone who knows how difficult the changes will be. I am currently attending University of Southern California to achieve my Masters in Nutrition, Healthspan, and Longevity; I will subsequently sit for the RD exam and begin tackling the United States obesity epidemic from a positive, non-judgmental standpoint. I can hardly wait to get started!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
In Miami, the most colorful and vibrant area is Wynwood. There is something for everyone: artisan ice creams and craft beer, some of Miami’s finest local restaurants (thrift shopping and high-end fashion alike) – and more art/live music than one could shake a proverbial stick at. If you’re in Miami for one day, Wynwood is where you want to visit. Another plus – you could easily check out Miami Design District on the same afternoon, as it is only a few blocks away.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to thank everyone who takes me as I am: a clever but soft-spoken whimsical workaholic who would do anything for those who need me most. I have been told, more often than not, that I am impossible to read – but I appreciate those who just enjoy the ride of having me in their lives. I’ll keep impressing, promise.
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