Our Dietitian Answers Your Questions: Meet Marien Garza
Since 2015, Marien Garza has been a member of our Dietitian Advisory Board (DAB) at Herbalife Nutrition. A registered nutritionist based in Mexico, she works directly with our distributors on nutrition training and education. Learn more about Marien below:
What is your role with the Herbalife Nutrition?
As a member of the Dietetic Advisory Board, I work extensively on developing the Wellness Tour in Mexico, providing nutritional training to Herbalife Associates and representing nutritionists in Mexico at media and public relations events.
Why did you choose nutrition as a career?
I love science; my dad is a surgeon, and I admire him so much. I was looking for something that involved medicine, chemistry, food and a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition allowed me to study these topics that I am passionate about.
What is the best part of your job?
Being able to share healthy messages to a lot of people all around my country.
Everyone, even nutritionists, has a ‘guilty pleasure’ when it comes to food. What’s yours?
Spicy food! I love chips with spicy chile but since it’s not the healthiest snack, I will often substitute fresh vegetables.
If you had just one piece of nutrition advice to give to someone, what would it be?
Although it sounds repetitive: Eat more fruits and veggies! So many people are still missing this in my country!
What are some of the latest diet and nutrition trends in your country?
Gluten free diets, paleo diets and vegan/raw diets are trending topics.
If you weren’t a member of our DAB, what would you be?
I love medicine, so maybe I would be a doctor or a physiotherapist.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I love dancing; I am practicing Salsa.
Enjoy this recipe from Marien.