Welcome to Irma Green !
My name is Diana, I am a qualified nutritional therapist and passionate Foodie. I live Berlin at the moment, where I work as a culinary manager, recipe developer and content producer. Before embarking on my ” food adventure” I worked as photographic producer and agent to international models, hair & make-up artists and stylists in London.
Despite having worked in the fabulous world of fashion, my real passion always was in food and everything surrounding it, from its healing and nurturing powers to the way it brings people together. Often I dreamed about turning my passion into my profession. I only took the leap in 2012, after having completed the Co-Active Life Coach Core Curriculum Training at the Coach Training Institute (CTI) in London. I saw so many possibilities of combing coaching and nutrition, that I enrolled at the renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition and began studying nutritional therapy that very year. After 4 years filled with lectures, essays, scientific research papers and exams I graduated in summer 2016 and have been working as nutrition coach and consultant ever since.
In order to keep up with the ever changing and evolving world of nutritional research I regularly attend CDP events, seminars and workshops. They are invaluable to the work I am doing and I look forward to learning new exciting facts and findings around food, nutrition, health and well being every day.
As much as I am passionate about good food and love eating it, I am interested in where it comes from and its impact on the environment. Needless to say, I hate throwing food away, some of my friends call me the ‘ Queen of leftovers’ as I try to use anything left over to make something new and equally delicious- check out Irma’s macaroons . I have to admit that I am a bit of a food nerd too, I like to make my own sauerkraut, sprouts and bread and ideally cook everything from scratch. As you can imagine, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but I love it. It’s the place where I can relax and really get into the zone. Time just flies by and at the end there always is a new creation, small kitchen disasters included.
To live in line with our planet, I preferably chose seasonal and locally grown organic foods and limit my meat and fish consumption to once per week or less. I avoid using plastics and usually carry some kind of jar with food around. I also have a fab biodegradable bamboo coffee cup I take everywhere. I can highly recommend getting one. It’s not only a life saver for our growing coffee cup waste problem, I get free coffees on a regular bases. Along with my coffee cup a bunch of canvas bags are always traveling in my handbag. I buy loose fruit and vegetable where possible and leave any excess packaging at supermarkets, shops and stores.
A word on Irma Green. She came to life when l was looking for a way to put into practice what l was learning from my nutrition studies and food courses. You now might ask yourself, why ‘Irma Green’ ? Well, Irma is an old fashioned German name I’ve always loved ( I am German), and when I was brainstorming how to give all my nutrition knowledge and inspiration an identity, Irma Green just seemed to present herself, so I went with it. She stands for always green and sustainable living, she is my healthy-eating, life-loving muse. Irma is me at my best and also stands for reconnecting with real food and nurturing oneself to get the most fun out of life. So, now I am a little mission to awake the Irma in people l meet and work with, because I think everyone deserves a bit of Irma in their lives!
Thank you for reading, and making delicious nutritious food!
Wishing you a great day!
Diana Warrings DipION mBANT
Disclaimer: Please note that no advice issued on this website is intended to replace appropriate medical care. If you are in any doubt about your health please consult your medical professional.
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