My name is Dashelyn Velázquez; I have a wonderful Puerto Rican husband and a beautiful daughter who came to our lives in September 2017. I was born in Venezuela and moved to Orlando at 20 years of age (year 2002). By then, my whole family was still living in Venezuela. However, I wanted to seek for a better future which is why I came to the United States. I have a Bachelor’s degree and two Master’s degrees focused on education, biology, psychology, and nutrition.
Why the world of nutrition?
My body changed in a remarkable way after puberty. My curves accentuated generating reactions and comments in my family and friends which had a negative impact on me. That is when I did many diets (egg, pineapple, etc.) because I wanted to fit in the demands of others. This resulted in very strong hormonal changes and struggles to maintain a healthy weight.