Headshot of Leslie, smiling with her locs in an updo, adorned with cowrie shells.

Living, loving, laughing, and eating in Austin, TX with my husband and two daughters.

Meet Leslie Jordan Garcia, MBA, MPH, CEDRS

Leslie is a passionate multi-certified Anti-diet Ed Recovery and wellness practitioner who has turned her personal struggle into a mission to help others heal and reclaim their power. With a unique blend of wit, empathy, and a social justice lens, she brings her own experiences to the table to create a truly transformative approach to wellness.

Born and raised in Oklahoma City, Leslie enjoyed a happy childhood surrounded by loving family and friends. However, her world was turned upside down when her family relocated to a small town in Texas. At the age of 15, she found herself grappling with an unexpected challenge that would forever alter her perspective on life.

When her parents petitioned the school board for her to graduate early, they were met with a shocking denial: no white child had ever done it before, and the board refused to let a Black student be the first. This event shattered Leslie’s understanding of fairness and hard work, leaving her questioning her place in the world and feeling lost. The betrayal she felt from her own body and society became the catalyst for her battle with an eating disorder.

Through years of treatment and developing coping skills, Leslie found a way to manage her eating disorder. However, she noticed a glaring gap in the conventional treatment approaches: they lacked relevance to her experiences as a Black person. This realization led her to understand that her struggle wasn’t just about controlling her body—it was about coping with oppressive systems.

Fueled by this revelation, Leslie dedicated herself to crafting a holistic wellness approach that addresses not only the physical aspects of eating disorders but also the societal influences that shape our relationships with food, our bodies, and ourselves. Today, she works tirelessly to empower others by helping them heal and break free from diet culture and systems of oppression.

I knew that there must be other Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous, all the other people who were forced to the margins, struggling like I did. I wanted to help.


At Leslie Jordan Wellness

My Mission

At Leslie Jordan Wellness, my mission is to empower individuals in their journey towards holistic wellness by providing compassionate guidance, evidence-based anti-diet education, and culturally relevant support. I am dedicated to helping clients reconnect with their inner wisdom, challenge oppressive systems, and cultivate a nurturing relationship with their bodies and themselves.

My Vision

My vision at Leslie Jordan Wellness is to create a world where individuals from all walks of life can embrace their authentic selves, free from the constraints of societal expectations and oppressive practices. We aspire to foster a community of hope, healing, and self-love, where every person has the opportunity to thrive and experience true well-being, grounded in social justice and decolonized wellness perspectives.

Professional Biography


  • Master of Public Health – Community Health, University of Phoenix
  • Master of Business Administration – Diverse Leadership, University of Phoenix
  • Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, Sam Houston State University


  • Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Specialist – Eating Disorder-Intuitive Teacher Institute
  • Certified Holistic Wellness and Nutrition Practitioner – Mind-Body Institute
  • Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor – AFAA/NASM
  • Certified Transformative Life Coach – Universal Coach Institute (ICF-accredited)
  • Multiple Fitness and Movement Certifications (Including Zumba, Tabata Bootcamp, WaterinMotion)

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Size Diversity and Health member
  • Central Texas Eating Disorder Specialists, Hospitality Coordinator
  • Eating Disorders Registered Dietitians and Professionals Member
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