Hi, I'm Stephanie. Thank you for visiting my website!
I've been a registered dietitian for over four years, but I've been a student of nutrition for much longer. I became a vegetarian over 25 years ago after I began asking questions about the food we eat, where it comes from and who or what is impacted by our food choices. As I started to eliminate animal products like meat and dairy, I had to learn (with a lot of help from my mom!) how to get all of the right nutrients in my plant-based diet.
Fast forward to the end of college, when I got back into training for road races and triathlons. As I learned more about sports nutrition, I became fascinated with the impact it had on training, race performance and overall wellness. So much so that I decided to go back to school to pursue a career in nutrition.
Now, as a registered dietitian, my goal is to demonstrate that you can thrive when the majority of your diet is made up of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and plant-based proteins. I think my numerous podium finishes and Team USA qualifications are pretty strong evidence of that!
My counseling approach focuses on your mental, emotional, and physical well-being (Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating because you're physically or emotionally hungry? What might be holding you back from meeting your nutrition goals?). I enjoy teaching clients about small daily changes that make a big impact. Nutrition can be a triggering subject for some, partly because our food choices tell us much more about ourselves than we realize. It's possible to develop confidence in your food choices and have a more positive relationship with food. Give yourself permission to take time to learn what that means for you. Let's get to work and help you thrive!
When I'm not working I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with friends and family—preferably when there's food involved. In the last couple of years I've taken up mountain biking and Xterra triathlon which continue to challenge me mentally and physically. And like many other athletes out there, I'm looking forward to another race season as the weather here in Colorado starts to warm up!
Healthy Cooking and Meal Planning