I’m Steph, also known as Red.
I’m a fiery and sassy, 5’4 ginger that loves real food.
I’m a joker and I love to goof around. If there is a camera around, you can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be getting my face into it!
I think nutrition can get way too serious, so I do my best to keep things light and fun while still being informative. My goal is to help change the way people look at food and help them create sustainable habits they can maintain. No crash diets here.
Fitness has always been an important part of my life. I grew up playing sports, wearing overalls, and being a total tomboy. I played basketball in university and when I realized I wasn’t going to make the WNBA (heartbreak) I decided to shift gears and started a career in Sports Marketing. It was great, I had a blast, and made some of the best friends I have to date. But the thing was, I didn’t love it. I was having fun, but I wasn’t inspired. It wasn’t “me”.
So I decided to pull a 180, shift gears, and follow my passion. After years of going to the gym and reading health and fitness magazines for nutrition information, I was confused. I was sick of green drinks and egg whites, and never being able to use butter again. It just didn’t make sense to me. How can real food not be good for me? I wanted to stop feeling guilty about my food choice and wanted the facts. I wanted to understand food so I could make informed decisions I could feel good about. So, that’s exactly what I did.
My philosophy is simple.
I believe real food works for real life.
I believe real food is one ingredient.
I believe in self-care.
I believe in real talk, no BS.
I believe there is no such thing as a perfect diet.
I believe indulgence is an important part of health.
I believe you have the power to change your life.
I believe you can create a healthy life you love.
I believe your body doesn’t define you.
I believe health is not picture perfect.
I believe the journey is the goal.
To me, living a healthy lifestyle is not a one-size-fits-all solution or a quick fix, it is about taking small sustainable steps you can maintain. People are constantly going on a new type of diet, but the truth is, we are all on a diet, day in and day out, we just might not be on the best one for us. Eating well and living well, is simply about making a commitment to yourself that you deserve better. Realizing that you only get one body, so it’s in your best interest, and nobody else’s, to take the best care of it you can.
I believe learning to cook with real food is the single greatest gift you can give to your health.
I want food to taste good without making it complicated. I don’t think that you need to be the next Top Chef to make a nourishing meal, you just need a few simple skills in the kitchen, and a handful of staple recipes to get started. In fact, I taught myself to cook the same way anyone can; by watching the Food Network, searching YouTube videos, and a lot of trial and error. Like anything, no one is born great, you simply learn by doing.
I want to live my life, and want you to as well. Eating well isn’t about punishing yourself for the moments of indulgence, but rather about loving every second of it and then moving on. I want to pay my lessons forward and teach others to make their health a priority and show them how to do that. My goal, with all of the work that I do, is to disrupt the way you look at food, empower you to create sustainable habits, and recognize that real food is simplest way to create a healthy lifestyle you love.
These days, I work to inspire others through my recipes and nutrition articles. I love connecting with others, learning about their goals and dreams, and sharing my knowledge and own experiences to help them create a healthy life they love. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and certified personal trainer, I’m on a mission to be the voice of reason in the health industry, and show people how eating well is realistic, accessible, and fun.