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Stephanie Ballesteros MS, RD, LDN

Nutrition has always been a personal interest for me. I knew from the moment I took my introductory nutrition class in college that nutrition and wellness was going to be my professional pursuit. As a health coach, I enjoy pairing nutrition with lifestyle changes to make an everlasting impact. I truly believe that small changes have the greatest power to improve our lives. Like any new habit, change does not always come easily or without struggle. My goal as a coach is to encourage patients to identify their motivators and challenges. My aim is to help patients develop a better understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for them. After college, I became an avid runner. Initially, it was very challenging adding time to my runs and increasing my distance, but it got easier. I had a great sense of pride knowing that I was being active. Over the years, I have completed many half marathons, a full marathon and even a 40 mile endurance challenge! I learned through my years of running that patience and consistency are keys to success and this is advice I share with patients. Making lifestyle changes are often difficult. I believe in tackling tough changes by taking a step-by-step approach. I work with patients to identify individualized nutrition and activity strategies, that are realistic and achievable. Most importantly, I want patients to come away with a balanced nutrition and physical activity plan that they can stick with and that can positively impact their health and well-being for years to come.

Recent Posts

8 Benefits of Crockpot Cooking

Posted by Stephanie Ballesteros MS, RD, LDN on Dec 1, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Today’s reality is that most of us are busy and on the go often. Between work, school, family activities and life in general, things can get overwhelming. This is where a crockpot (also called a slow cooker) can help ease meal planning and save you time and money. Typically using a crockpot involves quick prep followed by a slow cooking time. This can result in a simple, healthy, and delicious meal that’s waiting on you as soon as you walk in the door from your busy day. With a crockpot there is a wide variety of foods that you can prepare including soups, stews and casseroles.

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Topics: Health and Wellness

Fueling for your First 5k

Posted by Stephanie Ballesteros MS, RD, LDN on Sep 29, 2017 10:12:00 AM

You've spent a lot of time debating if you had it in you to conquer your first 5K race but you've decided to accept the challenge! Now that you've signed up, you may have started to log your miles and your race day is quickly approaching. As you're getting started, you may have several concerns on your mind like "Where do I start?”

Before starting a running plan, there are many aspects of this sport to consider like:

  • Do you have a training plan that works with your schedule?

  • Do you have the proper attire for running?

  • Do you have a good support team in place?

And the most important question that is often overlooked;

  • Have you thought about how you will fuel your body?
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Topics: Health and Wellness