Meet The Founder
Hello! My name is Stephanie Yeatts, and this little basketball bump is Baby Asher. He is expected to make his debut into the world come mid-August! Fun fact- my husband and I have lived in Hawai’i for the past 9 years and just recently moved to Raleigh, NC. We loved Hawai’i but are very happy to be here in Raleigh for the birth of our baby boy.
As for me, I am a Certified Health Education Specialist and Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. My passion for working out and healthy living has been constantly growing and evolving from my younger years as an athlete in elite levels of gymnastics and then collegiate cheerleading. Throughout my life as an athlete, I became increasingly aware of how much eating healthy and working out benefitted my mind and body! Throughout my counseling experience I have realized that there are deeper, emotional connections to food that make habit changes difficult, but not impossible.
Hip Fit Foodie Philosophy
As Hip Fit Foodie, I promote a lifestyle of abundance and joy, not restriction, and defeat. Food and fitness should be fun and exciting- and if it’s not- let’s make it! In my Health Coaching and Custom Meal Plans, I believe in meeting you where you are and finding what works for each unique individual. Everyone has a different health journey! The fun part is finding what works for you- and creating habits that stick. The journey to health is just that- a journey- constantly changing and evolving and pulling in different facets of life (mental, physical, spiritual). It requires us to continue learning, growing, and adapting. Which is what Hip Fit Foodie is all about. I hope to openly and authentically share my journey, and use all of my knowledge and resources to help you along yours! After all, life is not meant to be done alone! I believe we are all given our passions for a reason and this is mine. Let’s make healthy eating fun, and doable for everyone!
Like I stated earlier, everyone’s health journey is different, and everyone has to find what works for them and keeps them passionate about nourishing their bodies. Currently, I follow a Plant-Based, Vegan diet. I have found that throughout pregnancy, it has provided me with amazing nourishment, energy, and digestion. I am very inspired by all of the colorful food involved in a plant-based lifestyle and have realized that fruits, vegetables, and whole foods are de-lic-ious! Seriously! So the recipes I post will be vegan (and mostly Gluten-Free). But that does not mean that this is the diet for you. There are so many amazing sources of food in this world and again, finding what nourishes you and brings you joy is the most important part. I hope that no matter what diet you follow, you can find some inspiration from this page. Some of the plant-based bloggers that I love are: earthyandy, lonijane, and nomeatathlete.
Don’t “wait until _____ is over” to make changes. Life is too short to be stuck in a rut, or feel sick, tired, and less than our optimal selves.
I hope you can find Hip Fit Foodie a place of inspiration, education, and resources all told from a personal perspective of someone who is also constantly changing, growing, and adapting to life’s circumstances while striving to stay inspired and healthy. Change is difficult and scary- but it is how we thrive! For those of you who want more individualized help, check out my Health Coaching and Meal Plan services.
Please contact me with any questions/comments/concerns!