Coach Spotlight: Stacy

Highlighting coaches that use Ate to partner with their clients seeking to achieve their well-being goals.

Pina colada near the water. Unsplash - YesMore Content

With the abundance of information circulating the Internet these days, you might wonder what value there is in using a holistic nutritionist to help you navigate your nutrition instead of just doing it on your own. Let’s talk about that.

I think we can all agree that it isn’t necessarily a lack of knowledge that prevents us from doing certain things. If I wanted to, I could go onto YouTube and find out how to change the transmission fluid in my car by myself. I could also try diagnosing and treating my own medical symptoms and maybe even grooming my own dog, but I really don’t think doing any of these things would be a good idea. I think that if it’s important enough, you need help from an expert in the field. Not only does that expert save you a ton of time, it also saves you from making a lot of silly mistakes.

Another really important reason why you’d want to hire someone like me is because at some point, you are going to want to STOP doing the things that you need to do consistently to get you to your goals. Unfortunately, one day (or even 10 days) of eggs for breakfast, salad for lunch, and stir-fry for dinner isn’t going to get you to your goals. Instead, you need to put that on repeat and keep doing it over and over and over while managing life as it throws you curve balls along the way. That can (and does) get dull, boring, and difficult. BUT, if you’re well supported and are given the tools you need, you’re FAR less likely to veer off course. (Plus, I promise that you don’t have to ever do anything “perfectly” in order to get results, and you’re going to also need someone in your corner to remind you of that from time to time.)

When it comes to value, I always like to ask: If you were given instructions and tools on how to eat for the rest of your life in a way that was both enjoyable and sustainable and helped you get to your weight loss and health goals, what would that be worth to you? I’m guessing quite a lot. And THAT is why you’d want to work with me.

About Me

I believe that if you are going to work with someone as closely as I do with my own clients, that you should feel as though you are a good match. So this month’s article is all about getting to know me better!

Five things people may not know about me:

1. My favorite beach drink is a piña colada and I cannot wait to get to a beach again soon.

2. I suck at cooking fish but do ok with salmon, so I try to include that in my weekly rotation at least once.

3. My celebrity crush growing up was Joe McIntyre with NKOTB (if you know, you know). For a while, I used to sign my name as “Stacy McIntyre” lol!

4. I am a huge reality TV fan and my favorite shows are Below Deck, 90-Day fiancé, and Real Housewives.

5. My favorite band is the Dave Matthews Band. I put that on repeat during the summer and really don’t ever get sick of it!

Pizza party, unsplash - Brenna Huff

Top Health Tip

My top health tip is to keep showing up for yourself. Some days you will feel motivated…those days are easy. But if you keep showing up for yourself, especially on the days you don’t feel motivated to do so, it starts to become a habit. Then, you don’t need to think about it so much…you just do it and it becomes your identity. As James Clear notes, every action you take is a vote for the person you are becoming. Who have you been “voting for”?

My Favorite Food

Pizza! What food combination could really be any better? I love all kinds and believe there is no such thing as a bad pizza, but I also really love the pita pizzas that I make for me and my family every Friday night. It is a healthier dish and even includes spinach…but I promise you that it’s absolutely amazing!

Least Favorite Food

I am actually not overly adventurous and although I understand that certain organ meats can be super nutritious, I am just not into that. No thanks to liver or any other organ meat for this gal! I won’t ask you to eat it either — unless you like it!

My parting message is that you are very capable of achieving the health goals you have set for yourself. You CAN become someone healthier and fitter. Your past doesn’t dictate your future. Just make sure that you are in an environment where you are supported, where certain healthy habits are the norm, and where it’s much harder to quit than to stay the course. Thanks for reading! Reach out if you’d like to learn more about my program.


You do not have to “do healthy” on your own. In fact, research tells us that you are much more likely to succeed if you have accountability layered in.

Let’s face it — healthy eating and healthy lifestyles can be boring and require a lot of patience. Having the support of an accountability coach and a community of likeminded individuals on your team can make all the difference. Share paths with a practicing holistic nutritionist, receive one-on-one coaching regarding your meals, and be connected on the app with my other clients and Ambassadors. You will have fun, stay motivated, and feel inspired!

Find out more by visiting my website www.stacyyates.com.

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