Registered Dietitian Nutritionist + Lifestyle Entrepreneur
Founder of Carter Hall Lifestyle
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist + Lifestyle Entrepreneur
Founder of Carter Hall Lifestyle
“I am passionate about supporting long term healthy lifestyle behaviors, helping my clients to live their best life ever! My philosophy is simple: #LiveNourished.”
I grew up in Allentown, PA. It’s about two hours north of Philadelphia, PA.
For about a month during my childhood, my family had a dog, a black labrador, which my brother named Astro after the dog in the Jetsons cartoon.
I was a co-ed varsity cheerleader in college. I only lasted one year.
I’m an actor and part of the Actor’s Equity Association (AEA). I’m also Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG/AFTRA-E).
Best Job Ever!
For two years, I was a singer/dancer for Norwegian Cruise Lines. My favorite ports were in Belize & Honduras.
What’s playing on my Airpods?
My Spotify playlist is a mixture between hip-hop, R&B, pop, musical theatre, country and christian rock + gospel. I know right!
I’ve been plant based since I was about 7 years old. For the last 10 years or so, I’ve been primarily a vegetarian/sometimes vegan.
I’ve always wanted to travel to Australia. Friends tell me that Australia, Melbourne in particular, has a vibrant arts and live music scene.
I am passionate about bringing health and wellness education and resources to the underserved and most vulnerable populations.
You’d Never Guess…
I don’t like chocolate! I know, I’m probably the only person in the world who does not like chocolate.
I began dancing at an early age and through my dancing I progressed into becoming a classically trained actor and singer. Early on in my professional career I became a proud member of the Actors Equity Association (AEA) and went on to appear in numerous musical theatre productions across the nation.
A few years after moving to New York, I began teaching cycling at a private studio in midtown Manhattan. As a dancer, it was always very important to be physically fit and have both muscular and aerobic endurance. Due to my strong background in dance and gymnastics, I was able to seamlessly transition from teaching dance to teaching fitness. Despite having several successful years in New York, I decided I wanted a career outside of being an actor; quickly and without a second thought, I knew I wanted to go back to school to study clinical dietetics. Although I had never had the best relationship with food, I still understood its importance in living a healthy and balanced life.
While I had amazing strength and power as a dancer, my eating habits were questionable at best. I had always had curves and my physique never quite paralleled that of a classical ballet dancer. I started dieting at a young age in an effort to obtain the standard dancer body type. Over the course of many years, I developed a toxic relationship with food and would constantly yo-yo from one fad diet to another, all the while bingeing on exercise in between. My disordered eating patterns and excessive exercising continued for years until a significant life event forced me to address my unhealthy relationship with food. Going back to school and studying nutrition was a way for me to finally begin to understand proper nutrition and rebuild my relationship with food.
Why Carter Hall Lifestyle?
After making an abrupt decision to leave New York and move 3,000 miles west to Los Angeles, I dared to begin a new chapter in my life. In Los Angeles, I worked full time as a fitness instructor to pay for graduate school. Along the way I met some really amazing people who would openly share their life stories with me. I suppose being a fitness instructor in some ways is like being a therapist; people feel comfortable sharing the most raw portrait of themselves with you. I started to witness a common theme among many of my clients. Stories of exhaustion, gastrointestinal distress, weight gain/loss, brittle hair and nails, blemished skin among many other ailments flowed through the mouths of seemingly “put together/having it all” individuals and right into my soul. I knew very clearly that the sole purpose for me going back to school wasn’t to help myself, but rather to help others find alignment and positive lifestyle balance.
The mission of Carter Hall Lifestyle is to provide evidence-based content and services that can be used to balance one’s life within the area of nutrition, fitness, and wellness. Wellness requires that we look beyond only employing healthy eating practices and engagement in routine physical fitness and go deeper into exploring self-reflection and mindfulness as it pertains to our daily lives. Our objectives are to provide you services in three areas. Within the area of nutrition, we aim to provide you with services that support self-efficacy and self-management within healthy eating behaviors. By incorporating physical activity, we are encouraging all individuals to increase their daily activity in order to feel good, support weight management, and prevent chronic disease. The mind-body connection is essential in maintaining balance and alignment in one’s life, which is why Carter Hall Lifestyle will also focus on providing daily guided meditation.
Stephanie Nicole Carter, MS, RDN is a leading nutrition, fitness and wellness expert coaching individuals and consulting businesses on how to achieve lifestyle balance by focusing on functional nutrition, a cornerstone of functional medicine, exercise science and mental health. Her philosophy is simple: #LiveNourished
By employing an evidenced-based approach toward her coaching style, Stephanie addresses current health and fitness trends in news and research with a critical eye, providing her clients with the information they need to live nourished. She’s best known for her personalized, holistic approach to coaching – optimizing health by looking at all aspects of life, addressing factors such as nutrition, movement, stress, sleep, and relationships.
As a long time vegetarian (and sometimes vegan), clients frequently request her plant based meal plans and recipes, which are easy for the home chef to prepare, but are certainly flavor forward and nutrient dense. Not only does Stephanie develop and test each recipe, but she also styles, photographs and edits each recipe herself as well! Businesses and brands that have collaborated with Stephanie on recipe development find success in their partnership because of her vast array of talents.
As a media spokesperson and events speaker, Stephanie continues to educate mass audiences on her philosophy. Using her position as a fitness instructor paired with her background as a registered dietitian, she has successfully coordinated and launched her “Live Nourished Wellness Events” at Equinox locations in Southern California. These events have ranged in topic from performance nutrition, to pre- and post-workout supplement use to healthy nutrition practices.
With the launch of her brand, Carter Hall Lifestyle, in 2017, became a dedicated and accomplished entrepreneur, further cementing herself as a leading voice in the wellness industry. Stephanie holds a Master in Science degree in nutritional science and is a board certified Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Her work has been featured in Equinox’s digital wellness magazine, Furthermore as well as The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics publication, Food & Nutrition Magazine, among others.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) | Temple University | Philadelphia, PA
Master of Science in Nutritional Science (MS) | California State University | Los Angeles, CA
Accredited Dietetic Internship completed with: Breathe Life Healing Center (Outpatient + Food Service), Nori Life (Clinical), Rachel Beller, MS RD (Elective)
Masters Thesis: The Integration of Mobile Health in the Treatment and Secondary Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease.
Board Certified | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RD/RDN) | Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/ Commission on Dietetic Registration
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) | Member
California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (CAND) | Member
Actors Equity Association | Union Member
Screen Actors Guild- American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) | Eligible
Let’s work together to build a solid foundation of healthy eating practices, daily physical activity and consistent self-care so that you may truly Live Nourished!
A year-long membership program that will provide you with a practical, holistic and functional way to build a solid foundation of healthy lifestyle behaviors.
I’d love to work with your company! I have a variety of services including: brand partnerships/ sponsorships, media + appearances and freelance writing.
About Content at Carter Hall Lifestyle
Nourish + Balance
The nutrients in food enable the cells in our bodies to perform their necessary functions. Improper nutrition can lead to low energy levels, a weakened immune system, digestive issues, cognitive impairment and increase your risk of developing some illnesses and chronic diseases including, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers. Articles found in Nourish + Balance will address several aspects of nutrition including the health benefits of foods, current food trends, nutrition myths and the latest research in the field of dietetics and nutrigenomics.
Sweat + Sculpt
Despite the amount of boutique fitness studios, corporate gyms, fitness apps and online streaming fitness platforms available, many of us fail to meet the standard recommendations for daily physical activity. It can be challenging to sift through the amount of trendy workouts available to determine what may work for your lifestyle. Articles featured in Sweat + Sculpt will examine the science behind new fitness trends and federal recommendations, while also focusing restorative care and its role in muscle recovery, injury prevention and healing.
Align + Focus
Wellness requires that we look beyond only employing healthy eating practices and engagement in routine physical fitness and go deeper into exploring self-reflection and mindfulness as it pertains to our daily lives. Engaging in a self-care routine has been clinically proven to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, improve concentration and mood, increase happiness, improve energy, and more. Articles in Align + Focus will focus on the intersection of the four pillars of health – nutrition, exercise, relaxation, and sleep – and how each one can impact your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
The Lifestyle Suites
We believe it’s not enough to just provide you with informative evidence based articles to guide you through your life’s transformation. We go a step further by helping you level up your lifestyle so that you can put all the information to work in your life. Enter the The Living Room. Each month we’ll be releasing the products we’re “livin’ for!” in nutrition, fitness and wellness to help you on your journey. Now that we’ve got you livin’, we’re hooking you up with The Sound Lab. Here you’ll find the hits to keep you movin’ + groovin’ in life – and in those workouts, too!