The Core Diet Blog

Stevie Lyn Smith

Ironman Triathlete, Ultra Runner, and Registered Dietitian

Stevie Lyn Smith is a Registered Dietitian who received her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Buffalo State College while completing her dietetic internship as a part of their coordinated program. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings and is employed as an outpatient dietitian at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs in Washington, DC. She also has previously worked as a certified personal trainer while working on her bachelor’s degree. 

She began competing in endurance sports after a playing soccer and lacrosse competitively from elementary school through college. After her collegiate career as a lacrosse goalie ended she began running and completed her first road race, a marathon just a year and a half later. Since then, she has completed 5 ironman distance races, 17 marathons, a 50 mile ultra marathon, 12 half ironman distance races plus many other types of races, including long distance swimming events. In her 6th year as a triathlete she has qualified and competed in Ironman 70.3 World Championships and has many age group podium finishes. 

Her passion for nutrition began in her collegiate lacrosse career as she began to appreciate how what we eat can help to fuel us not just in workouts but also to be our best selves in our daily lives. This passion has grown throughout her time as an endurance athlete where optimal nutrition and recovery has become key to maintaining her active lifestyle. 

Stevie also volunteer coaches and fundraises for Girls On The Run team in DC as well as having previous experience assistant coach for Clarence High School’s Women’s Lacrosse team. She strongly believes in empowering young girls through promoting active and healthy lifestyles at a young age. She is also very active in the DC fitness community as a part of multisport and running groups. 

Heart Health: Avocado and Berries!

As athletes, we have the physical activity component of cardiovascular health down, but it’s important to pair our training with heart-healthy nutrition choices. To celebrate heart health, we’re sharing one of our favorite nutrient-packed, heart-healthy recipes that has us dreaming of summer in a seemingly never-ending winter! This smoothie bowl is rich in antioxidants, healthy fats and fiber, all of which help to promote a healthy heart without falling short on taste!

Nutrition Talk: Nutrients To Beat Cold & Flu Season!

As the winter months continue on and racing season quickly approaches, getting back on track with our diet after the holidays is at the top of most athletes minds. While training hours are picking up it’s important we make sure we’re getting the right foods in to support our workouts and immune system health. Here are some tips and tricks to get those nutrients and stay strong and healthy during cold and flu season!

Keto and The Endurance Athlete

As racing season and warmer weather (hopefully) approaches inquiries from athletes about the newest trend, the Ketogenic diet, also known as Keto, keep landing in my inbox. Get the lowdown here!

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