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Steph Gaudreau, CISSN, NASM-CPT (she/her/hers) helps athletic women over 40 fuel themselves better, get stronger, increase their energy, and perform better in the gym. She’s a sports nutritionist and lifting coach.

In her best-selling book, The Core 4, she details a four pillar approach to getting stronger, embracing your body, and owning your power. Steph has a degree in biology – human physiology. She is a Certified Sports Nutritionist from the International Society for Sports Nutrition (CISSN), Certified Personal Trainer (National Academy of Sports Medicine), and Menopause Coaching Specialist (Girls Gone Strong).

Her podcast, Fuel Your Strength, started in 2015 and has over 5 million downloads. She’s an international speaker and has been featured in Outside, SELF, and ESPN Radio. 

Steph Gaudreau

Photo Credit: Richwell Correa, special thanks to CrossFit Chula Vista



  • 1st Place – Best General Health / Wellness Website, 2017, Paleo Magazine Awards
  • 3rd Place – Best Specialty Cookbook, 2016, Paleo Magazine Awards
  • Top 15 Must-Read Health & Happiness Blogs of 2016, Greatist.com
  • #1 Best Seller (for an entire month) – Amazon New Releases, Paleo Cookbooks for Performance Paleo Cookbook (2015)
  • 1st Place – Most Anticipated New Cookbook, 2015, Paleo Magazine Awards
  • 2nd Place – Best Food-Centered Blog, Paleo Magazine Awards
  • 2nd Place – Best Dessert, Paleo Magazine Awards
  • #1 Best Seller – Amazon Kindle Fitness Books for The Paleo Athlete


Steph helps women athletes over 40 fuel themselves better so they get stronger, increase their energy, and perform better in the gym.

She’s a Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) and Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), strength coach, author, nutrition and fitness coach, and podcaster.

Steph has written three books. The Core 4, is a #1 Amazon best-seller. It shares her Core 4 pillars of health (HarperOne). Her award-winning book, The Performance Paleo Cookbook: Recipes for Eating Better, Getting Stronger & Gaining the Competitive Edge (Page Street Publishing, 2015) and the best-seller The Paleo Athlete: A Beginner’s Guide to Real Food for Performance (self-published, 2014).  

Steph has a popular weekly nutrition and fitness podcast, Fuel Your Strength, sharing how athletic women over 40 can learn how to eat, train, recover, step into their strength, and feel like badasses! To date, it’s had over 4 million downloads. She’s also the creator of Strength Nutrition Unlocked and the Women’s Strength Summit.

Steph’s an accomplished strength coach (USA Weightlifting Level 1) and is the creator of fitness programs like Dynamic DumbbellsMade StrongBasic Barbell, and Oly Lifting Basics. She coached Olympic weightlifting at CrossFit Fortius in San Diego for almost 4 years and earned numerous CrossFit certifications.

In addition, Steph’s an international speaker on the subjects of nutrition and strength training, giving talks at the Ancestral Health Society and the Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand. Steph’s been recognized in the media by publications such as MindBodyGreen, Outside Magazine, Triathlete and SELF, has appeared on ESPN Radio, and her blog was named by Greatist as one of its 15 Must-Read Health and Happiness blogs of 2016. Scroll down to see more media appearances.

She lives in San Diego with the loves of her life, her Scottish husband Z and her cat Ellie. When she’s not lifting heavy stuff, you can find her tending to her garden, practicing Brazilian jiu-jitsu (brown belt), and reading about how to be a better human.


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Steph Gaudreau

Photo Credit: Taylor Gage



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May 2022. Flipping Fifty Podcast.

January 17, 2022. Natural Evolution Podcast.

September 15, 2021. Seasoned Athlete Podcast.

September 2, 2021. Influential Introvert Podcast.

August 18, 2021. More Than Your Weight Podcast.

May 19, 2021. Health Babes Podcast.

June 24, 2020. Aligned Women Podcast.

October 1, 2019. 24Life Magazine.

September 9, 2019. SDVoyager Magazine.

August 1, 2019. mindbodygreen.com.

August 1, 2019. The Sarah & Dr. Brooke Show.

July 22, 2019. Dr. Ruscio Radio.

July 18, 2019. The Sonya Looney Show.

July 18, 2019. My Favorite Jiu-Jitsu Follows.

July 17, 2019. Small Steps Podcast Ep 44.

July 12, 2019. Primal Health Coach Podcast.

July 9, 2019. Fit n Chips Podcast Ep 60.

July 1, 2019. Stay Grounded Podcast Ep 83.

June 27, 2019. Purposeful Fitness with Coach Ola.

June 13, 2019. Muscle Maven Radio Ep 20.

June 11, 2019. Between Meals Podcast Ep 26.

June 7, 2019. Bee the Wellness Podcast Ep 177.

June 4, 2019. Dive Into Discussion Ep 37.

May 2, 2019. Shape Magazine Article.

April 17, 2019. Quit Happens Podcast Ep 47.

February 16, 2019. Grace & Grit Podcast Ep 152.

February 6, 2019. My New Normal Podcast Ep 11.

February 3, 2019. Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencers.

January 2, 2019. Edible San Diego.

January 1, 2019. Fitlandia Podcast Ep 100.

December 24, 2018. Wise Traditions Podcast Ep 167.

December 19, 2018. Going Scared Podcast Ep 43.

November 10, 2018. Energy Blueprint Podcast.

October 31, 2018. Small Steps Podcast Ep 6.

October 24, 2018. The Sonya Looney Show.

October 23, 2018. Healthy Hormones for Women Podcast Ep 33.

July 21, 2018. Chronicles of Strength Ep 151.

July 20, 2018. Wellness Force Radio Ep 217.

July 10, 2018. Essentially You Podcast Ep 27.

May 13, 2018. Bee The Wellness Podcast Ep 129.

March 14, 2018. Vahva Radio Ep 3.

March 13, 2018. 25 Must-Read Blogs for Health Coaches.

December 11, 2017. Uncomfortable is OK Podcast Ep 85.

December 7, 2017. The Primal Alternative Podcast Ep 19.

November 7, 2017. Behind the Podium Podcast Ep 43.

October 22, 2017. Spoke at Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand International Symposium, Queenstown New Zealand.

October 12, 2017. How 7 Top Bloggers Make Healthy Eating Enjoyable by Taste of Health.

October 10, 2017. The Pat Flynn Show.

September 23, 2017. Food Philosophy with Steph Gaudreau on PicnikAustin.com.

September 12, 2017. Love Rising Podcast Ep 10.

July 31, 2017. Ali Fitness Podcast Ep 21.

June 12, 2017. Meatcast Ep 8 with Eric Le of Epic Provisions.

June 11, 2017. Steph presents the Harder to Kill Human seminar at CrossFit Fortius, San Diego.

May 30, 2017. 147 Entrepreneurs Told Me Their Keys to Success: Here Are the Top 3 on Inc.com.

May 16, 2017. Grace & Grit Podcast Ep 68 with Courtney Townley.

May 14, 2017. The Doc Fermento Discovers the World Podcast Ep 85 with Bryan Davis.

May 13, 2017. Redefining Strength with Steph Gaudreau by Health Bloggers Community Magazine.

May 12, 2107. The Work-Out Podcast Ep 1 with Fab Giovanetti.

May 11, 2017. Girls Gone WOD Podcast Ep 201 with Joy & Claire.

May 9, 2017. Better Than Yesterday Podcast Ep 24 with Jake Thompson.

May 9, 2017. 30/30 Health Podcast Ep 15 with Guillermo Ruiz.

May 9, 2017. Real Food Mamas Podcast Ep 60 with Aglaée Jacob and Steph Greunke.

May 4, 2017. Better Everyday Podcast Ep 44 with Dr. Brooke Larson and Sarah Fragoso.

May 1, 2017. I Had Body Dysmorphia–Here’s What I Want Body Shamers to Know on Self.com.

April 4, 2017. How to Do Your 20s Podcast.

March 31, 2017. Mindful Athlete Seminar with Lululemon Athletica, Bear Republic CrossFit, San Diego.

March 29, 2017. EmFit Radio Ep 3.

March 3, 2017. Breaking Through Diet Dogma, Barbell Shrugged Ep 249.

January 27, 2017. 11 Food Essential Food Blogs For Anyone on Whole30 on Self.com.

January 9, 2017. That Paleo Show Podcast Ep 201.

January 5, 2017. Living by Example on Joov.com.

January 2, 2017. 14 Whole30 Lunches You Can Bring to Work on Self.com.

December 9, 2016. Avoid the Smoothie Trap on the CrossFit Journal.

December 7, 2016. 21 Best Paleo Diet Blogs on the Internet Today by Coco Treasure.

November 17, 2016. A Holistic Approach To Strength – And The Hidden Benefits of Strength Training at the Revolution Strong Summit.

November 16, 2016. A Caveman Thanksgiving on SanDiegoReader.com.

November 10, 2016. Perfectionism & Adrenals at The Adrenal Reset Summit.

November 3, 2016. Finding Your Purpose Workshop at Lululemon Athletica – Fashion Valley, San Diego.

October 17, 2016. Importance of Maintaining Muscle Strength for Improved Bone Density, Balance, and Well-Being at the Menopause Relief Summit.

July 19, 2016. This Kombucha Slushie Will Cool You Down This Summer on Spoon University.

July 6, 2016. Asking for a Friend: Paleo Eating at The Coveteur.

July 5, 2016. The Paleo Women Podcast Ep 73.

June 28, 2016. Q&A with Steph Gaudreau about Post-Workout Nutrition at The Athlete Daily.

June 24, 2016. The FSL Modern Podcast Ep 17.

June 1, 2016. The Rdella Training Podcast Ep 176 with Scott Iardella.

May 31, 2016. Top Ten Tips for Getting Healthy Happy & Harder to Kill at The Athlete Daily.

May 30, 2016. The TRY Business School Podcast Ep 49 with Sonia Thompson.

May 18, 2106. Rebel Health Tribe Podcast Ep 15 with Joe Rignola and Mike Roesslein.

May 14, 2016. Paleo-Friendly Brussels Sprouts Recipes on PopSugar.com.

April 19, 2016. Born Primal Podcast Ep 60 with Kendall Kendrick.

April 18, 2016. The Boss Lady Podcast Ep 57 with Fab Giovanetti.

February 29, 2016. 30 Easy & Delicious Whole30 Recipes on Greatist.com.

February 26, 2016. The Paleo Gardening Podcast.

February 25, 2016. The Paleo Magazine Podcast with Tony Federico.

February 24, 2016. Catching Up with Steph Gaudreau on Puori.com.

February 13, 2016. 15 Must-Follow Health & Happiness Blogs on Greatist.com.

February 2, 2016. The Paleo Solution Podcast Ep 307 with Robb Wolf.

January 28, 2016. Real Food for Athletes on the Ancestral RDs Podcast Ep 41 with Kelsey Marksteiner and Laura Schoenfeld.

January 15, 2016. How to Be a Grownup Podcast with Erik Andress.

January 12, 2016. The JASSA Podcast Ep 176 with Jason Seib & Sarah Fragoso.

January 12, 2016. Warrior of the Month with Dr. Theresa Larson.

November 23, 2015. Eat Right, Live Right: 50 Great Nutritionists on Twitter.

November 19, 2015. The PB & Gainz Podcast Ep 11.

November 4, 2015. The Model Health Show with Shawn Stevenson.

October 21, 2015. Steph’s photography was featured on The History Channel’s American Pickers.

Oct 13, 2015. Steph’s photography was featured on Yahoo! Food.

September 12, 2015. The Ben Greenfield Fitness Podcast.

September 1, 2015. Wellness Force Radio with Josh Trent.

August 7, 2015. Power Athlete Radio Ep 116.

August 5, 2015. 7 Totally Different Ways to Eat Paleo from Well+GOOD NYC.

July 31, 2015. 28 Ways to Pickle Everything from HuffPost Canada Living.

July 20, 2015. Injinji reviews a recipe from The Performance Paleo Cookbook.

July 14, 2015. Steph appears on The Modern Farm Girls Podcast Ep 20, talking about everything beekeeping.

July 1, 2015. Steph talks about fears and cakes on The Primal Shift podcast Ep 50.

June 28, 2015. Steph appears on Iron Brew Barbell Podcast #15 talking about Paleo and entrepreneurship.

June 18, 2015. Steph chats with Compete For the Best Life on Ep. 11 of their podcast.

June 2015. Steph’s recipe for Tajin Salad from Performance Paleo Cookbook appears in Gluten-Free Living magazine’s August issue.

June 2015. The Performance Paleo Cookbook is profiled in Triathlete Magazine‘s June issue.

May 26, 2015. Steph’s photography was featured on NewYorkPost.com.

May 25, 2015. Steph chats with Kyle Brown about the Top 5 Mistakes Athletes Make When Going Paleo on ESPN Radio’s Empower Hour show.

May 23, 2015. Steph pops by Paleo Magazine’s booth at PaleoFX for an interview. Catch it here!

May 14, 2015. Steph’s recipe for Blueberry Pork Patties from Performance Paleo Cookbook is released on spright.com.

April 26, 2015. Steph presents with Mel Joulwan and speaks on the Supplementation for Performance panel at PaleoFX in Austin, Texas.

April 15, 2015. Steph chats about biz and muscle building on Ep. 125 of the Not Just Paleo podcast.

April 14, 2015. Steph talks to the Health Geeks on Ep. 9 of Health Geeks Radio.

April 12, 2015. Steph presents a basic Paleo seminar at CrossFit Fortius.

April 10, 2015. Steph appears on Fox 5 News San Diego’s morning show talking about foods to help you make the most of your workout.

April 6, 2015. Steph appears on Ep. 7 of the Expansion Project Podcast.

March 31, 2015. Steph appears on The Paleo Runner Podcast, Ep. 102.

March 30, 2015. The Performance Paleo Cookbook is reviewed by BreakingMuscle.com.

March 27, 2015. SELF.com features 4 recipes from The Performance Paleo Cookbook!

March 20, 2015. The San Diego Union Tribune profiles Steph as a local author.

March 18, 2015. PopSugar features the recipe for Cauliflower Grits with Garlic Lemon Shrimp.

March 17, 2015. A review of Performance Paleo Cookbook appears on OutsideOnline.com!

March 6, 2105. Steph appears on Ep. 19 of Strong Woman Radio.

March 6, 2015. Steph is interviewed on Ozarks Live!

February 26, 2015. The Academy of Culinary Nutrition named Stupid Easy Paleo #7 on its list of Top 50 Paleo Blogs.

February 24, 2015. Greatist.com named Stupid Easy Paleo to its list of 60 Must-Read Health, Fitness and Happiness blogs.

February 11, 2015. Steph appears on Paleo Magazine Radio Ep. 72.

February 9, 2015. Steph’s recipes appear in RedBookMag.com’s list of 17 Paleo Recipes Perfect for Beginners.

January 25, 2015. Steph chats with Cassy of Fed+Fit on Fed+Fit Radio Episode 4.

January 20, 2015. NewBeauty.com features Steph’s recipes in an article on healthy eating.

January 9, 2015. Steph chats with Sarah & Stacy on The Paleo View Podcast Episode 125.

January 7, 2015. Steph chats with Liz Wolf on Real Food Liz Radio Episode 7.

January 6, 2015. Brit+Co interviews Steph on all things Paleo and CrossFit.

December 29, 2014. Steph appears on Fearless Rebelle Radio Episode 19 with Summer Innanen.

December 27, 2014. Brit+Co lists Stupid Easy Paleo as one of its Paleo Instagrammers to watch!

December 18, 2014. Steph contributes to the article 50 Incredibly Tasty Paleo Snacks on FitnessMagazine.com.

December 17, 2014. Steph’s recipe for Smoked Salmon Egg Bake appears on RobbWolf.com.

December 17, 2014. Steph sits down with Dave Conrey for episode 35 of the Fresh Rag podcast.

December 16, 2014. Steph’s recipe for Mocha-Rubbed Slow Cooker Pot Roast was named one of the 22 best Paleo recipes on the web by Paleo Magazine.

December 11, 2014. Steph chats with Joy and Claire on episode 75 of the Girls Gone Wod podcast.

December 10, 2014. Steph appears on Bad Guy Muay Thai’s 29th podcast.

November 24, 2014. Steph’s article “5 Paleo Thanksgiving Recipes” is published on Livestrong.com.

November 22, 2014. Steph presents a basic Paleo seminar at CrossFit Fortius.

November 15, 2014. Steph presents a basic Paleo seminar at CrossFit Mission Gorge.

October 20, 2014. Steph guest posts on The Paleo Mom’s site with the article, “Four Things You Need to Know Before You Start Strength Training.”

October 14, 2014. Steph’s article “5 Quick Paleo Lunches” is published on Livestrong.com.

September 27, 2014. Steph gives a presentation about nutrition for athletes at Taste of Paleo.

September 11, 2014. Steph appears on episode 62 of the Girls Gone WOD podcast.

September 3, 2014. Steph’s article “5 High-Protein Paleo Egg Breakfasts” is published on Livestrong.com.

August 27, 2014. Pioneer Valley CrossFit hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.

August 8, 2014. Steph presents “Specific Requirements & Health Benefits of Strength Training for Women” with Stacy Toth at the Ancestral Health Symposium.

July 15, 2015. Steph appears on 180 Radio talking about athletes & carbs with Matt Stone.

July, 2014. Steph appears on Fearless Rebelle Radio with Summer Innanen.

June 28, 2014. CrossFit Fortius hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.

June 8, 2014. Steph’s recipe for Paleo Zucchini Fritters was featured on BuzzFeed.

June 6, 2014. Stupid Easy Paleo was featured in FOX News Magazine.

May 30, 2014. Steph appears on episode 93 of The Paleo View podcast.

May 20, 2014. Elle.com interviews Steph about Paleo and Instagram.

May 6, 2014. Steph is quoted in the Huffington Post.

April 28, 2014. Steph appears on episode 13 of the Bad Guy Muay Thai podcast.

April 24, 2014. CrossFit Temecula South hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.

April 19, 2014. CrossFit Chickasaw hosts Steph & Dallas for the Whole Athlete Seminar.

April 13, 2014. Steph speaks on the Supplementation for Performance Panel at PaleoFX.

April 6, 2014. CrossFit Balboa hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.

March 10, 2014. Well+Good NYC interviews Steph about butter coffee.

February 22, 2014. Steph talks nutrition at the Inov-8 Athlete Camp in Big Sur, CA.

February 13, 2014. CrossFit West Houston’s Rob Exline interviews Steph about Paleo & athletes.

February 2014. Steph’s recipe for Paleo Zucchini Frittata is featured on Breaking Muscle.

January 25, 2014. CrossFit Fortius hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.

January 24, 2014. Nom Nom Paleo features The Paleo Athlete on her Forky Friday round-up.

January 22, 2014. Prana Physical Therapy reviews The Paleo Athlete.

January 18, 2014. CrossFit Team Academy hosts Steph & Dallas for the Whole Athlete Seminar.

January 13, 2014. Whole9 writes Introducing The Paleo Athlete, about Steph’s new ebook.

January 11, 2014. Bootcamp Fitness KC hosts Steph & Dallas for the Whole Athlete Seminar.

January 9, 2014. A Dash of Meg reviews The Paleo Athlete.

January 4, 2014. CrossFit Love hosts Steph & Dallas for the Whole Athlete Seminar.

November 18, 2013. Whole9 announces the new Whole Athlete Seminar, a collaboration between Whole9 and Stupid Easy Paleo.

November, 2013. Steph’s Kickin’ BBQ Shredded Chicken is nominated for a Best of 2013 Award (Best Savory Recipe—Online) from Paleo Magazine.

October 23, 2013. What’s the Deal With Safe Starches?, Steph’s article for HellaLife.com, is published.

October 1, 2013. Adventures in Creative Entrepreneurship (ACE) interviews Steph about how she started Stupid Easy Paleo.

September 18, 2013. Fresh Rag’s Creative Business Podcast features an interview with Steph about why health is so important to entrepreneurs.

September 14, 2013. Steph speaks at CrossFit Glasgow’s Paleo Challenge Seminar.

September 14, 2013. Steph’s article, Ask a CrossFitter, is published on CaliforniaPaleoKitchens.com.

September, 2013. Steph’s recipe for Kickin’ BBQ Shredded Chicken is featured on NomNomPaleo.com.

August 22, 2013. Steph writes Eating In All Directions for RobbWolf.com.

August 8, 2013. Popular Paleo interviews Steph about The Best Thing I Ever Ate.

August 8, 2013. Steph’s recipe for Low and Slow: Chai Tea Braised Short Ribs is featured on HellaLife.com.

July 31, 2013. Whole30 features Steph’s Whole30-only Pinterest board as a resource for readers.

July 23, 2013. Steph’s tutorial for How to Pan Fry the Perfect Steak, posts to HellaLife.com.

July 12, 2013. Steph’s article, 3 Reasons To Get Meat Adventurous, is featured on HellaLife.com.

July 6, 2013. CrossFit Fortius hosts Steph for a Paleo Nutrition Seminar.

June 28, 2013. Steph’s article, To Eat Grass-Fed Meat or Not? is featured on HellaLife.com.

June 13, 2013. Steph’s article, Time to Eat a Steak: Why Red Meat Should Be On Your Plate, is published on HellaLife.com.

May 5, 2013. Steph’s recipe for Watermelon Mojito Salad is featured on Mark’s Daily Apple’s Weekend Link Love.

March 27, 2013. Spanish Cauliflower Rice, Steph’s recipe for HellaLife.com, is published.

February 12, 2013. Steph joins HellaLife.com as a featured contributor.

April 9, 2012. Mel Joulwan from The Clothes Make The Girl profiles Steph’s newest videos.

October, 2011. Steph’s named a Whole30 Envoy Extraordinnaire!

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