Name and Age:
Kara Stout, 33
Certified Nutrition + Wellness Coach, Professional Counselor
A little background:
I was born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ. I received my B.A. in Psychology from Arizona State University and continued my education at Loyola University Chicago, obtaining an M.Ed. in Counseling. After graduating, I worked as a School Counselor for several years. I considered for some time the desire to combine nutrition with my counseling background and went on to study holistic nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
I started my nutrition + wellness company in 2011. My husband and I then moved from Chicago to Dallas in 2012, and we love Texas! I built my business back up here, and also decided to specialize in bridal wellness. I guide busy brides in taking healthy steps to the aisle by teaching what foods and practices increase health, beauty, and energy. Beyond preparing for the big day, I also support brides in laying the foundation for a healthy, happy marriage. I love supporting my brides in making healthy lifestyle changes that reach far beyond their wedding day. I do also continue to work with women who are not brides, but who want to feel their absolute best, healthiest and most beautiful.
Beauty regimens and tips?
I believe how you begin each morning can set you up for healthy, beauty enhancing habits throughout your day. So, I begin each day with a glass of warm water with fresh squeezed lemon juice. This is great for hydration, clear skin, and your immune system. I then typically have a green smoothie that’s loaded with green leafy veggies, superfoods, and fruit. I then take a high-quality multivitamin and fish oil for pretty skin, hair, and nails in addition to overall health. I also make sure to drink plenty of pure water throughout the day and love adding fruit and mint to my water to make it even more refreshing! Lastly, I make sure to eat healthy, clean meals and snacks the rest of the day.
What are your favorite local DFW beauty brands and/or beauty related services?
Bridal beauty and wellness tips?
In my nutrition programs, we cover a lot of different topics related to bridal beauty and health. Some of my favorite recommendations are to never count calories and consider the nutritional value instead, sneak in those green leafy veggies at every meal, and avoid refined sugar and artificial sweeteners. Sugar can promote aging, wrinkles, and weight gain. For fitness, I recommend getting a variety of workouts in each week and especially love Pure Barre Preston Hollow and Uptown Yoga for local favorites.
If you could have dinner with any local DFW woman, who would it be?
My mama. We lived apart for 8 years while I was living in Chicago and now that we live in the same state, I want to see her as often as I can. Each time we get together, I leave feeling rejuvenated, encouraged and loved. So, I can’t think of a better dinner date!
Any last words, pieces of wisdom and/or inspiration for our DFW beauties?
I believe genuine kindness and love for others is what makes someone radiate beauty. I think this quote from Audrey Hepburn states it perfectly,
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”