Stephanie Harris-Uyidi, AKA: The Posh Pescatarian, is the producer and charismatic host of the popular travel-adventure-cooking TV series, The Posh Pescatarian: Appetite for Adventure! The show airs in more than 15 countries, and season two is on the way!
As an authoritative voice on the pescatarian lifestyle, Stephanie promotes a plant-based diet that is supplemented with seafood. Her reputation for making fresh, sustainable recipes, combined with her status as a health & fitness icon inspires thousands of fans around the world to eat well & get fit pescatarian style. Which is the subtitle to her forthcoming book, The Posh Life Plan.
The Posh Life Plan: Eat Well & Get Fit Pescatarian Style
The Posh Life Plan: Eat Well & Get Fit Pescatarian Style, is a lifestyle guide created for people looking to transition into a healthy, active, meat-free way of living. With her extensive knowledge and expertise in the area, Stephanie is the most qualified person on the planet to write a pescatarian lifestyle “bible”. With thousands of adoring fans spanning the globe she is a trusted source of information on the topic. Her audience appreciates that she was once new to the lifestyle and understands their challenges. She is one of them.
Stephanie started her pescatarian journey for health reasons more than 16-years ago after a bout with stomach trouble. She initially thought that her illness was a response to a combination of the 90-degree Los Angeles weather and having a fun, yet stressful, job at a major record company. Unfortunately, her trouble persisted past the L.A. heat wave and she noticed that it mostly occurred when she ate certain foods – namely chicken, beef and pork.
In search of a natural remedy, she went on a vegetable broth-based fast for several weeks under the direction of a naturopathic doctor. The process was tough, but worth it. She learned a ton about the connection between food and her body’s response to it.
Exploration of Pescatarian lifestyle
Once the fasting period was over, Stephanie slowly began to introduce things back into her diet. Within a week or so she discovered that a plant-based diet supplemented with seafood worked best for her. Thrilled to have found a drug-free solution to her woes, she had no idea that one of her biggest challenges – figuring out what a pescatarian was exactly – awaited.
At the time, information about the pescatarian eating style was scarce and very few people even knew what the term meant. Without a roadmap to help show her the way, Stephanie struggled with the lifestyle change.
Should I eat fish everyday?
Are eggs okay?
How do I survive a turkey-free Thanksgiving?
These and a host of other questions were what Stephanie grappled with and eventually developed answers for with the assistance of health and fitness experts and a mountain of research. Nearly two years into living the pescatarian lifestyle, she finally figured it out.
Stephanie knew that if she struggled with the transition, there were others facing a similar challenge. She was inspired to help and begin teaching on the topic of pescatarianism on YouTube where she provided viewers with cooking lessons and tips on living the pescatarian style. Her audience grew and she learned as much from her fans, as they learned from her.
Transition from Youtube to her own show
One year into producing her YouTube show, the Food Network came calling. Stephanie was offered a chance to audition for a new show. She completed the demo successfully but things took a slight turn. Instead of signing with the network, she took the reigns and produced a show on her own that would allow her to control her image and messaging. She called the travel-cooking-adventure series The Posh Pescatarian: Appetite for Adventure! and with the help of her distributor sold the show in multiple territories around the world. Sales of the show continue to grow, as does her audience.
The successful TV show resulted in a growing social media following, which Stephanie uses to connect with her fans in a fun and casual way. Social media provided a pathway for likeminded brands to reach The Posh Pescatarian for co-branding opportunities with hotels, clothing companies and adventure outfitters.
Stephanie is currently in production on season two of her TV show and will begin the adventure in Lisbon, Portugal. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Chapman University’s Conservatory of Motion Pictures and lives in Southern California with her husband, Alain. In her free time, you can find her chatting with vendors at farmer’s markets, SCUBA diving or cooking up great food for her family.