Young Buff Fitness Expert to Speak on Good Nutrition

Friday, April 12, 2013 | 1:31 pm

Dmitry Jason Steinbuchel

Pasadena fitness and nutrition enthusiast Dmitry Jason Steinbuchel, creator of the ‘Behind The Plate’ nutrition website, will present a seminar on healthy eating at the Mission Fitness Center in San Marino on April 27, at 3:30 pm. The event will include nutrition information, recipes and preparation and tasting of healthy meal alternatives.

Steinbuchel, 25, is passionate about health. A buff advertising executive by day, he remade his own health, and has helped friends and relatives do the same, including friends who were underweight, overweight, or coping with Type 2 Diabetes. “I’m not selling anything,” he says. “This is information that everyone deserves – how to be healthy without medications.”

Steinbuchel emigrated to the US from the Ukraine at age 10. “I’ve been interested in the science of food since I was 16,” he recounts. “At 5’ 10” I weighed 135 lbs, which was very skinny. I started going to the gym and fell in love with the process. In the first year, I gained 10 good pounds.

“After working out for a while, I realized that exercising and staying active is only half the job; other half is what we eat, what time day, and the quality of food.”

He read about nutrition, and started experimenting – on himself. “I was the lab rat. I tried a high carbohydrate diet, but it didn’t work for me. I switched to a high protein diet. That brought even more good body transformation. And the more results I saw in the gym, the more people asked, how did you do it?”

Steinbuchel did it through eating a diet that is relatively high in protein from organic meats and fish; has moderate amounts of good fats like olive and flax seed oil; moderate amounts of carbohydrates, mostly from vegetables; and relatively little grains or fruit. “If you eat clean 80 to 90 percent of the time, you can achieve incredible results.” “In three or four months, people can see incredible results, if they really stick to it.”

So many people ask him how he stays so fit that he launched ‘Behind the Plate’ on Facebook last year. It’s at, “It’s a community page where people can share healthy recipes, and help each other out. We’re all about making healthy food taste great.”

The April 27 presentation is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call (626) 799-0977, or email Mission Fitness Center is a boutique gym located at 2451 Mission Street, in the Mission District of San Marino. For more information, go to

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