Julie DuBois, NASM Elite Trainer, RD

Julie DuBois, NASM Elite Trainer, RD's Blog

  • Caffeine Fix

    If you're like many people, you may decide to turn to caffeine as a source of quick energy. Caffeine has been included in the human diet for centuries without extreme long-term effects. There are many sources of caffeine including coffee, tea, chocolate, soft...Full Post
  • Pre-Workout Nutrition


    The foods you eat before your workout can greatly benefit or harm your effectiveness of your workout. Many athletes have a poor diet and consume foods that do not benefit their workouts. There are some key factors to keep in mind when choosing foods to eat...Full Post
  • Perfect Pairings

    One mistake that many people make when trying to improve their diet is to forget to pair foods properly. Many people will snack on fruit and wonder why they are so hungry about an hour later. Pairing foods can help you feel full longer and prevent over snacking...Full Post
  • Add more color in your diet!

    You may have heard the term "eat the rainbow" and I'm not talking about your favorite fruity candy. Eating the rainbow refers to having a variety of color in your diet. Have you ever looked at your plate and noticed everything is the same cream color- chicken...Full Post
  • Holiday Party Pounds- How to Avoid Them!

    December brings many holiday treats and parties and can be a total disaster for your waistline. The thing to remember is that it does not have to be that way! You can still enjoy your holiday treats and parties without the guilt and extra fluff around your...Full Post
  • Turkey Day Tips

    Thanksgiving is a holiday that revolves around food, so sticking with your diet may not always be easy on this holiday. It does not mean that you have to completely get off track with your goals. A good goal over this holiday is to maintain your weight. Avoid...Full Post
  • Power Packed Protein

    Protein is an important part of any diet as it makes up a part of every cell in our bodies. The majority of Americans obtain plenty of protein in their diet, but whether it is quality protein or not is the question. So how do you know whether you’re getting...Full Post
  • Eating for Energy

    If you’re like most people, you hit a slump around 3:00 in the afternoon. Maybe you feel tired all day long and are surviving the day on copious amounts of coffee. Regardless of when your fatigue hits, it could have something to do with how you are eating...Full Post
  • Healthy Halloween!

    Tomorrow is Halloween and the kick off of the holiday season. Often, when you are trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, there is some anxiety that comes with these holidays. You want to be able to enjoy the holidays, but are afraid of getting off track with...Full Post
  • Power Packed Pumpkins

    It’s that time of year again where you see pumpkins everywhere. Halloween is just around the corner and Thanksgiving is not too far away. So what does a pumpkin mean for you nutritionally? Pumpkins are power packed full of fiber and antioxidants. Here are...Full Post