Hi and welcome! I’m glad you’re here!
Because I get you and I get where you’re at.
You love to be outside and make being a “weekend warrior” a sport. You may be an everyday adventurer or may be training for something specific. Whether you’re trying to hit new goals, are looking to get rid of those “off” days, or just want to recover faster so you can get outside more, you’ve come to the right place.
But someone else’s healthy will not be your healthy.
I give you the tools to challenge everything you’ve heard about nutrition and start with a clean slate. What I created is a framework for you to dive in and learn for yourself what works best for your body.
I did not create this program for top Olympic athletes, nor does it live and die by counting calories, grams, and ounces. I will not be pushing any protein powders, bars, or supplements.
My goal is to develop intuitive eaters so they can find their own “way” and define a “new normal” for themselves.
I give you clear-cut tools to define your goals, set your baseline, track your progress to identify patterns, and ultimately gain freedom by choosing how to feel every day.
This is more than just a 4-week program, this is short-term tracking that will leave you with a method of eating your way to a sustainable, healthy life. As with everything, you’ll get out of this what you put into it. So take these next four weeks to find out how food impacts your daily life and exercise results. Plus, as a chef, I can promise you that the journey will be delicious!
To a life thoroughly enjoyed with fresh air on your face and your heart pumping, cheers!
Julia is a Chicago native whose love of food started at 18 months when she first discovered hot salsa. Sixteen and a half years later, she was a vegetarian who traded skyscrapers and deep dish pizza for mountains, craft beer…and elk steak…..when she moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to pursue a degree in Nutrition Science from Colorado State University.
After working in medical nutrition for a year, Julia decided to follow her passion for cooking and became a certified Natural Chef through Bauman College, a holistic nutrition and culinary arts school in Boulder, Colorado. Post culinary school, she moved to the Bay Area with big dreams to become a world famous cheesemaker, only to realize a few months in that she didn’t want a life full of hair nets. On the plus side, she did reconnect with her high school sweetheart, married him, moved to wine country, and is fully enjoying everything that Sonoma County has to offer.
In addition to working with people to strategically eat their way to better exercise performance, she is also a culinary instructor at Bauman College in Berkeley and is pursuing her MBA from Sonoma State University. In her free time, you can find Julia bouldering, hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, playing with their dog Rosie (a star of the trailside.kitchen Instagram account), or projecting in the kitchen.