Triple Braided’s approach is about Standing Stronger Together! When we encourage, motivate and support one another, the results make us stronger.
Cultivating an anti-diet initiative to energize and inspire a healthy and joyful life.
At Triple Braided we are shining a light on the culture of dieting that is pervasive in our society, and their lifelong detrimental consequences. We are inspiring people to break this cycle, listen to their body, unlearn diet mentality, and find their voice to reject diets.
The name Triple Braided comes from a verse in Ecclesiastes that says, “A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple braided cord is not easily broken.”
Julie Satterfeal, MS, RDN, LD is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist with 20 years of experience in nutrition and wellness. Her practice uses an anti-diet approach to energize and inspire a healthy and joyful life through professional speaking engagements and providing programs for individuals and small groups. Julie recently published her first book, Ditch the Diet – How to Reclaim your Health and Enjoy Food, a tool to facilitate and inspire a change in mindset and motivation for her clients and the public at large. It is her mission to encourage a paradigm that helps our culture recover from the harmful physical and mental effects of dieting. Her current practice is located in Huntsville, Alabama where she is undertaking a grassroots effort to spread the message of her book through speaking, counseling, coaching, writing, and listening to the stories of those who reach out.
Julie earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Foods from Virginia Tech in 1995, and a Master of Science from Illinois State University in 1999 alongside her dietetic internship.
She then worked as an outpatient and community dietitian at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL where she provided individual counseling as well as group presentations and seminars to local community groups around Central Illinois.
Next Julie took a position as a Wellness Health Educator at Illinois State University providing workshops, seminars, wellness programs, and nutrition counseling for students – while also teaching part time in the Family and Consumer Sciences department.
In 2002, she and her husband began their growing family with the birth of their first of three children. Over these past 16 years, Julie has been an active stay at home mom, working part time in a variety of entrepreneurial endeavors, community and school activities and building a thriving nutrition practice.
Julie is also a wife, mother of 3, devoted Virginia Tech Hokie, and lover of running, reading, family, and friends!
“I love what I do, and have a passion for sharing how we can all be the healthy and joyful people we are meant to be!”