The Core Diet Blog

Rachel Baker

Triathlete, Marathoner, and Registered Dietitian

Rachel Froehlich

Registered Dietitian



Rachel is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Nutrition from both the University of Vermont and Boston University, respectively.

Employed at the University of Pittsburgh, Rachel works within the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, conducting sports nutrition research on special operation military forces. Additional responsibilities include guest lectures to Pitt students/athletes and body composition testing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

A member of the QT2 Systems and Core Diet family for the past 7 years, she has extensive experience counseling individuals for weight management through diet, exercise, and behavior modifications.

Rachel draws her expertise from leading an active lifestyle: she's completed three marathons, including the Boston Marathon as a qualifier in 2010, a number of triathlons at the 70.3 distance and is an Ironman Louisville finisher.

Ten Nutrition Tips for the Traveling Triathlete

It’s Monday afternoon and your boss has just informed you, that despite your best efforts to excuse yourself from business travel plans, you’re going anyway.  Before you know it, you’re booked on the 6am flight across the country.  Panic sets in.  My workouts! How am I going to get those key workouts in?  Frantically, you call your coach and somehow, you manage to work out the details. Ok, run a while I’m there, before meetings, after meetings, try to work in a swim, find the local YMCA, got it.  We’re covered.

Food Logging: Is it a stress worth taking?

Logging your intake. I can’t tell you how important it is. The number one piece of advice I give to my athletes, regardless of if they are just starting out, or a seasoned triathlon veteran, is to start keeping track of what they eat! Even if you have (or think you have) control over nutrition, logging intake is a great learning tool. Besides tracking calories, one can monitor grams of carbohydrate, protein, fat, and fiber. All of which can make or break your training session, or race!

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