Grocery Shopping

With the enormous amount of money being spent on food marketing and advertising it’s almost impossible to know and understand what foods are actually healthy for you and what foods are just “good marketing”.

Allow Kate to take the guesswork out of your food shopping. In this 60-90 minute shopping experience, you will learn: The foods that are supportive to your metabolism foods to avoid due to their additives and fillers;

  • What cooking fats are best
  • What fruits and carbohydrates are best
  • What meats and fishes are best
  • What vegetable are best and which ones you should avoid
  • What dairy to choice, why some are better than others
  • What cheeses should be avoided and why
  • What oils should be avoided
  • Which snacks are best and why some should be completely avoided
  • How often should you shop?
  • Why pre-packaged foods are not best, even at the organic based grocery
  • Why organic is best

Shopping excursions are held in the Del Mar, La Jolla, Solana Beach or Rancho Santa Fe area.

*All Shopping Classes are $97.00/hour. Bring a friend for ½ price.
*All classes are limited to no more than 3 people

Cooking Classes
Need help in making the perfect healthy, metabolic meal or snack?
Then this 1-3 hour cooking class is just what you may be looking for.

Example menus are:

BREAKFAST:
Sweet potato pancakes (no flour)
Banana coconut pancakes (no flour)
Cooked seasonal fruit with Greek yogurt
Orange Julius-smoothie

LUNCH:
Grilled grass-fed burgers
Cucumber-tomato- daikon salad
Egg, cheese and veggie fritata

DINNER
Root vegetable salad
Grilled Alaskan Halibut in a butter sauce
Sweet potato-butternut squash mash
Cooked seasonal fruit                                                                          

Home made grass-fed beef or lamb marinara sauce over Spaghetti squash

DESERTS
Coconut flour chocolate chip cookies
Macaroons
Pumpkin- chocolate chip cookies
Custard

SNACKS
Cooked seasonal fruits with cheese or yogurt
Homemade beef broth
OJ, coconut water, protein and carbonated water mixer

Please call about cooking class prices. Price will depend on shopping time, prep time, the number of people in the class and actual cooking class time.

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Vitamins, minerals, hormones, foods or lifestyle shifts that lower the stress hormones (cortisol and adrenaline) have been shown to be the best methods for long term fat loss--

Which is interesting since cortisol and adrenaline work directly to liberate and utilize fats as energy.

So why does this happen?

Increased levels of stress hormones produce an increased level of free fatty acids (FFA) in blood. The Randle Cycle (glucose-fatty acid cycle) says that when we have high levels of FFA's in blood, this blocks glucose metabolism. Thus, the glucose consumed or created by gluconeogenesis either turns into lactic acid via glycolysis (cancer metabolism) or into fat for storage, which creates a viscus cycle.

Fat burning--blocks sugar oxidation--leads to fat storage--repeat.

Sugar/glucose oxidation produces more heat, ATP and CO2 than utilizing fat as energy. Decreasing glucose oxidation and increasing fat oxidation SLOWS down metabolism.

Therefore a stressed diet (low sugar) OR high fat diet (Pufa diet) OR/AND a stressed life will increase FFA in blood and will encourage the poor oxidation of glucose, a slower metabolic rate and long term MORE fat storage.

Long term this can produce more fat gain vs fat loss--
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