About Kate

kate-deeringFor over 20 years Kate Deering has been involved in the health and fitness industry helping men and women of all ages achieve optimal health and wellness. Kate’s practice is based on a holistic approach to health and wellness by looking at the entirety of a person’s well-being.  A person’s well-being includes diet, stress, exercise, posture, sleep, digestion, hormones, mind-set and lifestyle.  Kate believes maintaining all of these key components are vital to a person’s overall health and happiness.  Her expertise is based on certifications as a CHEK Exercise Coach, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach 2, Olympic Lifting Coach, Resistive-Stretching Practitioner and Certified Nutritional Consultant.

Kate, an athlete her entire life, has played competitive tennis, participated in dozens of running races, including the Las Vegas Marathon, hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim and Mt. Whitney, the highest peak in the continental U.S.  She is currently training in her second Pedal the Cause 100 mile Cycling event to raise money for cancer research.  Her personal accomplishments along with her education and training molded her approach to training her clients from a fitness-dominated perspective.  

In 2010, Kate realized her years of focus on solely physically training her body began to break down.  She hit a physical and emotional wall.  Everything she believed, practiced and espoused was no longer working. This is when Kate was introduced to the work of Dr. Ray Peat, Dr. Broda Barnes, Dr. Constance Martin, Dr. Han Selye, Dr. Uffe Ravnskov, Josh Rubin, Danny Roddy and many others.

Within one year, after spending significant time reading, researching and personal experimentation, Kate healed her body and her metabolism.  Along the way, her entire belief system about what constituted “true health” shifted 180 degrees from what she had been practicing during her almost 20 years in this industry.  Good health was a no longer defined by how many hours she could work out, how much will-power she had, or how low her body fat could get. Good health is now defined by a lack of injuries and sickness, great sleep, good digestion, healthy skin and hair, lean muscle and a warm body, overall happiness and emotional well being.

Kate knows and understands that the nutritional, mental, physical and spiritual components of a person’s life must act synergistically…one is not more important than the other.

Education and Experience

  • Owner Kate Deering Health and Fitness 2007- Present
  • Z-Health Practitioner 2014-Present
  • ACE Personal Trainer Certified 2002- Present
  • NHI (Natural Healing Inst.) Certified Nutrition Consultant (CNC) 2005 – Present
  • Independent nutritional researcher On-going
  • Olympic Lifting Coach 2012
  • DCT Eccentric Stretching Practitioner 2011
  • CHEK Inst. Holistic Lifestyle Coach II 2011
  • TRX Suspension Trainer Certified 2010
  • CHEK Inst. Holistic Lifestyle Coach I 2010
  • Boot Camp Instructor 2008-2012
  • CHEK Inst. Exercise Coach 2009
  • Holistic Health Wellness Coach 2008
  • Gravity Training Systems (GTS) Fitness Personal Trainer and group instructor 2006

Degrees
– Exercise Physiology 1994 Berry College, Rome GA
– Psychology 1994 Berry College, Rome GA

Currently, Kate trains clients at the Boys and Girls club in Solana Beach, CA and at Rancho Valencia in Rancho Santa Fe. She also does private in-home training in the Del Mar, La Jolla, and Rancho Santa Fe areas. Kate performs lifestyle and nutrition coaching with clients worldwide, via in-person, Skype, email and/or phone.

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9 simple rules to follow, when eating out and maintaining a metabolically supportive diet.

1. Drink OJ/ carbonated water as your beverage. You will be surprised how much this drink will curb your appetite. Consuming a beverage with some healthy sugars prior to eating will help your blood sugar levels stay stable and keep you from over-eating at your meal. *Alcoholic beverages will usually DROP your blood sugar, encouraging you to eat more than normal. Therefore, if you are going to drink alcohol, add some fruit juice.
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2. Avoid the polyunsaturated fats. Most restaurants use cheap, liquid oils to cook their food. Ordering food that is grilled, baked, boiled or raw (like oysters)should help eliminate these oils (but not always). Another options is to ask your food to be cooked in butter, or at the very least EVOO.
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3. Eat slow and chew your food. It's easy to over eat, especially if the food is good, when you are eating out. Thus, if you slow down, chew and taste every bite you will be able to STOP eating before you are overfull. Plus, your gut will be much happier with food that has been thoroughly predigested in the mouth.
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4. Take 1/2 your protein home. Depending on the restaurant you may go to, your protein may be the equivalent of at least 2 servings. Protein options from many restaurants can range from 6 oz. to 16oz., a normal serving is 3-6oz. Save yourself the heart burn and the additional calories, eat half the protein and take the other half home.
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5. Share your meal, apps, and dessert. I love a good meal out. My issue is I like to try many things, but can never finish everything. Thus, sharing EVERYTHING allows me to try more options, but not over eat by trying to eat it all by myself. * fruit, cheese, ice cream and coffee are good dessert options.
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6. Order wild, warm blooded fish, shellfish, grass fed and game meats as your entree. These proteins will contain less polyunsaturated fats than farmed, cold water fish and conventionally farmed meats like most beef and chicken options.
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7. Eat the potato. And of course, add a little butter and salt. Yes, it's starch, and too much starch can be fattening, but baked, boiled or even mashed potatoes, can be a healthy addition to any meal. Potatoes contain loads of potassium, along with magnesium, vitamin C and B-6. Potatoes also help you fill up, so the desire to eat a PUFA filled dessert decreases.
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8. Enjoy your food. Even if you can only do a few of the above, do not stress. Eat slowly and mindfully. Be present with the people you are eating with and have a great time. Nobody is perfect, and the expectation of perfection is only more stress.

9. Eat out, just not too much. The truth is, it is hard to get healthy and lose fat if you are eating out all the time. Home cooked, fresh, organic food is always best. When you cook at home, you KNOW what oils your food is cooked in, you see how your food is prepared, and you are in control of how much and what is put on your plate.
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