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

– 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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Based on a conversation I had yesterday, this needed to be re-posted.

What if I told you there was something EASY you could do that would help with weight loss, digestion, increases energy, supports your immune system, decrease belly bulge, improves nutrient absorption and is
FREE of charge--would you do it?


So what am I talking about?

CHEW your F#*King Food!!!

How many of you are eating on the run, consume HUGE bites of foods, chew your food 2-3x and then swallow?
If I had to guest, I would say at least 50%. And guest what? You are doing yourself a HUGE disservice!!

What you need to understand is digestion starts in the mouth. If we are barely chewing our food and swallow it almost entirely intact, then we are missing a big part of the digestive process.

For the most part, your saliva is 99.5% water. But the other .5% is filled with enzymes, like amylase and lipase (break downs carbohydrates and fats), lysozyme which acts as an antimicrobial agent, lactoferin which acts as an antibacterial agent, Immunoglobin A (IgA) an antibody that plays a role in immune function, electrolytes, mucas, and white blood cells.

The role of the saliva, in your mouth, is to help start the digestion of fats and carbohydrates, along with protecting the body from foreign substances.

Most everything I share on this page is about consuming easy to digest foods. I stress this because when the food is easier to break down, your body has an easier time getting the nutrition and energy it so desperatedly needs. Thus, chewing your food and allowing the saliva enzymes to do their work, will help in this process...

How many times should you chew?

One study concluded that chewing 40x a bite was the magic number.

Personally, I suggest chewing anywhere from 20-30x per bite. This not only allows you to enjoy your food more, but it should help with any bloating and digestive upset after eating.

Bottom line: Eat slower. Chew each bit 20-40x. Put your fork down in between bites. Enjoy and taste your food. Stop eating while working or driving or watching TV, these are make you an unconscious eater. Become more conscious about your food eating, and think about chewing your food MORE.
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