Kate Deering

Kate Deering

Personal Trainer / Fitness & Nutrition Coach

For 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. Read More…

Nuts and seeds…Too much of a good thing?

Nuts and seeds…Too much of a good thing? For years, nuts and seeds were a BIG part of my diet.  Nuts, seeds, nut and seed bars, and nut butters were staples when it came to my everyday food plan.   I ate almond butter in my oatmeal in the morning, a bag of nuts for a snack, a few nuts on my salad for lunch and a scoop of peanut butter in my protein shake later on in the day.  Nuts and seeds, seeds and nuts…how could you lose with such a tasty nutritious snack? The only problem, were some digestive issues: stomach bloating and seeing the undigested nuts and seeds in my stool (I know…too much information).  Quite honestly, I didn’t think much about any of these things because I knew how healthy they were for me. I thought of nuts and seeds as a good source of protein, filled with anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals…plus they were convenient and tasted great… right? These days, almost every-health conscious person loves their nuts and seeds.   Almonds, peanuts, cashews, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and walnuts… these crunchy, tasty snacks go great with any salad, casserole or just eaten by themselves as a snack.  Eating nuts and seeds has become a staple for individuals who want a healthy snack, that’s easy and taste great. BUT — (you knew there was going to be a BUT)—have any of you, like me, ever had digestive upset, bloating or undigested nuts and seeds in your stool?  I’ll guess most of you will say “yes,” and for those of you that said “no”, you may... read more

How To Heal Your Metabolism

How to Heal Your Metabolism Lately, as many of you know I have been deep in reading and researching about the systems of the body, healing the body, nutrients, foods that heal and how they are all related in increasing metabolic function.  I think we can agree that we would all like to increase our metabolism…right?  As we get older we are led to believe that our metabolism will just naturally slow down.  We will have to work harder and eat less just to stay thin and feel good about ourselves.  Do these statements ring true to you?  They certainly did for me…of course, until now. You see, for many years, I believed the only way that I could increase my metabolic expenditure (increase calories burned) was to add more muscle to my body and/or to exert more energy through increased exercise load and intensity.  However, there is actually a third way to increase your metabolism.  One that is not discussed very often, either because people do not know about it or they just do not understand it.  Are you wondering what it is?  Oh, I bet you are… Over the last few years of my studies, I have begun to look at the body and its functions very differently.  I have realized that the health of our metabolism is more than just how much we move and how much muscle we have; a healthy metabolism is about what is happening in every cell of our body and the actual respiration of every cell of our body.  Thus, if we can increase cellular respiration we can increase metabolic function.... read more

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How to evolve/grow into a healthier human...

1. Be open. No matter what you think, you don't know everything. In fact, your beliefs about your life, your healthy, your nutrition, your work, your relationships, etc. may be hurting you more than helping you. Personally, I have held many beliefs that later screwed me up. Luckily, I was open for change. Be open to new information, it may direct you to a better path.

2. Nourish yourself. For you to be able to evolve and grow, in a world of craziness, you need to be properly fueled. I can't tell you how many people are now able to make the BIG decisions in their life, now that the have adequate energy to think, feel and sleep. When your body is under fueled you remain in a state of survival, unable to take on new experiences, ideas and challenges. Fuel your body with nutritionally filled sugars, adequate protein and healthy saturated fats. Once your body has adequate energy and nutrition, your entire world will begin to OPEN up.

3. Move. Your body loves to move. In fact, movement not only improves blood flow, muscle development, digestion, hormone balance and energy level, it also improves brain function and overall nerves system function. Remember there is also a balance in movement, too much of a good thing can become a bad thing.

4. Conscious Thinking. Most of what we do in life is performed unconsciously--we don't really think about what we are doing, we just do it. It's our habits that take us through our day. For you to change, you have to bring your thoughts back to a conscious level. If you choose to not think about what you want to change, change does not occur--and you continue to fall back to your old ways.

5. Be kind. I always find it amazing how mean and critical people can be--especially on the Internet. Being mean/critical doesn't get you anywhere--in fact, it just makes you look like an ass. Being kind, understanding and empathetic will get you everywhere. It is not your responsibility to tell anyone their beliefs are wrong, because they do not match yours. If what they say, does not vibe with you, then you can either move on OR be quite, open and willing to hear what they have to say...

6. Be quiet. Listen to what others are saying, instead of talking. Sit with your thoughts and feelings in silence. Meditate. Read. Deep breathing.

7. Screw up. Yes, you have to fail to become better. Nobody is getting through life without screwing shit up at least once, maybe 100 times. In fact, those that fail the most, may be the ones that grow the most. More failures means you kept trying, you kept getting up, you kept learning and you didn't allow disappointments to get in your way--which can be REALLY hard. Every time you got up, you got a little bit stronger and a little bit wiser.
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