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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Do not be afraid of HUNGER!

I can not tell you how many women AND men, that I talk to, are trying to AVOID being hungry.

Yes, I get it, I used to do this too.

I though being hungry was a BAD thing. I thought being hungry was going to make me fat. So, I did everything I could to NOT be hungry. I would drink tons of water, chew gum, eat low calories, high volume foods to fill me up (low calorie veggies, air popcorn, tea, etc.), I would workout MORE, or I would try to NOT think about how hungry I was.

And guess what? It all worked, until it didn't!

Why? Because HUNGER is a cue your body NEEDS fuel. And if you do not give it usable, nutrient filled energy, you will continue to be hungry and/or long term angry, bitchy, sleepless, libido less, and/or poop less.

You want a HIGH metabolism then you have to FUEL it with enough energy for it to stay HIGH. Think of it like wood on a fire, the bigger your fire becomes, the more wood it needs to stay BIG. Your metabolism works the same way. The more your metabolism increases, the more fuel you will need to keep it up. AND hunger is the CUE it needs more fuel!

Trying to fuel your energy levels with calorie free food is like trying to create a bonfire with a post it note.

Can I hear an AMEN?!

Of course, when you are hungry, it is important to follow these 5 easy rules.

1. Eat a carb and protein in EVERY meal
2. Eat at frequency that keeps your blood sugar stable, this can range from 2-5 hours
3. Eat within 30 minutes of waking
4. Utilize nutrient rich carbs like fruits, juice, roots, milk and honey
5. Utilize easy to digest proteins like shellfish, white fish, eggs, cheese, milk, liver and broth/gelatin

Hunger is a cue your body NEEDS energy. Energy that will be used to make you warm, want to have sex, build muscle, have a daily poo, grow hair, do your job, workout and put you into a deep sleep.

Bottom line: Do not be afraid of hunger!
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