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…

My Top 12 Metabolic Supportive Foods

My Top 12 Metabolic Supportive Foods Recently, I have been focusing a lot of my time and energy on finding and using foods to heal the body, the metabolism, the thyroid, the liver and the gut. I have discovered that some foods can support your metabolism, while other foods can slow it down (more on those in another blog).  Some may be pretty obvious to you while others may be quite surprising to you… You see, I love to eat.  I love great tasting healthy food that provides me with great energy, nourishment, tastes great and helps support my metabolism.  There use to be a time in my life when I would eat cardboard tasting food because I thought it was healthy for me, how wrong I was.  Like many, I got caught up in the marketing of food.  Low calorie, low fat, low in nutrition, easy to make, yet taste like crap and filled with crap. Now, I know better, now I know what is going to energize me and keep my metabolism fired up (fresh, organic, not processed foods) vs unhealthy food (processed, fast food, frozen, conventional, sugar) that is going to slow my metabolism down and take energy away from me.  Can you remember a time that you ate a great, healthy meal and felt great afterwards?  What about when you ate an unhealthy meal, how did you feel?  Different?  Of course! With that said, I want to give you my TOP 12 healthy, energizing, metabolism boosting foods.  If you can find a way to get all of these foods in your diet, in the right amounts, at the right times, within your day and week, then... read more

Is Your Diet Making you Fat?

Is Your Diet Making you FAT? In my career, spanning over 20 years in the health and fitness industry, there is one thing I know for sure, dieting never works, at least long term.  In fact, long term, people who diet usually end up slowing their metabolism down and end up gaining weight and getting fat FATTER !   YIKES! First, what do I mean by dieting? When I reference “dieting”, I am referring to any food plan that is restrictive in one or all of the following area: 1. Calories.  The energy we get from food. 2. Micro-nutrients.  This could be vitamins, minerals or combination of both 3. Macro-nutrients.  This includes fat, protein, and/or carbs. These diets include, but are not limited to low calorie diets, low carb diets, low fat diets, low protein diets, low salt diets, liquid diets, cleanses, fasts, juice diets, vegan diets, and low REAL food diets. Can you lose weight on any of the above diets?  Yes, of course you will…short term. Will you also feel hungry and deprived?  YES! Will also you become cranky and crave sweet or salty foods?  YES!  Will you be able to maintain this diet for a lifetime?  Most likely, NO!   You might be able to last for awhile or a restrictive diet, but eventually you will crack and eat the foods you are craving. In fact, you have about  a 1-2% chance or maintaing a restrictive diet for over 2 years.  The only people I know that can maintain a calorie restrictive, nutrient deficient diet for any extended period of time are those that usually develop an eating disorder…and well,... read more

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Here are 10 THINGS you can do HELP heal your metabolism

1. Eat a metabolically supportive diet: saturated fats, healthy sugars, coffee, salt, digestible proteins, fruits, cooked roots and vegetables, juice, dairy, liver, oysters, bone broth, gelatin, mineral broth, butter, chocolate and even ice cream.

2. Remove crap that is anti-metabolic: PUFA (ALL polyunsaturated fats), soy, legumes, goitrogenic vegetables, crappy grains, NOT sleeping enough, toxic people, toxic jobs, toxic thinking.

3. Allow for proper recovery: Sleep, rest, meditation, stretching, yoga, light therapy, massage, acupuncture, Z-drills

4. Breathing. Deep breathing, bag breathing, yoga

5. Movement: Do what your body is healthy enough to do. If you need to recover and are over stressed then yoga, short walks, Thai chi, and enjoyable low stress activities are best. If your body is becoming healthy and is well fueled, then weight training is the most optimal exercise, as it can increase muscle mass

6. Brain Training: Z health (proprioception, vision and vestibular drills)

7. Light therapy: Sun light, Infrared, red light, tanning bed

8. Taking charge of your life. Making choices that support your health and happiness.

9. Changing your narrative. Focus on health vs weight loss. Focus on reducing symptoms vs. your body fat %.

10. Supplements: I have purposely listed this last, as I believe adding supplements are LAST thing to look when trying to fix the metabolic rate. Thyroid hormone, progesterone, pregnenolone, B vitamins, cyproheptadine, Vitamin E, Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, Methylene blue, caffeine, aspirin, and/or antibiotics.

At the end of the day, healing is about supporting YOUR system with what it needs: energy, love, rest, stimulation, light, healthy self talk, breathe, and the right supplements. Now, what you need may be different than what your spouse, neighbor or friend may need. This means you may need to take the time to learn about yourself, your needs and how your body responds to certain stimuli, foods and therapies.

This is YOUR journey, it's ALL about YOU learning about YOU.
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