Kate Deering

Kate Deering

Personal Trainer / Fitness & Nutrition Coach

For over 25 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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✨The Magic of Progesterone ✨-Progesterone, most commonly known as the pro-gestation hormone, due to its protective qualities during pregnancy, is far more than a pregnancy hormone. Yes, progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum, to prepare the endometrium for possible egg implantation. And yes, due to this fact, women DO produce higher amounts than men, but men DO produce and need progesterone.-Progesterone is also produced by the adrenals and the gonads, consisting of the testes and ovaries. Thus, progesterone has many functions besides baby-making that are essential for our physiology.-One amazing quality of progesterone is it can oppose both deficiencies and excesses of other hormones, thus protecting against many pathological extremes.-Let me give you a few examples...-Progesterone can compete with aldosterone for the "aldosterone receptor" which can cause water retention in the kidneys, so when aldosterone is HIGH, progesterone can oppose this function relieving edema. However, if aldosterone is suppressed, for some reason, progesterone can work in the opposite direction promoting normal retention of sodium and water.-Another example is progesterones affects on cortisol. When cortisol is Low (Addison's disease), progesterone can work by INCREASING cortisol to normal levels. Yet, when cortisol is HIGH (Cushings disease), progesterone can work by DECREASING cortisol to normal levels. Please note, that adding supplemental progesterone will NOT promote increased levels of cortisol, if cortisol is already HIGH. Progesterone ONLY increases cortisol when cortisol NEEDS to be increased. -Thus, due to these protective facts, progesterone has stabilizing affects in both sugar and salt regulation, elevating them or decreasing them, depending on what is needed.-Progesterone is magic if I do say so myself!-More on The magic of Progesterone come Monday.-Stay Tuned. ... See MoreSee Less
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