Kat Barefield, MS, RD

Bio

Kat has 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. As the lead registered dietitian for dotFIT, LLC she develops learning tools such as nutrition and online weight control programs and services, consumer articles, continuing education courses, demos and interactive tutorials. Kat’s personal mission is to empower individuals to realize their inner greatness through education, fitness and wellness. Education: • MS in Sports Nutrition, Cal Poly Pomona • BS in Athletic Training, San Diego State University Certifications: • Registered Dietitian • American College of Sports Medicine Health & Fitness Specialist • NASM Certified Personal Trainer • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist

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  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Yes, you will likely need a prenatal vitamin because it supplies key nutrients to help prevent birth defects, nutrient deficienciens and complications. Many women also need to take a supplement with iron since daily requirements are higher during pregnancy. You should consult your doctor as early...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    The same way everyone else does - by scheduling your meals so you eat fewer calories than you burn until you reach your goal. It doesn’t matter when you eat or move, the result is the same no matter what schedule you’re on. If you want to lose 10 pounds in 5 weeks, you need to consume an average...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    The same way everyone does, eat fewer calories than you burn until you reach your goal. Sometimes being 40 makes it less convenient or more difficult to lose or maintain weight because of the lifestyle we settle into. In other words, our ability to move throughout the day as much as when we were younger causes us to burn fewer daily ca...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, a new study finds.

    For example, in July ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Despite potential health benefits, chia seeds may pose a risk if they are not consumed properly, according to new research.

    The tiny, oval seeds -- a rich source of fiber, protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids -- should not be eaten in th...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Portion control, which is limiting the quantity of food you’re going to eat, helps prevent over-eating. In doing so, you take in fewer calories. When you eat fewer calories than you burn, you lose weight.
    Portion control is especially important in today’s society where standard portions provide significantly more...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Love to dine out? You could be at higher risk for becoming overweight and having poorer cholesterol levels than people who prefer to eat at home, a new study suggests.

    Researchers led by Ashima Kant of Queens College, City University of New York, ...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    You can avoid eating between meals during weight loss by managing your hunger and removing or avoiding tempting food from your surroundings. You can manage your hunger by eating regular, balanced meals that help you feel full and satisfied. Eating every 3-4 hours is a good guideline. Be sure to start your day with...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    In general, there is no such thing as a perfect diet. There are optimal eating patterns such as mostly eating whole grains, lean protein sources including fish, beans and plant proteins, plenty of fruits and vegetables, etc. but even then there are nutrient gaps that are difficult to fill through...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Your metabolism essentially determines the calories you burn. The part of your metabolism that you cannot control is your resting metabolism, which is the calories you burn to keep you alive at rest. The part you can control is your activity level, or the amount you move throughout the day. The more...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese young people may already be showing the warning signs of heart disease, German researchers report.

    The scientists found negative changes in the shape and function of the hearts of these children, compared to their normal-weight peers. It's...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating out might not be as bad for your waistline as you might think.

    New research shows that newer menu selections at many large chain restaurants in the United States now average 12 percent fewer calories than tradit...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Every American over the age of 45 should be screened for both type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, a U.S. task force has recommended.

    "For people with abnormal blood sugar, changes in their lifestyle, such as eating healthier and exercising more often...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who chug lots of coffee may have their genetics to thank for their java cravings, a new study says.

    Researchers have linked six genes to a person's coffee consumption. All of the genes are related to the body's response to caffeine, accordin...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Yes, if it causes you to take action. In today’s environment, we are surrounded by endless amounts of tempting foods. To make matters worse, most make a living by being sedentary and do not get regular physical activity. Therefore, if you’re not conscious about your weight, you will likely experience...Read More