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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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states.

    Consumers should not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    This breakfast burrito is a tasty change of pace from cornflakes. The protein in the eggs and beans will keep you full and the salsa will count toward your daily veggie requirement. Choose a whole-grain burrito for fiber, and have an orange on the side. The vitamin C will help your body absorb the...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

    How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B positive appear to ...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    You need to eat a variety of foods throughout the day to keep fit, but this four-ingredient, quick-to-fix dish will cover a lot of bases thanks to the low-fat protein in the chicken and the carbs in the veggies. Round it out with a whole grain side dish, such as brown rice or quinoa.

    Italian Chicken...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Try a one-pot solution: This hearty stew provides almost half the fiber women should eat daily, and a third of what men need, thanks to the beans and kale. Besides fiber, this dish packs plenty of protein, B vitamins, iron and antioxidants.

    Chicken, Kale, and White Bean Stew
    • Serves 4
    • 2 t
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A newly developed food supplement appears to prevent weight gain and trim fat around the waist, researchers say.

    However, the chemical compound doesn't seem to help people lose pounds, and the preliminary study is so small that the findings coul...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    When it comes to lean protein, you can’t beat fish. For this company-worthy dish, halibut is baked with a minimum of added fat. Besides protein it provides omega 3s, B vitamins and potassium.

    Baked Halibut With Citrus Crust
    Serves 6
    • 3 ounces plain breadcrumbs
    • 3/4 tablespoons dried lemon
    ...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Diets do not result in weight loss unless the person is consuming fewer calories than they’re expending. Therefore, the people who don’t lose weight on a diet need to reduce the calories they take in and boost their activity level. Research shows that most people underestimate the calories they take in -- by...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    You need to fuel your brain and muscles with carbohydrates before you work out. Potatoes are loaded with carbs, and are delicious when transformed into a salad. This particular dish is also a great post-workout fuel-replenishing option.

    New Potato Salad
    Serves 4
    • 2½ pounds new potatoes
    ...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    These Maple, Walnut, and Flaxseed Pancakes contain health-promoting fats. Add whey protein or have them with a side of eggs and your favorite fruit and you've got the perfect breakfast.

    Ingredients
    1 cup all purpose flour
    1/4 cup flaxseed meal*
    1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
    1 1/2 teaspoons...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Don’t let the name fool you -- you can munch one of these Morning Muffins any time of day to raise your energy. They’re packed with fuel, and one recipe makes a dozen, so you can keep plenty of muffins on hand.

    Morning Muffins
    Makes 12 muffins
    • 1 cup organic mixed dried fruit (such as raisins,
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes face a number of challenges over the holidays, but careful planning can help keep you healthy, an expert says.

    "With the holidays coming, take some time to think about how you'll deal with the events...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    You can certainly lose weight by eating less if you’re eating fewer calories than you burn. However, you’ll likely find yourself feeling deprived because of the smaller quantity of food. Instead, replace higher calorie options with lower ones so you get more food with fewer calories. Whole grains,...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Planning on seconds at Thanksgiving Day dinner this year? If you suffer from chronic heartburn -- clinically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- a few steps may help minimize the aftereffects.

    Dr. Jordan Josephson, an ear, nose a...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Allergy & Immunology:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to peanut protein in household dust may increase the risk of peanut allergy in infants with the skin condition eczema, a new study reveals.

    About 2 percent of school-aged children in the United States are allergic to peanuts. And severe ...Full Article