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
    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
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When given to pregnant women, a common treatment for ulcerative colitis may inadvertently lower their baby's ability to fight off infections at birth, new French research suggests.

    The treatment, called anti-TNF therapy, is an injected, artificial ...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    I believe the Mayo Clinic researched this topic and found that the act of chewing sugarless gum at a certain rate burned a few more calories than the calories in the gum but we don't actually eat and digest the gum, it's the chewing activity that burns the calories so at this point the answer is...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    The first step to changing anything is to become aware of what is currently happening. So becoming conscious of not only your food choices but also your activity habits is essential to identifying changes that can be made to support weight loss. The second basic rule is making adjustments to food...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no genetic evidence that high levels of vitamin D can prevent type 2 diabetes, a new study says.

    Some previous research had suggested that elevated levels of vitamin D might protect people against type 2 diabetes, raising the possibility...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Healthy lifestyle habits could prevent about half of all diabetes cases that develop during pregnancy, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from more than 14,000 American women. They found that the strongest r...Full Article