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 Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn.

    The study authors analyzed data collected from more than 10,000 Americans when they were aged 16 and 21. Nearly one-fif...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not only is eating better and exercising healthy for people with diabetes, it can save them hundreds of health-care dollars a year, a new study finds.

    The study, led by Mark Espeland, a professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest Baptist ...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    The keys to hunger-free weight loss include:
    1. Setting a safe and realistic rate of weight loss of ½ to 1 lbs per week
    2. Eating regular meals including breakfast
    3. Eating at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day
    4. Choosing fiber-rich foods such as whole grains, 100% whole wheat products,
    ...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In a new review of seafood safety, Consumer Reports is advising that pregnant women avoid eating tuna due to concerns about mercury exposure.

    "We're particularly concerned about canned tuna, which is second only to shrimp as the most commonly ea...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    Make up for it. Over-eating is simply giving your body more fuel than it needs. Therefore, you can burn the extra fuel by moving more the next day or two and by eating fewer calories. However, if you find yourself eating large quantities of food because of stress, loneliness, boredom or other emotional...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    The golden rule is to NOT arrive at a party or event hungry. It’s a big mistake to try to “save” calories by skipping meals before the event. This inevitably leads to overeating and making poor food choices. So – be sure to eat regular meals (every 3-4 hours) before the event. Fill up on low cal items first...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    The key is choosing foods that are filling and have fewer calories. That way you take in fewer calories but not a smaller amount of food. If you simply cut the portions of the foods you’re eating, you’ll likely feel deprived. Go for more fresh, steamed veggies, fruit, whole grains and beans. These foods...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Keeping children's lunchboxes clean helps protect them from foodborne illness, an expert says.

    That's because dirty lunchboxes may contain bacteria that can make youngsters sick, explained Natasha Haynes, a family and co...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states.

    For example, while about 12 percent of people in New York state or Hawaii downed one or more no...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey of American adults across 18 states finds 17 percent drinking at least one sugary soda per day, with rates varying widely across states.

    For example, while about 12 percent of people in New York state or Hawaii downed one or more no...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The types of food that many Southerners seem to prefer -- fried foods, sweet drinks and processed meals -- may be deadly for people with kidney disease, a new study suggests.

    A "Southern-style" diet was associated with a 50 percent greater risk ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of American seniors seen at emergency departments are either malnourished or at risk for malnutrition, a new study reveals.

    Among ER patients aged 65 and older, 16 percent were malnourished and 60 percent were either malnourished...Full Article

  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    No, reducing calories is by far the best single method for losing weight but exercise and diet is the best method of maintaining the loss. Effective weight loss supplements (and there aren’t many) fit into a weight loss plan when 1) the goals are aggressive because of a deadline, 2) the person has...Read More
  • Kat Barefield, MS, RD - Corona, CA - Nutrition & Dietetics
    You can increase the calcium in your diet by consuming low-fat milk, cheese, and yogurt. Some plants foods contain calcium including broccoli, kale, bok choy, collards and Chinese cabbage. Fortified foods and a 500 mg calcium supplement with vitamin D and magnesium can help meet daily calcium req...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor nutrition can translate to poor performance in school, experts say.

    Allison Bourgraf, a clinical dietitian at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, offers these tips about healthy diets for schoolchildren in a medical center n...Full Article