158: Cate Ritter: Easy nutrition tips to play a Lean 18

By on September 21, 2017
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Cate Ritter’s commitment to better health began as a quest for personal improvement but continued as a desire to help others professionally.

Following a successful career as a top junior and collegiate golfer, Cate shifted her focus to nutrition. Her experience working in professional kitchens in the U.S. and abroad, as well as her athletic background and unique perspectives on wellness, have given Cate a variety of tools to help others effectively achieve their goals.

Cate Ritter’s Background

  • Cate Ritter is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, Health Writer, Author of THE LEAN 18, Founder of Cate’s Nutrition Kitchen (.com), and Director of Nutrition for MAKE THE TURN Performance.
  • Cate’s approach: Delicious + Doable = Sustainable. If you enjoy the foods you eat and they fit into your schedule, its easier to maintain the healthy lifestyle.
  • Her work has been featured on ABC15 News, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Golf Digest, Reader’s Digest, Outside Magazine, Golf Channel Magazine, and more. She’s also Contributing Editor for Laird Superfood.

Highlights from this Episode

  • The focus on simplicity and the importance of building healthy habits that fit into our schedule as well as the difference between understanding “food as fuel” and “food as nourishment.”
  • How to properly read food labels to get the best nutrition for your buck, as well as discussing the importance of protein and breakfast as energy sources.
  • The importance of fats in a diet and battling the misconception of “low-fat” and “no-fat” as being the healthier option. She also talks about the differences in healthy and unhealthy fats and the importance of preparation when it comes to setting these habits.
  • How to eat more “mindfully” and the importance of aware eating as a habit. She discusses how when living a very fast-paced life, it’s easy to eat while multi-tasking but being aware while eating is shown to both increase happiness, health, and flavor.
  • We talk about the new trend of collagen as a source of protein and it’s multiple health benefits as well as different ways to implement it into your diet like bone broth.
  • We also discuss gut health and one of Cate’s homemade remedies: Kombucha.

Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? 

Caddyshack


What is your walk-out song?

Superbad by James Brown


Who would you want to spend a day on the course with, and where? 

I’m happy playing just about anywhere with my hubby. I love just going out to Poppy Hills here in Pebble Beach and playing 9 holes in the early evening.

What has you most excited in your career/mission right now?
Making healthy eating and healthy living delicious and doable, so it’s sustainable.

Parting words of advice?

 Eat whole foods or at least products made from whole, single-ingredient foods.

Where to find Cate Ritter:

lean18Website: catesnutrition.com and Make The Turn

Email: cate@catesnutrition.com

Buy: THE LEAN 18 on Amazon

Buy: THE LEAN 18 on iTunes

 

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Jeff Pelizzaro

About Jeff Pelizzaro

Golf Fitness Professional | Physical Therapist | Golf Enthusiast. I love playing golf and training golfers. I get to do this stuff for a living (training that is, not playing). I hope this site encourages you to take some action so your time on the course is much more enjoyable and productive. If you're on Twitter, say hello: @JeffPelizzaro

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