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 including bone broth and kombucha. Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore? Caddyshack What is your walk-out song?