Kat Burris, MS, RDN
Kat Burris, MS, RDN: Director of Nutrition
Kat Burris, MS, RDN is Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Masters degree in Human Nutrition from Drexel University. Kat has many years of experience as a hospital-based Clinical Dietitian providing Medical Nutrition Therapy for cardiac, renal, diabetic, pulmonary and oncology patients. During her dietetic internship Kat worked in the kitchens of the USMC Recruitment Depot and within the Sharp hospital system. Prior to becoming an RDN, Kat spent over a decade managing luxury resort spas where her passion for holistic health was ignited. Kat became a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Massage Technician and Level 1 Sommelier to expand her knowledge and hone her craft. In addition to running her own private practice, Kat also partners with a local superfood company creating nutritious recipes using a variety of health-promoting products.
Kat’s nutrition philosophy is to educate and empower clients to make healthy lifestyle changes that create positive habits for long term success. Using a food-first approach, Kat provides customized nutrition guidelines that embodies evidence-based research and mindful eating techniques. As a former Division 1 collegiate athlete, Kat is an avid runner and continues to run competitively, understanding the importance of fueling the body for optimal performance. She loves to inspire her clients to find physical movements they love and challenge them to create personal goals to conquer. When she is not working or running, Kat loves to cook and has a large vegetable garden where she makes garden-to-table meals. Kat is a San Diego native and lives with her husband and three sons who inspire her daily to live an active, healthy and well-balanced life.
Cat helps motivate and educate clients at any level of change, so they can become familiar with listening to their bodies' innate wisdom. By doing so, they can facilitate their own healing and receive their desired results. She has helped clients suffering from weight loss resistance, sugar and carb cravings, allergies, immune system imbalance, digestive difficulties, anxiety/depression, insomnia, metabolic disorders, and many others.
Having been a fitness instructor while studying nutrition at SFSU, Cat experienced a world of obsessive calorie counting; where food was feared instead of revered. She then began her whole-hearted quest merging the concept of healthy habits around food with the utmost nutrition, flavor and sensory pleasures of real food. Upon graduating, she enrolled and graduated from Vancouver’s Dubrulle Culinary Arts, where she followed her dream of becoming a chef. Cat spent the next 15 years cooking at some of San Diego’s most lavish residences and top name restaurants. Cat’s passion for cooking expanded as she continued her study at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, receiving her (RHN) registered holistic nutritionist designation.
Cat's passion for health doesn't stop at nutrition. She has competed for years in triathlon and running events. Her loves are her husband and two rescue dogs, Mochi and Minnie.