Can a high protein diet help you lose weight?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Nutritionist Tracee Brenner discusses high protein diets and weight loss.

    Tracee Brenner

    Tracee is founder of Nutrition is Healing a nutrition counseling firm to provide individualized services regarding weight loss, eating disorders, prevention of heart disease, diabetes, blood pressure, GI issues and overall wellness. The focus is on Holistic Nutrition, incorporating the importance of eating real foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, herbs and spices and understanding the incredible benefits they have on your body, as well as stress reducing techniques. Tracee went to Johnson and Wales Culinary school and graduated in 1986 and went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian at Marymount College and did her internship at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center. She recently co-authored the book Whole Life Nurtition: A Simple Approach to Nourishing America’s Busy Families. Tracee is currently launching a company web-site which include a blog and cooking section for parents, rankings of healthy food products and a nutrition section answering questions from teens and tweens. Tracee continued her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and participates in many continue education classes including Mind Body Medicine through the Institute of Mind Body Medicine. Tracee is a member of the American Dietetic Association and Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Nutrition in Complementary Care and Weight Management practice groups. She is also a member of the American Botanical Society and a member of the Haworth School Wellness Committee and Action For Healthy Kids.

    Host: Can a high protein diet help you to lose weight?

    Tracee Yablon-Brenner: Foods high in protein can tend to make your lose weight quicker because you lose water weight but they also tend to have a lot of fat in them when they are higher protein and you have to be careful of artery-clogging foods which will raise your LDL cholesterol, which you don t want to happen. So, in the long run, a high protein diet is really not the best thing to do, because it could also bother your kidneys, your pancreas, it s not very healthy for your body.