Do I really need to lose weight?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Nutritionist Tracee Brenner discusses if weight loss is needed.

    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: Do I really need to lose weight?

    Tracee Yablon Brenner: You really have to evaluate your current diet and see if you are overfed and undernourished. So, if you are eating a lot of refined sugars, processed foods, if you are not getting enough green leafy vegetables, whole grains, root vegetables, fruits, beans, herbs in to your diet and if you are not, you need to revaluate your current diet and add those to your diet for weight loss. Naturally, your body will tend to lose weight once you start eating real whole foods again.