How can I include sweets and not ruin my diet?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Nutritionist Tracee Brenner discusses adding sweets to your diet or weight loss plan.

    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: How can I include sweets and not ruin my diet?

    Tracee Yablon Brenner: You want to eat high quality sweets such as dark chocolates, where there is a high percentage of coco in it, 65 to 70% coco to maintain your diet. You also want to look at the sugar grams in the chocolates, for it to be a lower amount of sugar to lose weight. You also want to add some fruit to your diet which is really sweet and delicious high in fiber.