How can I set realistic weight loss goals?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Nutritionist Tracee Brenner discusses how to set realistic weight loss goals.

    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 set realistic weight loss goals?

    Tracee Yablon-Brenner: Take baby steps, start slowly, you will really keep the weight off, if you lose one to two pounds a week and if you have a lot of weight to lose, you want to set realistic goals to lose 10 pounds, then 20 pounds and continue on that and each time you hit a weight loss goal, reward yourself with something that you have not necessarily given yourself or you don't do on a regular basis. But don't reward yourself with the food. Well, reward yourself with like a manicure or new watch that you have been looking for, it could be something small.