Tracee BrennerTracee 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 www.Realfoodmoms.com 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: What are some weight loss myths?
Tracee Yablon- Brenner: That low fat or a fat free means no calories, which is really not true. Sometimes, if it's low fat or fat free it tends to be more calories and you tend to eat more. So, you really need to look at the serving sizes because if it doesn't have the fat in it, it's not satisfying to you and you tend to eat more. So, that's not really the best option. That eating after 8 o clock causes weight gain, it really does not cause a weight gain. What you have to do is evaluate what you been eating during the day and merely think and see if you have hunger pains. If you are hungry, then you want to just have a snack, you want to have something light and just a little bit of it. Also, you don't want to eat while watching TV at night, because you tend to eat more than if you are were sitting in front of the TV and grazing. So, if you haven't really eaten much during the day, you can eat after 8 o clock, but you need to evaluate what you had during the day and then what your activity level is as well in order to lose weight.