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 should I consider before beginning a diet for weight loss? Tracee Yablon-Brenner: You really have to have the mindset that you want to change your eating habit, that s key. It's really a life style change and wanting to try new fruits and vegetables and beans and herbs in your diet and don t get discouraged, it might take a few time before you really decide you like the food because you have to change your taste buds and the first time you tried something new, you might not necessarily like it but you have to go ahead and try it again and encourage your children also to try new things and you can't always judge it by the first taste.