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 eat and avoid later in the day during a diet?
Tracee Yablon-Brenner: Oh! It is great if you can work it into your diet to have a big lunch and a lighter meal or to have soup later in the day, a light soup without cream, to have some yogurt or smoothie or some nuts. Something that is nourishing that is going to make you feel full but not too full that you would not get hunger pains, that you can get a good night sleep.
A bowl of hot oatmeal, with a piece of fruit would be great later in the day and really watching your sugar intake later in the day because that could help you stay up longer and to also caffeine, if you have too much caffeine later in the day that will also increase your chances of having it difficult time falling asleep.