This month continue with your water, and now let’s add in another healthy behavior- including breakfast. Your mother, grandmother where all right, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Every night when you fall asleep your body goes into a mini state of starvation and we need to “wake” up that metabolism and get it revved up for the day. Within the first 30 min of your feet hitting the ground try to get something into your system to get it going. This will actually help you through out the day to keep your energy up; mind focused, and keeps you on track to accomplish your weight loss and healthy way of life goal.


Ideas of what would be an ideal breakfast always think of having a carbohydrate + protein.

          Toast + eggs

          Fruit + cottage cheese

          English muffin + Laughing Cow cheese

          Greek Style yogurt + fruit + 1/3 c granola


Lastly, as you are getting ready to go back to that mini state of starvation, or sleep you need to slowly put your engine in neutral. Just like your car, you don’t pull into the garage at night make sure you always have a full tank. And neither should you go to bed with a full tummy. When you stop eating 2-3 hours before your bedtime, this allows you body to truly become to a rested state and allows the digestion system to rest and repair. Set an alarm to go off 2 hours before your bedtime to remind you this month.


Stay mindful of breakfast and bedtime this month


By Adrien Paczosa

Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties. Adrien is also a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian(CEDRD). Adrien began her path towards nutrition through her falling down. She has been a dancing since age 2 and in college was a Kilgore College Rangerette. During a practice, she took a fall and broke her foot, and that sparked the ideas of needing a new direction in her life. After graduating in 2003 from the University of Illinois - Chicago with a bachelor of science degree in Human Nutrition, Adrien began her career as a staff dietitian at the hospital in downtown Chicago. She was promoted to the hospital’s Director of Food Service and Nutrition and was responsible for all food preparation as well as patient nutritional care. While working at her clinical job, Adrien maintained her passion for movement by working as a personal trainer and nutrition coach in downtown Chicago. In 2006, Adrien returned to Texas to be close to family, friends, and warmer weather! She opened her private practice, I Live Well Nutritional Therapy in 2007 and has only continued to grown. To date, iLiveWell Nutrition Therapy has multiple locations, contracts with numerous corporations and treatment centers, and currently, five dietitians are employed under iLiveWell. “Creating better access to dietitians!” has been one of the driving forces of Adrien’s company.

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