What to NEVER have on your food Labels!!

  • High Fructose corn Syrup
  • Trans Fat
  • Saturated Fat
  • Hydrogenated oil
  • Enriched

Each of the above should never appear on your ingredient list. Each one has adverse effects on your overall health. Not one is part of a health way of life plan.

What things should you have on your labels then?

  • Whole Wheat, 100% whole wheat
  • Polyunsaturated and Monounsaturated oil- tea seed oil,avocados, nuts, olive oil (oleic acid), flax seeds

Bottom Line: Spend more of your time shopping the edge of the store and eating an abundant of fruit and vegetables!!!

-Adrien Paczosa, RD,LD

Healthy Holiday Goals 11/21/08

Too often the holiday’s interrupt our healthy behaviors and halt all good health behavior changes we have been creating. This year take make health a priority!

  • Be active every day. That includes shopping. When out and about picking up healthy holiday meals or getting an early start on gift wear a pedometer and count your steps. Set a goal of 10,000 steps per day.
  • Drink water often. Carry a water bottle around with you and have goal of drinking at least 64 oz of water each day. If you know you are going to a holiday party that will not have healthy treats, drink your entire water bottle before heading over to the party.
  • Think in color. Each meal try to have the goal of have at least 2 different colors on your plate. Breakfast- orange and purple = fresh orange juice and toast with all natural low sugar grape jelly. Lunch – green and pink = mixed green salad with grill or canned tuna on top.                                     Dinner – orange and purple = baked sweet potato and a side salad with cabbage on top

Enjoy your holiday season and Live Well! – Adrien Paczosa, RD,LD

Rate your Plate Quiz  10/12/08

Check out and see how you are doing with your daily needs to meet your health and nutrition goals.

Circle everything that contains fat

Did you have 6-8 serving of fruit and vegetables?

Did you have any added sugar to your day (fake or real)?

Did you take any vitamins or supplements? If so, please list.

Did you exercise?

How was you sleep?

What changes would you like to make?


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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