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
Adrien Paczosa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian practicing in Austin, Texas and the surrounding counties.
She is the owner and founder of I Live Well Nutrition her Dietitian practice which started in 2007 and serves clients in the Austin, Texas area in two locations. Fearless Practitioners, the division of her business that offers training to dietitians and wellness professionals.