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Both you and your senior loved one can benefit from eating heathier foods than you may be used to eating. The problem comes in when you’re trying to change years, and sometimes decades, of bad habits.
Plan Ahead for Meals and Snacks
If you’re used to just shopping for random items at the grocery store, this tip might be difficult for you. But if you can learn to shop only when you have a solid plan in hand, then you’ll have healthy ingredients in your fridge and pantry for when meal times roll around. Look for nutritious recipe ideas and then start to build a grocery list from those. As you start eating healthier more regularly, you’ll find that you’re building up some staples that you’ll always keep on hand.
Focus on All the Delicious Healthy Foods Out There
When people first change their eating habits, it’s not unusual for them to bemoan the foods that they can’t eat anymore. The reality is that there are a lot of really delicious foods out there that are also nutritious. As you get more used to eating those types of foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, you’ll start craving the unhealthy foods less often. That doesn’t mean you have to give them up entirely, either. You can enjoy them now and again for a treat.
Eat Smaller Meals More Often
If you find that you’re hungrier throughout the day on your new eating plan, consider switching to more frequent meals that are a little smaller. This can help your body to adjust and it keeps your blood sugar at a more consistent level throughout the day. Switching to more frequent meals may also help to keep your loved one more interested in eating throughout the day.
Start the Day with Breakfast
Often people who are looking to lose weight skip meals and breakfast is a frequent casualty. Your body needs fuel with which to start the day, though, and breakfast is not a meal that you want to skip. Start out with protein from eggs or even cottage cheese and fruit. Oatmeal is another good choice because it’s got plenty of fiber and other nutrients.
Eating healthy meals doesn’t have to be complicated. If you need additional ideas about helping your senior loved one to get on board, ask your loved one’s senior care providers for ideas.