When you’re not giving your body the nutrition that you need, you’re essentially starving it. If you’re forgetting meals more often than not, then you’re literally starving your body for the nutrients it craves.
You’re Grabbing Junk Food Too Often
Junk food is really convenient, unfortunately. And it does have its place. But if you’re relying on junk food as your main source of nutrients, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Start out by getting an accurate idea how much junk food you’re really eating. You can do this easily by starting a food diary and then going over your data every couple of weeks.
You’re Skipping Meals Because You Just Don’t Have Time
How many times have you gotten to the end of your day only to realize that you skipped one or more meals that day? If you’re honest with yourself, it’s way more often than you really want it to be. Skipping meals is a recipe for disaster because your body doesn’t have any fuel on which to run. That affects not only your body, but also your brain. Keep healthy snacks around that you can grab on the go.
You’re Trying to Change All Your Eating Habits at Once
It’s one thing to look objectively at your eating habits and realize that you need to make a change. It’s quite another to try to make all of the changes at once. As a busy family caregiver, that’s going to overwhelm you quickly and it’s going to set you up for failure. Don’t do that to yourself. Instead, go easy on yourself. You didn’t get all these bad habits overnight and you won’t fix them all overnight.
Make Small, Consistent Changes for the Better
Instead, it’s much better if you’re making small changes and then working toward making those changes consistent. Once you’ve achieved consistency with one change, you can move on to another change.
If it’s tough for you to worry about your own eating habits and your elderly family member’s eating habits, hire some home care providers for help. They can focus on your aging adult’s meal preparation and you can focus on yourself for a while.
IF YOU OR AN AGING LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING IN-HOME CARE SERVICES IN SUMMERLIN, NV, PLEASE CONTACT THE CARING STAFF AT GOLDEN HEART SENIOR CARE. CALL TODAY 702-800-4616.