Most of us probably look at the extra weight on our senior loved ones to be a normal part of aging. But as with any provider of home care in Wilmington, Delaware, Greater Works Companion Care, LLC would say it isn’t. Keeping a healthy weight is the only correct way to go about it regardless of anyone’s age or stage in life.
That is why, while it’s good to encourage your senior loved one to diet if their weight is contributing to their risks of developing diseases, the most important factor to consider is ensuring that they go at it the healthiest possible way.
So, what is this healthiest possible way? How should dieting look like for seniors?
- Free of fad diets
Fad diets are diet plans that promise great results in the shortest time possible. However, these diets usually don’t consider your other nutrient needs which thus results in outcomes that do not last.
- Focused on strength training and packed up on protein
Muscle loss is a normal part of the aging process. But they can slow this down by doing strength training such as yoga and consuming protein. With more muscles, they can burn more calories and, thus, lose weight.
- Making sure to hydrate
Thirst can be mistaken for hunger so remember to drink water first before eating to prevent yourself from overeating. Realistic about their metabolism Unfortunately, their diet 25 years ago will not work with them anymore so make sure to stick to a diet that works for their age.
Dieting in their golden years is very much possible, but it needs consistency. Thus, if you can’t be there to monitor their progress, don’t hesitate to enlist our companion care in Delaware.
Our caregivers can also take care of their personal care needs so they are on top of their day-to-day routine.