Comfort Keepers Senior Care in Racine, WI, and surrounding areas
If your senior loved one start showing signs that they need help, it may be time to look at senior care from Comfort Keepers in Racine, WI
Healthy Serving Sizes for Seniors
An underrated aspect of health in seniors is the serving sizes of their meals. The larger the serving size, the more calories seniors consume.
For those who don’t keep an eye on how large their serving sizes are, weight gain is very probable. Having senior care will help your loved one with these areas:
Refrain From Skipping Meals
Skipping meals is not healthy for seniors and will only cause them to be hungrier later. This will, in turn, result in them eating larger servings. Seniors should eat three solid meals a day and never go for more than five hours without eating.
Drink Water Frequently
Water is a good way to lower calorie intake and lessen appetite. It also prevents dehydration, which is much more prevalent in seniors (https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-importance-of-staying-hydrated). It is recommended that seniors drink at least eight glasses a day.
Eat Meals With Smaller Plates
Smaller plates are an effective form of portion control. Seniors are often used to finished whatever is on their plate to avoid wasting food, causing them to overeat if the plate is too big. Smaller plates remedy this problem.
Fill Up On Nutritious Foods
Filling up on more nutritious food like fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and fiber can prevent seniors from eating sweets and other unhealthy foods. Senior care at home will help provide guidance in eating healthier.
Measure Serving Sizes
Serving sizes should also be measured using cups, spoons scales, and even having senior care at home.. Seniors can then start judging it by eye after they get accustomed to the correct size.
Take Home Half Your Meal
When eating out, seniors should set aside half of their meals to take home. Another option could be sharing their meal with another person.
Smaller serving sizes are necessary to lose weight and keep it off. Once seniors get used to eating smaller servings, their bodies will be conditioned to get full from those serving sizes.
If you would like to learn more about the Comfort Keepers senior care or you would like to discuss options, call our office at your convenience.