My Plate for Older Adults
Monday, March 28, 2016
Yes, we need to change the way we eat as we get older.
And that (sob sob) means eating fewer calories. I know perfectly well through sad experience that the calorie range suggested by Spark for me results in weight gain: can't eat that much. Lots of veggies and fruits -- and frozen bags of them are my friend. They don't get slimy in the fridge: they don't require so much chopping (which really is quite hard on my arthritic hands).
And we oldies have to eat less while still making sure we have adequate protein. Enough healthy fats.
And sufficient hydration. I'm not much of a water drinker . . .
Good news: coffee counts! And so do veggies with lots of water in 'em: such as cucumbers. I'm good with both of those!!
Useful info: and confirming that most of the time, I'm on the right track. But if I must confine myself to fewer calories, I've gotta be sure sure sure that what I choose is nutrient-dense. There's no room for wasted calories. Not if I'd like to maintain a waist!!