Diets for Elderly

Diet is very important and always will be throughout your life, and most of the time it’s very important when you get older. Eating healthy is super important when your on your last leg in life. Your body is relying more on what you eat and how active you are, which is why it’s so important that you maintain a healthy diet whatever that diet may be. Whatever works for you and whatever is easy for you to stick to is what you should keep doing or start doing. If that diet is keto, vegan, vegetarian, atkins, paleo or just balancing foods groups and calories, that’s perfect. As long as you don’t go over you daily amount of calories and that you aren’t in a surplus of calories but instead a lower amount of calories than you normally do.

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People don’t realize how easily calories can add up, which is why it’s important to make sure you are counting your calories and your macros, even if the food is something like dressing or seasonings. Calories can add up VERY quickly, so if you use an app, write them down or just try to remember it in your head, that works. Whatever works for you and whatever makes your life easier. Macros are also important, the three different macros are Fat, Carbs and Protein. Now depending on what diet you follow depends on how many grams of each macro you should have. For example, if you follow the keto diet you should only be having 20 grams or less of carbs a day, and then most of your macros would be mainly fat. It would be a high fat, moderate protein and low carb diet. So in all it really just depends on what diet you follow and what works for you. How many calories you are required a day also depends on how much you weigh and even your gender and how physically active you are.

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If you are more physically active than you will require more calories on the daily to keep your body going, but the more you aren’t active the less calories you will need to consume since you aren’t moving as much and since you aren’t doing much physical activity. Makes sense right? How much you weigh is also a factor, if you weigh more you will probably need to eat more. Just like if you are a male you will be needing more calories than a female since males are typically bigger and have more muscle mass than females do.

 

Whatever diet you decide to do is up to you, but it’s important to find something that works for you and to not just eat whatever you want whenever you want. Find what works for you.