Making Healthy Choices While Grieving

By: Tom Gallagher
Friday, October 12, 2018

When grieving the loss of a family member or any other loved one, it isn’t uncommon for people to struggle with maintaining their regular eating patterns. This is the time when you need to make various important decisions such as the funeral services etc. All the effort and energy you put into organizing everything can easily leave you tired out. So much so that you will be more prone to ignoring your health and it’s also when you start to eat poorly.

It doesn’t become difficult to simply grab from fast food or any other food that is easily accessible. Many people tend to go into comfort foods such as pizzas, chips, candy and ice cream, all of which are very low on nutrition and high in calories. Not only does the poor diet affect your health but can also cause depression and stress.

Tips To Eat Healthy

When you choose to eat healthy while you a grieving, it gives you the strength you need to make better decisions and deal with your grief in a better way. Here are some tips on making healthy choices while grieving:

  • Stock up on healthy snacks that don’t require any kind of preparation, such as granola bars, yogurt, oranges, and apples.
  • Make sure that you shop for non-processed foods such as nuts, fresh produce, and leafy greens.
  • Opt for decaffeinated beverages such as decaf tea or coffee or even single lemonade packets instead of reaching for a soda every time you feel like a refreshing drink.
  • It’s important to plan your weekly food ahead of time and pick up all the ingredients you need at one shot. This can help you cook healthy food rather than just rustle up something unhealthy at the last minute.

Nutmeg State Cremation Society provides low cost, customized cremation services and can help you with all aspects of the process so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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