In early grief, it is common for individuals to experience overeating or undereating. A well-balanced diet is essential to supporting your body to withstand the stress of grieving.
To help you maintain a healthy relationship with food, consider having a friend or family member prepare portion-sized nutritionally complete meals or snacks with plenty of vegetables, lean proteins, fruits, and healthy liquids in advance. In addition, a high-quality multivitamin can help cover any missing nutrients.
Tenants of building a healthy snack include protein, low glycemic carbs, and fat. Protein will help satiate hunger, healthy fats can curb appetite, and low glycemic carbs can help with cravings.
- Smoothies featuring low-glycemic fruits, protein, and greens
- Pre-cut vegetables with hummus or guacamole
- Tahini on seed-based crackers
- Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, macadamia nuts, and pumpkin seeds
In grief, it is important to nourish your body in order to have energy to face a new day.