Living Alone & Poor Nutrition
People living along may have experienced a time period where they were eating unhealthily on a regular basis. This infographic from Lakeshore Convention Centre takes you through the potential pitfalls of having poor nutrition of you live alone. We’ve often heard how cooking for two is so much easier but when living alone it can be more difficult to prepare meals.
The first thing you must understand is the need to be realistic. You may have read blogs discussing how you can have the perfect diet but it’s so difficult to stick to such a strict routine. That’s why it’s important to understand the types of foods you like before you go shopping. For example, do you prefer routine or variety? If you’re okay with having the same thing every day for a week, you can maybe cook one dish and have it every day. However, if you enjoy variety in your diet, you need to take this into account as you shop.
Another thing to keep in mind is how often you eat out. If, for example, you like buying a sandwich at lunch, there isn’t much point of stocking up on bread. Again, it’s about being realistic with yourself. It’s good to get a variety of stuff in the store and don’t forget to get at least one treat for yourself. Try to stock on some perishables like beans, lentils, and rice as they can be a great base for healthy meals.
The key lesson is to plan things a little better. If you arrive home from work and have a fridge of stuff you don’t like, it can be so easy to just get a takeaway delivered. If you do this too often, it will have a detrimental impact on your health. Check out the infographic for more detailed information.