Making Healthy Choices While Grieving

By: Louis Bruno
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

When a loved one passes away, the first response is immense grief that you feel. We can feel this kind of grief at the loss of a parent, relative, friend, child, or even a pet.

The grief can be so persistent and strong that it can impact a person's life significantly. It can affect their health, sleep patterns, as well as eating habits, and this is detrimental in many different ways. Sometimes when people are unable to come to terms with their grief, they find their energy levels fading.

Some Tips To Follow

  • It's important to maintain a healthy diet and include a lot of fruits and vegetables as well as lean protein in your meals. This will help you maintain your energy levels. It will also go a long way in giving you the strength you need to handle all of the modalities after a person's death.
     
  • Eating healthy is also a lot about making sure that you have all the required ingredients easily accessible. This is why you should make it a point to buy all the ingredients and produce you need and ensure that the fridge and pantry are stocked well.
     
  • Stay away from fast food and processed foods as these will affect your energy levels and make you feel dull and lacklustre.
     
  • When you cook your own food,, it keeps you busy, and you are also able to focus on something else, even just for a little while.
     
  • Eating healthy foods and incorporating a certain amount of exercise in your daily routine can go a long way in keeping you healthy while you are grieving.

Following these tips will help ensure that you can retain your strength and feel capable enough to handle all the important things you need to at a time like this.

If you want to know anything about our funeral services, don’t hesitate to contact us at Charles J. O'Shea Funeral Homes. Our team will be happy to help.

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