Three Easy Changes to Make to Help Your Dad Lose Weight in 2018

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Your dad wants to lose weight this year. His doctor’s said he is at risk of developing diabetes. His blood pressure is becoming too high. Losing weight in the best way to prevent health issues from developing. While he wants to lose weight, he’s not sure where to start. Here are three easy changes he can make to lose weight in 2018.

Caregiver in Deerfield Beach FL

Caregiver in Deerfield Beach FL


Create Menus Based on DASH Diet Principles

The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) Diet is a good way to change food habits. It’s not a complex diet to follow. It’s actually pretty easy. Each day, your dad wants to eat these foods:

7 or 8 servings of whole grains
4 to 5 servings of fresh fruit
4 to 5 servings of fresh vegetables
4 to 5 servings of nuts and legumes
2 to 3 servings of low- or fat-free dairy
2 servings of lean poultry, meats, or seafood
Avoid fatty or sugary foods

Your dad needs to avoid takeout and frozen or prepackaged meals. He wants to eat meals that he cooks. If he can’t cook, caregivers can. He wants meals where he’s in control of the sodium, sugar, and fat content.

Exercise Every Day

Your dad should get at least 30 minutes of exercise each day. He wants moderate activity, so he may need to work his way up if he’s out of shape. A daily walk is a good way to start. He can start slow and aim for a faster pace over a span of weeks.

If walking is hard, chair yoga classes are worth looking at. Many senior centers offer them. Your dad can get exercise and enjoy socialization, too. Swimming fitness classes, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Pilates for seniors are other ideas.

Eliminate Added Sugars

Your dad needs to eliminate added sugars from his diet. So many items add unnecessary sugar. Pasta sauce often adds sugar or corn syrup. You’ll find sugar in bread, soups, applesauce, and some deli meats. Your dad should get into the habit of reading nutritional labels to see if sugar is in the ingredients. If it’s not really necessary, such as in soups or sauces, skip buying that product.

Examine the costs and services offered by area caregivers. Losing weight is easier to do when there’s a strong support team backing you. Your dad can have a caregiver around to help him plan a menu and cook meals. He can have his caregiver join him on walks. Caregivers also offer medication reminders, cleaning services, and laundry services. Learn more by calling a home care agency now.

If you or a family member are in need of hiring a Caregiver in Deerfield Beach FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770.

Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.