Resources for Healthy Eating
Fighting Fatigue with Healthy Eating Habits
One of the most common symptoms of MS is fatigue, and one of the best ways to fight it is with healthy eating habits. Below are some suggestions of simple diet adjustments that may help you successfully fight the effects of MS-related fatigue.[su_list icon=”icon: circle” icon_color=”#2a3bc2″]
- Try eating small, regular meals and regular snacks; for some people, more frequent mini-meals may help the body fight off fatigue and stay energized
- Plan your meals in advance so you aren’t trying to come up with something quick when you get hungry
- Don’t go more than four hours without eating something
- Stock up on ready-to-eat healthy snack items so that you aren’t grabbing fast food or junk food when you get hungry
- Keep your pantry and freezer stocked with healthy foods (pre-cut washed vegetables, canned low-sodium beans, canned tuna, low sodium canned veggies, frozen vegetables, unsalted nuts and nut butters, frozen fruit, chopped garlic)
- If you are trying to cook when you are fatigued use a tall stool so you don’t have to stand the whole time
- Make bigger batches of food and freeze some that you can have ready-to-go when you are having a low-energy day
- Be prepared for what you need – know some healthier takeout options or have a few healthier frozen dinners in your freezer for when a home-cooked meal just isn’t going to happen
- Consider using grocery store pick-up or delivery options: many stores including Walmart, King Soopers, Safeway, Albertsons have this, and there are also services that provide this including Instacart and Envoy.
Webinar: Diet and Nutrition in MS
Diet and nutrition play a key factor in maximizing lifelong brain health, the main focus of the RMMSC’s webinar series. In this webinar, Lauren Ott takes us through some important information for those living with MS — and everyone else as well. Lauren is a Registered Dietitian at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, Colorado. Click Here to watch the Webinar.
Incorporating Nutrition Into Your Life
At Rocky Mountain MS Center’s Spring Education Summit this past May, our Wellness Pilot Program nutritionist, Holly Prehn presented some helpful and down-to-earth tips on how to incorporate healthy nutrition into your life.