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What should you do when you have Parkinson's but you're too tired to eat?

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If you have Parkinson's and don’t have energy for meals later in the day, you can:

Pick foods that are easy to fix, and save your energy for eating. If you live with your family, let them help you make your meal.

Look into a delivery service. Some grocery stores have them. Or you can check if you might be able to get food delivered from your local Meals on Wheels program for free or for a small fee.

Keep healthy snack foods on hand, like fresh fruit and vegetables or high-fiber cold cereals.

Freeze extra portions of what you cook so you have a quick meal when you feel worn out.

Eat your biggest meal early in the day to fuel yourself for later.

From: Eating Right With Parkinson's Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 28, 2017

Medically Reviewed on 10/28/2017

SOURCES:

Parkinson’s UK: “Diet.”

PLOS: “weight Loss and Impact on Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease.”

National Parkinson Foundation: "What are some common nutritional concerns for people with PD?"

National Parkinson Foundation: "How do you maintain a healthy diet?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 28, 2017

SOURCES:

Parkinson’s UK: “Diet.”

PLOS: “weight Loss and Impact on Quality of Life in Parkinson’s Disease.”

National Parkinson Foundation: "What are some common nutritional concerns for people with PD?"

National Parkinson Foundation: "How do you maintain a healthy diet?"

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 28, 2017

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