Glucerna and/or Boost Glucose Control products may be appropriate for people with diabetes.
Benecalorie® and Beneprotein® add calories or protein when accompanying regular meals.
Place small bowls of nutritional snacks, such as nuts and fruits, in frequently-used areas of the home to encourage healthy snacking between meals.
Take anti-nausea medication at the first sign of queasiness or nausea. Delay eating favorite foods if feeling nauseous.
Arrange food attractively:
Vary the colors of foods on a plate
Use garnishes such as lemon or lime wedges
Make mealtimes pleasing:
Add color to a place setting
Watch a favorite television show or movie
Play music in the room
Use a large plate and put small portions on it. By doing this, the amount of food may appear less overwhelming.
Manage taste changes if these are contributing to decreased appetite.
Marinate red meats before cooking if they taste strong. Or, substitute red meat with fish, chicken, eggs, low-fat cheese or vegetarian alternatives.
Eat high-protein foods within an hour of taking them out of the refrigerator. High-protein foods, such as cheese, tuna, chicken, lean ham, egg salads, deviled eggs, milkshakes, eggnogs, puddings and custards, may taste better at room temperature.
Add fresh fruits to milkshakes, puddings, and custards to add flavor.
Perk up the taste and smell of food with seasonings or spices such as lemon juice, mint, basil and other herbs. Add sugar and salt to foods, if their intake is not restricted.