If your aging friend or relative is in a home for the elderly, you may be able to persuade him or her to choose a diet that is wiser than the average diet people eat there.
Adults who are overweight or obese gain similar health benefits from physical activity as people with a healthy body weight. Even when you do not lose weight, you will gain health benefits from being more active (Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee, 2008). You will gain even more benefits if you lose weight as well as increase your activity levels.
For this diet, the goal will be 5-6 meals a day, spaced out every three hours. The stomach takes about three hours to empty, so try to keep it full but never stuffed. The small meals are just enough to keep you satisfied for your next meal. Remember, when you skip meals your metabolism slows down and you will not burn calories as well.
Just as a rule - never eliminate the macro-nutrients your body needs such as protein, carbs, or fat from your diet. There are many diets out there that play around with these critical components of our nutrition. However, you can definitely LIMIT them in order to see outstanding results.
Mix all together. Store in convenient snack-packs to take with you for an on-the-go snack. Nutritional analysis per serving (about ¼ cup): calories 199, fat 17 g, saturated fat 4 g, cholesterol 0 mg, Fiber 3 g, protein 7 g, carbohydrate 8 g, sodium 3 mg.