5 Tips for Keeping Good Eating Habits in Retirement

Glass of water with lemons in it healthy and refreshing


Get your year off to a great start with these simple tips for maintaining healthy eating habits.


1. A meal skipped leads to an energy dip, so it's essential to keep up your routine and eat all three meals every day. And remember, breakfast kicks your day off, so make sure it's healthy and full of nutrients to give yourself that all-important boost to get you going.


2. Put a jug of water out every morning, or get a desktop water dispenser which you can find cheap in most supermarkets. Having water out and visible will keep hydration front of mind throughout the day. Add slices of lemon or sprigs of mint for an enticing and refreshing flavour. If you're heading out for the day, pop a water bottle in your bag so there's no need to worry.


3. A good variety of fruits and veggies in your diet will help maintain crucial vitamin levels. This doesn't mean sticking to the same boring routine, you can chop and change between different items to keep things interesting. And be creative - if you have cereal or porridge in the morning, have a stash of fresh berries to add to it.


4. Keep your supply of healthy snacks topped up for when you're feeling peckish. Try to avoid crisps, chocolates and sweets, switching them up with fresh alternatives instead. Snap peas, blueberries, nuts, raisins, baby carrots and yoghurts are just a few scrumptious examples.


5. Take it easy on the treats. You deserve to spoil yourself from time to time, but be mindful it stays just that. Limit indulgences to special occasions or certain days of the week, and stick to it. These spoils often contain high sugar or salt levels that are best to avoid for the most part. When you do afford yourself the luxury, give it a healthy spin - some fruit salad with your ice cream for instance.


We hope these ideas inspire you to make a few changes. Whenever you need a little switch up, there are plenty more ideas to gain from speaking to those around you or doing a quick search on Google.