Living Alone And Poor Nutrition: What You Need To Know

a healthy snack on white table

Last Updated on January 3, 2021 by Lori Geurin

Are you single or know someone who is? You may live alone and enjoy your independence. But it can be easy to let your health go if you’re not fully aware of your needs. Everyone has a unique set of dietary needs and it’s important to pay attention to them. The infographic below shows you how to stay on top of your diet, especially if you live alone. It will guide you in making healthy choices.

Living Alone And Poor Nutrition

The first thing to understand is what type of person you really are. If you’re okay with eating the same thing every day, you can consider making one big dish that will last you an entire week.

However, if you’re someone who absolutely needs variety, be aware of this as you do your shopping.

Other things to keep in mind are if you like eating in or eating out. For instance, some people absolutely love to order a sandwich from the local deli at lunchtime and if this is you then there’s no need to stock up on bread at home.

Check out the full infographic now to get an idea of what to keep in mind when you’re shopping for one.

living alone and poor nutrition
Infographic Courtesy Lakeshore Convention Centre

Summary – Having Good Nutrition

As you can see, if you live by yourself it’s vital that you work to prevent poor eating habits which can impact your health negatively. The purpose of this guide is to help you keep your health and vitality by making healthy choices and taking care of yourself.

Of course, some of the ideas, such as selecting a variety of healthy foods in specific quantities and reading food labels can apply to anyone if you simply adjust the amounts.

Also, if you know someone who lives alone you might consider inviting them to your house for a meal, taking them a meal, or asking them out to dinner at a restaurant.


Do you live alone or know someone who does? What tips would you add?

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10 thoughts on “Living Alone And Poor Nutrition: What You Need To Know”

  1. I’m turning 60 in August,I’ve lived alone about 8 year’s now.I go to a local gym 2-3 times a week I was out for 10 months after major vein grafting surgery and having a stroke while I was in sugery because the surgeon got a medication wrong.Luckily all I lost was my perifferal vision so I use trekking poles now when I’m out.

    1. Hello Cynthia, Wow, it sounds like you’ve been through so much these past few months. I hope your health is much improved and you’re feeling better. That’s wonderful that you’re a regular at your local gym – so inspiring! Thank you for sharing your story and I hope to hear from you soon. X, Lori

  2. Great information. If I lived alone, I would definitely use one of the farms to table services like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh, because taking the time to shop healthy for one is easier said than done. So tempting in the store to pick up the quickest options for a meal (speaking just for myself).

    1. I understand what you said here about how it’s tempting to pick up the quickest meal options. I definitely have my go-to recipes I like to make so I try to be conscious about trying new ones as often as possible.

  3. This is such an important topic! When it comes to living alone, sometimes we sometimes forget about our own nutrition.

  4. Weirdly, I don’t know why I find cooking for one easy. I meal prep on the weekends and it makes for the easiest week to eat. I really like it.

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