DEAR DOCTOR K: I'm 84. My doctor is concerned about my declining weight. But ever since my husband passed away last year, I haven't been very motivated to cook. Any advice?
DEAR READER: I see this with my patients quite often. The sadness and depression that follow the loss of a loved one can cause apathy. After years of cooking for two, it can be hard to make the effort to prepare regular, nutritious meals for one.