There will come a time when a person just can’t and won’t eat but in the months before death a bit of time and energy can sometimes be bought by eating differently.
Forget three meals a day! It is too much. Normal, healthy eating rules are also eliminated. Where we once watched fat intake, chlorestral levels, salt and sugar restrictions, now nothing is off limits. Offer whatever is appealing. Throwing out dietary rules does not apply to diabetic or heart conditions.
Begin the day and every two hours until bedtime with a ½ can or small fruit juice glass of a protein supplement drink, something high in calories. (See "A Time to Live" for a recipe to make your own supplement) Along with the drink, which equsls 4, 8 ounce cans a day, offer a small protein snack and anything else that sounds good or appealing 6 times a day. There probably won’t be anything they particularly want but suggest. Small is a couple of crackers with cheese, a ¼ of an apple with peanut butter, a serving of custard or pudding.
This way of eating won’t last very long. It doesn’t change the outcome. It is just a wobbly bridge connecting the physical body with the energy it needs to stay on this planet. When the body is preparing to die it doesn’t want the energy. It will stop eating. Not eating is part of the normal, natural way to die.
Remember always offer food just don’t force.