Log in
Kidney Disease
2,332 members โ€ข 1,072 posts

Diet for ckd

Recently diagnosed with stage 3 CKD in August 2017. Found a great nephrologist . My most recent tests showed great improvement and he doesn't want to see me for another year . However , I want to stay educated on my issues and find a renal dietician near me so I can eat better and lose weight.

Thanks for accepting me ๐Ÿ˜Š

21 Replies
oldest โ€ข newest

hi BBLAND, you can also try davita.com for diet guidelines

2 likes
Reply

Thank you so much. I'm really happy that I found this group. I need all the tips and info I can gather ๐Ÿ˜Š

2 likes
Reply

Yes me too!

1 like
Reply

Welcome to the forum. It is a great source of information and support. As mentioned Davita is a good web site for diet information. I read a book by Mathea Ford on CKD diet which is a big help. Her books also have good recipes and ideas on eating out, plus info on dealing with CKD.

3 likes
Reply

Where would I find this book ? Amazon perhaps ?

Thanks!

Reply

I found it on Amazon. Mathea Ford has written many books on CKD and she also has a web site Renaldiethq.com

You are welcome

2 likes
Reply

Much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜Š

Reply

BBland, every person is different, but I recently went on a plant-based diet. Iโ€™m currently End Stage, and I wish I would have done this diet two years ago. Iโ€™ve seen my BUN go from 50+ down to 29, my creatinine go from 6 down to 4.8, and my GFR go from 10.9 to 13.2 in just 8 weeks. I will admit this change has delayed the need for dialysis. I would talk to your nutritionist about going plant-based. My nutritionist two years ago said I could still eat some meat (mostly chicken, fish and a little red meat, no pork), even though I asked should I just go vegan or vegetarian. I think there is resistance since the American diet is meat heavy, but if you look at societies that use meat as only flavoring, they have lower incidences of disease such as heart disease. You can get all the protein you need from plants, just make sure you take a multivitamin that has B-12. After 12 days you wonโ€™t miss meat. Some books The PlantPower Way, Make Ahead Vegan, The Vegan Slow Cooker and Fresh From The Vegan Slow Cooker. I hope that helps, and best of luck.

4 likes
Reply

Ty ! I found a meal replacement plan for weight loss that is plant based , so you just answered a big question for me ๐Ÿ˜Š

I'm open to suggestions and I am most grateful.

Have a blessed day !

2 likes
Reply

Youโ€™re welcome!

Reply

What helped me lose 12 lbs in one month is drinking water before meals. smaller portions of veggies or fruit 4-6x a day. And no ice cream, cheese, cola or snacks. The first week on this strict diet was the hardest but it's been a good plan for me. Still need to do some WALKING. Been inactive too long.

Keep in touch, BB

Reply

What is your plant based meal replacement? Please fill me in!

Thanks!

Reply

Can you tell me what plan you used? My GFR is now 11 and I am trying to avoid dialysis. I have tried to go vegan, but haven't been successful yet. I am not good at creating my own menu, and I am too tired to make dishes that use a lot of ingredients and are complicated. I need something that is easy to follow, but that my husband will eat. He still wants meat and I seem to end up cooking for him and just eating whatever. If you have any suggestions for me I would appreciate it as I know that diet is the only way I can avoid going on dialysis.

2 likes
Reply

I've been avoiding salt at all cost. I try to eat the dishes I make with alot of zucchini and squash and cauliflower. I eat green apples and bananas for breakfast . I don't truly stick to a strict diet or regimen , I'm just more mindful of what I consume. Absolutely no sodas or alcohol. Mostly I've made adjustments to what I use to cook with. I don't fry my foods. I boil all my meats or grill them. I've also discovered bone broth. You can buy it in the stores or you can buy the bone in the meat section and make your own. I drink plenty of water and cranberry juice, and I pray alot ๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope this helps. Good luck.

3 likes
Reply

Your diet is very important to slowing down the progression. I went more than 30 years from CKD to ESRD. Just started dialysis 7 months ago.

1 like
Reply

That s phenomenal ! 30 years ?!

Care to share what you consumed to keep you sustained for so long ? Any and all advice / warnings would be greatly appreciated. ๐Ÿ˜€

3 likes
Reply

I tried to follow my renal dietitians advice as best I could. My problems were caused by stones. They had me drinking 5+ quarts of liquid daily, as well as avoiding salts and calcium rich foods (my stones were primarily calcium). I went a lot of years at about 25 to 30% renal function. Tough change for me now, is going from drinking that much to the 1.2 liter per day they have me at. Even now, Iโ€™m hungry and thirsty, but only have 4oz liquid left which I will use to take a pill later. Every bodies needs are different, which is why your dietician will be doing lots of blood work, to see what you need more or less of. Your dietician is your key to delaying ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease).

3 likes
Reply

My last set of labs ( Oct 20 ) showed close to full function. My kidney Dr does not want to see me for another year. I've had to make a HUGE change in diet ( im from the south where our favorite beverage is gravy ๐Ÿ˜‰) I've changed to eating alotnof vegetables and fruits and drinking lots of water. Avoiding salt and fried foods. Kidney Dr said keep doing whatever I'm doing because my numbers were GREAT! I have not met with a dietician as of yet, but I am planning to do so in the very near future. I don't drink sodas or alcohol. Just trying to stay healthy and maintain. My brother passed away from renal failure in 1994. He was 35. Apparently this is hereditary in my family and no one knew til now .

2 likes
Reply

BBland, that is great to hear! Keep it up!

3 likes
Reply

Tysm ! God has been good to me ๐Ÿ˜Š

1 like
Reply

What diet did he recommend

Reply

You may also like...