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    Low/ No protein diets and foods

    Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:59 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi everyone icon_smile.gif

    My name is Dana and my partner was diagnosed with CKD ( Chronic kidney disease) he has to be on a low protein diet and im having trouble trying to find any information on it. There are plenty of sites that mention high protein diets but if i did that I could kill him. I would love nothing more than to be able to cook for him three times a day so if any one has any information on low/no protein diets or foods please email me with your findings.

    KInd regards

    Shirl (J) 831
    Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:34 pm
    Forum Host
    Hi there,
    First of all I would suggest you remove your emal addy from the message icon_smile.gif I don't think it is a good idea to post it public.
    I am not sure where to look for this special diet, but have you searched medical sites such as webmd ? there is tons of info there.
    Good luck and I hope things go well.
    Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:20 pm
    Forum Host
    I have to cook low protein also. Mr Grumpy is limited to about 60 g of protein a day, so my goal is to make meals where the entree is no more than 25 g of protein and then simply keep track during the day. I also look for low protein snacks for him to have during the day - fresh fruit is great, but sometimes he wants cookies, crackers, jello,etc.

    Also, I have found this site to be very helpful, it focuses on issues for people with kidney and other health problems,

    The amount of protein that your partner can have daily should be your starting point. Remember to keep snacks, beverages such as milk and other things in mind, as they can or do contain protein. Perhaps his doctor's office has a nutritionist you can meet with for some help in planning. I find that I am gravitating to recipes that use a lot of veggies, or I add additional veggies to recipes to make them protein friendly. If I am making a somewhat protein heavy soup, then the entree will be vegetarian.

    Last edited by duonyte on Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:51 pm, edited 1 time in total
    Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:48 pm
    Forum Host
    Jacqueline in KY
    Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:39 pm Groupie
    Depending on how limited his protein has to be, it really shouldn't be too hard to manage. I know they have not cut out all the protein because protein is what keeps our muscles going and the heart is the largest muscle in the body. I have to eat at least 70 grams of protein a day and find it hard to get that much in. What I would recommend is to first find out how much he is allowed and go from there. Most veggies, excluding beans and legumes have little protein in them. Of course fish and seafood have more than most other meats so I would stay away from them. Nuts are also good sources of protein so he must stay away from them, too. Does he have other limitations on what he can eat? I would think and remember I am not a doctor, that if you watch the items that are high in protein it would be easy to reduce the amt. of protein.
    Tue May 08, 2012 3:07 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    Definitely make sure you see a dietician.

    I believe phosphorus is more of a problem than protein. Low phosphorus protein is egg white. Protein in the diet is still needed for basic maintenance. Protein that is low in phosphorus and easily utilized by the body is the best.

    Sticky rice (nuomi in Chinese) is also low in phosphorus.

    National Kidney Foundation page with recipes for those with CKD and/or diabetes. Good general nutrition info.

    Try googling "CKD recipes" or "kidney disease recipes" to find info on the web.
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