NEW to NB. Need assistance!!

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gilda g.
Joined: 12/30/2013

Always struggled with my weight. Since I can remember. Was never taught how to eat healthy. Been diagnosed with ESRD one year ago and being on a transplant list I need to maintain a healthy weight. I have lost 50 lbs on my own. Just got the NB for Christmas from my lovely niece:) so will be starting on Jan 1. I was wondering what is the best approach. Should the nutriblast be meal replacement? Any recipes you all might want to suggest (making grocery list as I type)? All and any advice is greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you in advance:)

Specific dietary recommendations are made according to stage of kidney disease and type of dialysis. There are Dietitians who specialize in this area, as it is a very complex disease when it comes to nutrition. In general those with kidney issues are told to limit fluids, potassium, phosphorus, and sodium. In addition, protein needs to be monitored and it is important to make sure you are getting enough calories. Your dialysis nurse should have given some guidelines and I would highly recommend speaking with an RD in your area that is specialized in nutritional therapy for kidney disease.Being that many of the foods one puts into a NutriBlast contain potassium, phosphorus and liquid, I would sit down with someone who can help plan an appropriate diet for your specific stage and type of dialysis. There are just too many unknowns that prevent me from providing an exact answer so I want to err on the side of caution. Best of luck! To find an RD that specializes in this area, check this link here:http://www.eatright.org/programs/rdfinder/
thanks for the reply. i do peritoneal dialysis. my liquids are not limited since i do dialysis everyday. my potassium has been low for the past two months. so this will help me gt it back to normal range. i tend to do a good job with my phosphorus and sodium. just need to remember to take my pill with every meal. i have an appointment this coming week and will make sure to speak with my dietitian. i am officially on day two. its been well. day one: spinach, grapes, banana, celery, orange,pineapple, a little bit of frozen berries, almonds, flaxseed, and water to max line. day two: 1.spinach, cucumber, pear, grapes, carrots, almonds, water 2.spinach, red apple, grapes, frozen berries, spoonful of greek yogurt, almonds and water to max line. the first one did not look appetizing but it was tasty which is the important thing. so far so good. havent been able to work out since the weather has not been helpful but will start as soon as weather permits.