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Is weight loss helpful with kidney disease ?

Weight loss helps your health in multiple ways. It helps with better BP control. Your blood sugars are better and your insulin requirement goes down. This inturn helps with kidney disease.

Loosing weight is hard work . Here are few tips to help acheive your weight loss goal

1. Keep a journal or food log

log in every item you eat or drink. Also document the portion size. If you follow low salt diet, also put your sodium content. Look at potassium if you have kidney disease and have problems with high potassium. eat 0.8-1 gm/kg of protein per day. Chicken breast has 20 gm of protein

2. Exercise

Stay active. Do 150 minutes of physical activity every week. to know calories burned, use mobile apps, websites and charts

3. Staying hungry 

Focus on foods which are low in calorie and high in chewing satisfaction. HIgh fibre foods like vegetables and low salt popcorn are some options

4. Eat small frequent meals

This will help with blood sugars if you are diabetic and will avoid overeating due to hunger. If you are able to eat it quickly then the food is likely not very high on chewing satisfaction

5. Make simple changes

Instead of frying food, try baking or grilling. Stop drinking soda and swap to water. switch to low calorie salad dressings. Eat fresh fruit instead of desserts.

 

Bariatric surgery can be beneficial if you have more than 50 pounds to loose and unable to reach normal weight with diet and exercise

We can help you at  kingwood kidney asscoiates . 

Call 281-401-9540 to schedule your appointment.

You can also schedule your appointment online using the booking tool on this page. 

Author
Dr. Sowmya Puthalapattu Sowmya Puthalapattu, MD, or Dr. Sowmya as she’s known to patients, is an experienced board-certified nephrologist and internal medicine physician at Kingwood Kidney Associates, with offices in Kingwood and The Woodlands, Texas. Dedicated to providing her patients with comprehensive individualized care, Dr. Puthalapattu believes in the importance of active listening and having an open and creative clinical mind to provide the right care to meet her patients’ needs. She is faculty and Subspeciality education coordinator for Nephrology at IM GME program HCA Kingwood . Her areas of specialty include chronic kidney disease, end-stage renal disease, hyponatremia, and high blood pressure. A resident of The Woodlands, Texas, Dr. Puthalapattu spends her free time with her husband and two children. Her favorite activities include hiking and traveling.

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