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Old 08-13-2012, 10:14 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jjrudd View Post
I have met with dietician at Diabetes Education Centre--completely free and my GP did send me there. She did say that I could probably up the amount. Currently I'm trying to keep my meat portion (ie chicken) to dinner time. The protein level has gone down considerably from 1.78 to 1.28 (a normal person's is .30). Unfortunately it's kind of hard to know whether I'm doing ok since I only go to kidney specialist every 6 months.

Dietican said my carb intake should be 30g per meal. She did say I should probably be eating 3 small meals with snacks in between but I'm not really a snacker. BTW I have appointment a month from now to see dietician again.

Thanks everyone for advice. Sometimes I wonder whether I'm boring my friens with my health issues
I was just re-reading this post and trying to understand your dietician's recommendations. I am a IT analyst by profession so please bear with me. 30g of carbs times 3 meals a day = 90g of carbs or 360 calories from carbs (carbs and protein contain 4 calories per gram while fat contains 9 calories per gram). Assuming a diet of 1500 calories total that leaves 1140 calories from Protein and Fat. If your dietician is like most then your fat calories would be restricted to about 20% of your total or 300 calories. That would leave protein to fill the other 66% of your diet (840 calories from 210 grams). This means macros are 24% carbs, 20% fat and 66% Protein.

This would seem to be double what a person with normal kidney function and protein levels would be eating (see my previous post) so I am concerned that you would be consuming so much. Of course I can be completely off with my assumptions but you said you have been on a low protein diet and this looks like a High protein diet. Excuse my if assumptions are incorrect or you meant 30g of net carbs or from simple carb sources like bread, sugar and processed foods and not total carbs.

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