Living with obesity is not an easy life, facing struggles with more problems than an average person. Overweight is not suitable for anyone in the world; it’s more dangerous for kidney patients. Overweight pushes the kidney to work a lot more than usual to remove excess waste from your body, causing blood pressure and diabetes. These both are conditions that can lead directly to kidney diseases.
Obesity can affect people’s both physical and mental health. Losing some pounds is challenging but not impossible. It requires a concentrated diet and some physical activities. Diet requires a long time commitment to produce results; but many don’t stick to their diet till the end. Planning a diet while having kidney diseases is quite tricky.
If you are new to chronic kidney disease, then you should know that dialysis requires many calories, so your dietitian will plan a diet depending upon the situation. So before conducting a diet for weight loss, ask your dietitian, and prepare a diet for both conditions. Here we look at how to lose weight with kidney disease using diet and daily activities.
Diabetes and blood pressure are caused by unhealthy eating and excess sugar or salt level on the food. It can be prevented by proper diet follow up. Moreover, both are the leading causes of kidney disease in the world.
Hypertension is caused by blood pressure; by controlling hypertension and other disease with the diet, you can keep your mental health stable.
Cholesterol can be controlled by weight loss efforts that put us out of danger of heart attack.
If you’re overweighted, more energy is used to lift the body weight in daily activities. That drains your stamina in life routine; we can increase the stamina level for sure by losing weight.
You have to control some components in your diet if you have kidney disease. They are,
Calories are essential if you’re going through dialysis; asking your dietitian to plan your diet with high-calorie foods would always be the right choice. But when calorie level exceeds more than the needed level, it causes overweight.
So if you have planned to conduct a weight loss diet, ask your dietitian to replace the high-calorie foods with low-calorie food. But don’t intake a lesser amount than needed; it will harm you with your dialysis treatment.
Sodium is the major component you need to avoid if you have kidney diseases. It increases the workload of the kidney and causes more damage. When you replace foods for your weight control, consider the sodium level on each of them. Don’t take more than 4 to 5 grams of salt per day.
Potassium and phosphorus also do the same to the kidney. Several fruits and vegetables are considered healthy foods for diets with a high amount of potassium and phosphorus. So it’s vice to avoid them after asking your dietitian.
It would be best to consider pineapple, strawberries, and plums (2 per day) instead of banana for a weight loss diet because banana is one of the potassium-rich fruits.
Protein also increases the workload of your kidney. A minimal level of protein is essential for the body and controlling that level is a must for your kidney health and weight loss.
Monitoring food consumption is very must; you have to find which food you eat causes weight gain. Monitor things like what you eat daily, how much calories and other nutrition you get, appetite, and emotions. It helps you to understand what’s behind this and allows you to plan your diet.
Your previous analysis will help you know what kind of diet you are going to conduct. Plan your diet with your dietitian, considering both kidney disease and overweight.
Most people were making this mistake often. Skipping meals doesn’t make any weight change. As usual, take 3 meals per day. If you cut, it’s going to ruin your health and not do anything helpful for your diet. So follow a controlled diet.
Exercises play a significant role in losing weight properly. Giving physical work out to your body will help to burn extra calories and fat. Consult your doctor before starting exercises if you’re a kidney patient. Do exercises for at least 30 minutes.
Do cycling, swimming, and walking whenever you can. If you’re out shopping, park your car away from the shop. That gives you a chance to walk and burn some calories.
Sticking to diet and exercise is hard, and many people don’t continue that. If you’re on dialysis after done that, you feel exhausted from doing workouts. It will long for a few hours, and a sweet nap will help you eliminate that feeling.
Have self-rule for yourself and encourage your efforts. For doing that, have a 5 minutes break between workout. Reward your efforts by watching a movie, buying new outfits that indicate you’re losing weight and the decreasing size. That helps you to put more steps until you reach your goal.
Remember, when you are going through your treatment, doing all these steps is not an easy task. Shedding pounds will not happen within a day. It took a long time and a tremendous amount of patience. If you target a long time goal, add some small goals and achievements to keep it interesting.
Have a lifestyle change to feel you’re doing something new. Ask your dietitian for a change in diet to don’t get bored. Stick with your physical activities until you reach the goal.
Losing weight with kidney disease is hard to achieve. It makes you tired, emotionally sick, but you can live a healthy life if you keep on them. Your diet is the key to keep your kidney safe while working on losing weight. I hope you found out how to lose weight with kidney disease. Here are my early congrats to you.
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