Once you cook your food from your Renal Diet recommendations, Portion Control is another humble but helpful step towards both kidney health & body-weight management. While admittedly, this may sound like “lynching” your food freedom further, it is completely logical and definitely worth your effort!
Why do we say so?
Well, eating normal portion sizes more than the recommended number of times per day, or a one-time huge, enthusiastic portion of “kidney-friendly low values” of specific nutrients habitually, do not take too long to add up and yield “kidney-damaging high values” of those very nutrients in our blood.
For instance, 2-3 OUNCES of a cooked portion of meat, fish or poultry (about the size of a deck of cards) taken ONCE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY (or 3-4 times per week) forms one kidney-safe portion in a CKD patient. If you take a 10-ounce huge slice of lean meat for one meal or eat a 3-ounce slice three times a day a regular basis, it would only act like a brazen insult of protein-phosphorus-and-fat on your unwell kidneys.
Why be knowingly hostile to your unwell kidneys?
So, it is best to consider investing in kitchen tools that help you stick to portion control.
This is both to prevent your unwell kidneys from hasty damage as well as to keep your body weight in check. (Win-Win!)
1. Portion divider (for dough)
2. Portion dividers for solid food
3. Measuring Ladle Set for portion-sizing fluids
4. Kitchen Weighing Scale for dry weight measurements
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