The Word Of The Day Is “Serving”

Most people read the word serving and they usually think of  a helping of food, or a portion of food.

Dialysis newbies often think the same thing when they hear or see the word serving.

But, when I hear the word serving, I wonder how big a serving is.

My Thoughts

I’d like to share a few thoughts with you about the word serving as it pertains to a diet for dialysis. To ensure you’re getting the right amount of nutrients you need to experience the highest quality of life while on dialysis as possible, then you need to pay attention to how much you eat.  That means you need to know your serving size.

  • Most recipes do not specify what a serving size is
  • At best the number of servings is mentioned but…
  • How big is the whole recipe?
  • You need to know the size of your serving to know what the nutrition values are

Here’s the big payoff for all dialysis newbies: Staying within your daily nutrition limits is essential to feeling well. To do that you need to know exactly how much phosphorus, potassium, and sodium you are eating at each meal.  What are your limits? Mine are:

  • Phosphorus  1,000 milligrams
  • Potassium    2,000 milligrams
  • Sodium         2,000 milligrams

Here’s how we all can make this a reality – weigh the food you eat so that you can track your daily nutrient intake and not exceed you daily nutrition limits.

Oh, one more thing, if you want to learn how to ensure that you stay within your daily nutrition limits, and you need to avoid suffering through the severe symptoms of a dialysis crash, then grab this new book – Essential Kidney Diet Skills Every Dialyzor Needs To Know – at now.

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