For individuals living with kidney disease, achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and eating right are important steps you can take to reduce stress on your kidneys and slow the progression of kidney disease. Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating is the ideal meal plan for controlling your weight and monitoring your nutrient intake without needing a personal chef.
Kidney disease, or chronic kidney failure, occurs when your kidneys are no longer able to keep up with your body’s needs for filtering waste and extra fluids from your blood.
About 20 million Americans have kidney disease, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The main goal for individuals with the disease is to slow its gradual progression by maintaining a healthy weight and getting essential vitamins and minerals. In some cases, losing weight helps prevent or manage risk factors for kidney disease.
In addition, according to the NIH, managing this disease requires you to control your blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and salt intake. All of these conditions can be improved with weight loss and can directly reduce stress on your kidneys by decreasing the amount of blood and waste that your kidneys need to filter.
Our meal program promotes weight loss by controlling calories through low-fat meals and portion control. The meals are balanced to ensure a wide range of nutrients and to reduce hunger as you lose weight.
Our 1,200-calorie plan meets national guidelines for a low-sodium diet, providing an average of less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. The National Kidney Foundation and National Kidney Disease Education Program at the NIH recommend a low-sodium diet to help keep your blood pressure down and reduce stress on your kidneys.
The SSHE meal plan is also limited in potassium and phosphorus. Many dialysis patients have found it easier to manage their recommended “dry weight,” manage blood pressure on less medications, and maintain better lab values too.
Treating kidney disease and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are a full-time job, so we do our very best to remove the hassle from proper meal planning, shopping and cooking. Customers receive our freshly prepared meals twice each week, either through a local store location or from our National Home Delivery service. Meals are freshly prepared and never frozen or freeze-dried, and are portable so you can take them with you. Our 5-week rotating menu ensures that your weekly meals stay interesting while offering variety.
Kidney disease is a serious condition that can vary in each individual. Therefore, we recommend that you contact your registered dietitian or other healthcare provider to discuss your specific weight loss goals and dietary needs as you consider using SSHE.
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For more information, or if you have medical-related concerns, please call Paula Heaton, BSN, RN at 817-689-0265.