I started on this low sodium diet (less than 1000 mg/day) about 10 months ago. About 5 months later, my kidney function had improved, but my hair started falling out, so my doc said I needed to up my protein intake. I am full all of the time, so he suggested I add a whey protein shake. After about 2 weeks of 60g protein/day, my hair stopped falling out in large amounts. Now it's normal.
Currently my diet consists of the following:
Meal 1 - (25g protein) whey protein shake with coconut milk and berries
Meal 2 - (21g protein) 3 eggs with about 2T salsa
Meal 3 - (20-30g protein)some type of meat and low carb veggies
My doc wants me to eat more protein, but I tried increasing the whey protein and I just can't do it. Any ideas how to get more protein with low appetite?
My kidney doc said 1000mg/day was too low. I told him that the human body only needs 500 mg/day, so 1000 should be sufficient. He doesn't argue with me anymore, because magically with that low sodium my eGFR has changed from 14 in Feb to 49 in November.
Thanks for any ideas.