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Kidney Disease Nutrition

People with kidney disease often require specialized dietary management to help slow the progression of the disease and manage symptoms.

A nutritionist can provide individualized nutrition counseling to help people with kidney disease plan meals that are appropriate for their specific condition.

A nutritionist can help people with kidney disease by:

  • Developing an individualized meal plan that is appropriate for their stage of kidney disease, taking into account factors such as protein, sodium, phosphorus, and potassium content.

  • Educating them about how certain foods and nutrients affect kidney function and how to manage their intake.

  • Monitoring their nutritional status and making adjustments to their meal plan as needed.

  • Providing guidance on how to manage other conditions that often accompany kidney disease, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

  • Offering ongoing support and encouragement to help people stay on track with their dietary goals.

Overall, a nutritionist can play an important role in helping people with kidney disease manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.

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Sample Renal Diet

A sample renal diet for someone with kidney disease who needs around 2000 calories per day would typically be designed to limit protein, sodium, potassium, and phosphorus, while ensuring adequate intake of other important nutrients.


  • 1 slice of whole-grain toast

  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter

  • 1 small apple

  • 1 cup of low-potassium milk or milk substitute


  • 1 small peach

  • 1 hard-boiled egg


  • 2 ounces of grilled chicken breast

  • 1 cup of steamed green beans

  • 1/2 cup of cooked white rice

  • 1 small roll with a low-sodium spread

  • 1 small, low-potassium fruit cup


  • 1/4 cup of unsalted pretzels

  • 1/4 cup of hummus


  • 3 ounces of baked salmon

  • 1/2 cup of cooked carrots

  • 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa

  • 1 small roll with a low-sodium spread

  • 1/2 cup of low-potassium fruit salad


  • 1 small pear

  • 1 string cheese

It's important to note that this is just one example of what a renal diet might look like, and that individual needs can vary depending on the severity of kidney disease and other health factors.

A registered dietitian who specializes in renal nutrition can work with a person to develop a personalized meal plan that meets their unique needs.

Contact a Renal Dietitian Today

Contact Cara Orlan today to start your journey towards better health and improved kidney function!​

If you're looking for a knowledgeable and compassionate nutritionist in Broward County who can help you manage kidney disease and achieve your weight loss goals, look no further than Cara Orlan.

As a kidney nutritionist based in Fort Lauderdale, Cara is dedicated to providing personalized meal plans and specialized dietary management for individuals with kidney disease.

Whether you're dealing with mild or advanced kidney disease, Cara will work with you to develop a personalized meal plan that meets your unique nutritional needs while also helping you achieve your weight loss goals.

With years of experience as a weight loss dietitian and Broward nutritionist, Cara has the expertise and knowledge to help you make positive changes to your diet and lifestyle, and achieve better health outcomes.

Contact Cara Orlan today to start your journey towards better health and improved kidney function!

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