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40 g Protein/Day Special Diet (no diabetes, no dialysis)

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40 g Protein/Day Special Diet
(no diabetes, no dialysis)

Date:

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Name:

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Special diet: 40 grams (g) protein/day for individuals without diabetes who are not on dialysis

Make sure you are monitoring:

  • Your blood urea nitrogen (BUN):
    • Normal BUN is 5–25 milligrams (mg)/deciliter (dL)
  • Your serum creatinine:
  • Normal is 0.6–1.2 mg/dL

 

Why your diet is important
The purpose of this diet is to:

  • Prevent an increase in waste products in your blood, such as urea
  • Control your blood pressure (goal is less than 120/70)
  • To prevent the symptoms of uremia, including:
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Bad taste
    • Anemia
    • Weight loss
    • Poor appetite

We hope that by controlling these factors, you can prevent the progression of your kidney disease.

You may eat or drink:

  • 0 portions of milk or milk products/day
  • 1 portion of milk substitutes/day
  • 3 portions of meat or equivalent/day
  • 5 portions of fruit or juices/day
  • 7 portions of bread or starches/day
  • 2 portions of vegetables/day
  • Fats (polyunsaturated or unsaturated), such as oil, margarine, or mayonnaise, are not restricted

If you have questions, please call your renal dietitian at the number below:

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Meat or meat equivalent

  • You can have 3 ounces (oz)/day
  • Weigh after cooking, without bone
  • A portion has 7 g protein
  • A serving is 1 oz, unless specified otherwise:
    • Beef, lamb, veal, or pork (lean)
    • Chicken, turkey, or duck (no skin)
    • Fish or seafood (no shellfish)
    • ¼ cup (C) cottage cheese
    • 1 large egg or ¼ C egg substitute
    • ¼ C tuna (without added salt)

Milk substitutes

  • You can have 1 serving/day
  • The following have 0.5 g protein/serving:
    • ½ C liquid milk substitute
    • ½ C Cool Whip®
    • ½ C sorbet

Milk or dairy

  • You can have 0 servings/day
  • Each ounce has 1–2 g protein
  • Please avoid:
    • Evaporated or condensed milk
    • Ice cream or sherbet
    • Milk (whole, low fat, or skim)
    • Yogurt, pudding, or cream

Fruits and juices

  • You can have 5 servings/day
  • A portion is ½ C, unless specified otherwise
  • Fresh, frozen, or canned fruits and juices are allowed
  • The following fruits and juices have small amounts of protein, about 0.5 g/serving:
    • Apple (1 small apple) or apple juice       
    • Applesauce
    • Banana (half of a small banana)
    • Berries     
    • Cantaloupe (half of a melon)
    • Cherries (fresh, 10 small cherries)
    • Cranberry juice (1 C)
    • Figs (3 figs)
    • Grape juice          
    • Grapefruit (one half of a grapefruit)
    • Grapefruit juice   
    • Grapes (15 small)
    • Hawaiian Punch® (1 C)
    • Lemonade (1C)
    • Mango     
    • Orange
    • Orange juice        
    • Papaya
    • Peaches
    • Peach juice          
    • Pears
    • Pear juice
    • Pineapple
    • Pineapple juice    
    • Prune juice
    • Strawberries (4 berries)
    • Tangerine
    • Watermelon (1 C)

Vegetables

  • You can have 2 servings/day
  • A portion is ½ C, unless specified otherwise
  • Fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables without salt are allowed
  • Each serving of the following vegetables has 1 g of protein:
    • Asparagus
    • Beets
    • Broccoli   
    • Cabbage   
    • Carrots
    • Cauliflower
    • Corn         
    • Green beans
    • Mushrooms
    • Okra         
    • Spinach    
    • Squash
    • Tomato (1 small fresh tomato)
    • Tomato, canned (½ C)
  • Servings of these vegetables are not limited in servings/day:
    • Celery
    • Cucumbers
    • Garlic
    • Green peppers
    • Lettuce (all types)
    • Onions

Bread, cereals, and starches

  • You can have 7 servings/day
  • Each portion of the following foods has 2 g protein:
    • Apple, cherry, or blueberry pie (one eighth of a pie)
    • Bagel (one half of a small bagel)
    • Bread, French or Italian (4″ piece)
    • Bread, white, rye, or cinnamon (1 slice)
    • Butter cookies (3–4 small cookies)
    • Cooked cereal, except oatmeal (½ C)
    • Dry cereal (¾ C)
    • English muffin (one half of a muffin)
    • Jell-O® (½ C)       
    • Potato, sweet or white (½ C)
    • Pound cake (1″ slice)
    • Rice or pasta, cooked (½ C)
    • Roll (1 small roll)
    • Unsalted crackers (5 crackers)

Fats

  • You can eat these without restriction
  • The following foods contain very small amounts of protein:
    • Margarine
    • Mayonnaise
    • Oil (preferably olive, corn, or canola)
    • Unsalted salad dressings

Beverages and liquids

  • You can use the following beverages and liquids:
    • 7UP®
    • Coffee or tea (with or without caffeine)
    • Fruit juices (in allowed amounts)
    • Ginger ale
    • Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
    • Root beer
    • Sorbet or Italian ices (½ C)
    • Sprite®
    • Unsalted broth
    • Water
  • Do not use the following beverages and liquids:
    • Cola products, including Coke® and Pepsi®
    • Ice cream
    • Milk (any kind)
    • Milk shakes
    • Oatmeal
    • Sherbet
    • Tomato juice
    • V8® 100% Vegetable Juice

Spices and cooking ingredients

  • You can use the following:
    • Basil
    • Black pepper
    • Cinnamon
    • Dry mustard
    • Garlic cloves or powder
    • Ginger
    • Lemon
    • Lime
    • Nutmeg
    • Onions (any kind)
    • Oregano
    • Parsley
    • Pimento
    • Tabasco
    • Tarragon
    • Vinegar (any kind)
    • Other spices without added sodium or salt
  • Do not use the following:
    • Accent®
    • Adobo seasoning
    • Anchovies
    • Bouillon cubes
    • Capers
    • Garlic salt
    • Ketchup
    • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    • Onion salt
    • Oyster sauce or fish sauce
    • Salad dressings (regular type)
    • Soy sauce
    • Steak sauce

Other diet information 

  • You can use:
    • ½ teaspoon (tsp) salt/day
    • Hard candy
    • Honey
    • Jelly
    • Sugar
    • Syrup
  • Do not consume:
    • Chocolate
    • Nuts
  • You should avoid salty foods and high-phosphorus foods, including:
    • Bean soups
    • Canned soups
    • Cheese
    • Chinese food
    • Corn chips
    • Corned beef
    • Desserts made with milk (pudding or ice cream)
    • Dried beans
    • Fast food
    • Ham
    • Lactaid® Milk
    • Liver
    • Luncheon meats
    • Milk (all types)
    • Pizza
    • Potato chips
    • Sardines
    • Sausage
    • Yogurt

 

Review Date 1/13
R-0551

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