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Eating a Paleo Diet and worried about Kidney Problems

Commented on February 24, 2014
Created February 24, 2014 at 12:57 AM

Hi there, I'm looking to drop a few pounds and have been advised to try a paleo diet again. I say again because I tried it about a year ago and stopped when I got a nasty kidney infection and realised that it could be to do with the amount of protein I was eating.

Anyway I'm trying again and have been going for just a couple of weeks now and I am convinced that I'm getting pain in my kidneys again. My diet is as follows:

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs. Snack: Banana, Apple. Lunch: Ham/Chicken/Tuna Salad. Snack: Banana, Apple. Dinner: Two chicken breasts, mixed vegetables - Broccolli, Carrots, Mushrooms, Corn.

Can anyone look at this and tell me if I'm mad to think eating like this is causing kidney trouble, or can anyone please suggest things I could change in the diet? I am also doing 20 mins of vigorous cardio a day and I am just about to start weight training in the evenings as my goal is to lose at least two stone.

Thank you ever so much.

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on February 24, 2014
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Glad to be of help :) Its a common rookie mistake, to not include enough fats. And it always takes time to work out some balance in what you are doing (took me awhile!). You really don't need a great deal of protein for your body to repair etc. You don't want to be using that protein for energy if you can help it. That's why we all love fatty stuff here, fatty fish, fatty cuts of beef, fatty mutton, fatty olives, avocados, and coconut products (and dairy or eggs for those that do them). Another bonus of coconut oil btw, which is great to cook with, is it helps you lose weight!

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on February 24, 2014
at 03:11 AM

Hi Drael, you've given me some useful advice here and it makes sense that I'm putting stress on my kidneys by not eating enough fats. Thanks man! I'm drinking loads of water so it's definitely not that. I'll give it some more time and be back if I need any more help :)

8b9c2dcd3dfc929a0428d3d6dac4918e

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on February 24, 2014
at 07:40 AM

Glad to be of help :) Its a common rookie mistake, to not include enough fats. And it always takes time to work out some balance in what you are doing (took me awhile!). You really don't need a great deal of protein for your body to repair etc. You don't want to be using that protein for energy if you can help it. That's why we all love fatty stuff here, fatty fish, fatty cuts of beef, fatty mutton, fatty olives, avocados, and coconut products (and dairy or eggs for those that do them). Another bonus of coconut oil btw, which is great to cook with, is it helps you lose weight!

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on February 24, 2014
at 02:12 AM

Those meats are all lean meats. Where are you fats? If you eat too much protien, it could theoretically stress your kidneys ....although infections don't come from stress, they come from pathogens, so theres not really any link there that I can see, unless you weren't drinking enough water, for the low carb adaption phase. But the main problem I see is that you are all protein meat wise, no healty fats. You need some mutton/lamb/beef, some fatty fish, some coconut oil, some avocado, or nuts etc. Paleo isn't a low fat diet. Carbs HAVE to be replaced with fats, otherwise you get "rabbit starvation" and stress your kidneys.

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