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Offline amberbastedo

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Special nutrition advice
« on: April 18, 2014, 07:34:10 AM »
Hi! My names Amber, and I'm going to try the paleo diet starting next month. I just had a question and I'm not sure exactly who I should ask, so I was hoping you could help! So, my son (2) was born with only one kidney, and his nephrologist has told us that it is very important that we limit the amount of animal protein that he eats to one serving per day. So, being a two year old, he's quite picky and up until now it has been a struggle to get him to eat anything but processed, starchy junk foods, also he loves meat. Anyways, since our whole household is about to go through a big lifestyle change (switching to paleo) I'm just not sure on what I should be feeding my son! Hope you guys can help, thanks a bunch!
Amber

Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Special nutrition advice
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 08:52:51 AM »
First off, it doesn't matter whether the protein is animal or vegetable; excess protein still gets processed through the kidney.

I would recommend getting your son meat with plenty of fat, so he can get adequate calories from the fat without having to eat too much lean.  70% lean hamburger if you can get it would be good, and see if you can get the butcher to leave a quarter inch of fat on steaks and roasts.  Stay away from lean meats like chicken and turkey.

Also keep a lot of fruit on hand.  Usually even picky kids will be happy with fruit of some sort.


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Re: Special nutrition advice
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 10:41:21 AM »
I really like Warren's answer, and I have kids as well so some experience on that front.  Best of luck to you, and please ask more questions if needed.

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Re: Special nutrition advice
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 10:08:01 PM »
Okay great, thanks you guys! :)