Thanks for that info. I actually had run across that before. Very interesting.
I am having all sorts of issues today. Go figure. A couple really great weeks and now I hit a wall of frustration. I may have joined the no-processed foods challenge too soon, but it made me aware of some glaring mistakes I am making. I get so excited to do things... but geez, this is tough. I can't help but go back to the thought that people need to get healthy BEFORE disease strikes because trying to do so after is a challenge.
In keeping my potassium under 1700 mgs a day, it is almost impossible to eat a variety of vegetables, fruits and grains that will keep me satisified. It looks like most people eating the McDougall way are in excess of 4500 ms of potassium a day, which looks to be the norm. *sigh* I need to take a step back and re-work the numbers and find what works. I probably should go back to what I was doing this past couple weeks so I can get back on track and then go slowly forward again.
So, in case anyone wonders... or has advice I am open to suggestions. My renal diet requires me to keep my potassium under 1700 a day, my phosphates under 700 a day, my sodium under 2000 a day, and my protein under 30 mgs a day. (all numbers I have figured out from my own research - I do not have a dietician and my doctors have no idea what those levels should be... the cardiologist suggested I keep my sodium below 2500, but I was already doing 2000 so I stayed with it)
So, to incorporate that with McDougall eating and the things I enjoy... I am eating:
1 cup rice / 1 cup veggies / 1 fruit (breakfast, lunch, dinner) In addition, I was adding one of three toppings to my rice - low sodium soy sauce, salsa or sweet & sour sauce. I typically save the fruit to eat for snacks so it isn't so long between meals. I have to stick with very low potassium fruits and veggies as well, so I have about 5 of each of them that work with my menu.
My husband joined me in doing McDougall this week and I was trying to make recipes he would enjoy, but that threw me totally off course. I can't make recipes... there is wayyyyy to much in them and I go over my levels each time. Back to square one!