Post Number: 431
|Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 08:05 pm: ||
I'm going on ten year post kidney transplant and I called and ask one of my nurses from the kidney specialist to find out how much protein the dr thinks I should eat per day. Her response from him was, "1gram per kilo." All I know is that kilo = 1,000 so, what the world does that mean? Do I do something with my weight 92lb with the kilo?
It use to be only 3oz per day before the transplant. I know I do eat more than 3oz for the entire day. I know that protein is hard for the kidney to filter and that was one reason I was trying to find out. Does anyone understand the dr?
|Kidney transplant 6/22/2002 |
Post Number: 313
|Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 08:35 pm: ||
What he meant by 1g per kilo is 1 gram of protein for every kilogram you weigh.
So in your case with 92 lbs., you weigh about 41.8 kg, which is by dividing the lbs by 2.2, so 92 / 2.2 you get 41.8 kgs.
This means your target daily protein intake is 41.8 (or 42) grams of protein since it is 1 g of protein for every kg you weigh. This includes everything you eat, even bread, rice, etc since these items also have small amounts of protein.
You can check the protein amount in different food through the online food databases like http://nutritiondata.self.com/ or http://www.calorieking.com/foods/
So for example, you take chicken, which has about 22 to 23 g per 3 ounces or so. If you were just to eat chicken you'd eat slightly less than 2 portions of 3 oz. each, then the rest of the food for the day ought to have no protein. Haha, weird example, I know, but just wanted a very, very simple one.
Hope this clear it up.
|Kidney Transplant |
Post Number: 5418
|Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 07:24 am: ||
When I get answers like this from a doctor it makes me. I would think that if you lead a more active life as I do, you have to have more protein. I lift weights five days a week and I am also a very active person otherwise. (Gardening, which includes wild rototiller wrestling is one of my hobbies) No tx center has answers which are the same as far as how much protein you can ingest. I will tell you that I could not exist on that amount of protein per day, because I would have to make up for the calories I burn by eating more carbohydrates and fat. I would be as big as a house. According to that calculation, I would need 84 grams of protein per day. I burn 3,200-4,200 calories per day. 84 times 4 (the amount of calories in a gram of protein) equals 336 calories from protein. I would need to eat 2,364-3,364 calories from carbohydrates and fat, IF I WANTED TO LOSE A POUND A WEEK. If I wanted to keep my present weight, it would be 500 calories more!