- Relatively low protein (protein is believed to damage kidney nephrons). In my particular case this means no meat; fish about once or twice a months; eggs once or twice a week; dairy a few times a week; tofu a couple of times a month; rice and beans quite often, etc.
- Very little sugar or salt (my theory is that these encourage unhealthy eating by making undesirable foods seem tempting).
- Very little wheat. Around the time of my diagnosis with kidney disease I would often have large, hard, balls of gas in my intestines (these were visible on an ultrasound but the doctor I saw at the time couldn't think of any reason for them so just told me to chill out more). Avoiding wheat and/or too many simple carbohydrates seems to keep the problem at bay.
- Light breakfast: Bananas and almonds usually.
- Snacks of fruit and nuts (especially pure cacao).
- Filling lunch (dinner): Usually a small amount of protein, some carbs, vegetables and salad. Avocado and beetroot feature quite often.
- Light supper: Sometimes amaranth and yogurt, sometimes humus and carrots, sometimes an apple.