The Link Between Weight and Kidney Disease

Aug 23, 2018

Maintaining a healthy weight is important but easier said than done. Here are a few tips:


Understand BMI. It’s not so much about the overall number on the scale as it is about your total body fat. Muscle weighs more than fat, and that is where your Body Mass Index (BMI) comes in. A preferred BMI is between 18 to 25 meaning your height to body fat index is at a normal ratio. Ask your nutritionist or doctor to help you calculate your BMI or do it online.

Change Your Lifestyle. Portion size and exercise are critical for keeping your body fueled and energized. Learn more about ways to make small, everyday changes that can help you maintain a healthy and happy weight here.

Visit Your Doctor Regularly. Doctors’ visits aren’t just for the sick. Make getting to that annual checkup a priority so your doctor can help you keep on top of your blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and more.

There’s No Quick Fix. Fad diets and severely cutting calories aren’t the way and can lead to complications down the road. A balanced diet and exercise can help you lose and keep weight off, gradually putting less stress on your body overall.

Looking to shed some extra pounds or maintain your body weight? Reach out to your Satellite Nutritionist for help to come up with a plan that's right for you.

Categories: Kidneys