Pair Up supporters love to share their tips on healthy living and what they are doing to help prevent kidney disease. Read the tips below for inspiration, and check our “Living Healthy” feature every month for opportunities to share tips of your own. Make sure to check with your doctor before making changes in diet or activity!
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Richmond, VA - April 26, 2013
I love fresh, raw broccoli and cauliflower. So I when I purchase them, I wash, and cut the stems off and keep in a container. When I get hungry, I grab a few of each with a low-fat salad dressing. It really satisfies my hunger and they take longer to eat, because you have to chew them really well.
Boise, ID - March 21, 2012
When eating out, ALWAYS ask for nutrition information and ask if it is possible to remove salt from your entree. I have done this, and restaurants have been very accommodating to me.
Victoria, TX - January 25, 2012
I use a smaller plate because smaller portions make the plate look full. I lay my fork down between bites to help me from eating too fast because if I eat fast I tend to eat too much. I purchase as much fresh produce as I can afford. If I can't find or can't afford fresh I avoid cans and choose frozen. I READ every label before I put anything in my shopping cart.
Lake Alfred, FL - January 7, 2012
I put a bowl full of seasonal fruit in the refrigerator at eye level. It makes it much easier to grab an apple, orange or some grapes from the bowl instead of cutting a piece of pie that's in the fridge.
Trimble, TN - January 7, 2012
I carry bottled water with me so I won't be as tempted to stop and get a soda if I'm in the car.
, - December 23, 2011
Eat a protein first thing in the morning to get you through the day. Have the majority on your lunch and dinner plate be veggies, fresh or frozen. For my sweet tooth I eat sugar-free gelatin and popsicles that are low-carb and low-sugar.