Wow, I just read a little free book from Kindle that was an information and cookbook combined. When you get to dialyis she said you have to eat a lot of protein from meat a few times a day. She says you can't get enough protein otherwise. Can you tell us what a typical day is for you? Wondering because I have a kidney that bothers me at times because of a kink. I was shown on an x-ray when I was in my early 20's. The whole thing is pretty scarey. I do eat a lot of beans, sweet potatoes and regular potatoes.
I was given the same advice. I was supposed to eat meat and cheese. I do not. I just follow McDougall. I am not on dialysis and I really don't live my life like a sick person. I have maintained this disease for over a year, sometimes eating a gluten free SAD diet (because I was also confused about all of the information out there for kidney patients). I decided that if I could maintain on a moderation of the SAD diet, then I would be even healthier eating a plant based diet. I feel fantastic and in spite of being in stage 5 failure for almost a year and a half... I am still not on dialysis or on any medications (except a low does blood pressure pill.) Everyone is different when it comes to kidney function and issues, but I am finding that we aren't very different when it comes to healing. One of the most important things I have found is that avoiding dairy also helps you avoid having to bind phosphorus.
As for specifics of what I eat. I do not eat huge quantities of beans but I do eat them often. I try to avoid high protein. However, I don't really count my protein either. I just eat and enjoy. I eat salads with fat free balsamic vinegar or seasoned beans (usually not more than about a half cup cooked per day) and salsa. I eat lots and lots of rice. I eat potatoes, but I try to do that every three days or so because of the high potassium. I eat lots of different vegetables and I don't really pay attention to high or low potassium, but I do not eat large amounts. I try to limit to a cup or two at lunch and dinner. I limit tomatoes and tomato sauces, but I do enjoy them every couple days. I limit my fruit to a couple of choices per day and rarely eat bananas, but once in a while I will have one. I also do not eat any lentils because I just don't like them and they are high in protein. I was eating oil in things like hummus and corn chips and I was eating organic dark chocolate....but I have stopped that. Now no oil whatsoever.
I would research more if I were you. Get as much information from this site as you can... and from other sources recommended here. That is what really helped me. I really have not been a meat eater for several months, but I had a hard time letting go of cheese. I have been completely dairy free for over a month and I feel so much better.
If I have to go on dialysis I will have to research when I get to that point, but I can guarantee you I won't be eating meat and dairy. Never again. I am just not researching that road until I actually have to travel it.
Best wishes to you.