Our expert says:
If you suffer from uric acid stones and need to lose weight, you must do so very carefully and slowly because when you lose weight this will increase the uric acid buildup in the body. So no quick fixes or fad diets, esp high protein diets and if you read my advice listed in your posting about cutting down on proteins, then you need to reduce your fat intake and not your carbohydrate intake. At this stage I would like to recommend that you consult a clinical dietitian to help you with a slimming diet that will not increase your uric acid kidney stones. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. It is always safer to get help with a slimming diet if you have other complicating conditions like the kidney stones.
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