OK, here's the deal. I have had 2 kidney transplants, the most recent was 16 or so years ago. My weight ballooned from a healthy 100 (5'10") to my current 255 because I wasn't fully aware of what the transplant drugs would do to my appetite. I was a young teen and couldn't control my junk food intake. Well, I've been steady in weight for quite a while now, and I want to use this as a spring board to get back down to 180-200. I think the pro's in the loss far outweigh the cons especially since high blood pressure and weight put stress on my good transplanted kidney.
I've got the willpower needed to take this on, I've all but quit the soda and drink much more water and unsweetened tea now. I very rarely have sweets/candy. As big as I am, I don't eat a whole lot.
My question is, are there any other transplant recipients or actual doctors/medical professionals that treat transplant patients on here that have first hand experience with this diet and has it affected blood levels negatively? I will talk to my doctors about it, but I'd like to have some additional first hand anecdotal stories.