Eat more bland or starchy foods. Avoid cooking smells if they bother you—cook ahead and freeze meals that you can microwave, or look for low-salt convenience foods. Try a liquid nutritional drink
like Boost or Ensure once a day. (Do not rely on these drinks entirely, as their protein, phosphorus and potassium content is high—consult a dietitian beforehand.) Have several small meals instead of one large one. Watch cooking shows on television to tempt your appetite. Boost the protein content of your meals by adding egg whites, egg white powder or protein powder. Also eat small portions of protein foods at a cold temperature, such as egg salad or a cold chicken sandwich. Get help from a
renal dietitian if lack of appetite continues. If you are in stage 5 CKD and your appetite or nutritional well-being does not improve, this may be a sign that you should start dialysis. Many people find their appetite improves after some time on dialysis.