Patient Comments: Fatty Liver - Diet

Question:

What changes have you made to your diet since being diagnosed with a fatty liver? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: NAFLDBites, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 12

I'm one of the 20 percent with 'lean' NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease) - my BMI is 22. I was already eating a balanced, low processed carb, higher protein and whole grain diet and am pretty active. I'm trying to be more active, and even though I was a light drinker, reduced alcohol to special occasions. For those who are on the higher end of the BMI scale and/or less active and/or eat a lot of processed foods, working with a nutritionist to come up with a food plan will likely help (as well as increasing activity).

Comment from: RadhaD, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 11

I have changed to vegan diet since being diagnosed with a fatty liver. Reduced carbs and eat lots of vegetables and fruits. Also added nuts. I drink a lot of water and exercise 30 minutes/day, minimum 5-6 days in a week.

Comment from: Mikeyc, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 27

Since being diagnosed with a fatty liver I decided to mainly eat good fats; chicken, turkey mince, reduce red meat to once in a while. I introduced more nuts, such as almonds, avocados, oily fish, and spinach. I ignored sites claiming foods could cleanse the liver, etc. I cut out alcohol as ultimately it is an unnecessary strain on the liver. I am eating a balanced diet but keeping an eye on the amount of fruit sugars.

Comment from: Dipti, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

Exercise for 45 minutes which includes brisk walking. I stopped oily foods and having raw vegetables and fruit juices.

Comment from: pegie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 15

I am not eating anything with high fructose corn syrup. I do not take cholesteral meds any more. I rarely drink alcohol so I blame my NALD on High Fructose COrn Syruo,

Comment from: So True, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 15

I have not changed my diet at all since I was diagnosed. I was doctor diagnosed by a doctor, who just listened to my problems. I have never been a sugar eater or a person who ate an excess of fat. In fact, I cut every little smidgen off meat, and didn't eat milk products after grade 12. I grew up on a farm and always drank and ate whole milk products. I never ate store-bought stuff; it was all home grown and homemade from the time I was a baby to age 65. I never was that big of an alcohol drinker. I did smoke, but was not a heavy smoker. I did a lot of physical work over the years and gained maybe two pounds every year until I was in my 50s. I had a few health problems and started to put on weight until my 60s, when more health problems came.

QUESTION

Liver disease refers to any abnormal process that affects the liver. See Answer
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