Fatty Liver

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  1. Blue

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    Does anyone have fatty liver? My DD has been diagnosed with it. She can not see her specialist for two more weeks. We are working on a fatty liver diet. Most of her food is supposed to be unprocessed and fat free. Since I do all her cooking, I need help with ideas. I just went to the grocery store and spend $165 on food. Eating healthy is expensive. She has to eat high fiber bread at $4 a loaf.
     
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    One thing is if the BMI is high it can result in a Fatty Liver.
    The most worrisome thing is if you are doing any kind of abdominal surgery a Fatty Liver can "fall apart" during the surgery.
     
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    Eating healthy is very expensive. It's going to take awhile to get the hang of what to buy and how much.

    Do you have a U-Pick farm near you? Many of them offer a box-delivery system every week. You don't always get to pick which veggies are in the box, but it is a flat rate.
     
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    If I remember right DH was diagnosed with that at one point in time. I think it was about the time he was also diagnosed with diabetes & they were saying he had too much iron in his blood. He's lost about 60lbs since then & no longer has those issues. We also learned that when you have blood draws to always go to the same lab.

    Eating healthy, can be expensive, but if you cut out the process foods it helps to even out the expense. We have a couple of stores that are basically fruit & veggies. It is much cheaper to buy from there then the grocery store. The prices may vary & they may run out of things but it's worth the trip. I can buy 3 or 4 green peppers for $1, whereas at the grocery store they can be $1 each!

    I try not to buy too much processed foods or pre-made foods. Chips, candy, cookies are a major treat in my house. Chips only around holidays. I try for low-carb healthy foods. Fruits & veggies for fiber.

    Good luck!
     
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    Great site TG. And, yes, the food is expensive. I would to the co-op way, but we have our own garden. DD does not like fish or veggies--yet. We are having cod tomorrow night and she is going to learn to like it. I am trying to cook the same for all the family, but have so much white rice and etc. that I have to use up. And kpa, no chips, candy, cookies, etc. I am going to try to create an oatmeal cookie sweetened with applesauce. When you can't have anything, something semisweet will do.
     
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    Baking your own bread might help with some of the expense, I was thinking, Blue.
     
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    I can't imagine a life without veggies! I don't know anything about fatty liver, but I've found that most people who don't like vegetables just haven't liked the way they've been cooked in the past. Could you try looking up different ways to prep and serve them? For example, BF always thought he didn't like brussel sprouts because his mom always overcooked them to the point of being bitter and bland. Now, he buys them in huge bags from Costco to caramelize and roast regularly.

    Also, some of it may be my region, but I find it cheaper to buy fresh ingredients than to buy processed foods and snacks. Once you replace those items rather than supplement them, the price isn't so bad. We find convenience foods to be much more expensive.
     
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    Roasted Brussels sprouts, yum! And cauliflower roasts beautifully, too, especially with a little spritz of olive oil. The most used utensil in my house has become the Misto refillable oil sprayer.
     
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    Try tilapia as a starter fish, as it's very malleable flavor-wise.
     
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    All of you have such good ideas. We do usually eat tilapia, but DD has tried it. I love the idea of doing veggies differently. I do sauté my brussel spouts with bacon and my GS always cleans the bowl. We also love roasted parsnips. I will begin trying different things. I used to try to cook what everyone liked--but we are now a "healthy" home.
     
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    Try dlife for good healthy recipes that are low carb & diabetic friendly.

    DS does not like tilapia, but he will eat salmon, cod or even mahi mahi.
     
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    I have a fatty liver & some of the fat was medicne induced. My doctors started with the medicines first. Afterwards, enzymes were extremely elevated & they didn't decrease much after being off the meds. My enzymes were so elevated that three doctors called in a matter of days. After CT scans & a biopsy, it was determine that I had a non-alcoholic cirrohis of the liver. It sounds worse than it really is; the treatment for this is low carb diet, exercise, & 800 units of Vitamin E daily.
     
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    www.skinnytaste.com. Most of her recipes are not quite fat free, but they're very low in fat. We eat zuchinni lasagna at my home all the time, and I based my recipe around her's. She also has some really good "sweets" that aren't terrible for you. She's pretty clever at sneaking in some veggies.

    She usually has a "Top recipes of so and so year" linked somewhere easy to find. Most of those recipes are healthy versions of fatty favorites.
     

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