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Thanks for the snacking ideas, guys!

I haven't really come up with a "plan" or diet. I am just going to continue to do what I'm doing.

For breakfast, I do oatmeal usually with blueberries. Sometimes, if I have time, I'll do an egg or two. Today I made my first smoothie (strawberries, blueberries and banana with kale + spinach).

For lunch, it's usually leftovers or -- salad with tunafish, maybe a bowl with spinach, chickpeas, black beans and corn.

For dinner, it's some sort of chicken breast -- or some sort of salmon dish. I'll add a veggie (usually asparagus or broccoli) and I have been really into quiona lately.

My problem is that all this gets kind of boring. I want to mix it up some with new recipes, etc. Anyone ever try the Blue Apron or Sun Basket or one of the other home delivery places?

Thanks everyone for the support and guidance!

Jason

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Have you decided on a plan yet, JB? I hope you let us know and if you need additional ideas, feel free to ask. Don’t try to resolve every concern at once, steady and calculated progress is the best path forward. Good luck! smile



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My children eat half an avacado with humous and an egg for breakfast. This avoids the insulin rush and resulting crash that breads and carbs produce and  gives them steady energy for their mornings.

Chickpeas, lentils and mushrooms can be manipulated into incredible stews, pies, fry ups, sandwiches. 

Chickpeas can be roasted with garlic onion cayenne  powders to make the crunchiest snacks.

I slice Portabella mushrooms ...marinate them in balsamic vinegar garlic powder, a titch of olive oil..them bake them for mushroom chips or fry them to make fake bacon for a B/mLT, or grill them (but Ive left them a bit thicker,) for a meatless hamburger. ( Im allergic to soy so that limits me a bit but they do make tofu burgers etc)

Sunflower seeds, heat a frying pan toss them in and shake/stir toast for a minute or two then splash in some soya sauce...fabulous snack.

I have terrible food allergies and so I have had to get inventive. I havent been to a restaurant in 10 years . Google is your friend when it comes to recipes.

Chicken is a most wonderful and versatile food. Look to other cultures for ideas...Morocco, Thai, India....to suggest just a few.

I am an old hippie and have always been very adamant about eating organic myself, and with a damaged liver I personally think its extra important for me to avoid pesticides etc...

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Hi JB,

I agree with Lamassu, you’re overdoing the worry. There are a number of good diets out there that may be of interest. You may also consider discussing your concerns and current diet plan with a dietician. Your concern is to be commended, but don’t let it drive you nuts.

I was told once, the best way to shop in any grocery store is to only buy foods from the outside aisles or the food along the perimeter walls. Thats typically the Bakery (be careful there tho!), Meats, Dairy, Produce and of course the Pharmacy. We all like the Pharmacy, lol! Concentrate on antioxidant rich foods, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and the like. If you like coffee, it does wonders for the liver. No alcohol, of course. You might investigate the latest trend toward the Mediterranean Diet.

Here are a couple links of interest:

Fatty Liver Diet

Mediterranean Diet



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IMO you probably are too concerned. I did not cook at all during my treatment too tired. Lived mostly off protein bars, frozen dinners and peanut butter. I am on blood thinners so no greens. I don't use sugar at all though use pure Stevia instead buy in bulk off Amazon. The Epclusa will still cure you. I did lose 15 lbs during treatment.

Make sure you take Epclusa same time each day with food. I took mine with dinner and kept a daily log to make sure I did not miss a pill. Your trail mix sounds good will try that myself. Atkins makes yummy protein bars; the Quest are second best.



-- Edited by lamassu on Saturday 2nd of June 2018 12:11:10 PM

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I was dx with HCV in March/April along with fatty liver and some cirrhosis and currently on tx. I've always been fairly healthy, BUT: Did eat a lot of sweets, Didn't eat breakfast, Ate a lot of processed foods, etc. 

Upon my dx, I've changed quite a bit. I never ate red meat, so that's still out. I don't eat sweets anymore, I drink lots of water, lots of salads, chicken, salmon and tunafish. I eat fruit a lot and nuts. I also walk nearly 10,000 steps/day.

My problem is, I feel like I've gone crazy. I go to the grocery store and look at every label. I feel like if it's not low-to-no saturated fat and/or sodium, I won't buy it. Everything I eat, I judge. 

I need a routine. I am getting tired of salad for lunch every day. I eat chicken or salmon every night. I am a single man, so it's just me in my house. 

Also, I like to snack a lot. Even when I'm not hungry. So, I've started eating a trail mix I made (almonds, cashews, craisens, pumpkin seeds) A LOT. 

I guess my questions are: 

- Any diet plan good for folks with HCV and fatty liver? 

- Is it bad to eat certain foods at certain times of the day? I heard it may not be great to eat some of these "good liver foods" at night.

- What can I snack on? 

- How important is organic when buying fruits/vegetables?

- Am I too concerned with my foods re: fat, carbs, sodium?

Help! LOL. 



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