Dear Storkum, First you need to understand how it works. That said fatty liver is also known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The problem is basically a concentration of fat in the liver caused by excess weight, crash dieting, and high triglycerides and cholesterol. People who have type 2 diabetes are also at risk for developing fatty liver. First thing you need to do is Reduce your overall fat intake and concentrate on healthy vegetable fats. walnuts, but you can also try olive oil, avocados and other nuts to consume healthy foods that help reduce cholesterol. Fats also fill you up, so you'll be less hungry and less likely to overeat later. Lower your calorie intake. Losing weight can lower your cholesterol and triglycerides, which in turn will clean up your liver. Losing even 10 percent of your weight can significantly improve the problem. Avoid crash diets and losing weight too quickly.
Eat more fruit and vegetables. They're full of fiber and phytochemicals, fruit and vegetables will help with fatty liver. Because fiber is filling, you'll end up consuming fewer overall calories, leading to healthy weight loss.Eliminate all alcohol, even if that's not what caused the problem in the first place, up to 20 percent of people who have fatty liver, but don't drink, will still develop cirrhosis. Avoiding alcohol completely can help reduce your chances. Alcohol is also high in calories and might prevent you from losing weight. So since you are overweight and you said that you abused alcohol so the best way is if not able to quit cold turkey please for you won health and your children if any Husband/wife entire Family sake please try to minimize any over drinking you can start with no more than three drinks per week or if you do drink heavy liquor please try to switch to wine RED or White. Wine is more healthier than any other type of drinks so please use it have a glass of wine with dinner three to four glasses in total no more and you will see a big difference in your health and over all life style. We like to think of fatty liver disease as fat rolls you just can't see. This condition, officially called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, should be the next lifestyle condition on the medical hit list. It's already the No. 1 liver disease in the U.S., affecting as many as 35 percent of adults and 10 percent of children. Basically, if you're diagnosed with NAFLD, it means you have fat in your liver cells. You're at increased risk for NAFLD if you're overweight, have high cholesterol, high triglycerides, Type 2 diabetes or experience very rapid weight loss. Once the fat has accumulated, things get ugly, because that fat starts to cause inflammation in your liver. It doesn't always happen, but when it does, it eventually kicks liver activity into low gear, reducing the liver's ability to break down fat, turn glucose into fuel, make vital amino acids and filter impurities from your blood. Lose excess weight by adopting a diet that includes healthy fats and phytochemicals -- protective plant nutrients found in fruits and vegetables (especially berries, broccoli and cauliflower, but honestly, just load up on your favorites) and by staying physically active. Drinking skim milk instead of juice at breakfast. Dieters who did this felt more satisfied with their morning meal, probably because the proteins in milk are better at quelling hunger than the carbs in fruit drinks. Eating a whole-grain cereal at breakfast and chewing gum after lunch. People who do either feel full longer, have fewer cravings for sweets and eat fewer afternoon snacks than people who don't. Eating walnuts before dinner. The healthy fat in about six walnut halves triggers a chain reaction that slows the rate at which your stomach empties, so you'll be less likely to overeat. Try: Walking around the block. A 15-minute walk nixed cravings in a group of chocoholics, probably because the feel-good hit they got from moving gave them what they were seeking from chocolate minus the extra calories and weight. So for your sake and all those who do care for you please watch what you put into your body since as you see when it starts with the liver then all down hill from their. The Live is the major organ of the body that produce blood and if that fails all your organs will follow down hill so please I know you have inner strength deep in you we all have it all what we need to do is use it and you will be in a better shape in no time.
Good Luck best wishes Hope you follow these small steps you will be feeling much better and you will safe your life and be there to your loved one for a long time to come. When you have the will you have the way.
Family Therapist First Responder 5 yrs. Medical school.