Fatty Liver Disease does not only mean you have received a scary diagnosis, it means that you will have to commit to a lifestyle change. The foods you once enjoyed you may no longer be able to eat. Holiday meals with family and friends may mean your loved ones can splurge on sweets and delicious foods but you will always have to hold back. Lastly, eating right and exercising regularly is not only good for your body, it can save your life. Coupled with the inaccurate assumption that all people with liver disease drink alcoholic, those with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease have a lot to take on.
Previously, Momma Braga has talked about what it is like having a husband with this disease.
Is Going Vegan The Answer?
Though going vegan is not the answer to curing Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, it is a way to help your overall health and keep your liver in a healthier state. Delicious vegetables and natural plant based proteins replace the pork, steak and chicken options can be easier on many people.
We recommend anyone thinking about going vegan to help their Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease to talk to their doctor.
How Do I start the Journey to Veganism?
Veganism does not have to be something that is done suddenly, but there are a few things you can do first to help you ease into veganism.
Get a Supportive Community
Finding social media groups, friends and family who can support your possible lifestyle change is integral for making sure you have a positive experience. Whether you choose to go vegan completely or just start eating vegan foods to ease the symptoms of Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease, having a group of positive people can make the world of difference. If you don’t have supportive family and friends, look for local meet ups and Facebook groups of people who are going vegan or who share recipes. There is a wealth of information in person and online!
Look on the internet and get some recipes from top vegan chefs. Check with your doctor if these meals are well balanced and helpful for your liver. Once you got a set plan, its testing time! Pick a day to cook a few of these delicious meals and see if you like them and how they make you feel. With the help of your doctor, getting ten to twenty delicious wholesome liver disease friendly meals can be so beneficial to your health.
Get a Test
There are tests out there to see if your body is fit to be a vegan. Vegan testing is a really great way to see if the vegan lifestyle is for you. You will learn a lot about yourself and you could share the results with your doctor. Getting a test could be the start of a new and healthier lifestyle!
As more and more people are considering vegetarian and vegan options, following these steps with your doctor may be some help to your Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Remember to talk to your doctor, stay well and stay healthy!