Losing weight is a slow and difficult process for most people. However, for individuals with a fatty liver it is even more challenging. Fatty liver is an extremely common problem that affects approximately one in five people. If you carry excess abdominal weight you probably have a fatty liver yourself; your doctor just hasn’t diagnosed it yet.
One of the main jobs of the liver is to burn off excess body fat and get rid of it through the gallbladder and out in bowel motions. Unfortunately a fatty liver cannot achieve this task very well. A fatty liver is doing the opposite of what it should be – it is accumulating fat. Luckily there are several ways to overcome this obstacle and achieve weight loss.
People with a fatty liver have a slow metabolic rate. They usually also suffer with syndrome X (metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance), and they often have a sluggish thyroid gland. Combine that with fatigue and poor sleep and you can clearly see how it becomes almost impossible to stick to a healthy diet and exercise plan.
Here are my tips for getting your liver to burn fat again:
Reduce the sugar, carbohydrate and bad fats in your diet. These foods are what creates a fatty liver in the first place. Most people with a fatty liver got one because they ate more carbohydrate than their liver could process. Carbohydrate rich foods include sugar, flour, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, breakfast cereals and grains. The liver is very proficient at converting these foods into fat. The other food that promotes the formation of a fatty liver is omega 6 rich vegetable oil. Fried foods and packaged foods like crisps, chips, crackers and cookies are usually full of the wrong fats.
Base your diet on vegetables, protein and good fats. These foods will keep you feeling full and will keep your blood sugar level stable throughout the day. This is very important in order to prevent hypoglycaemia, sugar cravings, foggy head and fatigue. Many people trying to lose weight actually don’t eat enough protein and fat. They are in such a rush to lose weight and want to reach their goal tomorrow, that they eat too little food. This is dangerous territory because you will be at far greater risk of binging on all the wrong foods once you get tired and hungry enough.
When eating protein rich foods like fish, poultry or red meat, please eat a palm and a half sized portion. Whey protein powder is an excellent source of protein that’s highly satiating. It will help to keep you feeling full for many hours and reduces the risk of sugar cravings.
Please include good fats in your diet like olive oil, avocados, nuts, seeds and oily fish such as salmon. People who don’t eat enough protein and fat usually crave sugar and carbohydrateEat more raw vegetables. No matter where you live it is important to eat raw food such as salad every day. Try to eat as many different colored vegetables as possible because the pigments in vegetables are antioxidants and they each have unique benefits. Your liver and bowels need the nutrients in raw vegetables to function at their optimum. It is well worth adding raw juices to your diet .
Weight loss takes more time and commitment for those with a fatty liver, but with the right technique it is definitely achievable.
By doing this home treatment you can regulate urination, it will also help eliminate any problems in the gallbladder, relieve constipation and help eliminate the various toxins in the body.
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup olive oil
½ tablespoon minced garlic
½ tablespoon grated ginger
Step 1: Add the olive oil and garlic to the orange juice.
Step 2: Put them in the blender and blend until you get a homogenous mixture.
Step 3: A few seconds before finishing add half a spoonful of grated ginger.
You should drink this beneficial smoothie in the evenings for three consecutive days. We also recommend that you add foods like apples, grapes, green tea, whole grains, carrots and beets to your diet.
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