What My Daily Diet Looks Like
Last updated: March 2022
Editors Note: Please talk to a medical professional if you have any questions about your diet.
Eating the right stuff when having hep C and liver disease can be difficult. As our lives tend to be packed and fast-paced, it is easier to grab something quickly and go.
It took me many years to learn that how I felt was all because of what I chose to eat that day.
I would like to share an example of what I typically eat in a day in hopes that it can help someone going through the same stomach issues that I was. It is by no means anything fancy or expensive, but it works for me.
I do a lot of what is now called meal prepping. I will cook up chicken, pork chops, etc., and then have those to eat for lunches and dinner throughout my week.
All of my meals are cooked in my air fryer or I bake them.
Eating to help with my hep C stomach issues
Fresh fruits - berries, bananas, oranges
Yogurt: I am not one for just yogurt. I need texture in mine, so I'll add nuts or granola.
Lettuce wrap: Large leaf of lettuce, a small amount of mayo, a slice of any kind of cheese, turkey, or chicken that I cooked up. Roll it and add baked chips or crackers on the side.
I eat dinner relatively early, as it helps not feel bloated and uncomfortable at bedtime. I usually eat around 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Air fried chicken breast: I seasoned it with Mrs. Dash or fresh minced garlic. I sauté Brussel sprouts in olive oil, minced garlic, a little lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
Since I am trying to avoid lots of carbs, I do not do any potatoes but instead, I have either a salad or I have my favorite: stuffed jalapenos.
For these, I gut the inside of a jalapeno. In a separate pan, cook sausage and add cream cheese—stuff jalapeno or cut in halves and top with meat mixture. Sprinkle cheddar cheese and bake till melted. I do crave a little spice, and this helps that. The cream cheese will lessen pepper's heat if they are hotter than usual.
I drink variations of water. From plain to lemon, lime, and orange, and it is refreshing. Tea is my other favorite drink.
As you may have noticed, I limit fats, fried and artificial foods. You can choose what works for you.
This is an example of my daily diet. Learn to spice without sodium. Mrs. dash is good for that.
Garlic has become my best friend. You can use it on just about anything.
This is the diet that works for me. What is a diet that you have found works for you?