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   Posted 2/23/2018 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   
good question actually!!
Fatty liver, and Nash, are controlled mostly by diet. Yet the body needs sufficient sugar to operate optimally. Fresh fruit, veggies, and whole grains are the good carbs. They have sufficient fiber to release sugar slowly..

I also have heart disease.. atherosclerosis and A-fib. I have a pacemaker to keep my heart rate under control. I was taking 40mg Lipitor daily, 2 years ago. I had my diet changed to 60% good carbs, 25% meat protein(mostly white chicken), and I eat about a 1/4 pound of nuts daily for snacking and good fat. I cheat a little bit... I have lowered my lipid and A1C numbers quite a bit. I am only taking 10mg of Lipitor now. my last liver ultrasound showed no fat/fibrosis.

I should say, stay away from immediate release, and added sugar..You have done very well with your diet, and no alcohol. I just hope your GI problem gets better. l

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   Posted 2/24/2018 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reassurance. I think my GI issues are on the mend now. I’ll probably do another day of low fiber and then start to work the fiber back in next week.

I’ve been pretty strict on my diet but I’ve recently allowed a little cheating. I had some dark chocolate. I just have a serving or even less and it’s the really low sugar variety. I just have less other fats like olive oil and nuts if I do that. The real tough thing is sodium. I’m fine with a low sodium diet and I mostly prep my own foods. But sometimes I’m lazy and want to just eat out. I still try to stay as low sodium as possible but there are days I went up to 3,000mg compared to 1,000 to 1,500 when I prep. I don’t know why everyone adds so much salt to everything. It seems like many are focused on calories and not sodium.

But it’s becoming more routine. People at work know that I am hyper focused on eating healthy. It’s actually rubbed off on many of my coworkers, but obviously not to the obsessive levels I am at. Even my kids only eat whole grain and even add spinach to their turkey sandwiches. And when I buy them treats for Valentine’s day and such I opt to get them the higher quality but smaller servings. It’s just a “new normal” I guess. Aside from this minor GI issue I’ve really felt great.
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