The best nutritional therapy is planned around maintaining your weight with an aggressive diet. You should eat adequate protein (females 50 grams and males 63 grams) and your blood can be checked for transferrin levels to see if you are eating enough protein. The RDA for protein may not be high enough for your needs, but is a good place to start until you know what your blood proteins are. There are several oral nutritional supplements designed for persons with liver disease and are high in specific amino acids that support the liver. Ask a Dietitian to recommend one for you. Hepatic-Aid II by McGaw and NutriHep Diet by Clintec are two.
Eat enough calories as food to maintain your “normal body weight”. Weight loss has a negative impact on immunity. If you are underweight, your diet plan needs increased calories to gain weight to a normal body weight for your height. Vitamin and mineral content should meet your RDA.
A high-fat diet or alcohol is not recommended in the treatment of hepatitis. Fat is metabolized by the liver into bile and other blood fats. When your liver is inflamed (-itis), it does not metabolize fats effectively and fats tend to pool in the liver.