I tried the same thing - was feeling bad so eliminated sugar - only healthy foods, no red meat and started this regime 4 mo prior to tx and 3 mo into tx. No difference in sx or overall well being. As a matter of fact, in order to keep my riba down I have to have have something with a high fat content or I get nauseated. A sweet roll in the morning and ice cream in the evening works well. No difference for me either way but that's how my body responds - we are all different.
Tx is something else, what works for 1 person wont work for another. Your lucky, I say that because I LOVE to eat sweets. I bake cakes, cookies and cupcakes as a side job and love to eat any leftover batter. I have a sugar high for hours but that was part of baking. Now I'm afraid to do that because of any sx that can keep me in bed. Trial and error. thanks for your input.
i read somewhere that the three worst things for your liver are:
daily pot use
i do my best to avoid all 3
I, too, had asked about food intake and how it impacts everything. I haven't started tx yet. I'm a newbie and was diagnosed about a month ago with Hep C, 1a from a blood transfusion 32 years ago while giving birth. I'm going crazy trying to find out everything I can before I start treatment, including what to eat.
Good luck eating well!
Willful1, a lot of "what to eat" kind of becomes, "what the body will keep down" - just kidding. Seriously, some people do better than others on the tx drugs. They advise to do the riba with fat for absorption, so a lot of people use peanut butter. My diet changed drastically on treatment. I generally do a no sugar, high on veggies, lots of fat, lots of soy, lots of fish, chicken, meat, cheese, kind of diet. Really spicy food.
During treatment, I ate ice cream and drank milk to the exclusion of any other food pretty much. It was all I could keep down, and I couldnt stand spicy food. It hurt my mouth. I gained forty lbs. Everyone usually loses weight. Thankfully, I've lost half of my treatment weight already post tx. Anyway, everybody's different.