Q. What diet should I follow to gain weight as I have toxic liver hepatitis?

Answered by
Sanchari Majumder
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 30, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am 22 years old and have been diagnosed with toxic liver hepatitis (now I have toxins in my liver and moderate fibrosis). Doctors told me to rest for atleast three months and eat home food. I am taking medications. I'm currently 41 kilograms and look very skinny. What should I eat that is liver friendly and easily digestible to gain weight? Kindly suggest me some good meal plans.



Welcome to

I read your query and understand your concern.

I would suggest the following diet plan:

  1. At 7 a.m., three to four pieces of soaked almond or sprouts.
  2. For breakfast at 8.30 a.m., brown bread (4 pieces), boiled egg- three pieces or bread, and jam.
  3. At 11 a.m.- one glass of pineapple or banana milkshake.
  4. For lunch, boiled rice (200 gm), one bowl of vegetable curry, dal curry (50 gm), boiled chicken breast (150 gm), and half a cup of sour curd.
  5. Snacks- one bowl of chicken stew or semolina porridge.
  6. Dinner- four pieces of roti or 150 gm of rice with one bowl of paneer curry.

Also, I would suggest the following:

1. Do exercises like strength training or yoga.

2. Avoid stress and alcohol.

3. Take plenty of water, atleast ten glasses a day.

4. Try to eat more quantity of food.

5. Before taking a meal, you can walk for some time as it helps you feel hungrier.

6. Sleep at least seven to eight hours a day.

7. You can include chocolate, pastry, cake, chips, butter, and ghee.

I hope this helps.

Thank you.

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