weight gain

Liver & Fat Loss

If the liver does not regulate fat metabolism efficiently, weight gain tends to occur around the abdominal area and a protuberant abdomen (pot belly) will develop. This is not good for the waistline! Another sign can be a roll of fat around the upper abdomen, which I affectionately call the “liver roll.” This is often a sign of a fatty liver. It can be almost impossible to lose this abdominal fat until the liver function is improved. Once this is done the liver will start burning fat efficiently again and the weight comes off gradually and without too much effort from you.

Many middle-aged people with excess fat in the abdominal area have a “fatty liver”. In this condition the liver has stopped burning fat and has turned into a fat storing organ. It becomes enlarged and swollen with greasy deposits of fatty tissue. Those with a fatty liver will not be able to lose weight unless they first improve liver function, with a Liver Cleansing Diet and a good liver tonic. If you have a fatty liver it is vital to be patient, as it can take between 3 and 12 months, depending upon the amount of fat deposited in the liver, to remove the excess fat from the liver. After this accumulated liver fat has been removed, weight loss will occur easily.

If you have a very severe case of fatty liver it can take several years to lose all of the excessive weight. However, this is very successful in the long term and provides the best chance of restoring your figure and your health.

Weight Gain


Consuming 94 to 125 grams of protein per day for a 2,500-calorie diet, and 131 to 175 grams of protein each day for a 3,500-calorie, weight-gain diet. 


Carbohydrates make up the largest percentage of your diet, especially if you exercise regularly. The Institute of Medicine recommends adults consume a minimum of 130 grams of carbohydrates each day, and 45 to 65 percent of their daily energy intake from carbohydrates. This means you need 281 to 406 grams of carbohydrates per day when consuming a 2,500-calorie diet, and 394 to 569 grams of carbs each day when eating a 3,500-calorie, weight-gain meal plan. When you regularly participate in resistance-training workouts, you need at least 2.3 to 3.6 grams of carbohydrates per pound of body weight each day. Healthy, high-carb foods include whole grains, fruits, potatoes, peas, corn, legumes, milk and yogurt.