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Gall Bladder Diet

The Diet for Gallstone Formation Complications

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The Gallbladder Diet is a special kind of diet that is designed for people with gall bladder complications. Gall bladder problems are often due to being overweight or obese. The gall bladder is a small organ that houses the bile that is needed to digest food. The bile of over-weight people contains significant amounts of cholesterol and cholesterol is one of the leading causes of gallstone formation. When overweight people go on a fat-free diet, bile is not readily used by the body and stays in storage in the gall bladder. This can eventually lead to very painful gall stones.

To prevent this from occurring, overweight people or people who have gall bladder conditions follow The Gall bladder Diet which is a low-fat regimen that seeks to ease gall bladder complications since low fat foods are easier to digest than fat-free foods. This puts less stress on the gallbladder and results in fewer complications. The diet can also aid in weight loss for those affected by gall bladder disease.

PRO
  • Encourages a healthy and low-fat diet
  • Diet is a long-term solution to weight loss
  • Gall Bladder Diet can prevent gall bladder complications and lead to weight loss
  • Can also be used to speed up recovery following gall bladder surgery
  • Low-fat element can lead to more satisfaction since people tend to feel less satisfied and eat more of fat-free foods
CON
  • ONLY Targeted to those with gallbladder disease
DIET and NUTRITION

The Gall Bladder Diet centers around eating a low-fat diet that includes plenty of fresh vegetables and fruit. Healthy starches, good fats, whole grains and moderate amounts of lean protein should also be consumed. The Gall Bladder Diet encourages eating small meals throughout the day rather than 3 large ones and consuming the last meal of the day several hours before bedtime. Taking fish oil supplements, drinking lots of water and eating low-fat dairy products are also encouraged. You should avoid refined carbohydrates and fatty and fried foods that contain hydrogenated oils. Citrus fruits, alcohol, coffee, pork, cauliflower, onions chocolate, carbonated beverages and other acid-producing foods should also be avoided.

EXERCISE

There are no specific exercise requirements while following the Gall Bladder Diet. But you should talk to your physician about starting an exercise program if you adhere to The Gall Bladder Diet.

CONCLUSION

The Gall Bladder Diet is a low-fat and well-laid out eating program designed for people who have gallbladder disease. This diet was created to ease the symptoms of gall bladder complications and to help reduce weight since being overweight or obese is a contributing factor to gallbladder complications.

Talk to your doctor about this diet and follow the advice of a medical dietitian.

Common Misspellings

Gallbladder Diet, Gall Stone Diet, Gall Bladder Disease Diet, Gull Bladder Diet, Gall Blader Diet, Gall Baldder Diet


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Mandra Terry

I had my surgery in Feb.3 months ago and I have having symptom of a Gall bladder attack. My Dr. sent me to Emergency. They didn't see anything Going to my Dr. again to see about getting a tube put dawn my throat.

posted Apr 29th, 2013 2:59 am


Francine

I just had my gall bladder removed via laparoscopic surgery on Friday. Before surgery, my doctor told me that I really didn't have to make any changes to my diet....Just be careful not to eat too much rich, fatty foods. Otherwise, my overall health is great!

posted Mar 18th, 2013 9:08 am


DEBBIE

I JUST HAD GALL BLADDER SURGERY ONE WEEK AGO. AND IM OVER WEIGHT AND MY DR JUST TOLD ME THAT I CAN EAT WHAT EVER I WANTED. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD LET YOU KNOW

posted Jan 23rd, 2013 12:44 am


Mary

This diet conflicts in some particulars with the suggestions made one the site maintained by the University of Maryland Medical Center Also, clicking through brings me to an Amazon site that sells a lot of product. I tend to trust academic advice pulled from professional societies more than I trust advice given by someone who's main motivation is to sell product and generate revenue.

posted Jan 21st, 2013 4:25 am


sandra

I just had gall bladder surgery, I am still learning about all of this. I am still scared and confused of what to eat. and what would happen if I did eat the wrong foods?

posted Apr 29th, 2012 7:32 am


anne

What if you don't want to lost weight on a gallbladder diet? Any suggestions?

posted Jul 27th, 2010 6:14 pm


Ann

If you have gallbladder pain, you quickly figure out that consuming fat makes you hurt. I lived on baked chicken and dry baked potatos until I had surgey. Did I lose weight?? You bet!

posted Jun 6th, 2010 4:03 pm



   
 

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