Alexander Averin

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Ghastly Gallstones Diet

He that takes medicine and neglects diet wastes the skills of the physician
Chinese Proverb

Dear Diary,
Although I didn't need to I've lost a lot of weight eating a less than 5%/ low fat diet while I wait for my gallbladder operation and a lot of people have asked me what I am eating (or not eating) so I have put my diet notes on this blog on a stand alone page -  see the link in the right sidebar. It's a bit higgledy-piggeldy but I hope it makes sense.  If you are trying to lose weight  -  and a lot of folk are at this time of year - then it may be of use to you. But don't exclude fats altogether if you don't have to as they are essential to good health -  but take in moderation, like all things. If you have the ghastly gallstones then I hope it may be of some help to you. I had no instruction or advice from the medical profession; I have researched it all myself and found the best information, solace, companionship and comfort at this site, (Jamie's ideas asylum)The first part of my diet sheet I have copied from the site, thanks Jamie, you are a star.

Happy Eating,
Go mbeannai Dia duit,


Elisabeth said...

Helpful stuff, Cait, and I don't have gall stones, at least not yet.

Frances said...

Oh Cait, what a way to start a new year. When I looked up at the sky a few nights this week and saw that glowing full moon, I sort of felt like a new year had properly begun. Not sure why, but that was the thought I had.

I do hope that you will be tended to, and recovering quite soon. Maybe I should not say that I wonder why you must wait for the operation? If the wait is not too long and the results are good, then all will be absorbed by the gentle passing of time.

Meanwhile, let me again tell you how much I do enjoy the poetry that you share with us.

Love to you, Cait. xo

Vee said...

Thank you for all the research...I'm heading off now.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Smitonius had gallstones a couple of years ago and had to follow a rigid diet ( also self-devised ) for a few months , too . I know how hard she found it to find anything interesting to eat , at all !
So I hope you don't have too long to wait and that you feel much better very soon .

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Cait

I had gallstones and never knew I had them. When I had my weight loss surgery my Dr removed them(he said they looked bad).

I had surgery about two weeks ago and I am ready to get back on my schedule and warmer weather.

Thanks for your research on your diet.

Tracy :)

Fennie said...

Hallo Cait. Happy New Year and best of luck with the gallstones (almost wrote the 'gladstones' but I suppose they should be sadstones (boom boom).
Will look up the recipes, thanks.

Exmoorjane said...

Oh Cait, how funny...I googled gallstones and found you! I've got the blighters - a side effect of losing a lot of weight quickly apparently. I really don't want surgery - and am researching ways of living with or getting rid of the blighters. Shall look at your diet now.
So sorry to hear you've got them...painful critters, huh? :(