My gallbladder was removed last year in November due to gallstones and the movement of these stones into my bile ducts causing sever pain.
I would like to share my lifestyle after removing my gallbladder, what I can eat and can’t eat. The list is based on how my body reacts to the different foods and what I eat to support digestion and my liver function.
What I ate for about 3 days post surgery?
I ate a bland diet consisting of foods that are easily digested. The intention was to allow my body to adapt to the change in the way the bile is being processsed and to aid my body through the recovery process.
Breakfast: A cup of Earl Grey tea with almond milk and a smoothies made from bananas and coconut water.
Lunch: Chicken stew/broth or Eggs with crackers
Dinner: Soup with Provita
I started following a low FODMAP diet , which was not new to me as I was generally following it when I was diagnosed with IBS.There are days I indulge but it does leave me uncomfortable and I do feel a strain on my digestive system…after all we are human, we are allowed to indulge in moderation.
Typical foods I eat:
Soluable fiber – Effective in binding bile acid to reduce the risk of heartburn
Bananas,strawberries, blueberries carrots and oatmeal
Lean protein-Remove fat from the sides of your chops
Skinless chicken breasts, lean beef or pork and fish
Avocados, almonds, chia seeds,cook with coconut oil and salmon
I avoid eating fatty meals, dairy and high sugar meals.
Eating smaller meals spread over the day also helps with comfort levels!