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Need to do a low fat version of the Paleo, Help!

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 11, 2012 at 5:45 PM

My gallbladder is acting up and my Dr has me on a low fat diet. Mainly because too much fat equal pain. So I could really use some tips and help adjusting my diet.

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on October 13, 2012
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We don't have enough information about the type of doctor. What is the treatment plan? I guess my response was coming from the perspective that me personally, won't even see a doctor, let alone have one treating me for something with dietary advice.

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on October 13, 2012
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I agree, as a long term solution restricting fats is not the answer. If you have gall stones and that causes gall bladder attacks, then by all means, restrict fat until you can have your gall bladder removed.

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on October 13, 2012
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I'm not sure the OP should be disregarding the dr's advice to do fat experiments. There's no net benefit from wrecking your gall bladder in order to get better complexion.

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on October 11, 2012
at 07:02 PM

Article on LCHF and gallbladder I found a few weeks ago when I was researching. ALL the women in my family except for me have had their gall bladders removed. I hope it helps you.

Other than that...I would go the Loren Cordain route for lower fat Paleo or Robb Wolf's immune protocol.

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on October 15, 2012
at 08:21 PM

I really appreciate the input. Looks like I don't have stones, so I don't have to continue the low fat diet. But i have notices that peanuts seem to be giving me the biggest pain issue. So I am relieved that I can go back to eating in a way that make the rest of my body happy. But I will pay closer attention to what bothers my gallbladder and causes pain and what doesn't. Thank everyone that chimed in!

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on October 13, 2012
at 04:36 PM

If I was in your shoes, I'd really experiment to see what foods give you issues. All fats? Fats naturally w/protein (meat/eggs)? Fats naturally w/carbohydrate (nuts/coconut/avocado)? Protein or carbohydrate cooked in fats? Isolated fats like coconut oil, butter, ghee? What about combining different sources of fats at once or eating them by themselves? What about trying digestive support? What about only eating one meal with high fat and going lower fat for the others?

I know, lots of questions, but IMO, this is something you can't just give up and say "I need a low fat diet." No. The benefits of fat are too great to resign to a plan of eliminating them. You might be healthier at first, but long-term elimination of these will cause problems down the line.

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on October 13, 2012
at 06:26 PM

I agree, as a long term solution restricting fats is not the answer. If you have gall stones and that causes gall bladder attacks, then by all means, restrict fat until you can have your gall bladder removed.

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on October 13, 2012
at 05:45 PM

I'm not sure the OP should be disregarding the dr's advice to do fat experiments. There's no net benefit from wrecking your gall bladder in order to get better complexion.

68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on October 13, 2012
at 08:59 PM

We don't have enough information about the type of doctor. What is the treatment plan? I guess my response was coming from the perspective that me personally, won't even see a doctor, let alone have one treating me for something with dietary advice.

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on October 11, 2012
at 05:48 PM

  • Chicken with Rice
  • Fish with Veggies
  • Steak/Burger with Sweet Potato Fries
  • Egg Scramble (minus the yolks if you have to)

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on October 13, 2012
at 04:27 PM

Steak or barbecue salads...mmmmm....

Broiled fish on chopped cabbage.

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on October 13, 2012
at 03:43 PM

Thank you! This helps!

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