Fat-Free/Low-Fat Suggestions for Post-Gallbladder Removal Recovery?
April 17, 2014 1:33 PM Subscribe
I think my gallbladder’s coming out in the months to come. I seek guidance about fat-free/low-fat foods that would be safe to eat afterwards -- any advice appreciated, but I would find non-cooking options (frozen foods/delivery/restaurant) particularly useful.
posted by WCityMike to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I had a mild attack in late March; an ultrasound showed stones and a contracted gallbladder. I meet with a surgeon in late May. I’d be surprised if a removal doesn’t follow.
I read that one should eat fat-free/low-fat after its removal, and gradually re-introduce foods with higher fats.
I am currently without a partner, and cooking alone is a process very unappealing to me. So I usually eat at a restaurant, order delivery, or heat frozen food (Lean Cuisines, Stouffer’s, Tyson, etc.).
Now ... I’d appreciate any suggestions for low-fat/fat-free breakfast and lunch/dinner foods, whether or not I have to cook.
But I’d especially appreciate those that involve zero or very little cooking, such as frozen food or safe restaurant/delivery options. (And I suspect the surgery may fall during early or mid-summer, when one least wants to heat up one's apartment anyway.)
Are Lean Cuisines low-fat enough to be tolerated during that period? And as for restaurant/delivery, I live in Chicago so I may have more delivery options as an urban-dweller.
I also would appreciate any guidance as to the reintroduction of fats. How exactly would one plan the transition back upward to "normal" fat intake?