Our expert says:
I don't think that the absence of the gall bladder would cause weight gain. After such an op your body still produces bile which is used for digestion. At a recent congress on Obesity, the speakers stated that pregnancy is a trigger factor in many women to gain weight. We don't yet know why this should be and why some women do not react like this. It may be a good idea to consult your gp or gynae and have your hormone levels checked as imbalances in thyroid, insulin and female hormones can also cause weight gain. Using a variety of slimming diets, losing some weight and regaining it could also have landed you in the yo-yo dieting cycle which makes it progressively harder to lose weight.
To lose weight you basically need to change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating a balanced, energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss' , ‘The right approach' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of a such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life). While you are on the ‘Weight loss' site, read about every aspect of slimming (Diet pills, slimming aids, psychological aspects, etc) by surfing on this site.
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