Our expert says:
I hope that your gallbladder operation will be a great success and that you will then be free of symptoms. In regard to weight gain after a gallbladder op, it is not an inevitable consequence because all that happens is that the storage sack in which gall is stored is removed. You will still produce gall which is required for digestion, but instead of being stored in the gallbladder, the gall will now be emptied directly into the digestive tract. If you are despondent because none of the diets you have used so far, including a high-protein diet and the Slender Wonder regimen, have resulted in permanent weightloss, then I can only suggest that you consult a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area). The dietitian will have to work out an individual diet prescription for you that promotes weightloss and also helps you through the post-operative period.
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