Originally Posted by davyjose
Coke is high-carb, not high-fat. Another example of "experts" not having a fcuking clue tbh. It's 100% carbs, 0% fat.
Absolutely. Coke has no fat whatsoever. Lots of sugar, but no fat.
I've just recently had my gall bladder out and had to follow a low fat diet too, although you're really only looking to cut out foods high in saturated fat.
Therefore, stay away from pastries, any dairy, processed meats, oils (except a small amount of olive oil), chocolate, potato crisps (I found low fat maize-based crisps like Meanies or quavers were ok). No nuts, either.
Dinners are best left to chicken, lean beef (fillet steak is great) and white fish. Try and stay away from lamb and pork. Mince is ok as long as it's steak mince and you spoon every last drop of fat from it whilst cooking. Grill or bake all your meat - no frying!
Veg and fruit is great - I found making my own smoothies with frozen fruit and fat free natural yoghurt was a great substitute for sweet cravings, although I also consumed a lot of boiled sweets and jellies!
Also, white sauces ar a no-no. Use tomato based sauces with your pasta instead. Pasta and rice is a great way to fill up at dinner time! Try stir frys too - noodles are generally ok (although definitely not the potted kind!)
Try to look at the lables when buying ready made meals or snacks, too. Some of them are deceptively high in fat. Take-aways are out of bounds too, except for certain chinese dishes like chicken szechuans or black pepper sauce dishes. Always go for the boiled rice - never fried.
Best of luck with it, it's not a pleasant condition, but hopefully you'll manage it ok. I assume you'll either be getting the stones removed or the gall bladder out. If so, it's a great relief and may even teach you a few lessons about healthy eating!