Learning What I Can (and cannot) Eat
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
This liver/gallbladder thing is tricky. I've figured out that I can't eat ground beef...I can eat very lean beef, like a steak, though. I also can't eat any pork except for ham...maybe the curing makes a difference??? I can't eat hard yellow cheeses, like cheddar, but can eat soft "light"-colored cheeses like mozzarella and feta. I can't eat anything fried...that was hard to admit. I can't eat chocolate (VERY sad) or things made with trans-fatty acids...imagine that! I'm consuming 6 oz of unfiltered apple cider with 2 TBSP of apple cider vinegar water down with coconut water and plain, filtered water. The doc concurs with this concoction, stating that the ACV is such a "cure-all" that I may actually be healing my liver and breaking up, or dissolving, the gallstones (it's a LENGTHY process, but I feel it's worth it!)
Anyway....still tracking and tracking. I'm down 6.2 pounds since recommitting after getting these diagnoses. When I look at what inflames my liver/gallbladder and look at what I CAN eat, it's so simple really. Just like we've always been told. Wrapping my mind around it is difficult. This is the first time I've ever completely eliminated any foods from my diet. Maybe this will work this time.