So last weekend I started getting a serious pain in my side. Come Monday a trip to the doctor then the doctor sending me to the ER I discovered I have some gallbladder "sludge" or "gravel" basically the beginnings of stones. The current plan is to be monitored by a surgeon through out my pregnancy and treat with diet. We are hoping I can make it through the pregnancy with out having to have it removed. The way to do this is to have a very low fat almost fat free diet.
At first I was bummed (okay a little devastated), I'm pregnant and can't eat hardly anything. I'm starting to use my nutrition background and figure out what I can and can not eat and how I can eat my favorite foods or at least what I am currently craving. I think the biggest adjustment is going to be we can't eat out. On Monday we were in the hospital for about 6 hours, we had to get cleared by OB before we could go to the real ER. I had skipped lunch and both Collin and I were starving but where do you get fast food at 9:30 at night that's fat free. (If you can think of a place let me know) We ended up going to Wendy's and I got a baked potato with no toppings and a garden salad with no dressing.
Anyway this post is to tell you of upcoming posts. I've decided that I'm going to challenge myself and make foods I love and just tweak them so they are Fat Free or very low fat. When I make a meal I am particularly proud of you're going to see it :) It's mainly for me but I figure maybe someone else out there would like to give the fat free / low fat diet a try and want some ideas.