So I mentioned a while ago that my gallbladder stopped speaking to me after what appeared to be a tummy bug.
Or maybe it started shouting at me. Shouting that it's not happy and needs a goddamn rest.
I had a scan and thankfully there are no stones which means no surgery. But the wall is inflamed and the doctor thinks that maybe there was a small stone at some point that dissolved itself and did some damage. Nice work Gally sorting that all on your own! That's his nickname now. And I have no idea why my gallbladder is a 'he' but there you are...
The result is that I'm now intolerant to fat. The doctor says this may get better in time or it might just be the way I am now. Wait whaaaaaaaat?
So for the last few months I have been on a low fat high fibre diet without red meat.
Those of you who know me know I have always been allergic to diets of any kind. I love food and couldn't imagine ever restricting myself. Most of our food is home cooked so I've always felt relatively healthy. But I drank full fat milk and used lots of butter. We ate a lot of red meat. Cheese and crisps were my weakness and it turns out my portion sizes were that of about 4 people. Oops.
The first month of this new way of eat was hard. I daydreamed about face planting melted cheese and romancing a large bowl of chips with a big juicy steak. I was hungry a lot.
But it got easier and as long as I don't cheat I kind of feel amazing for the first time in a long time.
Maybe my gallbladder has been shouting for a while and I wasn't listening...
I'm listening now buddy and actually its been kind of fun thinking up new recipes that I can eat. I may share some with you from time to time. I would also welcome any recipes you might have.
Recipe for the above Couscous Salad
Couscous - just soak it in hot water for ten minutes
1 Tomato chopped
Low fat feta cheese (which seems to agree with ol' Gally)
Squeeze of half a lemon
Although every time I make this it's different depending on what I have in the fridge. I love it though because its quick and easy to make. And more importantly it's really tasty and filling.