GallBladder Diet for Gallstones, GallBladder Attack, GallBladder Pain and GallBladder after Surgery

As a person with specific gallbladder conditions, gallbladder diet is a topic you should never overlook as most sufferers do. Like for example, there are specific foods to eat, and certain fats to avoid depending on your gallbladder pain, problem or condition.

In this article we will explore different foods that work (or are not suitable) for specific gallbladder conditions. You will know for sure what to eat and what to avoid, so listen closely.

GallBladder Diet: Foods to Eat, Foods to Avoid for Gallstones

Did you know that for a small percentage of people, gallstones can trigger a variety of symptoms, such as abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and vomiting? And guess what! When gallstone symptoms are frequent, recurrent, and especially uncomfortable, the standard cure is gallbladder surgery (aka gallbladder removal).

A gallbladder diet won’t cure your condition, yet watching what you eat and keeping a healthy weight might help you prevent gallstones from forming and avoid some discomfort if you do develop gallstones.

Women are twice as likely as men to develop such. Overweight people also have a tendency in this direction and are at risk for gallstones.

If you want to keep your health optimum then adjust your diet plan and include:

  • foods low in fat and cholesterol
  • moderate in calories
  • and high in fiber.


  • Fresh fruits (except avocados as they are high fat and bananas as they are high sugar)
  • High-fiber vegetables (black beans, lentils)
  • Whole grains (whole wheat bread, brown rice, oats, bran cereal)
  • Lean meat (skinless chicken, turkey and fish)
  • Low-fat dairy products (fat-free yogurt, skim milk, reduced fat cheese)

Some research has indicated that caffeinated coffee and moderate amounts of alcohol lowers the risk of gallstones.

Try to avoid or limit these high-fat foods in your diet:

  • Fatty red meat
  • Fried foods
  • Gassy foods (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower)
  • Whole-milk dairy products (cheese, ice cream, butter)
  • Highly processed foods (doughnuts, pie, cookies)

Also, spicy foods may not be tolerated with cholecystitis.

GallBladder Diet for GallBladder Attack

Gallbladder attacks are usually triggered by rich in fat nutriments, such as dairy products, nuts, margarine and red meats. Other foods to avoid while experiencing gallbladder flare-ups:

  • Coffee
  • Alcohol
  • Chocolate
  • Cabbage
  • fruit juices
  • onions
  • oranges
  • corn
  • and eggs.

Instead, you’re fine eating the foods recommended to prevent gallstones.

There has been said that acid reflux cause the same symptoms as gallbladder attack, but it doesn’t last as longer as a gallbladder attack.

GallBladder Diet for GallBladder Pain

Gallbladder pain is typically caused by gallstones. So the same foods to eat, and foods to avoid when it comes to preventing gallstones apply in this case. However, before you adjust your diet, talk with your doctor and see what he/she thinks of your condition. Then talk with a few others, and see if you notice any similarly in their advice.

The most effective way to reverse gallbladder pain is to cease animal food ingesting because this pain is usually caused by cholesterol in your diet.

GallBladder Diet after GallBladder Surgery

The same foods that you should eat to prevent gallstones are generally speaking ideal after gallbladder removal. However, each body system is unique, so you should ingest only what you tolerate.

What I suggest is simple: for overweight people, quick fat lose is not a good idea. Try to reduce one, two or three pounds a week. Also, avoid large meals, instead eat small ones. Better to ingest 5 times a day, reducing the meal, than two or three big meals.