Today is the last day together with the in-laws. No matter what happens today, it doesn’t matter because tomorrow they’ll be going home to Denmark again. So whatever happens today, we can all endure.
I’m feeling much better although still feeling the last bits and pieces of my cold, stuffy nose and swollen & tender gallbladder.
It’s all beginning to make sense to me. If my gallbladder hasn’t been working properly and for quite some time now, then I haven’t been digesting my food properly either. Maybe that’s why I frequently suffer from constipation? And maybe that’s why I’m usually bloated after meals?
Could it be?
I was doing a bit of research online to see what I should be including in a “gallbladder-friendly diet”. The best answers that I could find were your basic common-sense advise on healthy eating:
Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet full of fruits and vegetables is the best way to improve and protect your gallbladder’s health. Fruits and vegetables are full of nutrients and fiber, the latter of which is essential to a healthy gallbladder.
I’m already on it. One of my Christmas presents (from my mother-in-law, thank you) was a Nutribullet blender, which I know will be a vital part of this whole process and will help me incorporate more fruits & veggies (smoothies) into my diet.
For our last dinner together, we went to a new Italian restaurant (2nd night in a row, actually) called Dolce Italia. YES, I know that Italian food probably isn’t the very best for me to eat…but, I didn’t eat too much (I think).
I had a few bites of my mother-in-law’s Cesar salad and about half a small pizza with prosciutto e funghi and I choose the healthier dough, made from a semi whole wheat flour.
No wine (I’m on a dry spell until New Year’s and then again afterwards).
The chef sent us a slice each of a traditional Italian cake that had just come out of the oven, so I tried that (and it was delicious).
I think, I did pretty good. If not, then my excuse is simply that “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. Besides, I felt pretty good both during and after dinner and was careful not to eat too much.
Quote from www.healthline.com/health/gallbladder-diet