Appetite is back, but so is confusion
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Well, my appetite seemed to come back with a vengeance yesterday afternoon. I think all the drugs have finally left my system. That stuff hangs around in my system longer than they think it does. I think I just don't metabolize drugs the way "normal" people do. That's why a little goes a long ways for me.
But now I am entirely confused about WHAT to eat. It seems that my gallbladder may have been responding to losing weight at a fairly rapid pace last summer, plus going low fat low protein and high healthy carb, which also resulted in my triglycerides skyrocketing.
There's just such conflicting info! And everybody thinks they have it right!
For example, some research says:
Without adequate protein, the liver won’t produce enough bile for the body to digest fats and allow nutrient absorption. (I definitely was NOT getting enough protein last summer/fall when I lost the weight)
Frequent fasting—even just skipping breakfast—also sets the stage for a drop in bile production and usage.
A low-cholesterol diet disrupts the system in two ways: First, the liver makes bile acids from cholesterol, so a scarcity of the raw ingredients causes a drop in production. Second, the main way the body gets rid of cholesterol is through bile metabolism, which transforms a third to a half of our total cholesterol into bile acids. (And now I don't even have bile metabolism to rely on since my gallbladder was removed!)
All I want is what is right for ME, and that has been impossible to find. It's all so conflicting!
It's too overwhelming to deal with today.