Fat Free Diet for a Day...Update
, Dec 07 2012 01:36 PM
15 replies to this topic
Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:36 PM
I have high levels on my Liver tests, so now I have to have a Liver Ultrasound. I have been told I need to go on a Fat Free Diet the day before and fast on the day...which I need help on....
So what is fat that I can't eat?
I know this includes anything dairy...
But what else can't I have?
Has anyone had a Liver Scan?
The specialist mentioned it could be my Gallbladder causing this, but DH said he mentioned Gallstones, which I don't remember hearing.
I also have very low Vitamin D it's 29, because my body is not converting the sun into Vitatmin D I now have to take vitamin D suppliments.
Edited by morgansacre, 14 December 2012 - 04:39 PM.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:43 PM
I would think fat free means - no dairy, butter, marg, oils, icecream, salad dressings, fat free meats - maybe give the ultrasound clinic a call and ask for the info for that test.
You may also not be able to eat high fat nuts?? Best bet would be grains, fruits and vegetables - with out anything on them except some herbs
Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:56 PM
If you want to get technical even fruits and vegetables have fats in them. Can't they give you a list? They probably mean no meat, dairy, olive oil, etc as PP mentioned.
I'd ring and ask.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:08 PM
I imagine it's a very low fat diet, rather than completely fat free.
It's only for a day, so stick to very lean cuts of meat/fish and fruits, vegetables and wholegrains. Milk is also quite low in fat.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:28 AM
Thank you for the replies,
The lady from the X-ray place said fat free and no dairy. So I think I'll just avoid anything dairy and watch what I eat...as in no cooking in fat, nothing like bacon or sausages, etc I never have fat on meat anyway, so that is no problem.
If I am still unsure ill ring the X-ray place on Monday and ask them.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:30 AM
I hope it goes well Lynn.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:39 AM
Red meat will be out, as will chicken. Kangaroo has virtually no fat, as does venison. Prawns and squid are okay, too.
Potatoes, rice, lentils are all fine. Check the labels on the bread - I bet they'll want it to be <1.5% fat. If you have a French bakery nearby, ask about their baguettes. If they're just flour, yeast, water, they'll be perfect (and delicious).
Nuts, oils, avocado would all be out.
It'll be fine for only a day
Hope all is clear!
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:47 AM
I had a liver ultrasound done recently after discovering high levels on my blood test. they check your stomach area, your kidneys, liver and around the pancreas and gall area. from memory i wasn't allowed to eat or drink anything for quite a few hours beforehand. i wasn't told the fat free, dairy free thing though.
mine came back as liver disease. working my butt off now to try and reverse it, or at least halt it in its tracks.
funnily enough, i'm also extremely low in vitamin D.
good luck! try not to worry about it too much until you know something for certain. i had convinced myself i had liver cancer. don't do that to yourself!
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:48 AM
So if I ate a prawn salad, consisting of prawns, lettuce, beet root, tomatoes, and onion I'd be fine....
As a Diabetic I need something with carbohydrates in, so can I have orange juice?
16yr break - I have to fast on the day, well from 12am. From what I read the liver converts the vitamin D for use in the body, if its not working properly, neither will the vitamin D. They usually go together. I'm hoping its not liver disease....but I have a funny feeling
Edited by morgansacre, 08 December 2012 - 09:52 AM.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 09:49 AM
Ohhh good luck. Will be thinking of you. I've had to do fat-free(ish) days for certain tests before. Here's what I'd eat:
Breakfast: I'd just make a good fruit salad.
Lunch: a big salad for with soft leaf lettuce (not iceberg as it might be rough on your system), tomatoes, mushrooms, chickpeas (abt 1.5g fat in 1/2 cup), capsicum, and a squeeze of lemon juice and a dash of lemon-pepper seasoning
Dinner: a nice vegetarian minestrone with tomato, zucchini, onion, peas, green beans, garlic, herbs, and cannellini beans (only 1g fat per cup if from a can), made with fat-free stock (I like Massel's "chicken style").
If you get hungry for a snack, go for fruit or some steamed veggies with a bit of lemon-pepper or soy sauce.
So that'd bring your fat total for the day to roughly 2-4g which is pretty darn low! And you'll get lots of good energy-giving carbs and nutrients to get you through the fasting day.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:38 PM
I got the results of my ultrasound today. I have no problems with my aorta, my kidneys, my gallbladder is clear and normal, no blockages or stones, and I don't have cancer or a tumor...but I do have a Fatty Liver
so this explains the elevated Liver Enzymes.
But doesn't explain the low Vitamin D levels. So I am now taking 1000UI daily.
I have now been put on a low dose of anti-depressants to help control my hot flushes...it is supposed to ease them and lesson the frequency of them, without the complications of raising my BSLs, and interfering with my BP like HRT would.
So at least that's one more worry crossed off my list. I hope my next blood test doesn't raise anymore questions, all these tests are driving me nuts.
Now to sit back and enjoy my health...well as good as it is
Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:03 PM
But doesn't explain the low Vitamin D levels. So I am now taking 1000UI daily.
My Dr said most Australian adults would be low in Vitamin D as we cover up with sunscreen and hats when outside. Mine is low too and she suggested I get my 'back' facing the morning sun to soak up those rays.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:15 PM
Yep, my vitamin D has been low for years. Originally my doctor told me to just try to get more sun, but now I'm on supplements, 2000UI a day (if I remember
Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:32 AM
Thanks, I don't cover up or use sunscreen, so I don't think this is the reason....yes and I know I should
Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:38 AM
If you need to continue a very low fat diet I am happy to provide some info, just message me.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:42 AM
Thank you mavisandjack, the fat free diet was only for one day prior to a liver ultrasound. I found one day of doing this so hard, I'd hate to have to do it for longer
I feel for those that do.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show is back this April! Save $8 off the door price for a limited time only!
Sometimes the greatest baby name ideas come from the most unexpected places, as these EB members show.
While we often think of pregnancy as a 40 week affair, experts agree that 37 weeks is actually “full term". So is there an argument for inducing all births at 37 weeks?
Controlled-crying techniques may help some babies sleep through the night, but for many exhausted new parents, it's just a recipe for more tears all round.
As people become more aware of these benefits, I hope more parents will practice this method, so we can cut down on nappies and improve baby bonding.
Aussie actress Emily Symons has announced she is pregnant with her first baby.
A little girl will grow up without her father after the fit and healthy 34-year-old passed away while doing something he had practised his whole life.
You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.
We've compiled a guide to some of the most popular presents for newborns and new mums, and for christenings and naming days.
Actress Jaime King is pregnant with her second child, giving 16-month-old James a sibling.
The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found.
As many as one in two newborn babies suffer from skin irritations in their first few weeks. So what are the most common rashes and irritations to look out for?
Wall decals are the answer to creating a beautiful nursery or children's space without lifting a paint brush, a spirit level or even a hammer.
Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.
In spite of being in an almost constant state of motion while looking after the kids and trying to keep things together at home, it can seem as though parents have managed to get nothing on the to-do list done by the end of the day.
The middle name is no longer an afterthought, and parents' inspiration comes from many places.
A new IVF scheme offers couples the chance to fall pregnant and give birth - or get their money back. But there's more to it than you might think.
A baby born still inside the amniotic sac gave US doctors a rare glimpse at life inside the womb.
Three years ago Jason Hughes viciously attacked his ex-partner. Now she has to write to him three times a year.
A West Australian woman will fight allegations that she scammed expectant mums by selling them fake ultrasound pictures of babies.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
A Sydney mother who suffered brain damage when she was hit by a car while pushing her newborn baby in a pram has reached a confidential out-of-court settlement with the driver's insurance company.
A culturally sensitive midwifery service has gained the trust and respect of Aboriginal women.
Most mums-to-be plan to take things easy and perhaps have a little break from work as the birth of their baby draws near. Not Kate McCartney.
Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.
Last week an un-retouched photo of model Cindy Crawford surfaced, showing the 48-year-old mother-of -two posing in underwear.
Thought your toddler could not love pancakes any more than they already do? How about if the breakfast treat came in the shape of every two-year-old's favourite cartoon character?
I thought I was never going to be able to have a successful pregnancy. I decided that I wasn't going to form an emotional attachment with this baby.
February 18 marks the start of one of the most prolific annual baby competitions in Australia: the Bonds Baby Search. And this year is going to be more special than ever.
This is not something that people like to talk about, but Facebook has announced that it will grant users more control over what happens to their pages after they die.
Mother of four Marie Holmes was financially struggling after quitting her jobs at Walmart and McDonald's in order to care for her children.
A first-time mother whose daughter died hours after her frightening birth insists she was never told of the risks of being obese and pregnant.
She has labelled parents who do not vaccinate their children "misinformed imbeciles" - and for that, she makes no apologies.
Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.
I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common female hormonal condition, affecting roughly one in 12 Australian women.
If doing it on your back is out, what's the best position for labour and birth?
With Valentine's Day coming up, Nat Gilbert could be forgiven for thinking her husband might be planning a surprise for her.
We usually only hear the success stories: tales of the two-year-old who’s talking, running and completely toilet trained. But other stories need to be told too.
Sarah Kiss has a word of advice for proud mums and dads who are keen to enter their babies in this year's Bonds Baby Search Competition - just have fun.
If your family needs to go to sleep school, go with them. You are part of that family and you are part of the solution.
A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.
Check out this range of products designed to help make your breastfeeding journey more enjoyable, manageable and convenient.
Win a KitchenAid Mixer
To celebrate, and to thank our amazing fans, we?re giving away a KitchenAid Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer.