Gallbladder friendly treats are a necessity carryon for road trips.
|Gallbladder diet. Gallbladder friendly snacks like tuna are full of protein and contain no fat.|
Road trips can be difficult on my gallbladder life primarily because of change in routine, and the fact I am away from all the gallbladder friendly food in my refrigerator.
This weekend was no different. I soon ran out or just became tired of my non-refrigerated packed up gallbladder friendly fresh and dried fruit, seaweed and water.
After the third gasoline station stop I purchased a pack of SourPatch Kids Soft & Chewy candy, and a box of fat-free Fig Newtons. I also began raiding the cinnamon Altoids tin.
|Gallbladder diet. Fat free Fig Newtons were gallbladder friendly but did spike my insulin response!|
My body was seeking fuel. Normally I'd eat a healthy and gallbladder friendly spinach salad loaded with chopped fresh or water sautéed vegetables. A meal of leafy greens, roots, berries and fish would provide complex carbohydrates, protein and nutrients that slowed my insulin response rather than spiking it.
But I had no salad fixings. I just had sugary items. And I gave in and ate them, downing a whole pack of fat-free Fig Newtons while driving.
|Gallbladder diet. I always look for 'no fat' snacks. But look at the Fig Newton calories - 900 per box!|
Of course I felt absolutely great for a minute or two afterwards but within five minutes the sugar low hit.
I felt worse after the sugary junk food than I'd felt before when I was starving.
On the second day in an attempt to avoid the sugary crash damage we made a stop at the local grocer, Publix.
Finding gallbladder friendly food is sometimes a challenge even in the most well stocked of food stores.
I did come across two types of pre-packaged tuna, marinated with both lemon pepper and basil with lemon.
|Gallbladder diet. Gallbladder friendly tuna makes a perfect road trip snack.|
So a bag full of easy tear open, delicious tuna left the store with me.
For the rest of the day my hunger was satiated with solid protein, no-fat protein.
|Gallbladder diet. Each pack contains 13 grams protein, only 1 gram sugar and just 60 calories!|
No more blood sugar spikes and bye-bye hunger and hello happy gallbladder.
Tuna is very filling. Each tear open pack contains only 1 gram of sugar, 60 calories but packs a whopping 13 grams protein!
Gallbladder life is a challenge.
But we can always find an answer to life's challenges with a little creativity.
So next time you make a road trip, consider packing a bag full of cooked, marinated tuna.
Not my preferred 'whole, non-processed food' type, but much better for my body and my gallbladder than SourPatch Kids.
Cheers! Kevin #Gallbladderlife