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im under medication for deppresion akso i had my gall bladder removed about 3 years ago. since then,i gained 60 pounds .tried so many diet plans that fail. any advise? thanks. erika r.

By Anonymous May 22, 2014 - 7:41am
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Hi Erica,

Thank you for your post.

I'm very sorry to read about your health troubles and agree that a sixty pound weight gain is pretty significant. 

Gall bladder removal has been linked to weight gain - as have medications for depression. 

What you might want to consider is really changing your diet to see if that helps. Remove anything like salty snacks, stop drinking any kind of soda (including diet drinks, they are so bad for your health) and don't eat any kind of "diet foods" like margarine or butter substities - they are filled with chemicals. A little of the real thing is much better. 

Diet plans can be restrictive and daunting. Eat lots of fruit and veg every day and stick to lean proteins. Measuring and counting can be really annoying to do in the long run. 

Increase your exercise to an hour a day if you can. Walking is perfect and is very good for your mental health. 

Also talk to your doctor about the kind of meds you are on and possibly changing them or changing the dosage. 

Ask your doctor about taking bile salts - they can help with weight loss and bloating. 

Also - take a look at this very detailed thread below to look at the stories and advice from other women going through the same thing: 


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