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Have gallstones-need help

I was recently diagnosed w/ gallstones, have had 2 attacks over the past 9 months-was doing fine until I think I was eating too much fat. I need to know how much fat is acceptable- and some ideas for menus-there is so much conflicting info. I read all labels-know the fat should be poly or mono-see different labels (ex. 1/2 cup= 3 grams or 2% of daily allowance)-what should be the daily allowance??
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Thank you for your reply and the help. I appreciate your answer. I am looking to have surgery in early summer-my concern is I have a j-pouch as I had ulcerative colitis. Have had the pouch almost 21 yrs. Should I have any concerns w/gallbladder surgery? I know I will still be limited as to what I can eat, but am less concerned w/that then the constant concern about when I might have my next attack.
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Hello,
Those with gallbladder disease should have a diet that is low in fat, cholesterol and sugar and is high in fiber. Avoid fats like hydrogenated and partially-Hydrogenated oils like animal fats, margarine, and mayonnaise. Avoid fatty dairy products like ice cream, butter, sour cream, whole milk, eggs and rich cheeses. Avoid fatty meats and fried foods highly processed foods like doughnuts, cookies, cakes and pies should be also avoided by those with gallstones.  Take fish oil capsules which contain omega-3 oils, these are known to block cholesterol formation in bile. Monosaturated fats in small amounts may be taken.
Best luck and regards!
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