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Slimming World

Don't lose weight too fast!!

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Ceilingrose · 23/10/2018 22:53

Don't do it. People who lose weight too fast often get gallstones. They are beyond painful.

You shouldn't lose more than 2lb/1 kg a week. The NHS this and so many others.

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Liskee · 24/10/2018 12:39

thanks

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Bluntness100 · 24/10/2018 12:40

Okdoke.

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TheQueef · 24/10/2018 12:42

Too fast isn't an issue for me. Angry

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Groovee · 24/10/2018 12:55

It took me 21 months to lose 5 and a half stone. It's a journey not a race.

My gall stones weren't from my weight loss though.

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Ceilingrose · 24/10/2018 14:39

I saw a thread yesterday where someone else had this.

I did.

Then when I had it friends told me about similar.

My consultant warned me about it.

It's mentioned in the NHS.

It does happen.

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ivykaty44 · 31/10/2018 05:50

Apple cider vinegar is thought to help

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florriepeck · 31/10/2018 07:57

I thought gallstones were more likely to be related to being overweight ( fair, female, fat, and forty).

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Ceilingrose · 31/10/2018 16:15

I do think the cider vinegar is a myth. It never helped me.

I think it's true that many people with gallstones are older and were/are overweight . However gallstones can sit dormant and cause no trouble for years. You can also recover from them in that they stop causing problems. However losing too much weight each week works against that. This is generally accepted in the NHS.

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Mitzimaybe · 31/10/2018 16:19

What about people who have bariatric surgery and lose huge amounts of weight - do they get gallstones too? Because the surgery is done on the NHS quite often so I assume it's a trade off between one risk and another.

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FabulouslyGlamorousFerret · 31/10/2018 17:11

Mitz yes, they do. I think some surgeons remove the gallbladder at the same time as the incidence is so high

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Numberonecook · 31/12/2018 14:48

This happened to me. I lost 5st in 6 months on WW and I ended up having my gall bladder removed. After removal I put the whole lot back on and now struggle with weight loss. Slow and steady really does win the race :(

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