Reading about gallstones, fasting is not recommended because it causes the gall to sit in the gallbladder which is not prompted to empty by eating. So the gall can become supersaturated and stones may then form.
So, is this fab diet out of bounds for those of us with gallstones. I wonder if there is any research with 5:2 + gallstones?
I suppose that the 500 cals could be spread out into 2 or 3 meals during the day. But for me, that loses the best thing about fasting - that not eating doesn't start your appetite up. For me, not eating is easy but eating very little and often is almost impossible.
My stomach says 'I've started so I'll finish!'
Thanks for any ideas. Does fasting cause gallstones?