Problem Eating Fat

People often complain to me about their problem eating fat,  it causes them stomach and gut distress.  In almost every instance the problem with eating fat is due to gallbladder related issues.

  • Importance of the gallbladder
  • What your doctor won’t tell you, but I will


Dietary fat (fats you consume) are critical for optimum health, not only the quality of fat is important but so is the quantity.  The gallbladder plays an important role in the digestion of dietary fats.

Picture of the Gallbladder in relation to other organs.


When people complain to me about their inability to digest fats I ask them if they have ever had their gallbladder tested.  There are typically two responses.

  • ‘No, never heard of a gallbladder test.’
  • ‘I don’t have a gallbladder, it was removed.’


Fats, Gallbladder and Silent Doctors

In all of the conversations I’ve had with diabetics and their inability to digest fats properly, they complained to their doctor.

In none of those instances, did their doctors suggest digestive enzymes… not in ONE single case. In ever single case the doctor recommended a low fat, grain based diet, the absolute worst recommendation possible.

Diabetics need a high fat, very low carb meal plan to help them control their blood sugars.


EVERY SINGLE person in the two scenarios above is seeing a highly trained doctor.  NONE of them, not a single person was taking digestive enzymes to aid in the digestion of fats.

Note:  Digestive Enzymes (below) can be purchased ‘over the counter’, without prescription.


Digestive Enzymes Aid Digesting Fats

If you have any gastro-intestinal discomfort when eating fatty meats, butter or coconut oil, etc I urge you to talk to your doctor about having your Gallbladder tested. You can also being experimenting with these digestive enzymes.

Enzymedica – Lypo Gold, Optimizes Fat Digestion, 60 Capsules (FFP)

Enzymedica – Digest Basic, Essential Digestive Enzymes, 90 Capsules (FFP)

(Another friend suggested Ox Bile, saying it helped them more than other enzymes. Click Here for Ox Bile on Amazon)

If the gallbladder is malfunctioning or if it was previously removed, a person’s gastro-intestinal issues can be greatly helped by taking digestive enzymes.   Above are two products that Karen Gale uses to help her digest fats.  Thanks to Karen for help in creating this post/information. :)


Note:  Since I posted this, many have reported weaning off the enzymes, still eating high fat. Their body adapted.  Also, some never added enzymes, but just gradually added more and more fat… again, their bodies adapted.


What Your Doctor Won’t Tell You

I am NOT a highly trained doctor, am not a highly trained dietitian or certified diabetes educator. What am I ???  Someone who gives a damn.

I just want to stress this again because it really irritates me.

Diabetics need to eat like me, a low carb paleo, high fat, diabetes meal plan.

In every single case of a diabetic complaining about the inability to properly digest fats, their doctor told them to eat a low fat, high carb, grain based meal plan.

AND in every single case their doctor failed to mention using enzymes to aid digestion of fats.


Conversation with a Diabetic

Here is an exchange that took place between Karen Gale and myself, this was my first encounter with the gallbladder issue.

Karen:  I am having trouble digesting fats.
Me: Let me do some checking and see what I can find.

(I googled and learned in minutes that the gallbladder is likely the culprit and that enzymes can be bought over the counter that can help and aid in the digestion of fat.)

Me:  Have you ever had a gallbladder function test?
Karen:  I may have, but I had my gallbladder removed.

Me: WHAT? … you don’t have a gallbladder?
Karen: No

Me: Did your doctor mention enzymes to help with the ‘gastro-intestinal’ issues?
Karen: No

Karen took the ball and researched, bought what she needed.


Do Not Give Up on Dietary Fats

If you are having gastro-intestinal issues after eating fatty foods.

  • purchase digestive enzymes and see if they help.
  • check with your doctor about testing your gallbladder.
  • eat a real food ‘low carb paleo‘ diet


More Info On The Gallbladder  … quotes from WebMD

WebMD on Gallbladder

“The gallbladder stores bile produced by the liver. After meals, the gallbladder is empty and flat, like a deflated balloon. Before a meal, the gallbladder may be full of bile and about the size of a small pear.

In response to signals, the gallbladder squeezes stored bile into the small intestine through a series of tubes called ducts. Bile helps digest fats…”

No problems thus far.

“… the gallbladder itself is not essential.”

Only a drug pimping, grain pushing, low fat dogma fanatic would call a gallbladder… ‘not essential’.

They do NOT have a clue.

“Removing the gallbladder in an otherwise healthy individual typically causes no observable problems with health or digestion yet there may be a small risk of diarrhea and fat malabsorption.”


Causes NO problems??? Except that it makes it difficult people to consume healthy saturated fats. Those fats have allowed me to become the healthiest and fittest of my adult life AND have allowed me to be drug and insulin free… with normal blood sugar.

Only a complete imbecile  would say that gallbladder removal causes ‘no observable problems’.

Are you sick and tired of being lied to by the ‘medical industry’?

I sure as hell am…. and you should be too.


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2 thoughts on “Problem Eating Fat”

  1. My gallbladder was removed it took my body a whyle before I stopped having gastro-distress after eating meat, but in order for the adjustment to happen you have to gradually increase the amount of fat in your diet. You will never be adjusted if you take enzymes, it was what my doctor said. Coconut oil is the easiest fat to digest without a gallbladder.

    1. Galina, Thanks for the comment and congrats! I’m glad your body adjusted… without a gall bladder and without enzymes!

      “You will never be adjusted if you take enzymes”. I know many folks who tried for months, even years and their body never adjusted without enzymes, so I do question your comment as it applies to ‘all’… glad it happened for YOU! :)

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