Do Crash Diets Cause Gallstones? I’m determined to zip myself into my favorite party dress, and I found a great plan to help me drop 12 pounds fast. But while looking into the diet, I read a post online that said quick weight loss can lead to gallstones. Is that accurate?
It’s true that some very low-calorie diets lack the fat needed to make the gallbladder contract enough to dispose of bile. This allows gallstones to form. But that doesn’t mean you have to set your dress aside. Instead, snack on nuts (like almonds or cashews) or sunflower and pumpkin seeds between meals, or sprinkle a handful of nuts or seeds on salads. This will give your body enough fat to help the gallbladder function properly, cutting the risk of gallstones.