A fat restricted diet may be prescribed for persons with diseases of the liver, gallbladder or pancreas. It may also be prescribed in cases of problems with interference in the digestion, absorption or transportation of fat.
The following guidelines eliminate most foods high in fat content, and restrict the intake of others. It may be necessary to limit or avoid completely certain foods, which cause discomfort such as gaseous distress.
Besides restricting total fat intake per day to 40-50 grams, it is necessary to restrict the fat intake at each meal. This can be accomplished by limiting meat to a maximum of 2 ounces per meal, or substituting other foods for meat.
(Limit to 3 tsp daily; including fat used in cooking.)