I had my gall bladder removed in November 2008. At the time of removal I weighed 187 lbs. It is now 2 months later and I have been working out rigorously, eating 1500 calories a day. walking, going to the gym 6 x a week and not eating too much fat and i even take a pill called Alli which supposed to help with weight loss but i am still 197, i even got up to 208 in December because i was eating a lot. Im going to try the bile salts everyone is suggesting to lose weight. I think its going to work, something has got to give. I am at my wits end with this too! I hope someone can tell us how the bile salts worked to help you lose weight. Im going to bookmark this page, take the bile salts for 2 weeks and then post a response on how it worked for me. Thanks for reading.