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What and how much food can you eat after lap band surgery?
What can you eat after a gastric band?
The gastric band makes the stomach capacity much smaller, so patients eat much less than before the surgery. You need to follow a special weight loss diet which consists of liquids only for the first 2-3 weeks, then, more solid food can be implemented gradually. The dietician from the clinic provides each patient with a detailed diet plan for the first months after the surgery. After the 1st stage of a diet (liquid diet), patients should eat a lot of vegetables, whole grains, and proteins. The “normal” diet usually starts in the 5th week after the surgery – it should be a low-calorie and protein-rich diet consisting of 3 main meals and 2 small snacks a day.
The recommended protein products are:
You can read more about the weight loss surgery diet HERE
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