Lap-Band Diet

Post Op to End of Week 6: FULL LIQUID DIET

  • Water, Tap, Bottled, Flavored but without added sugar
  • Tea
  • Crystal Light, Minute Maid Light
  • Diet Snapple
  • Apple Juice, White grape juice or cranberry juice diluted 50/50 with water
  • Sugar-free Popsicles
  • Sugar-free Gelatin ("Jello")
  • Sugar-free Pudding
  • Chicken Broth, Beef Broth, Vegetable Broth
  • Cream Soups, canned only (none from restaurants)
  • Tomato Soup
  • Skim Milk or Non-Fat Lactose Free Milk (eg, "Lactaid", "Dairy-Ease)
  • Non-fat Sugar-freeYogurt, plain or fruit flavored
  • Apple Sauce


Week 7 - Regular food

  • Well-cooked meats, vegetables, bread, raw fruit
  • Eat three meals per day 4-5 hours apart.
  • Leave food on your plate. Try three bites, wait ten minutes and see if you are full before eating anymore.
  • Do NOT drink liquids for 30-45 minutes after each meal.
  • Do NOT drink beverages containing sugar including fruit juice.

EAT NO creamy, mushy, soft, or crunchy foods including:

  • Ice cream
  • Milkshakes
  • Yogurt
  • Soup
  • Cream of Wheat
  • Oatmeal
  • Grits
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Salads with Mayo
  • Crunchy Cookies
  • Pretzels
  • Chips

AVOID Chocolate and Carbonated Soda.
Take a Chewable multivitamin with mineral everyday.

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