What can I eat after Lap-Band fill?

After a gastric band procedure, you will need to eat liquid foods for about two weeks. At the end of the two weeks, you will be able to begin eating pureed foods for 2-4 more weeks; then you should be ready to begin gently reintroducing solid foods.

What is a Lap-Band fill?

Within the first year of your LAP-BAND surgery, band fills and evaluations are integral to your weight loss success. Each body and appetite is different and you may find yourself returning every 2-4 weeks to have your band filled so that your band can properly help you feel full quickly.

How many calories do you eat after a gastric band?

Avoid sugar, sugar-containing foods and beverages, concentrated sweets and fruit juices. For the first two months following surgery, your calorie intake should be between 300 and 600 calories a day, with a focus on thin and thicker liquids. Daily caloric intake should not exceed 1,000 calories.

How do I know if my Lap Band is too full?

When fluid is removed, the band relaxes around the stomach….The following symptoms might mean your lap-band is too tight:

  1. discomfort while eating.
  2. coughing at night.
  3. acid reflux or heartburn.
  4. unsatisfactory weight loss.
  5. difficulty eating solid food.
  6. inability to keep food down.

How do they tighten Lap Band?

The band can be adjusted. This is done by adding or removing fluid in a balloon around the band. This is done through a port placed under the skin of your abdomen.

How to follow a diet plan after lap band surgery?

Diet plan after lap band surgery quite specific. You should follow the steps mentioned below. Eat 3 dishes each day. Avoid snacking between meals. Snacking can prevent weight loss or promote weight gain due to excess intake of calories. Chew foods gradually and thoroughly. You should take a minimum of 20 minutes to complete a dish.

How much food can pass through a gastric band?

This band restriction maintains a feeling of fullness and limits the amount of food that is able to pass through to the lower stomach. The stomach pouch can only hold one to two ounces of food at a time. The band must be adjusted frequently as your weight loss progresses.

How much water should I drink after lap band surgery?

Your new LAP-BAND surgery diet will progress through three phases. Each phase lasts one week: Aim to drink 24 ounces of clear fluids the first day after surgery. Try slowly sipping 1 ounce (30 milliliters) every hour and stop when you feel full. On day two, aim for 48 ounces, and 64 ounces on day three and thereafter.

What is a soft diet after a tummy tuck?

A soft diet does not mean the foods have to be blended, but they should be foods that are easy to tolerate, such as bland foods. There will be some foods that you may not be able to tolerate at this time and therefore should wait until at least seven weeks post-op before trying them.