Welcome to Your Personal Lap-Band Guide BLOG. Here I'll keep you informed of updates to the site including recipes of the week! I'll also chime in every once in awhile about important news from the world of weight loss surgery.
Premade bariatric shakes are the easiest way to boost your protein after weight loss surgery. See this list of dietitian approved protein drinks to determine which to choose.
Your post lap band diet requires changes in HOW you eat as well as WHAT you eat. Your lap band surgery diet will require changes in the size of your bites, how fast you eat, how well you chew,...
WOW here I am. I had the stomach band in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on October 23,2010. Great normal post op course no issues. My weight dropped off quickly
First week...Rough! EGD did not discover hernia. Once inside doctor repaired and placed band. Pain from hernia was not pleasant...I didn't feel well enough
I was banded 7-21-08. I have lost 55 pounds and have reached the goal that I originally set for myself, but my BMI is still not where it should be for
I have always looked in the mirror and have never seen the real me. Not until I saw pictures of myself did I truly see how fat and ugly I am. What a shocker.
Okay so I just found this website just today (October 15, 2010) and my surgery is scheduled for 3 day from now on October 18th!!! Even though the doctor
First I'd like to thank Suzette for this awesome website....Thank You! My surgery is scheduled for 10/28/10. I went for my sleep study this past weekend
Gastric lap band accessories that are as fun to own as they are to give as gifts.
Weight loss surgery recipes that are delicious AND nutritious. Use these post lap band diet recipes to pack a lot of nutrition into small portions. Lap band recipes can be used with gastric sleeve...
I had my surgery in December 2008 – I was so excited! Had two fills and everything was going great, then my original surgeon sent me a letter saying he
I had lap band surgery about 2 years ago, so far I have lost about 50 lbs. However over the past year I have fallen off and have gained some of the weight
As you can see by the name of my blog, I just had my weight loss surgery. This has been a year in coming. Excited, scared, to say the least. But very determined
I like many of you people out there have been fat since childhood. I cannot remember a time when I was young that I did not FEEL fat. When I was 12 I
This healthy coleslaw can be added to sandwiches or can be eaten as a stand alone side dish.
This blueberry sorbet is beaming with healthful antioxidants, and is sure to please your sweet tooth too!
So I'm not sure whether or not I blogged about my first issue, but my wound after surgery became infected. Nothing major just a superficial infection but
New to blogging! I had my Gastric Lap Band surgery on December 17, 2009 in Monterrey, Mexico. I weighed 298 with high blood pressure, high cholesterol,
Had lapband on 8/27/10. Still sore but moving every hour to help speed up recovery. Hungry, a little, miss the texture and crunch of food the most. Major
How many ounces in a lap band is the average for the optimal amount in the band? I have now had 4 fills and have a total of 5 ounces in my band. How will
Hi, I'm off to a large theme park this weekend and I want to join my family on the thrill seeking rollercoasters. I'm 2 years post gastric band and I have
My name is Sherri... I have been a bander since Feb 2007. I have lost 70 pounds and have 40 more to go still. I have had struggles but feel very strongly
Ok, yesterday was three weeks post-op and I have developed an infection at my port incision site. The doc says it's superficial which is good news. The
I am scheduled to have Lap-band procedure in 2 weeks. I have started replacing at least one meal a day with a protein shake. I am excited but a little
The low calorie peanut butter is a cinch to make. Mix part skim ricotta cheese with peanut butter and sweeten with...
I have had food stuck all day and am 8 months post op what can I do besides drink to make it go down?
Lapband surgery 7/5/2010...My nutritionist told me that the first 4 weeks (2 prior and 2 post) would be the worst 4 weeks of my life. I told her I didn't
It has been exactly two weeks since I was banded and I feel almost like my old self again. My appetite has come back which is a blessing and a curse at
I am post op 4 days with the realize band. How long will I feel the discomfort of the post op gas? It has been so severe that twice I have felt the urge
I am almost sixteen years old. I am 100 pounds overweight. I have tried, what feels like, millions of diets. I have been looking into this option for
Would eggplant parmesan be mushy enough to eat in this stage? I think it would be fine to try if you pick away the crispy breading. That could potentially
Is burping like a man ok? I am 2.5 weeks post op. Take small bites (use infant/child size utensils) and chew well (25-30 times each bite). This should
I am going to a special birthday celebration at a fine dining establishment tonight. I have reviewed the menu and believe maybe the mashed potatoes and
My dietician said for my two week pre op liquid diet to eat broth or thin soups. What exactly is a thin soup? I imagine she's suggesting soups like tomato,
Ok, here it is 9 days post-op. My wound is draining and really itchy. I am hungry almost all of the time but don't have a taste for anything. I have lost
Just had Lap Band surgery Friday July 23, 2010. Boy have I learned what hunger really feels like. It has been tough not going to get food when I want,
I had my band placed 2 weeks ago. Since then, I have still been on a liquid diet although I have had some scrambled eggs. I'm finding it really hard
ok -I am going to give this a try. Just had my lap band placed on Tuesday the 20th. I am already feeling fearful - like what in the heck have I done?!!!
I have only one week to go until my surgery. I am nervously excited and just wish it was done and over already. Fear of the unknown ya know? This past
I am 2 years out from gastric banding. In the last year I have been having lots of gas. I'm very uncomfortable and gassy. I don't drink alcohol, drink
19 days after lap band surgery and I started on pureed foods yesterday. After eating lunch today, I feel musculoskeletal type pain in left mid back under
OUCH! After prepping for the insurance approval since December 27th of 2009 (Thanks Cigna)I got my fat ass approved on June 11th (Surgery July 14th) I
I had my lapband surgery over a year ago. In the beginning I wasn't hungry at all & lost over 35 pounds. And then that was it. No more weight loss.
Sugar Blues - what's that?? I have been obese 51 years. After having lap band surgery over 2 years ago I have lost over 100 pounds. I exercise regularly
My mother had the lapband surgery two years ago. I would consider it a success due to the fact that she lost around 125 pounds! It is wonderful to have
Ugh! I have almost had the lap-band for a year. I have not been able to reach my goal. Will I have to diet forever? I feel like I will never lose this
Fish in parchment paper is a healthy way to cook fish because it requires little fat, and you get perfectly cooked fish every time with minimal effort on your part. Try this fish in parchment tonight.
Pre-op weight -252 Day of surgery- 246 My name is Shauna, and I am 21. I just had the lap band surgery on July 12, 2010. This day marks the first day
Ok, I finally got my surgery date... two weeks from today and I have all these emotions going through my head, one of which is a strange almost mourning