What Can I Eat After Recovery From Gastric Lap-Band Surgery?
After I've completed all my stages for the band, what will my ultimate meal be like? How many ounces and of what?
After gastric lap-band surgery, your "new stomach," or "pouch" will be able to hold ~4-8 ounces of food. That's about as much as you can hold in your cupped hand.
Meals should always contain a source of protein...chicken, turkey, fish, lowfat cheese, eggs, beans, etc.
See this gastric lap-band food pyramid
for an idea of what you need to eat over the entire course of a day.
Read more about what to eat here
, and see sample menu suggestions here
. This list of what to keep your pantry stocked with
may be helpful too!