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Here's a video from a lady called Angie which she made 2 days after her pre op consultation. She gives a really useful account of the foods she has to include in her liquid pre op lap band diet.
The guidelines are to consume a liquid diet for a full 7 days prior to having the lap band fitted.
Angie shares with us her Pre Op Lap Band Diet.
Here's her list of pre op lap band diet liquid foods
She has selected...
- Flavoured water
- V8 juice which was recommended by her surgery team
- Vitamin water in a variety of flavours
- Jell-O in blackberry, strawberry
- Sugar free vanilla pudding
- Motts applesauce
- Pudding snack packs
- Chewable one a day vitamins
- Atkins protein drink in vanilla, her surgery team recommended that the ones she chooses during the pre op lap band diet specify all phases on the label
- Cream of wheat for breakfast
- V8 tomato soup and V8 golden butternut squash (it is generally recommended that you can't have the tomato soup or V8 during the "clear liquid" phase - at least the first 3 or 4 days post op).
- Individual cans of low sodium v8
- Chicken broth
- Some individual containers to put the foods in to help with portion control.
- Some more various juices
- No tea has been included because these are not recommended during the 7 day lap band diet clear liquid phase.
- She also bought a single serving blender to take to work with her to make things easier.
In the video Angie thanks everyone who have subscribed to her channel on YouTube and wishes those who are scheduled in for their own lap band surgeries the best of luck.
One of the most important things you should do when changing your diet in any way is to be organised in any way you can. Buying foods in advance as Angie has done is a really important thing to do.
Perhaps something Angie could have done is buy in a load of fresh fruits and vegetables so that she could make her own smoothies, soups and milk shakes etc.
This way she would have been in more control of the content and amount of calories etc that her food contained. She would also be minimising the additives, colorants, sweeteners and preservatives etc that most of these foods generally contain.
Remember where possible always choose fresh, wholesome products. Of course if your life is particularly busy or you want to eat for comfort during a time when you are particularly worried or anxious about something such as this upcoming surgery then you should simply make your pre op lap band diet as good as it can possibly be
But always remember to be prepared.