Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lap Band Gal's "What I Eat"

Morning:  1-2 cups of coffee with half and half, and 2 teaspoons of Benefiber~keeps me regular!

1 packet Weight Control Oatmeal mixed with FF milk, chopped walnuts, 2 strawberries, or blueberries,brown sugar, and 1 scoop GNC vanilla protein powder.

1 hour later, 32oz of water sipped until the next meal.

Lunch:  Usually consists of a small salad w/ 2 slices of turkey and  slice of sharp cheddar cheese and various veggies.  Or, 1cup of Hormel no bean Chili w/ shredded cheese and 1 tsp of light sour cream.  Or, homemade chicken salad with 5 reduced fat Ritz crackers

1 hour later, 32oz of water sipped until the next meal.

Snack:  SF pudding, or SF popsicle, or Starbucks Via Instant coffee.

Dinner:  Varies.  Usually, some kind of meat  3oz, salad and/or vegetables~ once in a while, 1/2 piece of crunchy bread.

1 hour later, 32oz of water sipped until I go to bed.

Sometimes I will have another popsicle or 1-2x a week I have a WW Giant Fudge Bar.

Once a week or so I treat myself to 1 Margarita.

I take all of my meds in the morning and space out my calcium and multi vitamin throughout the day.

I shoot for 80 grams of protein a day.  I do not usually count calories.  I either measure or "eyeball" 1 cup of food per meal.  Because of the protein powder in my oatmeal, it comes out to be more than 1 cup, but it is about 40 grams of protein in one meal.  I think this is my largest or most caloric meal of the day.

Hope this helps!

Thanks Lap Band Gal!  Great idea!


  1. And that kids is why her world is rocking !!! Did ya see the Baja Tacos, or the Fried Chicken or the McDonalds here > Not !!! Use the band well, it is awesome !!!

  2. You are good! No wonder you've had great weight loss!!!

  3. Since I have been a sucky blogger I missed this and others who posted something like this, but yest this helps. Thanks for posting.

  4. I hope lapband community could have a routine sharing as well as this kind of recipes. So that everyone would benefit from each others healthy ideas.

  5. Hi Miss Vickie,
    I came across your blog, because I was looking for support since I just recently was banded about 3 weeks ago. Sometimes I just feel lost, and like I don't know if I'm doing the correct thing, or if I'm eating the right foods, and have been paranoid about stretching my pouch! or if I get sick from foods that just don't work "with me" anymore. I love reading your blog, cause it makes me not feel so alone. Thank you so much for sharing your foods and everything else. You've done an amazing job so far!! :)