Fruit and Yogurt on Lap-Band Diet?

by Theresa
(Bushkill, PA)

I had lap band surgery on 11/12 - so far I've lost 35 lbs but I seem to be stuck.

I'd like to ask how many fruits can I have a day and do I have to use plain yogurt? I eat Lite and Fit by Dannon with fruit in it, then I add a bunch of blueberries or strawberries.
I also exercise at least 1/2 hr a day.
Thanks in advance
Theresa Burgess

Congrats on the weight you've lost! That's so great!

You can have 2-4 servings of fruit per day based on this gastric lap-band food pyramid.

One "serving" is 1 cup of berries, 1/2 of a large fruit (e.g., 1/2 banana) or 1 medium whole fruit.

The Dannon Lite and Fit yogurt isn't too bad, but the Dannon All Natural Plain Nonfat Yogurt is just a bit better. That's because the plain yogurt has a little more protein and less chemicals (artificial stuff) in it!

I know plain yogurt is kind of boring, but you can add your own flavorings...vanilla extract, cinnamon, or even a packet of Splenda to make it taste better. And of course, keep adding your own berries to it.

FYI...Plain nonfat Greek Yogurt is really good. It's not as bitter tasting as regular plain yogurt, it's higher in protein, and it's kind of creamy tasting. Fage, Stoneyfield Farms, and Trader Joe's are 3 good brands of nonfat greek yogurt.

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Greek Yogurt
by: Anonymous

I've had greek yogurt several times, it's so filling especially when you add fruit. I've lost another 12 lbs since my last post and had a band adjustment/fill today.
Thanks for your help

Your Weight Loss
by: Suzette

Thanks for the update!
Glad to hear your weight starting moving in the right direction again, and glad to hear you like the Greek yogurt.

You can also stir flavored protein powder in the Greek yogurt to make a nice little high protein "dessert."

Do you know about BSN Lean Dessert protein powder? The cinnamon roll flavor is my favorite (whether mixed into yogurt, oatmeal, or as a shake).

If you'd like to share your success story on my lap-band website, you can do so here.

You can also find more information about lap-band diet, including recipe of the week, my favorite weight loss tools, and product reviews on the lap-band site.

Keep up your great work!

Responding to the Fruit & Yogurt Question
by: Suzanne

My favorite yogurt is Stonyfield. I like to top that with a little bit of low fat granola (which I get from the cereal aisle) and there you have it voila- a delicious and filling breakfast or lunch!!

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