LEARN HOW to EAT PAIN FREE with the gastric band
In essence we all understand which foods we need to eat more from to lose weight. That’s correct the more bulky unprocessed foods such as fruit, vegetables, fish, meats etc compared to the those wrapped in a plaster wrapper with bright colours displaying a variety of nutritional claims such as muesli bars, chips, cakes etc), which are much higher in calories.
Unfortunately these higher calorie foods typically pass through the gastric band more easily and the more unprocessed foods can create discomfort on eating with the gastric band. This can easily be rectified by understanding two simple elements:
This will enable you to eat more nutritious food pain free and maximize the effect of the gastric band to make you feel fuller for longer.
Step 1. Let’s understand how the gastric band works in very simple terms. View the area above the gastric band as a funnel not a small stomach. The total capacity of the funnel holds 1 tbs of food only.
Step 2. Modify how you chew your food. Consume maximum 1 tsp of food per mouthful, grind this into a paste before swallowing. Focus on the flavours and textures of the food by placing the food initially onto your tongue. The saliva released will help soften the food and make it easier to grind the food into a paste before swallowing. Once you have swallowed this first teaspoon of food, wait 1 minute before you swallow your next single teaspoon of food.
This will enable you to:
1. eat the right balance of foods pain free
2. maximize the effect of the gastric band and you will feel fuller for longer and
3. ultimately lose weight
For more details of my recent three articles can be accessed from the book, The Gastric Band Nutrition Essential, by yours truly.