I haven't been banded yet but I'm in the process of trying to. From all the research I read, most people in the first 1 to 2 weeks (it varies from person to person) you should be on clear liquids like broth, tea, water, etc. and when u feel a bit better u can move on to creamy soups and yougert and things like that.
Then after 2 weeks you should be able to move on to mushy things and even some solids. I think each person has a diffrent time so it will just depend on how you feel. Then after that the diet is pretty much an order game. You eat hard proteins first ( i think that means chicken, fish, beans etc) and if ur still hungry, some vegtables, and if your still hungry, then some carbs, but carbs are always last, and the way I understand it some people are never able to eat rice or bread again. But again, that depends on the individual person.
I think there is a rule about never drinking with you meal and even waiting an hour after you eat to drink something. I think all carbonated and caffinee drinks are out as well. But again I think some people get a bit here and there. It all depends on what they can handle. And I think there is a no snacking rule, just 3 meals a day.
From what I have seen most people are very happy with their decision to get banded. If you send me a message I can tell you about some other places to get support for banding. And if you have any other questions feel free to e mail me.