Yes, there are several types of foods that are recommended to be avoided when using a gastric balloon. These include:

  1. Foods with Tough Skin or Pith: This includes foods like sausages, tomatoes, apples, plums, oranges, or bacon. The tough skin or pith can be difficult to digest.
  2. Certain Vegetables and Foods: Sweet corn, peas, celery, fresh tomato, potato skin, nuts, seeds, and hard cheese should be avoided.
  3. Dry, Crumbly Foods: Foods such as biscuits and crackers should be avoided as they can cause discomfort.
  4. Drinks with Too Much Gas: Carbonated beverages and strong tea and coffee can cause unpleasant burps due to the food sticking to the balloon.
  5. Foods High in Fat or Sugar: Snacks such as crisps, biscuits, sweets, chocolates, or savoury snacks should be limited.
  6. Large Chunks of Food and Certain Desserts: During certain phases of the diet, large chunks of food and some desserts should be avoided.
  7. Gassy Vegetables: While making broth, it’s advised to avoid vegetables that can make you gassy, such as cauliflower or onions.

It’s important to remember that everyone is different, so it’s always best to consult with a healthcare provider or nutritionist for personalized advice.