The LAP-BAND System limits food intake. If you feel nauseated or sick on a regular basis, it may mean that your band is too tight and needs to be loosened some. In general, if you have trouble drinking even beverages, then your band needs to be loosened. Alternatively, it might mean that you are eating more than your adjusted capacity and you need to cut back on the volume that you consume. If you only have trouble with solids and not liquids, then you should try smaller volumes and quit before you get sick. Finally, it is possible that certain foods (bread, pastry, dry meats) are simply too tough to be adequately broken down and pass through the band. If you indeed only have trouble with such foods, then you should not challenge yourself and for the period of time that you are trying to lose weight and your band is kept fairly tight, you might consider avoiding such foods.