Everyone has different ideas about carbs. The Atkins induction phase only allows 25 grams per day. So from the list you provided having 1 slim fast would be all the carbs you could have for a day. That is VERY strict, and I've never been able to stay on that regime, but many here do and they get great results.
For me, I try to keep my carbs equal to my protein. With the band it's essential to get 60-80 grams of protein in daily. This not only keeps you fuller longer, but with the limited calories we can eat it's important to focus on protein first to keep up your energy level, not lose hair, etc.
So, you have to decide what you're going to do. I would talk to the nutritionist at your doctors office and find out what her recommended diet progression is for post op eating. I firmly believe that it's best to follow the advice of the people providing your after-care until you get the hang of your new eating regime and life with the band. That's what I did. Down the road you can try different combinations to "mix it up" when you and your body needs a change.
Good vs. bad carbs:
I'm not an expert, but I've read a lot on this subject and what I decided to do when I fist got my band was to avoid all simple carbs and replace them with complex carbs. Complex carbs provide more fiber and are supposidly better for you than simple carbs. An easy way to remember what the simple, (bad), carbs are, think "white". Oftentimes the simple carbs are referred to as "white" carbs and they are mainly: White bread, white crackers, white rice, white pasta, white flour, white sugar, white potatoes. If you decided to adopt this idea then replace your white carbs with their complex counterparts, i.e., Whole Grain breads and crackers, brown rice, Whole Wheat pasta, Whole wheat flour, brown sugar or no sugar, yams or sweet potatoes, etc. They are healthier choices because of the fiber and the way your body processes whole grains vs. processed.
Bottom line: Carbs are carbs and none of them in excess are that great becuase once your body uses what it needs for fuel the rest turn to sugar and are stored that way in our bodies.
There are alot of low carb books and food lists on the internet or in the book stores. Atkins is the most famous. It would be great for you to get a list of low-carb food choices.
I would highly recommend joining Livestrong.com and using their food tracking system. It's call the daily plate. You can manually load your daily calorie goal, (don't use their calculator, it's not meant for WLS patients), and as you add the foods you plan to eat for each meal from their already created data base. it totals calories, and all the nutritional values. It's a great tool and I used it religiously for the first year until I learned exactly what I was putting into my body through food. It's been life changing!
I can already tell you're going to make a great bandster! I always joke that anyone that's got OCD tendencies, (aka, worry and plan, obsess), has what it takes to succeed with this method of WLS. The band is a great tool but YOU have to be willing to make the necessary changes in what you put into your body! Detail oriented, rule followers, (like me and you?), will suceed!
"The QUALITY of food you eat is just as important as the QUANTITY!
Obesity Help Support Group Leader, as of March 6, 2010.