What Can I Eat? The Soft Food Stage

soft food stage

We have covered the first two stages relating to food and weight loss surgery. Today, we are talking about the next stage, the soft food stage. According to the Weight and Wellness Program here in Maine, this stage happens beginning at week 3 after surgery and goes until week six. During this soft food stage, you may increase your volume of food to around 1/4 cup per meal. Remember, as with the other stages, this may or may not match what your weight loss surgery program says to … Read more…


20+ Bariatric-Friendly Cauliflower Recipes – A Pinterest Roundup!

Did you know about all the different ways you can make cauliflower? Did you know? Seriously. Because I’ve heard about cauliflower being a great substitute for so many things, but it wasn’t until I hit up Pinterest (again), that I realized just what you can do with it and it’s GOOD. Yah. I know. Of course I had to bring it here to share, maybe you didn’t know… Related: 44+ Easy Bariatric Surgery Recipes… I am thoroughly enjoying discovering new foods to try on my path to better … Read more…


Meet Mandy – Our Newest 6 Miles Daily Contributor!

We have a new contributor here at 6 Miles Daily and I thought it would be nice to sit down with her and get to know her a little better. We are always looking for folks who want to share at any of our three sites. With Mandy’s background, we believe she’ll fit right in with the rest of us, aiming for a healthy life, for her and her family. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself. Let’s get to know Mandy a little more. As you … Read more…


4 Months from Weight Loss Surgery (graphic images, stats, and more!)

Weight Loss Surgery

When I had weight loss surgery 4 months ago, it was born out of a need to be healthy all over. When I was approached about the possibility of weight loss surgery, my weight wasn’t even on the list of all that was wrong with me. I’d been overweight for most of my adult life, but given what I had been through since October 2013, we hadn’t considered the weight. I had gained throughout my illness, mostly due to one really bad drug, but weight loss surgery? Yah. … Read more…


Considering Weight Loss Surgery? Read this reality first!

Weight Loss Surgery has been called the easy way out for as long as I can remember. However, I am ten and a half months post-op from having vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the gastric sleeve, and I can tell you there is nothing easy about recovering from surgery while at the same time trying to relearn how and what to eat to fuel your body the proper way. Weight Loss Surgery is a tool to help those of us that need it for whatever reason that may be – … Read more…


What Can I Eat? The Pureed Food Stage

Pureed Food Stage

Here we are, breaking down the pureed food stage for you. As with the pre-op diet stage, your program may have different guidelines for you to follow during this stage. You will want to make sure you are sticking to your own individual plan – this post will give you plenty of ideas for just how to do that. Related: What can I eat? The pre-op diet.  This pureed food stage may last anywhere from 1 week to six, again, depending upon the guidelines of your own program. Our weight … Read more…


What Can I Eat? The Pre-Op Stage

The pre-op stage can be anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 days before your weight loss surgery, depending on your program. What follows is what my experience has been, going through the Weight and Wellness Program here in Maine. It is best to check with your individual program and/or PCP, Surgeon about what they recommend for your own pre-op diet. You’ve come this far, let’s make sure you are on the right path. See also: The 4 Weight Loss Surgery Stages – food planning Our program recommends a 2 week … Read more…


The Stall – 3 Ways to Handle the Psychological Effects – LAWLS

The Stall - 3 Ways to Handle the Psychological Effects

In a stall? Just broke through a stall? Afraid you will stall? For many of us who have had (or will have) bariatric surgery, worrying about whether we will stall at some point throughout our weight loss journey, happens. We can’t help ourselves. After everything we’ve done to get to here, to step on that scale day after day and not see it move, or worse, have it go up, can be absolutely devastating in the worst psychological way. Related: Are you a slave to the scale? Having just … Read more…


24+ Bariatric Wontons Recipes – A Pinterest Roundup!

EDIT: I have now tried two of the recipes listed below and they were delish. The skinny mozarella sticks and the pizza bites. Both were easy to make and the whole family ate them up! 🙂 I can’t wait to make ALL the rest. Enjoy! I admit it, I haven’t yet tried any wontons recipes since having bariatric surgery. I have drooled over many, I have pinned several, I have bookmarked more. But I haven’t gotten in the kitchen with anything having to do with wontons. A serious … Read more…


44+ Easy Bariatric Surgery Recipes – A Pinterest Roundup!

There is no shortage of recipes out there for bariatric surgery patients to choose from – breakfast to dessert and everything in between, there is something for everyone. But boy HOWDY, it can be overwhelming to try and find something you’ll really enjoy, while maintaining your requirements, and is easy to make. With this in mind, I decided to dig in and put together a comprehensive Pinterest roundup of bariatric surgery recipes for you to try. I don’t like to feel too stressed about what I’m going to eat; at the … Read more…