5 Best Tips for the 5 Day Pouch Reset Diet!

5 Day Pouch Reset Diet

I’m going to say write it right here and now. I am on the fence about this 5 day pouch reset diet. I have several opinions about it, but we’re going to leave those for another post. In this post, we’re going to share some additional tips, our best tips, if you are considering the 5 day pouch reset diet. I do recommend weighing all (quite literally) the pros and cons when thinking about this basic diet. And ask yourself why. Why do you feel you need to … Read more…


Dining Out? What to Say If Waitstaff Asks – LAWLS

Dining Out

Everyone who has had weight loss surgery knows how daunting dining out can be. Most of us are food addicts and the plethora of menu items can be a tad overwhelming if you aren’t prepared ahead of time. This also counts for what your waitstaff may say to you when ordering your meal. Some folks (after WLS) obtain a special card that allows them to choose foods from the kid’s menu. This may or may not make dining out easier. Related: What to eat after WLS (the four … Read more…


I am a Food Addict – How I Live In Spite of Myself!

I am a food addict and the following is how I live in spite of that addiction, in spite of myself. NOTHING gets my day going like a nice cold Spark, my morning run, and my daily 30-45 min exercise/weight lifting. I have come a long way in a short amount of time and I refuse to fail at the healthiest best me I can be. Everyday isn’t all roses but I push on and I’m happy with where I’ve made it so far. I have battled something … Read more…


What Can I Eat? The Solid Food Stage

What Can I Eat? The Solid Food Stage

The solid food stage – the fourth and final stage in your bariatric weight loss journey. Perhaps the most favorite stage, as you are through all the other stages and can now begin to add foods back in that are more pleasing and of a greater variety than all the other food stages combined. This solid food stage can be a fabulous reward for all the hard work you have put in so far. And though we have to be careful (in not rewarding ourselves with food), we … Read more…


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…


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…


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…


What Can I Eat? 4 WLS Stages Food Planning – LAWLS

If you are considering having Weight Loss Surgery and are afraid you’ll never eat again OR eat the food you love, no worries. Eventually you will be able to eat pretty much whatever you want. But that’s not why we’re here today. Besides, after you go through the hard work of losing all that weight and getting into shape, why would you ever go back to old ways? Well. It happens. But I’m here to tell you that if you want to be successful in your new life … Read more…