I’ll show you mine if you show me yours…

Eating plans people! Get your mind outta the gutter!

So a few weeks back you might remember I posted what I eat in a day. That post inspired a good number of comments and e-mails, many of the “OMG, I’m not the only one who eats!” variety. But it also got me to thinking.

After weight loss surgery, we tend to have a skewed perception of how much we eat, especially as we get further out from surgery. I think the reason posts like that help is because it confirms that other people as much as you do and are still successful. In our crazy world, it’s a comfort to know that we can still eat well and enough and not “accidentally” gain all our weight back.

In the spirit of that, I’ve invited some of my blogger friends to post their eats for the day next Thursday, May 5, or, Cinqo de Mayo. We each have our own way of tracking and recording our food but I hope that by all of us doing it on the same day, you’ll be able to get a range of ideas about post-op eating. Because there is only one reality of post-op eating in my estimation: no two of us are exactly alike.

So…you might be wondering exactly who I asked to blog their food intake on that day? Wellllll…a few people you *might* know…

…And if you want, you can even join us. Blog your food that day and leave your address in the comments of any of our blogs so that others can see what YOU eat.

I hope that by doing this we’ll present a variety of approaches to post-op eating and come away assured that we are following the plan that best suits our own individual needs. Because that’s what this is all about, isn’t it? Taking care of ourselves, our bodies, our minds, our spirits in order to live the healthiest life we can.

So tune in next Thursday (don’t worry…I will be reminding you up to then) so we can de-bunk the one size fits all post-op eating myths.


  1. I think its a fabulous idea! Has anyone done the cottage cheese test? or even heard of it? Supposed to be able to tell if pouch has gotten bigger or stretched over time.

  2. Yes. Eat as much CC as you can in five minutes. There's your answer.

  3. Hi Chrissy. I'm not a big fan of testing my pouch. It does what it's supposed to do and I trust it. That being said, I just like cottage cheese a lot and can eat a good bit of it. A typical breakfast for me (get ready to faint) is 8 oz. cottage cheese w/ 4 oz. of Fiber One on top. This keeps me full (not satisfied…but full) for about 4.5 hours. I'm good with that 🙂

  4. I know I can take in alot more then I should be able to. However, I know that after a certain amount of food I should stop. And I do.

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