Post Weight Loss Surgery Menus: A day in my pouch

A day in my pouch is a series of blog posts to show what a typical daily menu looks like in my post weight loss surgery world. Here's what my eating yesterday looked like...

Breakfast: Needed a quick cleanup breakfast because I had places to go and people to see ;) Greek yogurt in the AM is a great start to getting in your protein for the day and this one is so good you may want to make it for dessert. It tastes just like an Almond Joy! Shelly's Almond Joy Protein Packed Yogurt: Greek Yogurt, plain, add Sugar Free Coconut Torani Syrup to taste (about 1 Tablespoon works for me), 2-3 Tablespoons Chocolate Protein Powder (or Unsweetened Cocoa if you don't want the added protein) then hit the top with a sprinkle of some good stuff: Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds, unsweetened toasted coconut and a few SF Chocolate Chips about 2 Tablespoons total.

Yogurt Parfait Almonds Sugar Free No Sugar Added Torani Syrup Recipes

More Grab and Go Breakfast Ideas

I was asked to speak at a somewhat local (45 miles or so north) Bariatric Surgery Support Group. It was a lovely morning making new friends and catching up with some old ones. Thank you Riverside Jarupa Valley Bariatric for inviting me. I shared some tips, a few stories and some info about Obesity Action Coalition, the upcoming Your Weight Matters National Convention. I shared some goodies from friends at Celebrate Vitamins, Big Train, Chike Nutrition and we had some fun giveaways.

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Lunch: I was going to stop and get some lunch somewhere but there wasn't much in the area but fast food so I ended up just heading home after. It was a much better choice... I sat outside and had this delicious bento lunch.

Weight Loss Surgery Fitness Diet Recipes

Pink Box (top left): Wholly Guacamole Mini Cup (great for dipping tomatoes & roll-up)
Green Box (top right): Sliced Tomatoes
Blue Box (bottom left): Roast Beef and Swiss Cheese Cold Cut Roll-up
Orange Box (bottom right): a hunk of a Peanut Butter Creme Power Crunch Bar (wafer like similar to a Little Debbie Nutty Bar)

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Dinner: I tossed a couple of Tortilla Crusted Tilapia Filets in the oven. When they were done I broke them up a bit and made Lettuce Cup Fish Tacos, a little leftover Southwest corn, cheese, dollop of guacamole, dollop of Greek yogurt with a little Mexican Seasoning mixed in.

San Diego Baja Fish Tacos Healthy Dinner

Snacks: Coffee and the other hunk of that Power Crunch Protein Bar from lunch. See what I mean about it being more like a wafer/nutty bar than a protein bar. They are really good out of the freezer too.

Healthy Snack Ideas

More Days in my pouch


Shannon said...

Thank you so much for always sharing your lunch and snack ideas. I have learned about so many low sugar, high protein snacks and foods from your blog. I'm not a bariatric patient, but I have lost over 100 pounds by changing my diet and lifestyle. Your blog is very helpful to me! Thank you! :)

Anonymous said...

I went away over the weekend and I had the vanilla power crunch bars both days and they were delicious!! I don't usually like protein bars so I was pleasantly surprised!

Anonymous said...


You look great and I always appreciate your "Day in my Pouch" posts because they give me so many great ideas! Thanks!


Anonymous said...

You really look great and thank you for sharing your menu. Healthy food is a decisive fat loss factor to my mind, whether you tried weight loss surgery or just try to get rid of extra weight without it.

Anonymous said...

I had RNY in May 2014. I am wondering if you keep track of calories? I have been running/walking 4 miles 5-6 days a week and have noticed I have been extra hungry. I eat about 800 calories a day. I feel like that's a lot

Michelle "Shelly" said...

May huh... sounds too low to me are you working with your Dr or nutritionist to come up with a plan for you.

I do count not crazy count but round about... I've come up with a range that depending on my activity level that week (I exercise a little every day) seems to work for me. I try and break up my day into 50% protein, 25% complex only carbs, 25% healthy fats. I'd make an appointment with the nutritionist or dietitian your WLS surgeon works with and have them determine what will work for you based on your lifestyle, body needs.