Great thread. Being Post Op about 18 months I have some experiences to share:
Breakfast-Very rarely eat out. If I do, go for eggs, yougurt or granola. Try to avoid homefries, muffins, or baked goods(although have had small samplings of each but prefer to focus on protein.)
Lunch-Again, rare. I bring my lunch to work every day as a teacher. However, if it does happen, usually get soup, salad or something with chicken or turkey in eat. Have really lost my appetite for red meats and fried stuff since surgery.
Dinner-Eating out, I try to plan ahead. If I know where we are going out, I will check out their menu on line or if we have a menu from it. I focus on protein, chicken, turkey and the like. Will garnish with veggies. Round out w/ rice or some whole grains.
Eating out used to be something I craved, especially a buffet or all you can eat. Now, I try to enjoy my meal, and the company I am with.
Yours in WLS,