Drinking at meals is something that they tell rnyers not to do, something that made zero sense to me. How can you tell me a protein drink isn't going to go right through my small pouch given it is mainly liquid, yogurt same thing, but chicken I am supposed to choke down dry as a bone. Silliness to me, I always sipped with meals as needed, now I drink a lot before I eat and just drink normally as I eat and I am 7+ years out, never been more then 10lbs from my goal of 138 and currently weigh around 140+/-. What I needed from rny was a deterrent to not eat sweets, I was diabetic and on medication, I walked out of the hospital off my diabetes meds and never looked back. Yes I dump and for that I am very grateful, something it takes being sick to make me stop. I have recently admitted to myself that the protien bars I loved so much were causing me all sorts of gastro intesinal distress and I gave them up, as well as all bad carbs including my beloved bagels. Not only have a lost a few pounds but I feel so much better. I never have any real hunger pains, ever, havent since surgery. I don't like fats, can't stand the smell of fried food at all, my diet today is very healthy and my bf is on the same diet and recently lost 30lbs because of it. You need to pick the surgery that works for you. If you have a DS you may still regain lots of weight if you love carbs and can't kick them. None of these surgeries is foolproof. I know you didn't ask this, just giving my input, if the DS surgery is the one you get I wish you tremendous success and future happiness.