This is going to piss off some people.
I do not like, actually, I absolutely detest being put into the category of a WLSer, for the sole reason of telling me what I should or should not be eating. I am 2 years out and even though I had surgery then, that does not define who I am. It does not define how I live my entire life and it does not define the entire me.
I can eat whatever I want, in lesser quantities than I used to. I have to be more careful about my nutrient intake. However, I do not go out of my way to find WLS friendly meals. In my ind, everything can be WLS friendly. I want pizza? Hell yeah, I eat pizza. Only a slice, compared to half a pizza I could eat before, but I still eat the damn thing when I want it. Want candy? Hell yeah, I eat a square or two of that coconut Lindt bar I love. 2 years ago, I was eating the whole bar at 1 go. Want a beer? I drink that too. *gasp* Did some WLSer just fall over. Well, tough effing luck.
I got this surgery to get me back on track, not to limit my life forever. I count my calories. I count my protein grams. I might fall back every now and then but I am always on my right track. I very much dislike the line of thought that we have to avoid certain foods for the rest of our lives. Yes, some people could get physically sick from breads, alcohol, sugar, whatever and they should avoid them. But, if it doesn't make you sick and your body craves it, and you deny your body that? how is that different from every other fad diet you've ever tried? Eventually, you WILL crash and eat a whole bucketful of M&Ms. So, just give in and have 2 right now.