Lorraine explains the post-surgical eating program of 16 weeks as being like a newborn. “When you bring a baby into the world, they have formula, then they have baby food, then they have junior food, and then they move on up to finger food, table food. So with us we have our liquid protein, then we get to move on to soft foods; the next couple of weeks we get to move on to soft foods such as scrambled eggs, yogurt, cottage cheese and things like that.” She talks about how women who experience extreme weigh loss have to deal with hair loss. More importantly, women experience significant hormonal changes where even if they’re post-menopausal their periods will begin again. She warns about unwanted pregnancies up to two years after surgery.