She is 100% correct. I am 7 years post-RNY and it was so easy once I got past 6 weeks post-op. I exicersed daily, faithfully drank my water and followed the plan. I really had no choice. But as time wore on, my pouch could tolerate more (even though I still get dumping syndrome, thankfully). After about 3 years, I hit a plateau and began to gain. I became very conscious of what I was eating again and managed to lose 30 lbs in the past year and am back down to where my lowest was again! The tool makes it a little easier to diet than the normal person this many years out, but not the advantage it was when I was a newbie.My advice is to really avoid your trigger foods at all costs. Don't look back at them. I won't even LOOK at a certain ice cream at the store seriously!