5 day pouch test

Susan B.
on 1/29/08 8:05 am - Bergen County, NJ
RNY on 09/09/05 with
Has anyone had success with the 5 day pouch test - all protein?  first 2 days all liquids, day 3 soft protein, day 4 and 5 solid protein?  I'm doing it for 2nd time - on day 1 and ready to eat the key board!!!  But I do think it's a good way to get back on track.... any reactions?
Susan S.
on 1/29/08 9:26 am - Marlboro, NJ
RNY on 02/16/04 with
hi susan - i'm susan too who also had surgery w/schmidt.  i'm having a rough time - and going to try the 5dpt - but right now i'm so sick with a wicked cold i can't do it.  where do you go for support?  do we know each other?  write back soon.
Susan B.
on 1/29/08 10:26 pm - Bergen County, NJ
RNY on 09/09/05 with

Hi and thanks for responding!  I don't think we've met - I've been to the support groups back at Hackensack Hosp a few times - I find them too big and more of a hassle to get to (6 PM is hard for me)  I just found out about a group in Ramsey - that's closer to me - I think going regularly to a support group is very important.  I had my surgery a little over 2 years ago - fighting to loose the last 15 lbs - down almost 130 from 307 - when I had surgery (horrifying)! I did the 5 day pouch test once before - it's not easy, have to be psyched for it.   I did find it helpful and want to continue to do all 5 days this time.  I find myself having a hard time resisting pretzels and crackers - I'm not really binging, but grazing and have to stop that cycle - I think this 5 days of restrictions should help - I figure if we had 2 weeks of no food, we can do this!  I also heard of a support group in Pequonick (sp?) - where the PhD who did the Psy eval (pre op) is located - but that's a distance for me too.   Good luck - keep in touch - support is key!  (and bad habbits return too easily)!  I'm determined to do what I have to so I'm successful...can't everyyo-yo diet again (and can't afford to - all my FAT clothes are gone for good)! 

Susan B.
on 3/24/08 10:13 pm - Bergen County, NJ
RNY on 09/09/05 with
Hi there, Did you end up doing the 5dpt?  I just started it today, I woke up and said "I have to gain control" - Easter through me off a little.  Just wondering if you were successful. They have support groups the first Thursday of every month at Hackensack, I'm out of town, or I'd go in April - it's a good thing to do.  Hope you're doing OK.... Susan
on 1/29/08 9:29 am
I did it last monday - friday... loved it!! I lost 5.9lbs and actually felt skinny for the first time in a long time. I ate very well over the weekend, no carb cravings at all... and decided to do it again this week. I did modify it a tad this week but still sticking by the basic rules. I would like to drop another 5lbs . Day 1 & 2 the easiest for me... I really set my mind to it and knew I HAD to do it. The one thing that helps my hunger is warm beef broth. I like the swansons seasoned beef broth... drain the onions and drink the rest. Hot tea does it for me as well...  Good luck to you!
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Susan B.
on 3/24/08 10:16 pm - Bergen County, NJ
RNY on 09/09/05 with

Curious...how did you modify the 5 DPT the second week.  I felt I wanted to continue and want to this time.  Today is Day 1 for me again - 3rd time.  I also find the first 2 days to be the easiest - Hoping to gain control....Easter through me off, I was eating some candy, I NEVER did that the past 2 years - so just had to stop in my tracks this morning and start the 5 days!  Drinking a protein shake now and have some broth for later.   Susan

on 1/14/13 6:47 am - schenectady, NY


I am new here i just wanted to know how do i start the 5dpt and what do i need to do ?

Thank Doreen

on 5/20/13 9:56 am
Can you please advise if pudding and yogurt allowed during the 2 day liquid of the 5 dot. Thanks
on 1/29/08 9:30 am
Susan, I did the 5DPT with success.......you will thank yourself for doing it, don't give up.  I am amazed how little I can eat when I chose the right foods.  It really helped me get rid of the carb munchies. I lost 4 lbs on it but even without any weight loss I would think it successful because it helped me regain control. Good Luck!

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on 6/28/08 2:18 pm - Duluth, MN
Susan hi my name is Patty I want to try the 5DPT  again but I got terribly constipated.  I can't let that happen again any tips Thanks