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Started my 5 day pouch test and struggling

linda.traxler
on 5/30/11 6:43 am - Laßnitzhöhe, Austria
So, I started a 5 day pouch test, mostly to detox myself from carbs.  I cannot believe the 'head hunger' I am experiencing.  I didn't have this during the post op weight loss phase.  I think I felt so miserable, the thought of eating was just disgusting.  Well, know I can really empathize with all those posts about head hunger. 

I'm trying everything I can do to stay with the plan, but am having a heck of a time.  It's 3.45 here in the afternoon....  just had a protein shake.  Will have some soup and another protein shake then to bed... should be around 900 cal. for the day....

Any words of wisdom??
Linda

luvzl8ybgz
on 5/30/11 1:46 pm - Lincoln, DE
i dont have any "words of wisdom"but just wanted to shout out some encouragement! I know its hard but keep trying, you'll get through it. (and if by chance you dont, it will be okay!) Good luck and God Bless!
Susan
    
luvzl8ybgz
on 5/30/11 10:18 pm - Lincoln, DE
hello again!
ok i guess i do have one suggestion...if you arent familiar with Shelly aka EGGFACE, checkout her blog at theworldaccordingtoeggface.blogspot.com she has a great piece she wrote called "50 things to do instead of snacking" as well as oodles of recipies for protein shake and other low carb/bariatric friendly meals. very inspirational site. hope today goes better for you!
Susan
    
RealMeStandingUp
on 5/31/11 4:05 am
RNY on 08/17/09 with
Great Job getting back on track with the 5DPT! I did it last week and was very successful, the carb cravings has minimized (but I started my **** yesterday; so now it's really a "will power" thing not to grab a cracker or chocolate.
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topcat1113
on 5/31/11 7:12 am - FL
I started my 5 day pouch test today.  It's really hard to stay on liquids but I gained 20 pounds and need to get back to basics.  I'm going to try really hard.
LaydeA74
on 5/31/11 4:03 pm - LAVEEN, AZ
Hi ladies, it's been awhile since I have been on and was wondering exactly what this 5 day pouch test is.  I too have put back on about 15 lbs and need to get refocused.....looking for some support and encouragement.

 

    
cbhjr98
on 6/1/11 8:30 am
http://www.5daypouchtest.com/plan/theplan.html

Days One & Two: Liquid Protein
low-carb protein shakes, broth, clear or cream soups, sugar-free gelatin and pudding.

Day 3: Soft Protein
canned fish (tuna or salmon) eggs, fresh soft fish (tilapia, sole, orange roughy.

Day 4: Firm Protein
ground meat (turkey, beef, chicken, lamb), shellfish, scallops, lobster, fresh salmon or halibut.

Day 5: Solid Protein
white meat poultry, beef steak, pork, lamb, wild game

Hope this helps.

Cass

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njmom5870
on 5/31/11 5:36 pm
Try chewing some gum whenever you are feeling the "head hunger."  It really helps me.  Once you have detoxed you will feel a lot better.  I can tell you that I had carbs for 2 days straight this weekend and I made sure I detoxed right away.  It's amazing how quickly those cravings come back.

Good Luck and YOU CAN DO IT!! 
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topcat1113
on 6/1/11 6:01 am - FL
I started my 5 day pouch test yesterday and although it's difficult to get started, 24 hours later I can feel the fog starting to lift.  I gained 20 # and really needed this to get back on track.  Sugar free jello and sugar free ice pops really helps.  Good luck to you and to me too.
cbhjr98
on 6/1/11 8:27 am
OMG! me too. We'll do it together. I was just about to post about starting my 5-day Pouch Reset. I've started because I'm having problems with lymphodemia and have 'gained' 20 pounds in the last 2 months - mostly swelling because it's way down in the morning and I look 5+ months preggo at night. Back to wearing my total body binder from post plastic surgery again to help a little with swelling and circulation. Have an appt w/ doc on friday but this is my new doc and he's not as familiar with post-op issues as some. (not much choice though - tricare)

Day 1 - liquid diet. This sux. Head Hunger driving me insane. Like others, I never had this the first time around. I am having the horrible craving to start knawing the flesh off my hands - seriously - not nails, but the skin - WTF! Working on my 2nd 60gm protein shake today (skim milk, unjury unflavored, CIB) - should have 5 total max today which would give me just over 300gm of protein for the day. Will also drink between 3-4 liters of water today (one down already). It's 1015am, been at work for 3.5 hours already. Hands are shaky from carb withdraw, I WANT BEEF! Or at least LF cottage cheese. Can't wait for day 3. Sitting at work there's nothing to do except think about how I'm NOT able to eat my string cheese snack .

I feel like a drug addict and that's really weird because I never had this kind of obsession/craving BEFORE or AFTER WLS.... now 3.5 years out I'm getting hit with it? No where to turn but here, you guys I'm sure can sympathize better than others on this. I'm freaking out about this gain, even if it's artifical and everyone else is just telling me "oh it's ok, you're still tiny, it's not like me" - that's only because they don't understand where I came from (pre-surgery) - they didn't know me THEN so they can't understand what a HUGE deal 20 freaking pounds are to me!

Sorry about the rant, thanks for listening. Linda, I'm here for you!!!!!!!!!!

Cass

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HW:257ish / SW:205 / CW:110.4 / GW:119.99
Alisa.MN.RNY
on 6/1/11 8:40 am - WI
All I can say is that the first month post op, I wondered what on earth I had done to myself!  I had no energry, could not eat anything other than chicken broth, had nobody to look after me and felt so horrific, words can't describe.
 After that first month, I slowwwwwly started eating.  My goal was to be able to shop in the normal sized section.  The first year I dropped virtually a size a month.  I sorta blew by the goal of a 14 and sit here proudly and HEALTHILY at 5'9" and a size 1, no that is not a typo, a size 1!  I didn't even know they made clothes for adults that small.
 Now my "biggest" issue is finding jeans long enough and I have to wear juniors because misses are too big at the waist.  Just wait it out, time will take care of your healing body.  I wish you the best of luck!
ktmsharpe
on 6/3/11 11:54 am - Leominster, MA
Well, after 5-1/2 years I have decided to come back to this website because I have gained back 70lbs (I know why and how I gained it back).  Now I want it GONE!!!  I am so ashamed of myself by putting the weight back on.  I'm glad I came back here though because I needed this kick in the butt and will be starting the 5 day pouch test soon.
mendys
on 6/19/11 9:10 pm - Bismarck, IL
RNY on 11/08/07 with
Did you complete the 5 day pouch test? I have gained back almost 50 pounds and I am starting it tomorrow. Really nervous...
stamegg1
on 6/16/11 10:56 am - NJ
RNY on 02/15/06 with
so what is this pouch test suppsoed to do....?  Get you back on track...get your tummy back into shape or kick start weight loss?  I've been doing protein shakes and liquids for 3 days..still feel icky
   
ohlordyp
on 2/4/12 7:54 am - AZ
 I am only a little over 2 months out and wondering how often you should do the 5 day pouch test?
Priscilla