Thursday, February 26, 2015

What's this 5 Day Pouch test you ask?

The 5 day pouch test is a great restart for your pouch when you're a Gastric Bypass Patient. Sometimes we tend to fall off the wagon and consume foods we should not be eating. Obviously this then allows for weight gain, or a stall on our weight loss. So how do we fix it and get back on track? We do the 5 day pouch test and focus our mind on the correct path. See our Gastric Bypass is ONLY A TOOL! We have to retrain the way we think, and the relationship we have with food. It is not only a mental mindset, its a emotional mindset change too.

Here is what the 5 Day Pouch Test Looks Like:
  • Day 1 & 2 Full Liquids – low-carb protein shakes, broth, clear or cream soups, sugar-free gelatin and pudding
  • Day 3 Soft Proteins – 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
***Add in 64 ounces of Liquid (Water) per day as well)***
I've been reading Why We get Fat, And what to do about it by Gary Taubes. He suggests staying under 20g of carbs a day, Removing sugars and focusing on fats and proteins, so I will also be adding this in during my 5 day pouch tests. Book found here. This is the process in which my Fiance will be focusing, detoxing and restarting his diet as well for his weight loss and fitness routine.

Disclosure: I am not compensated in any way for  any products you will find within my blogs.  I am writing of my own personal experience, opinions and reviews.

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