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5 day pouch test - day 1....

emmafifema

New Member
Hi all,

I have today begun my 5 day pouch test in the hope I will regain some control over my eating habits and get the tightness feeling back in my pouch.

So, day 1 has consisted of the following....

Breakfast - protein shake
Lunch - butternut squash and chili soup
Dinner - butternut squash and chili soup

I also had 2 more protein shakes a bovril drink and lots of tea!

Not feeling too bad today, have noticed a lack of flatulence which I am pleased about and not feeling massively hungry so all good...roll on day 2.......:)
 

Bally

Well-Known Member
Well done, Emma.
I'm sure you will be able regain control over your pouch and reach your target weight asap (even if, according to your ticker, you are only 6/10lbs away).
 

shelleymarie

New Member
I've done the test twice now and found it very helpful to get back on track starting from basics again. You will prob find you lose a nice amount over the next 5 days too to give you a nice kick start again :)
 

emmafifema

New Member
Thanks guys and gals......Day 2 is proving to be OK so far - Had protein shake for breakfast, 2 cups of tea and then butternut squash and chili soup for lunch. I intend on having a bovril and a few more cuppas before dinner which will soup again and another protein shake this evening.

I know you're not allowed to drink half hour before and after eating but I have to have a mouthful of water immediately after every meal to take my tablets (i take around 26 a day)...hoping this won't make too much difference.
 

emmafifema

New Member
Wow, I am really surprised already........I was only able to eat half a bowl of soup at dinner time today whereas before I could eat a whole bowl. I'm feeling great!
 

Tezza

New Member
Wow, I am really surprised already........I was only able to eat half a bowl of soup at dinner time today whereas before I could eat a whole bowl. I'm feeling great!
How far out are you. I'm thinking of doing the pouch test. I'm 6 months out but feel I'm losing restriction. Would you recommend it?
 

emmafifema

New Member
Hi, I'm 3 years out now and am finding the pouch test very helpful already BUT I don't think you are meant to attempt it until you are at least 12 months post op??
 

shelleymarie

New Member
Thanks guys and gals......Day 2 is proving to be OK so far - Had protein shake for breakfast, 2 cups of tea and then butternut squash and chili soup for lunch. I intend on having a bovril and a few more cuppas before dinner which will soup again and another protein shake this evening.

I know you're not allowed to drink half hour before and after eating but I have to have a mouthful of water immediately after every meal to take my tablets (i take around 26 a day)...hoping this won't make too much difference.
Ideally you will be have a dry pouch from day 3 but if you have no choice, and you don't then I don't think it will have too much of an effect just a sip of water. I think it wouldn't be as effective if you drank a big glass of water after eating but a mouthful shouldn't push everything out of your pouch but if you still have access to your dietician they might have more advice :)
 

emmafifema

New Member
Ideally you will be have a dry pouch from day 3 but if you have no choice, and you don't then I don't think it will have too much of an effect just a sip of water. I think it wouldn't be as effective if you drank a big glass of water after eating but a mouthful shouldn't push everything out of your pouch but if you still have access to your dietician they might have more advice :)

That was something else I was going to ask......when on day 3,4 and 5 what can I drink? Tes, Protein shakes, bovril???
 

shelleymarie

New Member
I drank plenty of water and tea but protein shakes and bovril will be fine too :) Anything not fizzy or high in sugar is fine :)
 

shelleymarie

New Member
Thank you for the reply. I'll research it more.
6 months is post op is fine :) well that is what they recommend on the site of the site that gives info about it. Having said that I do think that it has been designed by one of us, just someone who had the surgery that wanted to get back to basics. You certainly don't need it before 6 months and I did it at 6 months but looking back now I don't think I needed then. I think it really helps, not to shrink you pouch as I know a lot of people think it will, but to help you go back to basics when things get hard. For me at nearly 18 months out I would find sticking to the 5 day pouch test hard, and that is when it is helpful because if it is easy, it might not be needed :) x
 
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emmafifema

New Member
DAY 3:

Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg
Lunch: 1 tuna pattie
Dinner: 1 egg omlette with 1 slice of ham and one slice of low fat cheese

Snacks/Drinks: lots of Tea, 1 bovril drink, 2 protein shakes.....possibly another protein shake or another pattie for supper.

Today has been great, felt a bit hungry towards lunch time and then when I plated up my tuna pattie I thought "Oh my god that's never gonna fill me up!" But I persevered and after I finished I felt comfortably full so what you put on the plate does make a huge difference!! I would have eaten waaaay more than that previously!

Looking forward to tomorrow - making some turkey patties from the 5DPT website for tomorrow xx
 

emmafifema

New Member
DAY 4:

Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg
Lunch: Turkey pattie from 5DPT website
Dinner: Turkey pattie

Snacks: 2 proteing shakes, 1 skinny latte, Bovril, tea

Again I felt hungry towards lunchtime today but held out and the pattie filled me right up. Just had my 2nd protein shake of the day and am feeling a bit on the bloated side so don't think there is any room for anything else other than a cuppa tonight!

On the scales this morning and I am down 7lb in total from day 1!!!

I think I am going to have another day 4 tomorrow to use up the patties I made and then go onto day 5 as I am feeling more than happy with it right now......although still peeing for England!
 

emmafifema

New Member
DAY 5:

Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg
Lunch: Turkey pattie from 5DPT website....with tbsp of tzatziki
Dinner: Turkey pattie from 5DPT website....with 1 tbsp of tzatziki

Snacks: 2 protein shakes, 1 bovril, tea

Hungry again leading up to lunch, think I may have to think about having a banana in yogurt for a morning snack! I have definitely noted that when I eat my lunch and dinner I finish and feel I could eat a lot more but after about half hour I feel full! So the trick is to weigh my food in 4-7 ounce portions and only plate that up.

I will be eating some chicken tomorrow night for dinner so see how that goes. I have read up a bit on what the average post bypasser should be able to eat at 18months + and it seems that its between 6 and 10 ounces per portion so I know that I am doing OK at the moment but don't want to eat much more than I am just think I need to aim for 5 - 6 of these 4-6 ounce meals a day to keep me satisfied.

And I think I will now stick to drinking 2 protein shakes a day as they seem to fill me right up more so than food!

Anyone know of any good protein bars?
 

Tezza

New Member
6 months is post op is fine :) well that is what they recommend on the site of the site that gives info about it. Having said that I do think that it has been designed by one of us, just someone who had the surgery that wanted to get back to basics. You certainly don't need it before 6 months and I did it at 6 months but looking back now I don't think I needed then. I think it really helps, not to shrink you pouch as I know a lot of people think it will, but to help you go back to basics when things get hard. For me at nearly 18 months out I would find sticking to the 5 day pouch test hard, and that is when it is helpful because if it is easy, it might not be needed :) x
Hi, thank you. I think I'm going to do it week after next as I'm on holiday from work this week and have family visiting. I feel I could do to get back to basics and gain a bit of control.
 

emmafifema

New Member
ok so I now find myself what amounts I should actually be eating at meal times??? Anyone know?? I mean I was weighing out my food for this test but now I don't know how much veg I can add to my meals. I stuck to the 4-6 ounce rule which is no more than 170g of food.......I feel I could eat more than this though....maybe my pouch has stretched slightly? Not sure i can forever eat 170g of food for dinner!
 

emma-louise

my new life!!
ok so I now find myself what amounts I should actually be eating at meal times??? Anyone know?? I mean I was weighing out my food for this test but now I don't know how much veg I can add to my meals. I stuck to the 4-6 ounce rule which is no more than 170g of food.......I feel I could eat more than this though....maybe my pouch has stretched slightly? Not sure i can forever eat 170g of food for dinner!
I'm over 3 yrs post op bypass,and I can't eat more than a toddler plate size of food,
How far our are you?
 
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