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I found this very interesting and even though I am less than 3 months out with my sleeve, I am going to try this when I get home! :) I have always felt like I have a bigger sleeve than most since I have no real issues eating anything and havent from the moment I could eat ice chips in the hospital. :)

A4 The Cottage cheese Test

So, how do you measure up? Are you accomplishing the feeling of satiety at each meal? Do you know how big your stomach pouch is? Would you like to? Nearly every patient is curious to know just exactly how big their stomach pouch is. The following technique is used by bariatric surgeons and patients to determine the functional size of a patient's stomach pouch.

The idea for this technique began with Dr. E. E. Mason, at one of the Iowa Bariatric Symposia in the early 1980's, who suggested that it might be useful to ask patients to eat cottage cheese, in a structured manner, to attempt to determine their functional meal volume at different times postoperatively.

Dr. Laytham Flanangan (website: Breakfast on that day.

  • Eat fairly quickly until you feel full (less than five minutes). Note that the small soft curds do not require much chewing. You are eating rapidly so you will fill the pouch before there is time for any food to flow out of it. After eating your "fill" of cottage cheese, you will be left with a partially eaten container that has an empty space where cottage cheese used to be.
  • Measure the volume of cottage cheese you have eaten by filling a two cup (16 fl.oz.) measuring cup with Water. Pour water into the container of cottage cheese until the water level rises to the original top level of the cottage cheese.
  • The amount of water poured into the container is the functional size of your pouch.
  • Dr. Flanagan's research indicates that the average volume of the mature stomach pouch, measured by this method, is 5.5 ounces (163 ml). Additionally, he reached the conclusion that, "sizes ranging up to 9 ounces have NO IMPACT on the person's success in weight loss". This means that unless your pouch holds a greater volume than 9 ounces (267 ml), the exact size of your pouch is not a critical factor in whether or not you can lose excess weight and then manage your weight as time progresses.

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    If I didn't loathe cottage cheese, I would so try this. I am just so curious about what the functional volume of my sleeve is.

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    Cottage cheese tastes like feet.

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    Cottage cheese tastes like feet.

    Stinky man feet...where they've been wearing the same socks for a month through horse poo.....

    Just my clinical assessment :D

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    Stinky man feet...where they've been wearing the same socks for a month through horse poo.....

    Just my clinical assessment :D

    Cottage cheese tastes like feet.

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have never really noticed a smell to tell you the truth! For me it is the consistency that is messed up but I still love it! :) It makes my husband gag when he watches me eat it so that is a little fun for me too! ha!ha!

    Add some sugar, or blueberries, or blackberries or just salt and peper and it is tolerable.... LOL

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    Well, if you decided to shove 9 oz of chocolate into that pouch, I'm sure it'd affect your weight loss....haha

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    Well, if you decided to shove 9 oz of chocolate into that pouch, I'm sure it'd affect your weight loss....haha

    That is very true!!! :) LOL

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    :/ hmmm.....

    not sure, just

    hmmmmm......

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    I buy the 4 packs of Breakstone 4oz cottage cheese containers. I can sometimes eat all 4oz, but usually not.... so I'm going to guess that my capacity is right around and sometimes just under 4oz.

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    I buy the 4 packs of Breakstone 4oz cottage cheese containers. I can sometimes eat all 4oz, but usually not.... so I'm going to guess that my capacity is right around and sometimes just under 4oz.

    that is exactly what I am going to use when I test my sleevie in the morning. I bought some the other day at Kroger and have yet to try them. :) I am partial to Kroger's cottage cheese so eating a new kind might be interesting for a morning breakfast!

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    But we don't have a "pouch". Would this still work for us?

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    But we don't have a "pouch". Would this still work for us?

    Yes, from the original post I found on this board from Tiffykins, it does work and she also used yogurt.... which might be better for those with cottage cheese issues! LOL ;)

    http://www.verticalsleevetalk.com/topic/20941-cottage-cheese-pouch-test/page__hl__%2Bcottage+%2Bcheese+%2Btest__fromsearch__1

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    I LOVE cottage cheese! Will definitely give it a try when im post op. My surgeon said he is making mine tight

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