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can someone give me some info on the pouch test? I am looking forward to trying it next week. I need to break this awful stall. I am worried that I am done losing for good. something has to give. 53lbs down in 6 1/2 months.

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You have a sleeve, not a pouch. The pouch test is designed to shrink a bypass patient's stomach (pouch) by using strict portions.

Instead, evaluation how compliant with the guidelines you are. Do you track everything on MyFitnessPal, or the like? Are you exercising, and if yes, are you exercising rigorously or just going through the motions?

As you progress, also know you will have stalls. 6 months out is pretty common, actually, because that is the time when most people can tolerate just about anything and everything. Have you been re-introducing breads or other starchy foods?

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YES, I have started to revert to old habits because I can. I need to not do this anymore... I have started to be more strict with things lately. I have heard of people on here doing the pouch test.. Cant it work the same way?

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can someone give me some info on the pouch test? I am looking forward to trying it next week. I need to break this awful stall. I am worried that I am done losing for good. something has to give. 53lbs down in 6 1/2 months.

Pardon my French, but F*** the pouch test. It's stupid and unnecessary torture. Just, why? Log your food and stick to a calorie deficit, Protein first. This diet mentality is what got us into the mess in the first place. I fight every day to break free, so I know it's difficult.

No one who is beyond a month or so out should be on a liquid diet. It is not teaching you a single thing about life post-op.

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Agreed. The pouch is made from the fundus, the stretchy part of the stomach. It can stretch. You don't have a pouch. Your stomach is not stretched. So doing a diet to shrink a stomach that isn't stretched makes sense?

Insteeead, go back to following the basic guidelines as closely as possible. This is the lifestyle you need to adapt to. This is the lifestyle that is maintainable.

Liberez, remember you have to add an -ed for a swear word to show up. Otherwise, it shows all fucked up. See?

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If I feel out of control, I will do a day of all shakes. It resets my head to get back in the game. It also allows me to feel the restriction again if I hadn't been feeling it much.

Some here do follow the test, but mainly just to feel the restriction again and gain a little control if needed.

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