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Hey, guys well I am 10 1/2 years post-op. I've let myself go manage to lose 40 pounds again but I still have a good 65 to 70 minimum that I want to lose.

I want to do a pouch reset but I'm not 100% sure how to go about doing it? I was just going to drink Protein Shakes and smoothies for a week or 2 but is there anything i really should do or know before i jump in head first?

Thanks in advance!!!

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I just looked on Pinterest...most resets seem similar to this.

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the dietitian at our clinic HATES these things because it puts people in "diet mode" again. We're encouraged to just start going back to following the rules and tracking our food. It usually works for me - I start gaining weight if I stop paying attention for too long.

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As usual, I agree with Catwoman. I think the "pouch reset" is more of a psychological reset than an actual physical phenomenon. It might be useful if it gets you back in the mindset of watching what you eat and sticking to a high Protein, low carb diet. Whatever works for you.

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5 hours ago, meginsf said:

Hey, guys well I am 10 1/2 years post-op. I've let myself go manage to lose 40 pounds again but I still have a good 65 to 70 minimum that I want to lose.

I want to do a pouch reset but I'm not 100% sure how to go about doing it? I was just going to drink Protein Shakes and smoothies for a week or 2 but is there anything i really should do or know before i jump in head first?

Thanks in advance!!!

Perhaps try tracking food again if you have not been. Tracking forces me to be accountable.

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What is a pouch reset anyway?

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29 minutes ago, It's time. said:

What is a pouch reset anyway?

Typically a process where the post op phases are undertaken in a much shorter time frame eg over a week, 10 days or a fortnight. I assume it is to help with not just weight loss but help reset someone's mindframe.

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Thank you Ladies!!! I think your right i just need to go back to high Protein and green veggies if there is room. iv let myself go over the years and am trying to get back on the wagon..

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11 minutes ago, meginsf said:

Thank you Ladies!!! I think your right i just need to go back to high Protein and green veggies if there is room. iv let myself go over the years and am trying to get back on the wagon..

This is posted often on a fb group I am on, it may (or may not) be useful to you, it generally posted for those who have gained some weight somewhere down the track. Oops the image broke, I will try again

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Wouldn't let me add to the edited post.

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Another vote for journaling food and keeping track of calories instead of the crash diet.

I, too, think the crash diets are ineffective. Here's what happens. You've been eating carbs for a while (which isn't a bad thing), so you have a certain amount of glucose stored in your liver with water...which isn't a bad idea...biology built us with these reserves to get us through a crisis/illness/injury. (The problem happens when we continue to add a ton of sugar and calories after we have a nice reserve..carbs are not the problem, too many calories are the problem)

When you do your crash diet...you eliminate a lot of carbs and your body starts to use up it's emergency glucose reserves...which also releases the Water it's stored in. Net result....you do this "crash diet" and see a sudden 2-4 pound weight loss as your liver shrinks and think you've been magically doing something right....when in fact you've just mostly lost some water and stripped out your emergency glucose reserve.

That's why those 2-4 super easy to lose pounds....are also super easy to gain right back.

Food journaling and calorie counting is my least favorite thing on Earth. I hate it and resent that I have to do it.

But I'm a food addict....so I have to. Feels unfair, I resist it like a cage....but at the end of the day it's honestly the only way forward for me.

(and it works. for me, anywho)

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