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Thursday, August 02, 2012

A Candid Interview with Kaye Bailey

5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual - 2nd Edition

All New Book: Same great back-to-basics

by Jennifer Ellis, Administrative Assistant

On July 3 LivingAfterWLS published the all-new 5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual 2nd Edition  by Kaye Bailey and retired the highly successful first edition which was originally published in 2008 and in the fourth printing. At right, Kaye receives cartons holding the all new 5DPT books. With the publication of the 2nd Edition Kaye has answered many questions from media and consumers about the new book. I have collected her responses and share some of the most asked questions and answers here.

Did the basic 5DPT plan change when you wrote the new book?
No. After five years the 5DPT is more solid than ever. Thousands of people around the world have enjoyed terrific success with the plan. When they had lost all hope they found new confidence in their pouch and in their personal power during and after the 5DPT. The plan, at its most basic level, continues to be 2 days liquid diet for pampering the pouch; 1 day soft protein; 1 day firm protein and 1 day solid protein. All the while observing liquid restrictions, avoiding slider foods, and focus on the Four Rules.

I noticed the subtitle has changed: What is the thinking behind that?5DPT Manual 2nd Edition
Yes! I did change the subtitle for the second edition. The new subtitle is "Find your weight loss surgery tool in five focused days." In the earlier edition the subtitle read, "Fix your weight loss surgery tool. Take control in 5 easy days." I found that more emphasis was needed on the focus and hard work required during the five days. The plan is not simply a matter of following a food plan and bam! you're done. It is a matter of following the deliberate food plan and practicing the WLS habits and rules that are proven to help us lose weight and keep it off. It really isn't 5 easy days; it is five focused days. Those 5 days, when done mindfully, truly pay off with many successful days beyond the 5DPT.  So many of us, when we minimize the effort into 5 easy days, we go right back to doing what got us in trouble in the first place.  So now it is five focused days. Has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

 "Simply not wanting to be overweight is a wish, not a plan. One way to motivate yourself is to recognize how gratifying it is to make a commitment to a goal, identify the specific steps to get there, follow your plan, and reap the rewards." (Judith J. Wurtman & Nina Frusztajer Marquis, 2006)
~Page 29 - 5DPT Owner's Manual 2nd Edition
If the plan hasn't changed, what is new in the book, I see it is 180 pages and the original book was only 100 pages.
Well, as you can imagine with a book that has been in print since 2008, we have received a lot of feedback from our readers and we listened. I am so proud of our LivingAfterWLS readers because consistently they have asked for more information, more knowledge, more inspiration. They seem to have an endless curiosity for self-improvement and health management. The original book was written to be a quick read with loads of inspiration and it served this purpose well. For the second edition I reorganized the presentation of information. For example, Chapter 3 is a quick overview of the complete 5DPT with a brief review of the WLS Four Rules and the tenets of successful weight management.  Then in Chapters 4, 5, and 6 each day is covered in detail. Chapters for each day include the dietary plan for the day, helpful and motivational sub-chapters, a summary of key learning points, the daily journal, eating out tips, and FAQ's relating to that day of the plan. Chapter 9 is a comprehensive chapter about health basics and dietary management with weight loss surgery, this is new from the first edition. And there are 16 new tested and proven recipes that work effectively with the 5DPT and beyond. The new book also includes new information from the FDA, the US Surgeon General, the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (ASMBS), and the free-lance bariatric community. This is a rapidly changing field and it is important for all of us to stay current with the science and medical practice as it evolves. 

Simply put - the second edition is loaded with detail and inspiration that I think readers will find it useful in their effort to manage obesity with surgical intervention of any kind.

You developed the 5DPT in 2007: what is the most important thing you have learned since developing it?
Oh my goodness, there has been so much! I am so fortunate to learn from real people on the front lines of WLS. It is always comforting to learn that other people also have to work at this weight loss and weight maintenance like I do - even with this "easy-breezy" surgery! I mean, here I am more than 12 years post-op and I'm still trying to figure out the best way to manage my weight and secretly hoping to stumble on some easy trick keep my weight under control. I am so often amazed and awed at the resilience of others, the strength people have to rise again and again in the face of great challenge. There is truly so much goodness in the world and in the heart of mankind and I count my blessings many times a day that I work in this WLS community that brings me in contact with good and well-meaning people. It makes some of the darkness in the world fade to gray. I guess building on that I would say that we should never-ever Never-EVER stop trying. And we need to take care of one another: when we have strength to spare let's give back and when we need a hand it will be there. Ha! I feel like there should be orchestra music playing as I say this. But darn it! I do feel this in my heart. Next question?  

Where can the 2nd Edition 5DPT Owner's Manual be purchased?
Like all of our LivingAfterWLS publications, the 2nd Edition 5DPT Owner's Manual is available exclusively online in the LivingAfterWLS General Store. Link to Store

I already have the original edition. Is it worth it to get the new 2nd edition?
Tricky question to ask the author! I actually really worried about this because we have so many faithful LivingAfterWLS Neighbors who buy and read our publications. It is intrinsically important to me that we provide top-notch information to our readers in a manner that inspires and motivates. As I said earlier, the basics of the plan have not changed. The format of this book is different, and beautifully produced - I love the sidebars. It contains the most up-to-date information from the FDA, the bariatric community, and the freelance bariatric research community (research not tied to or supported by pharmaceutical companies, doctors, or hospitals). I think even though the actual 5DPT is familiar, the enthusiasm and inspiration will feel fresh. I believe that people who read both the first and second editions of the 5DPT Owner's Manual will feel they have two very useful, very different books at their disposal for lasting WLS support. I hope to hear from some of you who have both - what do you think?

Check out the 5DPT Owner's Manual 2nd Edition:
Table of Contents

I am also very tickled we were able to keep the price the same as the first edition at $22.95. A very good value, in my humble opinion.  Quick Buy

What is the status of your publications in electronic format for iPad, Kindle and other e-readers?
We have several full-length and short publications in production for electronic publishing and hope to have them available soon (4th Quarter 2012?) for our audience. The copyright and trademark processes are taking much longer than we anticipated, but we will announce the availability of these products in our email communications - please stay tuned. We appreciate your patience as ours is wearing very thin on this matter. You can also check the Support page in the LivingAfterWLS General Store for status updates on the electronic products. Link Here: Support Page
What is your next writing/publishing project?
Right around the corner on August 1 my 2009 book,
will go into the second printing. I am so excited about this!  Day 6 by Kaye BaileyThe Day 6 book has been so well received and the feedback has been quite favorable. After that, on Tuesday October 2, 2012 my new book, "Cooking with Kaye - Methods to Meals - Protein First You Will Love" is scheduled to be published. This has been a huge project, 156 recipes tested numerous times. A working cookbook that will build the skills of the cook so they can take the methods and go beyond the recipe to create a perfect meal for all who sit at their table. Watch your newsletters!

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