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Friday, September 07, 2012

Get back to Protein First with 5 Day Pouch Test

Are you struggling to manage your weight or lose weight with weight loss surgery? Maybe you are not eating enough protein. Check out the September 5 Day Pouch Test Bulletin for little hints that make a big difference in your success.  Here is one of them:

Measure Portions:
We worry so much about the reading on the bathroom scale and so little about the reading on the kitchen scale.
The only way to know exactly what we are serving our self is to measure and weigh portions.
Eyeballing hasn't worked for us in the past. Leaving it to pouch control doesn't necessarily work. Weigh protein, 3 to 4 ounces per meal. Measure soup, 1/2 to 1 cup per meal. Count bites: 2B/1B Rhythm - 2 Bites Protein to 1 Bite Carbohydrate. Monitor water, at least 64 ounces a day. Measure food and water intake as vigilantly as we measure body weight on the bathroom scale - one becomes the other.
We are so ready to celebrate or agonize over a few ounces changed on the bathroom scale, yet so indifferent to measuring our meals on the kitchen scale. Can't we see the two are intrinsically related and one affects the other?

September 5 Day Pouch Test Bulletin

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