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Thursday, February 25, 2016

5 Day Pouch Test Recipes

The 5 Day Pouch Test is a back to basics program to help weight loss surgery patients return to the basics of the high protein diet following bariatric surgery. Today's blog post is about the recipes developed for success inclusion in the 5 Day Pouch Test.

The 5 Day Pouch Test: Express Study Guide

Today I'm catching up on emails and answering lots of questions. One question that keeps coming up:

Can I just use any prepared soup or soup recipe or do I have to use the specific 5DPT recipes?

The answer can be complicated and I often see others answering, "I don't know why you couldn't use this or that" or "Sure, that sounds fine to me."

Well, not so fast. I'm not a recipe snob and I certainly don't insist people follow my recipes exactly. But, the 5DPT recipes --- exactly as they are written-- have been tested by at least 8 individuals as part of a complete 5DPT plan development test. When a recipe did not yield the desired results of satiation, nutritional profile, and weight loss it was eliminated. When a recipe consistently produced desired results -- including weight loss -- we kept it in the plan. We know these recipes are successful for a variety of people with different lifestyles, cooking abilities, and back-on-track goals. That is why I always point people to our recipes first -- they get results.

5 Day Pouch Test Complete Recipe Collection: Find your weight loss surgery tool in five focused days. (LivingAfterWLS Shorts Book 2)

Will other similar recipes work? Maybe. Maybe not. If you need to make a recipe change or substitution try to do it with something that matches the nutritional data of the recipes provided. Additionally, if you are making recipe or menu changes then up your commitment to the behavioral basics of our post-WLS diet such as the liquid restrictions, the protein first rule, avoid simple carbohydrates and slider foods, etc.

Helpful Link: 5 Day Pouch Test FAQ's

More than anything in the world I want you to succeed with this plan! Do your best to follow it as we developed it. We did the testing over and over and over so you don't have to.
This is not intended as a scolding, just an explanation for why the best results come from staying true to the plan and focusing on YOUR weight management goals with WLS! I want you to succeed!
Here is a link to the website for your reference! 5 Day Pouch Test