As you all know, I’ve been obsessed with my progress lately; so I’ve been looking around for ways to kickstart my weight loss once again. I’ve upped my exercise, played around with my caloric intake, etc. and nothing seems to be making a difference. So, as I was talking Aslynn about this last night, I’m seriously considering doing the 5 Day Pouch Test.
Now, hear me out. I know I’ve said time and time again that I would not resort to crazy diets to lose these last 32lbs the “natural way” without taking any shortcuts, but I wouldn’t necessarily call a “pouch reset” a shortcut. It’s basically me going back to the diet that I had right after surgery but condensed so that it’s all done within five days as opposed to five weeks. The first two days is basically just a liquid diet where I can drink low-carb/low-sugar protein shakes. Then day three I can have soft protein in 15-minute increments. Finally on days four and five I can eat firm and solid proteins, still in the 15-minute increments. Supposedly this will “reset” my pouch so it feels like it did right after surgery, and also it should make me start losing weight again.
Obviously, with all the caloric restriction that this diet will entail, I am going to wait until after the Lou Gehrig’s Disease 5k, since I need more calories when I’m constantly running. Which brings me to wonder if I’m going to feel too weak to work out during the pouch reset… Right after surgery I used to feel so tired all the time, all I wanted was sleep. I hope it isn’t anything like that with this pouch reset.
What do you guys think? Should I try this?