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Overview: the 5DPT Plan
Thank you for joining me in the 5 Day Pouch Test program and making it a valued tool in your weight loss surgery toolbox. Countless thousands of people worldwide have successfully used the 5 Day Pouch Test since 2007 to take control of their weight loss surgery tool. Many have lost regained weight and others are reaching a healthy weight after long stalls in weight loss. But more importantly, feelings of failure are replaced with feelings of empowerment, capability, and personal achievement.

This is the 5 day plan that I have developed and used to determine if my pouch is working and return to that tight newbie feeling. And a bonus to this plan, it helps one get back to the basics of the weight loss surgery diet and it triggers weight loss. Also, it is not difficult to follow and if you are in a stage of carb-cycling it will break this pattern. Sounds pretty good, right?

The 5 Day Pouch Test should never leave you feeling hungry. You can eat as much of the prescribed menu as you want during the day to satiate hungry and prevent snacking on slider foods and/or white carbs. You must drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water each day. A reduction of caffeinated beverages is suggested, but do not stop caffeine cold turkey.

Weight loss is not the intent of the 5 Day Pouch Test, however, many who have tried this plan report a significant drop in weight. More importantly they celebrate a renewed sense of control over their pouch and eating habits and easily transition back to a healthy post-surgical weight loss way of eating.

5DPT: Daily Food Plan:
On the 5 Day Pouch Test you will follow a dietary progression beginning with liquid protein and ending with firm protein. This mimics the early dietary progression following surgery. Please click the "Read More" links to see each day in full detail. Hint: There is more to this plan than meets the eye with the seemingly simple dietary progression, please read the plan fully to guarantee your best success with this back-to-basics effort.

Days 1 & 2: Liquid Protein
low-carb protein shakes, broth, clear or cream soups, sugar-free gelatin and pudding. Read more.

Day 3: Soft Protein
canned fish (tuna or salmon) eggs, fresh soft fish (tilapia, sole, orange roughy. Read more.

Day 4: Firm Protein
ground meat (turkey, beef, chicken, lamb), shellfish, scallops, lobster, fresh salmon or halibut. Read more.

Day 5: Solid Protein
white meat poultry, beef steak, pork, lamb, wild game
Read more.

Good luck! I believe you are going to like the results when you give this plan an honest try. YOU CAN DO THIS! ~~ Kaye Bailey

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Kaye Bailey is the author of countless articles syndicated in several languages, and books available in print and electronic format including The 5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual 2nd Edition 2012, (1st Edition 2008 out-of-print, 50K copies in circulation); Day 6: Beyond the 5 Day Pouch Test (2009 3rd Printing January 2015); Cooking with Kaye Methods to Meals: Protein First Recipes You Will Love (2012).

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