Have you been wondering whether your bariatric surgery is still working for you? Are you worried that your pouch or sleeve may have stretched several months or more after gastric bypass or gastric sleeve procedure? It might be time to consider a Pouch Reset Plan. There are a few different versions of it.
After discussing it with your doctor, you might be a good candidate for 48-hour Reset diet. It is a simple, doable plan that has the potential to:
- Help you feel fullness again in your pouch or sleeve.
- Reestablish better eating habits.
- Get you back to losing weight.
When Do You Need a 48-Hour Reset Diet?
Clues that you may need a 48-Hour Reset may come from your body or the scale. It may be a useful plan for you if, when you eat a meal, you no longer feel as full as you did after weight loss surgery. Another cue that a reset may help is if you are experiencing a weight loss plateau and are not yet at goal weight, or if you are experiencing weight regain without wanting to.
In some cases, you may notice that you are not following as strict of a diet as you were earlier in your weight loss surgery journey. A 48-Hour Reset can help you focus on key habits, such as measuring portions and monitoring what you eat more carefully at each meal and snack.
The first step after deciding you may need a 48-Hour Reset is to consult with your surgeon or another healthcare provider to be sure your plan is safe and healthy for you. Then, schedule the two-day period when you want to follow the plan. Some people prefer to do it when they are working so they can distract themselves from it, while others prefer to do it at home so they can focus on it.
Next, you need to be sure you have the foods that you need. You will need liquid proteins, such as Protein Shakes, Protein Soup, and Protein Pudding and Gelatin. Also, the plan ends with a dinner with solid foods, so be sure to have delicious protein and vegetables to look forward to the whole time.
Following the Plan
The plan is simple. One Day 1, have a Meal Replacement or other form of Liquid Protein for each of three meals and three snacks. Repeat this on Day 2 for breakfast, morning snack, lunch, and afternoon snack. Then finish with a serving of lean protein and vegetables for dinner. The trick is to notice the flavors and your fullness when you slowly eat that final meal.
This is a sample meal plan.
Breakfast: Vanilla Protein Shake
Snack: Strawberry Protein Gelatin
Lunch: Broccoli Cheese Protein Soup
Snack: BariatricPal Protein One Double Chocolate Fudge
Dinner: Cream of Tomato Protein Soup
Dessert: Protein Hot Cocoa with Marshmallows
Breakfast: Protein Iced Coffee
Lunch: Chicken and Vegetable Cream Protein Soup
Snack: Strawberry Banana Smoothie
Dinner: 4 ounces of boneless tilapia with 1 cup of cooked cauliflower florets
Congratulations on committing to the 48-Hour Reset, or even thinking about. The sooner you recognize that you need a little extra help getting back on track, the easier it will be to do so. The BariatricPal Store has what you need, from menus to the foods and snacks on them, because we are committed to being with you every step of the way.