5 day pouch test summary

1.4lbs lost in the 5 days of the 5 day pouch reset.

I think having gone OVER 1200 calories is what made me gain some of the lbs lost back. On the morning of day 3, I was at 141.2lbs and on the morning of day 5, I ended up at 142.2lbs.

Saturday morning hubby and I went on our 5k insane inflatable run, after that we had Cracker Barrel for breakfast, and decided to make the 4 hour drive to Eagle Pass to celebrate his birthday. From there on out, we had food at the Casino (options were tacos or fried food) and we had some drinks. I was already dehydrated from drinking too much coffee and not enough water and after coming home Sunday late night I made his favorite (snowcrabs with melted butter and some small potatoes) but I also had 2 glasses of wine and when I stepped on the scale this morning I was a whooping 145.6lbs. (Constipation and being dehydrated contributed to some of this gain)


Overall, my thoughts about the 5 day pouch reset?

It helped my mindset, I am more mindful of portion size and I think with drinking enough water, smaller portions and staying under 1200 calories I should be able to drop the regain. Of course going back to drinking alcohol, will increase the weight eventually. Exercise during these 5 days were minimal. So if I increase exercise I might need to add 100 calories back to the 1200 to make it 1300 calories per day.

I decided to do a “MODIFIED” 5 day pouch reset again the day after Memorial day.

Liquids for the day 1&2 with a small protein forward meal for dinner staying under 1200 calories and day 3,4 and 5 will be adding small protein rich lunches as well.