A gastric sleeve pouch reset is a non-invasive dietary method used to shrink your stomach after stretching following gastric sleeve surgery.
The gastric sleeve can be a very successful procedure for obese patients who want to lose weight, but that doesn’t mean getting the surgery will guarantee weight loss.
If the patient isn’t fully committed to a healthy diet, lifestyle, and eating habits, then it’s possible the stomach will stretch after surgery, and this can lead to weight gain.
Fortunately, there’s an effective and non-invasive solution to this, and it’s something called a gastric sleeve pouch reset.
Stomach Stretching After Gastric Sleeve
By shrinking the stomach, gastric sleeve helps patients lose weight by restricting food intake, and by reducing hunger. However, the stomach is resilient and elastic, and if you don’t adopt the right diet or eating habits in the years following your surgery, then you may stretch your stomach.
There are a few ways this can happen, including:
- Eating the wrong foods
- Overeating past the point of feeling full
- Eating too frequently
- Drinking within 30 minutes of eating a meal
- Eating too quickly (which can create gas that will stretch the stomach)
When the stomach begins to stretch, it can accommodate more food, and you’ll feel hunger more acutely, and this can lead to increased calorie intake and weight gain. When a patient’s stomach does stretch after gastric sleeve, a non-invasive option to correct the stretching is a diet called a pouch reset or gastric sleeve reset.
A Gastric Sleeve Pouch Reset Helps Get Your Stomach Back to Its Post-Op Size
The pouch reset is a restrictive diet that’s designed to help your stomach shrink back to the size it was right after your gastric sleeve surgery, which is why it’s sometimes called a gastric sleeve reset. Typically, this is done under the supervision of a doctor or dietician, just like the first post-op diet.
The main difference between the gastric sleeve surgery post-op diet and the pouch reset diet is duration because whereas the post-surgery diet can last as long as ten weeks, the pouch reset is usually only required for about ten days.
A Closer Look at the Gastric Sleeve Pouch Reset Diet
The first day of a gastric sleeve reset diet is similar to the early days of your post-op diet, and that means consuming nothing but clear liquids, such as water, green tea, broth, and non-carbonated sugar-free drinks.
- Days 2 and 3, you can start taking protein shakes and can also incorporate thin soups into your diet, as well as sugar-free pudding, yogurt, applesauce, and other soft foods with high liquid content.
- On days 4, 5, and 6, you can start introducing soft and pureed foods into your diets, such as cottage cheese, hummus, and scrambled eggs.
- By days 7, 8, and 9, you can start eating soft foods like steamed vegetables, lean ground meat, soft cereal, and mashed fruit.
- Day 10 is your last day of the diet and the beginning of the diet you’ll try to maintain for the rest of your life, and that should focus on lean proteins, vegetables, minimal fruit, and other healthy foods.
Gastric sleeve is both a safe and effective weight loss surgery, but poor eating habits can cause your stomach to stretch after the procedure, and this can lead to weight gain.
A pouch reset after the gastric sleeve is a non-invasive way to shrink your stomach after stretching, and this will give you an opportunity to regain control of your eating habits and get back onto your weight loss path.
Along with eating healthy foods, it’s also important to eat small portions spread out throughout the day and to chew your food thoroughly to prevent gas and help you realize when you’re full.
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