Don't be fooled by the name "pouch reset"
The Fresh Start Pouch Reset©
Is a unique 14-Day transitional nutrition and lifestyle program. It is the only program of its kind that offers both a psychological and nutritional approach to tackling your biggest post-surgical issues
Stalls and Plateaus
The Fresh Start Pouch Reset uses mindfulness techniques, offers information and insight and daily self-assessment homework tasks to help you get to the root of your pouch issues, and get you back on track to success.
Making the connection between your brain and your body can be one of the most difficult things to do, second to admitting that you need help and asking for it.
Your doctors and surgeons all tell you that the surgery is going to be your tool for weight loss and give you expectations of an amount that you need to lose per visit. You follow your plan, and the weight comes of a little at first and a little more, but it isn't the same as other people, it is actually a lot harder than you anticipated. Part of your stomach is removed but all of the challenges and negative thoughts remain.
Now you have a different set of mental struggles, why aren’t you losing weight? Why is it falling off the last person, the next person and the one after, but not you? Did they even do this surgery at all? Why did I bother?
Does it seem like your thoughts are the things that should have been operated on instead of your stomach?
There are so many things that need to be addressed in weight loss and weight loss surgery in order to give us the best possible outcomes in recovery. This is something that we don’t all receive in the 10-minute post-surgical follow ups. So, it is up to us to make the connections between our mind, our bodies and our health.
There are literally handfuls of ‘pouch reset’ plans floating around on the internet. They promote themselves as being able to physically shrink the size of your stomach pouch (the small pouch like stomach that was created for you during your surgery). They claim to be able to give you back your restrictions and shrink your pouch to post-surgical size. Ironically, the term ‘shrink’ is used a little too loosely. The truth of the matter is, you cannot ‘shrink’ your stomach in physical size. So while you cannot physically “shrink your stomach’, what you can do is reset your satiety point. What that means is that you can reconfigure the point at which fullness is signalled without overdoing it and without overeating. You can retrain your stomach to want less.
There are so many plans, so what makes this one successful?
Well, quite simply, it addresses the important factors that contribute to your current health states. As mentioned, there are hundreds of pouch reset plans that claim to shrink your pouch in as little as 3-5 days. One might have to wonder, is 3-5 days adequate to address the long standing and deeply rooted associations and poor decisions about food? I don’t think that’s possible. This plan does not try to convince you that such important preparation and change can be completed in such a trivial time frame. Let’s be honest with ourselves, we wouldn't be looking at a Fresh Start Pouch Reset if we didn't need additional time and support.
There is no copying of post-surgical diets that lead you through shakes, to baby food, to soft food.... IT's ALL REAL FOOD, all easy to Prepare with options on how to begin, advice on how to proceed and brimming with full colour recipes for transition.
"I lost 15lbs during the Reset and then went on to the Balanced macros plan and have kept the weight off.." - Mary
" I have lost 10lbs on this program, I am at my lightest weight since 1977..." - Chris
"THE BEST RESET I have EVER SEEN ! I am SO Glad I bought the book"
- Nicole _