A clear liquid diet consists of clear liquids — such as water, broth and plain gelatin — that are easily digested and leave no undigested residue in your intestinal tract. Your doctor may prescribe a clear liquid diet before certain medical procedures or if you have certain digestive problems. Because a clear liquid diet can’t provide you with adequate calories and nutrients, it shouldn’t be continued for more than a few days. Clear liquids and foods may be colored so long as you are able to see through them. Foods can be considered liquid if they partly or completely melt to liquid at room temperature. You can’t eat solid food while on a clear liquid diet. A clear liquid diet is often used before tests, procedures or surgeries that require no food in your stomach or intestines, such as before colonoscopy. It may also be recommended as a short-term diet if you have certain digestive problems, such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, or after certain types of surgery. A clear liquid diet helps maintain adequate hydration, provides some important electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, and gives some energy at a time when a full diet isn’t possible or recommended. Depending on your medical condition, your physician or dietitian may alter the above list. For certain tests, such as colon exams, your doctor may ask you to avoid liquids or gelatin with red coloring.
Good luck to you and I hope everything goes well during and after your surgery. We need your stomach clean. My surgeon has not told me of a diet I need to follow prior to surgery. Wish me luck. Dietary Restrictions. You can do it. As a rule of thumb, always start with the smallest amount of spice to gauge how your body reacts. As a general rule, avoid cooking with butter, lard, margarine, and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Get going. Your body is going to have problems digesting fat after your surgery. Your body is an interrelated system that strives to maintain homeostasis a state of equilibrium.
Its just as you know nothing after midnight the night before and I was allowed a small glass of water before These stones sometimes block the flow of bile, causing the gallbladder to swell and become inflamed and infected. I have surgery on Monday June 1st. The patient put his own life at risk for a piece of chicken right before surgery. Accessed June 8, Clear liquid diet By Mayo Clinic Staff.