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5 Day Diet Pre Colonoscopy
September 13 2010

Posted on 09/13/2010 12:40:11 PM PDT by Global2010

Ok I know what one can't eat on the 5 days prior to a colonoscopy.

What are some meals we can eat?

How about compiling a list/thread of can chow down on foods/meal for the week prior?

White Bread/Turkey/Mayo is one I can dig.

Broiled White fish w/lemon and smoked salt

If you care to and are a pro at the colon pre week diet mode please list some ideas other than the usual suggestions.

We all now what we can't have the week prior seeds/leafy veggies/celery/fruit (basically things with peels or seeds) red/purple/orange dyes.

And the need to be very hydrated (diet 7up is my choice).

Gatorade clear the colored stuff has the no/no dyes.

BTW this is my 3rd procedure and I am normally a veg/seed diet person so last time I ate too much meat stuff prior and got really ill.

Thanks ahead of time.


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One tip the two day prior clean out do not include Tobasco type stuff in that last meal day.

Just as hot coming out as going in.

1 posted on 09/13/2010 12:40:14 PM PDT by Global2010
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To: Global2010

This thread is useless without pictures.


2 posted on 09/13/2010 12:41:24 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

Please, no pictures of Katie Colonic having her procedure on live TV...


3 posted on 09/13/2010 12:42:50 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands (I only read the Constitution for the Articles.)
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To: Global2010

Ate normally until the day before and had to drink that awful stuff with out any food. Not aware of any special diet for 5 days.


4 posted on 09/13/2010 12:43:29 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Global2010

No matter what you eat, it’s ALL coming out, pretty much uncontrollably, as a result of the procedure ;-)


5 posted on 09/13/2010 12:43:33 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Global2010

I ate normally before mine.. then came the day prep ..a most unpleasant experience..but a necessity

One tip ...You can mix crystal lite with the junk you have to drink


6 posted on 09/13/2010 12:44:03 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Global2010

I just dieted the day before!


7 posted on 09/13/2010 12:44:05 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Global2010

Why not just eat nothing for five days.
Drink only water?
That’s what I’m doing.


8 posted on 09/13/2010 12:44:05 PM PDT by Aroostook25
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To: cripplecreek

Are you posting your pictures??!


9 posted on 09/13/2010 12:44:35 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Global2010
 
 
Day 6. Everything looks fine.


10 posted on 09/13/2010 12:44:40 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Global2010

I’ve never heard of the prep lasting that long.


11 posted on 09/13/2010 12:45:47 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: cripplecreek
Spider Love
12 posted on 09/13/2010 12:45:49 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

Same here. Actually, the Colon Purge, the day before, was by far, the worst part of the experience. Couldn’t wait for it to end so I could chow down...


13 posted on 09/13/2010 12:46:00 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: brytlea

The colon cam is down today.


14 posted on 09/13/2010 12:46:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Responsibility2nd

Did you use a Nikon or Cannon to take that shot?


15 posted on 09/13/2010 12:46:41 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Global2010

Starting two days prior lots of highballs.
Remember the last day mix them with Ginger Ale. :)


16 posted on 09/13/2010 12:46:51 PM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: Global2010

Eat this for five days and your guaranteed to have the cleanest colon in the county. ;-)

17 posted on 09/13/2010 12:46:51 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Contrary to popular belief, America is separated by class.... the political class and all others.)
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To: cripplecreek


Every meal. Three meals a day. For five days. You'll put a hole in the roof.
18 posted on 09/13/2010 12:46:59 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Aroostook25

Oh, I don’t know if that will work. You must drink the stuff (yuk) till you feel like cr*p, then you’ll know you are ready. : ?


19 posted on 09/13/2010 12:47:14 PM PDT by mia
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To: Global2010

Take it from me, don’t take sleeping pills (or tylenol PM) with the stool softener.


20 posted on 09/13/2010 12:47:28 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Even the earth is bipolar.)
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To: Global2010
Don't you have some close friends you can share this with? Why us? What did we do to deserve this?

:@)

21 posted on 09/13/2010 12:47:28 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Paisan

That and waiting in the waiting room the next morning, hungry and grouchy.


22 posted on 09/13/2010 12:47:35 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: cripplecreek

Too bad. They did give me a couple of cool little photos.


23 posted on 09/13/2010 12:48:12 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Global2010

Five days? What are you 72 feet tall?

Ate normally until day before, drank the Colon Blow Liquid Formula or whatever it’s called, then just water. I’ve fasted for up to a week with no issues, anyway, so it’s not like one day without food is so terrible.

It’s not that complicated, unless, apparently, your colon is long enough that it can reach to the moon and back.


24 posted on 09/13/2010 12:48:55 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: OB1kNOb

These threads are why I really love FR.


25 posted on 09/13/2010 12:49:02 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Responsibility2nd


This is part of Michelle Obama's new colon tour at the White House.
26 posted on 09/13/2010 12:49:59 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: OB1kNOb

OK, that’s weird.


27 posted on 09/13/2010 12:50:25 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Darkwolf377

You have fasted for a week? Who are you, John the Baptist??


28 posted on 09/13/2010 12:50:29 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Global2010

I’ve only ever had the one day “chemical” cleansing.

I was spent after one day of cleansing and no eating. I was shaking like a dog passing a peach pit by the time it was over and I could eat.


29 posted on 09/13/2010 12:50:34 PM PDT by IamConservative (Two wrongs don't make a right, but you might get even.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

This is the exact photo my doctor gave me from my colonoscopy. I’m suddenly suspicious...


30 posted on 09/13/2010 12:51:20 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

It says right there on the paper: locusts and rainwater only.


31 posted on 09/13/2010 12:51:43 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Global2010
Hum, my husband had this procedure last year and he was on a clear liquid diet for 24 hours. Why five days?
32 posted on 09/13/2010 12:52:05 PM PDT by svcw (Everyday the enemy tries to offer you an apple, when God has already given us an orchard.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Yeah, I thought maybe you were both the same person...


33 posted on 09/13/2010 12:52:16 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

LOL

Man VS Wild last night. Bear Gryllis gave himself an enema wath nast water because he couldn’t keep it down otherwise.


34 posted on 09/13/2010 12:52:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Global2010
Timely thread - I just took my bisacodyl table 30 minutes ago and will begin drinking the solution in 5 hours for the big day tomorrow.

I'm upset that beer isn't considered a clear liquid - I'd like to pound down a couple tonight.

35 posted on 09/13/2010 12:52:27 PM PDT by PrivateIdaho ("... like a wild potato.")
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To: raybbr
Don't you have some close friends you can share this with? Why us? What did we do to deserve this?

Why risk grossing out his/her closest friends, when he/she can post anonymously here on FR?

The only risk is being the butt of all the jokes.

(Sorry, I couldn't resist the pun)

36 posted on 09/13/2010 12:52:44 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: OB1kNOb; TheThirdRuffian
Eight seconds apart.

Impressive! :)

37 posted on 09/13/2010 12:53:04 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

LOL


38 posted on 09/13/2010 12:53:35 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

Great minds, eh?


39 posted on 09/13/2010 12:53:38 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Contrary to popular belief, America is separated by class.... the political class and all others.)
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To: brytlea

Nah, I was John the Fattest. I actually liked it, and am going again. Helped me lose 40 pounds I’d gained after and accident.


40 posted on 09/13/2010 12:54:00 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. -- written by Robert Towne)
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To: Global2010

I only had to limit my diet the day before. The day of the prep just a clear diet(soups, drinks, jello, etc.)...no red gatorade or jello, though. They’ve made the prep so much easier...Miralax is so much better than the stuff they used to make you drink (magnesium citrate.)


41 posted on 09/13/2010 12:54:00 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Global2010

Diet Before Colonoscopy Bowel Preparation

To have your colon ready for the procedure, your doctor will provide information regarding a diet before colonoscopy bowel preparation. It will require you to change your eating about four days before the procedure is performed. The diet reduces or totally eliminates fiber and will include food like:

•Boiled chicken (no skin)
•Cheese
•Eggs
•Skinless potatoes
•Steamed white fish
•White bread

Some diets used to prepare patients for a colonoscopy call for the elimination of all solid food two days prior to the colonoscopy. This is a precautionary measure taken to make sure your bowels are empty. Another thing to consider when preparing for a colonoscopy is what supplements you take. If you take iron supplements, these must also be discontinued, even if it is an ingredient in your multi-vitamin.

Foods to Avoid

The following list of foods should not be eaten in the days leading up to your colonoscopy because they are high in fiber:

•Fruits
•Nuts
•Red meat
•Rice
•Vegetables

Liquids to Be Avoided

In preparation for a colonoscopy, your diet should include plenty of liquids. However, there a some that should be avoided:

•Milk
•Milk-based drinks
•Foods and beverages colored red or purple. Some doctors ask you to avoid orange colored dyes as well.

What to Eat the Day Before Your Colonoscopy

While the change you make to your diet prior to a colonoscopy starts three or four days prior the procedure, on the day before not only will you change what you eat, but how much. In fact, the only meal you should eat the day before your colonoscopy will be breakfast; and it should be light such as one soft boiled egg on one slice of white bread toast. Eating extremely light helps prepare your body for the effect of the laxative you’ll be given to totally clear your bowels before the procedure. With that said, it is also important that you include plenty of fluids in your diet the day before you go in for your colonoscopy, because the laxatives can promote dehydration. To avoid this problem make it a point to drink your fluids. It’s best to drink something every hour if possible. The liquids you can drink the day before include:

•Coffee with nothing added
•Fat-free broth
•Strained fruit juices
•Sports drinks such as Gatorade
•Tea with nothing added
•Water

The Day of the Procedure

No food should be eaten the day of the procedure, and nothing at all should be taken between two or three hours before your colonoscopy.


42 posted on 09/13/2010 12:54:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Global2010

I thought it was just certain vitamins and seeds and a few specific foods to be avoided for days beforehand, with the real diet within the last 24 hours.


43 posted on 09/13/2010 12:54:52 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: cripplecreek

And they showed that? Man, that show is really gone downhill.... I thought it was bad when he was naked a few seasons ago.


44 posted on 09/13/2010 12:55:17 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Corin Stormhands


We could always do Richard Gear's colon.
45 posted on 09/13/2010 12:55:20 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: BipolarBob

LOL!


46 posted on 09/13/2010 12:55:20 PM PDT by notaliberal (Ye---- Stupid!)
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To: PrivateIdaho
bisacodyl table = bisacodyl tablet

(anticipating table jokes)

47 posted on 09/13/2010 12:55:22 PM PDT by PrivateIdaho ("... like a wild potato.")
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To: Allegra

Our minds momentarily melded.......LOL!


48 posted on 09/13/2010 12:56:09 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Contrary to popular belief, America is separated by class.... the political class and all others.)
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To: PrivateIdaho

Why don’t you try it and see if they can tell the difference? You can report back to us at a later date! In the name of science!


49 posted on 09/13/2010 12:56:09 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: justlurking

Shouldn’t you have said, “risk being the *colon* of all the jokes”?


50 posted on 09/13/2010 12:57:20 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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