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Doctor insights on: Clear Liquid Diet Meal Plan

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Is liquid diet drink adequate replacement for one of 2 meals per day?

Is liquid diet drink adequate replacement for one of 2 meals per day?

In a way: The drinks or shakes are formulated to satisfy your hunger, give you energy, and prevent protein malnutrition. However, the idea behind diet drinks or shakes is to lower the total amount of calories that you ingest per day thus allowing you to lose weight. They are replacing meals but not completely (calories). ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Could I do liquid diet for 20 days with exercising . after that I will change it to protein diet that include 5 small meals with exercise. Thanx?

Could I do liquid diet for 20 days with exercising . after that I will change it to protein diet that include 5 small meals with exercise.  Thanx?

Diet: Yes you could the question would be why. You do not need to do this. This sounds like a new years goal to get healthier and lose weight. Liquid diet would be as efficient as a normal healthy balanced diet. IMO no need for the liquid part for 20 days. Cheers C ...Read more

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What to do if i'm on a liquid diet of meal replacement shakes (morning (hungry). Is this healthy way to diet?

What to do if i'm on a liquid diet of meal replacement shakes (morning (hungry). Is this healthy way to diet?

Depends: if it is your usual food liquified, obviously you'll get the same results as regularly eating. if it is just water and you skip ONE meal a day.. not very bad generally and MIGHT lose a little weight. Depends on if the liquid is full nutrition. Generally changing diet temporarily lowers intake https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet covers this and other topics humorously ...Read more

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For problems with inadequate peristalsis (nonspecific neuromuscular problem), is a liquid diet good? Can liquify fruits, veggies, tofu for p.M. Meal

For problems with inadequate peristalsis (nonspecific neuromuscular problem), is a liquid diet good?  Can liquify fruits, veggies, tofu for  p.M. Meal

Depends: Liquids tend to be easier to digest (as they are pre-digested down), but some neuromuscular problems are due in part to low vitamin B12 levels, and since B12 is in low quantity in vegetarian and especially vegan diets, it would be important to include this important nutrient. Medium-chain triglycerides and Amino Acids might also play a role in supplementation for such a liquid diet. ...Read more

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Is a liquid diet a good diet plan ?

Is a liquid diet a good diet plan ?

Not exclusively: Liquid diet preparations need to contain a balance of the nutrients you need throughout the day. If they do, they are a convenient way to take in a calorie-controlled meal. But its best to also have the fiber/other benefits of food. Replacing one or at most two meals with a balanced liquid diet can be ok. Danger of all liquid diets: calories too low, lose too fast, metabolism falls, REGAIN! ...Read more

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What are some delicious foods on a clear liquid diet?

What are some delicious foods on a clear liquid diet?

Chicken soup: If made right, chicken soup can be a delicious food on a clear liquid diet. You should be able to see right through the broth. Make it with parsely, dill, turnips, carrots, parsnips and fresh chicken. All the good ingredients will come out in the broth. Add salt to taste. Some people also add garlic. ...Read more

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6 y/o needs colonoscopy. Please be specific on things she can have on a clear liquid diet?

6 y/o needs colonoscopy. Please be specific on things she can have on a clear liquid diet?

Define clear liquids: "clear liquids" are any food that is not solid at room ; body temperature that will allow sunlight to pass through: ice pops, jello, broth without particles, juices without particulates, water, light tea. Avoid red-dyed foods that may leave residue that looks like blood to the colonoscopist. Confirm your selection with the performing doctor--you don't want to have to re-do the test due 2 bad prep. ...Read more

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Could you give me some examples of low roughage foods and then a list of clear liquid diet foods ?

Could you give me some examples of low roughage foods and then a list of clear liquid diet foods ?

Ok......: you cannot stay on a clear liquid diet for enough time to have it lower weight. you CAN increase water/flavored water at the expense of less food (like rehydrating after exercise) and that is reasonable. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/low-fiber-diet/art-20048511 ...Read more

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How come doctors put you on a clear liquid diet after surgery?

How come doctors put you on a clear liquid diet after surgery?

Avoid complications: Regular diet after surgery can lead to vomiting. Vomiting is dangerous and can lead to aspiration pneumonia. The anesthetic agents impact the intestines, slow them down. Post surgical diet promotes hydration, little fat, few calories and easy to digest. Constipation after surgery is a related problem. Stay on the diet and have a safe recovery. ...Read more

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Can I take rolaids as part of a clear liquid diet as prep for a colonoscopy?

Can I take rolaids as part of a clear liquid diet as prep for a colonoscopy?

Plenty of liquids: Colonoscopy is a unique event and remember that the preparation is very important. Follow the directions on your particular bowel preparation and remember to drink plenty of clear liquids. Role aids are permissible. ...Read more

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When colonoscopy preparation need 2 day clear liquid diet instead of 24 hour?

When colonoscopy preparation need 2 day clear liquid diet instead of 24 hour?

Slow gut: Often two day prep used in patients with known or suspect delayed transit such as those on narcotics, with chronic constipation, and s/p spinal cord injury, or those who previously failed a standard one day prep. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the repercussions of a clear liquid diet for an extended time period?

Quite a lot: I was going to say, if you liquify a regular diet there obviously won't be problems. You said a clear liquid diet. I assume you do not mean TUBE FEEDING with prepared full-nutrient solutions, but like water. Vitamin deficiency (thiamine) will cause circulatory collapse in 2-4 weeks. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000339.htm ...Read more

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Can I have Werther's Original Caramel Hard Candies the day before my colonoscopy? I am on a clear liquid diet.

Can I have Werther's Original Caramel Hard Candies the day before my colonoscopy? I am on a clear liquid diet.

Yes: The hard candies will dissolve into soft or liquid form before they reach your bowel. While they are not quite clear, they are close enough. And the volume they would produce would be very small. I probably would not do more than 5 or 6 of them, though; maybe 10 at the most. None on day of procedure. Clearer/lighter hard candy would be better. Keep up the water!! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been on clear liquid diet all day and started colonoscopy prep 4.5 hours ago. I have drank 2 liters of movi-prep without a BM. What should I do?

I have been on clear liquid diet all day and started colonoscopy prep 4.5 hours ago. I have drank 2 liters of movi-prep without a BM. What should I do?

Continue prep: Continue the prep as prescribed. If you have not had good BMs prior to time for the procedure, let the doctor who is going to do the procedure know. If your colon is not cleared out, the doctor will not be able to see well enough for the colonoscopy to be of any value. You may need to be prescribed a different bowel prep. ...Read more

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Is there Liquid diet plan for laxative abuse recovery?

Is there Liquid diet plan for laxative abuse recovery?

No: Here is a good dietary plan for recovery. It is essentially a regular diet! Your body needs water and high fiber foods for regular bowels. http://www.edcatalogue.com/stop-abusing-laxatives/ ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a clear liquid sport drink for clear liquid diet?

Almost all : Clear liquids mean you just have to be able to see through it, even if it has color. So just about all sport drinks will work.. Gatorade, powerade, vitamin water. All will work. ...Read more