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Low Fibre Diet

 

To prepare for a successful colonoscopy, it is important that you follow a simple process to ensure that your bowel is clean.  Poor preparation can result in the doctor not being able to examine your bowel properly and the test may need to be rescheduled for another day.

How to prepare for a Colonoscopy

  1. Follow a low fibre diet for three days prior to your procedure.  Please refer to the list below for low fibre foods that you are allowed to consume leading up to your procedure.

  2. Fibre supplements such as Metamucil and  Psyllium husks must be stopped at the time of commencing the low fibre diet.

  3. Iron supplements and all natural and homeopathic therapies including Fish oil, Omega 3, Glucosamine and Vitamin supplements must also be ceased leading up to your procedure.

 

Low Fibre Diet

Suggested Low Fibre Menu Plan

BREAKFAST

Juice – apple, cranberry, pear, grape
Yoghurt (no fruit or nut topping)
Bowl of cornflakes/rice bubbles
2 eggs – boiled, poached, scrambled
Bacon, sausage, plain mince
Hash browns
White toast
French toast
Vegemite, Promite
Croissants, muffins (no fruit/nuts)
Crumpets and honey
Pancakes with syrup
Chocolate brioche
Tea
Coffee

LUNCH/ DINNER

Clear soups, broths
Chicken noodle soup
Fish, steak, chicken, ham, turkey
Potato or pumpkin(peeled) – baked, steamed, mashed, potato salad
Pasta Carbonara
Macaroni cheese – no tomato paste
Sandwiches – white bread/roll
Panini – chicken, ham, tuna turkey, pastrami, corned beef, cheese, egg
Baked rice custard, chocolate mousse
Plain ice-cream
Soft Drink
Tea
Coffee

SNACKS

Cheese and crackers
Rice cakes
Protein bars
Ham quiche
Cheese sticks
Wedges with sour cream
Cake based on white flour
Biscuits based on white flour
Chocolate biscuits
Cheesecake
Scones – no sultanas
Pikelets
Waffles
Vanilla slice
Doughnuts
Custard tart
Milkshakes
Egg flips
Protein shakes
Clear sports drinks
Iced tea
Coffee
Hot chocolate
Sustagen
Ensure
Digestilact