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 procedure may need to be rescheduled for another day.
How to prepare for a colonoscopy:
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.
Fibre supplements such as Metamucil and psyllium husks must be stopped at the time of commencing the low fibre diet.
Iron supplements and 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
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
Croissants, muffins (no fruit/nuts)
Crumpets and honey
Pancakes with syrup
Clear soups, broths
Chicken noodle soup
Fish, steak, chicken, ham, turkey
Potato or pumpkin(peeled) – baked, steamed, mashed, potato salad
Macaroni cheese – no tomato paste
Sandwiches – white bread/roll
Panini – chicken, ham, tuna turkey, pastrami, corned beef, cheese, egg
Baked rice custard, chocolate mousse
Cheese and crackers
Wedges with sour cream
Cake based on white flour
Biscuits based on white flour
Scones – no sultanas
Clear sports drinks