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Old 02-06-2015, 15:25   #1
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How did it feel?
Doc says broth, no fat, steamed white rice am and lunch only.
Obviously I'll skip the rice, but am I going to be starving with no fat and only broth all day?
What was your experience?
(I'm T2 no meds LCHF but not ketosis, keep carbs ~ 70-100)

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I've always been instructed no solids whatsoever the day before; take clear liquids like tea, coffee, broth, sodas - even Jello - but nothing with any red dye. Then the night before, drink a gallon of the prescribed purgative, 8oz every ten minutes or something like that, and stay near the bathroom. NPO the day of the procedure. I don't remember being uncomfortably hungry, but it's been awhile since I had one, so maybe my rememberer is a fading a bit.




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I was not on LC at the time. I did have some canned chicken stock and coffee, maybe decaf and tea. You won't starve, think how nice it will feel to get all cleaned out. I regularly fast, mainly unintentional due to getting busy at work and having skipped breakfast. You may actually like it.

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I did it sugar-free: on the day where any liquids were allowed I drank kombucha, kefir, coffee, tea, and broth.


On clear liquid day I had broth, tea with gelatin (can't stand coffee black), and water. I was told to dissolve the Miralax in Gatorade, but instead I used plain, unflavored "electrolyte water" from Whole Foods which sells for about 99 cents per liter. It's just water with sodium and potassium.

I kept an eye on my BG and it stayed in the mid-70's. I didn't feel nasty as I would after a sugary drink. All in all I found the prep fairly easy and comfortable, to my surprise.

Don't forget to load up on probiotics afterward.

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Thanks all! Didn't know if I'd be starving and non-functional if all I had were liquids the day before the procedure.
Thanks on the electrolyte water tip and the probiotics.
My directions are actually to take dulcolax tablets and then drink 2 bottles of mag-citrate (1 in the pm day before and one at 5 am the day of). Said nothing of Gatorade but I'm sure the electrolyte water would be something I can drink after the procedure to help with re-hydration.
Any other tips welcomed!

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Thanks all! Didn't know if I'd be starving and non-functional if all I had were liquids the day before the procedure.
Thanks on the electrolyte water tip and the probiotics.
My directions are actually to take dulcolax tablets and then drink 2 bottles of mag-citrate (1 in the pm day before and one at 5 am the day of). Said nothing of Gatorade but I'm sure the electrolyte water would be something I can drink after the procedure to help with re-hydration.
Any other tips welcomed!
If I had a diabetes diagnosis they would have had me on the Mag Citrate protocol instead of Miralax. Technically, I could say I'm not diabetic because I've never been diagnosed as diabetic, even though I take Metformin. (I know I'm really diabetic (or at least pre-diabetic) and treat myself accordingly, but as far as my doctor and medical record are concerned, I take Metformin for PCOS).

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I boiled chicken soup and sifted the soup and ate clear chicken soup

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I never could get down all that liquid laxative. Are there pills for that, because the prep is the major obstacle of me having a colonoscopy, I had one 15 years ago and I said never again lol

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Just had a procedure in Nov. and was not hungry at all. I mixed the 'cocktail' with Crystal Lite, the day before all went well, however the next am had to drink the other half and found it too sweet that early in the am. Couldn't keep all of it down. Next time I might try the electrolyte water.

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I did it sugar free, broth, water and herbal tea. The Laxative was brilliant. Together, the preparation brought my BGLs to normal for an entire week. and that was before I was LCHF or on insulin. Two years ago. I'm about due for a repeat so that will be interesting.

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