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What did you find most satisfying? [moved from Home Cooking board]

I have to do the big fast tomorrow so I am off to the store to pick up a few allowable items. No red or purple allowed, clear liquids. I have lemon jello setting up in the fridge, I have some orange popsicle type bars. I am allowed gummi bears, hard candy, gumdrops, orange candy slices, apple, white grape and white cranberry juices. I'm really not a sugar junkie and avoid it. The lemon jello is diet type and I have a box of lime to make up. If you have done this what has satisfied your hunger? Seems like all of the sugary stuff would just increase it.

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  1. Have I missed something? I cannot determine what you are talking about.

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    1. re: FrankJBN

      It is a 1 day fast required before a medical proceedure. The day before is supposed to be the worst of it.

    2. can you do broth? i had to do the same thing a few years back and chicken, beef, and veg broth really managed to satisfy my savory cravings. the tastiest was just pouring some good chicken soup through a strainer and drinking the broth.

      also, i find that herbal teas, particularly chamomile and green tea, are good at curbing hunger.

      good luck!


      1. Usually when I fast I don't eat. I look for nothing to satisfy my hunger since I am fasting - I expect to be hungry.

        Try just water, you may be surprised at how well you feel the next morning.

        I am surprised that gummi bears are allowed.

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        1. re: FrankJBN

          Oh with this proceedure I am definitely not going to feel better in thr AM. I have to be up at 3:30 to finish phase 2 of the prep.

        2. I agree on the sugary stuff. I find it amazing how herbal tea can curb hunger. I prefer lemon, nothing added.

          1. Peach jello - not too common so it seems like a treat
            Chicken broth- a really good one with less salt like Pacific brand
            are you allowed sorbet? that sounds tasty

            good luck,

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            1. re: PamelaD

              Thanks, broth is allowed. I've got a variety from Kitchen Basics in the pantry. They are very good.

            2. I'm assuming that you're doing a colonoscopy? (Sorry if it's true and you didn't want that announced... I have Crohn's Disease, which makes me decidedly very unshy about discussing such things.) As someone who's had four, I find that the preparation often suppresses my appetite considerably. All I get is several bottles of apple juice and drink those nicely chilled during the day, and that's usually sufficient for me. The last thing I'd want to be doing during such a day is getting fancy with things like preparing jello and what not.

              Best of luck. Make sure that you have something in the house that you enjoy eating for afterwards, because you'll be craving it when you get home, and if you're like me, it'll taste better than it's ever tasted before after fasting for that long!

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              1. re: vorpal

                You got it. I managed to sleep until 12:30, and distracted myself showering while my DH had lunch. I've had some jello I made yesterday and am keeping myself busy with some house keeping chores. I'm yearning for a potato chip, 1 would serve or a few peanuts. Prep doesn't start untl 5:30 so it is hungry house keeping for me today.
                I find the suggested gellied orange slices just too sugary.

                The jello was a snap. I c boiling water, 1 pkt jello, 1 c. cold water stir well and nothng fancy there. Just pour into 4 custard cups.

                Sorry bout your Chron's I hope you have it under control.I know it can be miserable.

                1. re: Candy

                  Thanks for the well-wishes! God, do I know that potato chip craving. When I have to prep, even boring things like soda crackers suddenly sound irresistible!

                  Guess your test is today? Hope it goes as smoothly as possible and that the results are good!

                  1. re: vorpal

                    I find that pellegrino (can you have that?) satisfies my hunger far more than plain water, the bubbles must take up space? Anyway. Good luck for a clean record Candy!
                    Oh and peppermint tea, for me when I went through some stuff, it was so soothing.

                  2. re: jfood

                    It is done and over with. Had an 8 AM appt. So not much sleep prior. Thanks for the good wishes. I was more uncomfortable that dentistry. Got home had a burger and went to sleep for awhile.

                    If you've been putting it off, quit dragging your feet. Just do it.

                    1. re: Candy

                      I agree -- just do it. And I'm sure you concur with everyone who says that the prep was the worst part of it. Thank goodness it only needs to be repeated once every 7-10 years!

                      1. re: Candy

                        I'm Favoriting this thread. I'm about a year away from my first one, but lots of good ideas here. Especially the morning appt. part. :-) Thanks for asking, Candy.

                        1. re: LindaWhit

                          If you can keep yourself busy much of the day before you will probably be less hungry than you think. Sometimes I get by on a slice of toast and a snack but always know dinner is coming. Last night i let DH make his own while i went up stairs and drank a lot of water.