What did you find most satisfying? [moved from Home Cooking board]
- Candy Aug 28, 2007 11:43 AM
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.
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.
I agree on the sugary stuff. I find it amazing how herbal tea can curb hunger. I prefer lemon, nothing added.
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!
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.