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Aug 28, 2007 11:43 AM

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.