Suggestions for scope prep diet

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   Posted 2/9/2009 8:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys,
I will be having my approx. 124th colonoscopy on Friday, February 13 th. Okay ... it will be my 13th turn . Anyway, this is the first colonoscopy as a non-smoker. I had no problems with the fasting day before the colonoscopy, because I lived off coffee with no milk and sugar, tea, 7-UP and water that day and smoked my hunger away. I have a list of forbidden foods for the prep and allowed foods, but I still can't make a rhyme out of it what really is allowed and what not. Obviously it is a liquid diet. It mentions that gelatine is allowed. So does that mean that I am allowed to eat Jell-O (as long as it is not red or purple?)
So basically, what do you consume the day you are preparing for the scope which means the day before the scope?
I appreciate some suggestions since smoking my hunger away doesn't work anymore.
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   Posted 2/9/2009 10:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I do green (sugar free) jello and low sodium boullions....
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   Posted 2/9/2009 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Basically, you can eat anything you can see through. Even though gelatin desserts are gelled and "solid," dietarily they are considered liquids. So you can have clear sports drinks, or flavored drinks mixed with water (kool aid, Crystal Light, etc.), chicken or beef broth, and jello. That's about it. For me, the diet is so unappetizing it kills my appetite pretty quickly.
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