The full liquid diet is often used as a step between a clear liquid diet and a regular diet, for example, after surgery or fasting. It may also be used after certain procedures, such as jaw wiring. This diet may also be appropriate for patients who have swallowing and chewing problems.
The full liquid diet is low in iron, vitamin B12, vitamin A, and thiamine. It should not be used for a long period of time unless vitamins, iron, or liquid nutritional supplements are added. This diet has 1,800 mg of calcium, so extra calcium is not needed.
|Milk & milk products||milk, milkshakes, eggnog, ice cream, custard, pudding||all cheeses|
|Vegetables||all vegetable juices||all raw or cooked vegetables|
|Fruits||all juice or nectar||all fresh, frozen, or canned fruit|
|Breads & grains||cooked refined cereals; farina, grits, oatmeal, cream of rice, cream of wheat||all other cereals, all breads|
|Meat or meat substitutes||none||all|
|Fats & oils||butter, margarine, cream||all others|
|Sweets & desserts||sherbet, sugar, hard candy, plain gelatin, fruit ice, honey, syrups||all others|
|Soups||broth, bouillon, strained creamed soups||all others|
|This Sample Diet Provides the Following|