NOTE: Fluids must pour easily out of a cup
Sugar-free and non-fat milk products: up to three servings per day
- 2 – 3 ounces of the following:
- Thinned, plain or low sugar yogurts, low sugar Greek style yogurt
- Skim milk, 1% milk, low-fat buttermilk
- Strained cream soups, cream of tomato soup (made with milk)
- Thinned sugar-free pudding
- Sugar-free cocoa, three times per day
These items must pour easily out of a cup.
- Eight (8) fluid ounces of a high protein/low carbohydrate shake, three times per day (sip slowly over a one-hour period) Refer to pages 15 & 16 for approved options.
- Other allowed fluids between meals are:
- Decaffeinated coffee or tea (limit one cup per day)
- Bouillon or broth
- Sugar-free water enhancers or any non-carbonated, sugar-free beverages
- Decarbonated (flat) diet tonic, ginger ale
- Sugar-free gelatin
- Sugar-free popsicles (less than 20 calories each, limited to two to three times per day)
- Diluted juice or sports drinks
- Fluid intake goal is at least 48 fluid ounces per day (besides full liquids)
- No more than 8 fluid ounces per hour
- Beaten egg may be cooked in broth since beaten egg in soup is easy to digest (ex. Egg drop soup)
- You may increase your protein intake further by adding non-fat dry milk powder or unflavored protein powder to any of your food or beverages.
Frozen yogurt, ice cream and ice milk are not recommended as they are not low in protein and high in calories.