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The Full Liquid Diet

One Step On The Way From A Liquid Diet To Solid Food Is A Full Liquid Diet


Updated June 05, 2014

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Milk is one of the foods allowed on the full liquid diet.

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A full liquid diet has a greater range of items than a clear liquid diet, yet is still fairly restricted. This diet may be used as a transition between clear liquids to solid food after surgery or when recovering from an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) flare-up. One of the biggest differences between the clear liquid and the full liquid diet is that milk products and citrus and vegetable juices are allowed on the full liquid diet.

Foods Allowed

  • Everything on the clear liquid diet
  • Cream
  • Ice cream
  • Italian ice
  • Fruit juices
  • Milk
  • Puddings
  • Cooked refined cereals
  • Strained soups
  • Vegetable juices

Foods Omitted

  • Breads
  • Cheese
  • Fruits
  • Meats
  • Vegetables


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