You should have two or three protein shakes per day. Please be sure each drink contains at least 15 to 20 grams of protein per serving. The amount of sugar should be less than half the amount of grams of protein. For example, if the drink has 20 grams of protein, it should have less than 10 grams of sugar or carbs.
You can make your own protein shakes with unsweetened or lite vanilla almond milk, lite soy milk, or lite rice milk. Do not use regular milk, as it has too much sugar. You can use professionally prepared protein shakes if they meet the same requirements for grams of protein, calories, sugars, etc.
You should have two servings of 3 to 4 oz of a lean protein per day (e.g. chicken, turkey, fish, salmon, shrimp, scallops, 2 eggs, tofu, 1/2 cup of beans – vegetarians can substitute cooked beans or legumes for lean meats).
You should have one or two servings of a healthy fat per day (e.g. salad dressing, olive oil, olives). Use salad dressings sparingly. Dilute them with water or skim milk.
Unlimited Non-Starchy Vegetables
You can eat as many raw or cooked non-starchy vegetables as you want (all non-starchy vegetables are included except peas and corn).
Unlimited Vegetable Soup
You can have as much Sacred Heart Soup as you want, but you need to keep track of the amount of meat or lean protein added to the soup, as that counts toward your daily lean protein allowance.
You can have as much salad as you want, but you need to use salad dressings sparingly.
Absolutely NO bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, sweet potatoes, yams, cereals, oatmeal, popcorn, refined grains, corn, peas, or sauces with sugar.
Three days before surgery
Count surgery day as day three (if you are having surgery on the 5th, you would begin this on the 3rd).
After all foods are done for the day, take a good laxative, any brand that you choose. It is OK to repeat the laxative dose one time but remember that laxatives can take up to 24-48 hours to kick in so follow the instructions on the packaging. Sip fluids and you will be starting on the clear liquids only tomorrow.