Full Liquid Diet
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
A full liquid diet has liquids or foods that are liquid at room temperature. Liquids are easier to swallow and digest than solid foods. You can have more types of liquids on this diet than on limited liquid ones. You may need to eat this way:
Avoid solid foods on this diet.
You can eat anything that is liquid or liquid at room temperature, such as:
Talk to your doctor or dietitian about whether you can have small amounts of:
Foods to Avoid
Do not eat:
Most people will only need to eat this way for a short time. If this is a long term diet, you may need to get more calories. Some steps are:
You may also meet with a dietitian to plan meals for balanced nutrition while you are on this diet.
American Gastroenterological Association
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disorders
Dietitians of Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
Clear liquid diet. EBSCO Nursing Reference Center website. Available at: https://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/nursing-reference-center. Accessed July 23, 2021.
Modified diet: Full liquid diet. UW Health website. Available at: https://assets.ctfassets.net/4yx69hifndy8/348.pdf/175ede61b3db51abada20f83a9239d0d/348.pdf. Accessed July 23, 2021.
Last reviewed July 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review BoardDianne Scheinberg Rishikof MS, RD, LDN
Last Updated: 7/23/2021
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