Good nutrition will speed up your recovery and improve your health. A wide
variety of healthful foods is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. By using room service, you can select when and what you want to eat.
Your Meals and Special Diets
Nutritious meals are an important part of your treatment. While you are here, your doctor will order the type of diet that is best for you. If you have questions about your diet, ask your caregiver or dietician. The following are examples of the different types of diets that your doctor may order.
This means nothing by mouth. It is designed to rest the GI tract and to prepare you for certain tests or surgery.
Clear liquid diet
This diet is usually prescribed for a short time. It is used before and after procedures or surgery and when you have nausea or diarrhea.
Full liquid diet
A diet of liquids is usually prescribed for a short time as a transitional diet between clear liquid and solid foods. This diet contains milk and milk products.
Heart healthy, 3-4 gram sodium, low fat, low cholesterol diet
This diet helps prevent the build-up of fluids in your body and the rise of fat and cholesterol in the blood.
Carbohydrate-controlled diabetic diet
A diet containing servings from all food groups will help to control your blood sugar and help maintain or achieve a desirable weight.
A diet controlling parts of protein, sodium, potassium, phosphorus and fluids is designed for both pre-dialysis and dialysis patients.
A diet of soft foods easy to digest is designed for patients who have difficulty chewing, have stomach or intestinal disorders, or who are recovering from surgery.
A diet of mostly pureed food is for patients who have difficulty swallowing well enough to receive proper nourishment. This diet contains no rice.