Diets 

High Fiber Diet

A fat-controlled diet is indicated for individuals who are unable to properly digest, metabolize, and absorb fat. Common diseases of the hepatobiliary tract, pancreas, intestinal mucosa, and lymphatic system impair fat digestion, metabolism, and absorption.

FOODS ALLOWED

Beverages & Milk
  • Coffee

  • tea

  • carbonated drinks

  • fat-free milk or buttermilk

  • evaporated skim

  • nonfat dry milk

  • skim or low-fat yogurt

FOODS NOT ALLOWED

  • Whole milk

  • Reduced fat milk

  • Evaporated milk

  • Condensed milk

  • Chocolate milk

  • Yogurt made from whole milk

  • Cocoa mixes

Breads, Cereals & Grains,
  • Whole-grain or enriched breads

  • Dinner rolls

  • Cereals and grains

  • Pasta

  • Plain crackers

  • Quick breads such as: muffins, biscuits, rich or sweet rolls, doughnuts, pancakes, waffles, party crackers, potato chips, granola unless calculated into diet

Meat, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, and Cheese
  • Lean meat (trimmed of visible fat)

  • Fish and fowl (without skin).

  • The following are equal to 1 oz meat: 1 egg, ¼ cup tuna, salmon (water­ packed), or cottage cheese.

  • The following low-fat cheeses are allowed (one serving per day): 1oz low fat or fat free milk cheeses (sapsago, mozzarella, farmer's) or ¼ cup 1% cottage or ricotta cheese

  • Fried or fatty meats, such as luncheon meats, cured and processed meats, other cheeses

Vegetables

Any prepared without fat.

  • Vegetables in cream sauces or gravies

  • fried vegetables including potatoes

Fruits & Juices

All

None

Fats
  • Butter,

  • margarine,

  • vegetable oil,

  • crisp bacon (1 strip= 1 tsp fat)

  • Cream,

  • avocado,

  • nuts,

  • coconut,

  • olives,

  • peanut butter

Soup
  • Any soups made with fat free milk or fat free broth

  • Commercially canned soups,

  • cream soups,

  • soups containing fat or whole milk

Desserts
  • Fruit,

  • sherbet,

  • sorbet,

  • fat-free frozen desserts,

  • gelatin,

  • angel food/sponge cake,

  • low fat cookies (gingersnaps, vanilla wafers),

  • fat-free cakes,

  • puddings made with fat free milk,

  • meringues

  • Ice milk,

  • ice cream,

  • pie,

  • cake,

  • cookies,

  • pastries,

  • any desserts made with shortening, chocolate, cream, nuts, or fat

Other Sweets
  • Sugar

  • jelly

  • honey

  • syrups with no fats

  • molasses

  • Plain marshmallows

  • hard candy

  • Any containing chocolate

  • nuts,

  • cream,

  • coconut,

  • butter-flavored or fudge syrup

Miscellaneous
  • Vinegar

  • low-calorie or fat-free dressings,

  • cocoa or carob powder

  • herbs and spices,

  • salt,

  • pepper

  • Chocolate

  • Coconut

  • Gravy

Sample Menu

Breakfast

  • Orange juice

  • Cream of wheat

  • Scrambled egg

  • Wheat toast

  • Margarine

  • Jelly

  • Fat free milk

  • Coffee

  • Sugar

Noon

  • Honey glazed chicken (skinless)

  • Baked potato/margarine

  • Steamed broccoli

  • Fruited gelatin

  • Dinner roll

  • Margarine

  • Sherbet

  • Iced Tea

  • Sugar

Evening

  • Lean beef tips and noodles

  • Seasoned green beans

  • Sliced tomato salad

  • Fat-free French dressing

  • Peach halves

  • Dinner roll

  • Margarine

  • Fat free milk

  • Iced tea

  • Sugar

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