no alcohol, no caffeine, no fried foods
and a low residue diet
. a low-residue diet
is pretty much what it sounds like, foods that result in a small amount of stool. things like rice, pasta, fresh poultry, eggs, noodle soups, tuna, mashed potatoes. think of a child's BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast). roughage is tough, so no salads, etc. but really ripe fruit (or canned) without the skins might be ok.