I noticed some people here are preparing for surgery, so I thought this would be a helpful discussion. How did you make it through stage one of the diet plan (clear liquids only)? I’ve found that sugar-free gelatin is my best friend. My doctor says it counts as a liquid in this context. Eating it is a psychological trick for me because I’m going through the motions of actually eating food. I guess that’s how I see it at least. So, that’s my trick for making it through stage one, let’s hear yours.