In order to obtain 150 grams of carbohydrates each day for 3 days prior to taking the glucose tolerance test, please be sure to include in your diet the following foods.

  1. Drink 3 cups of milk a day, skim milk is okay
  2. One cup of cereal at breakfast
  3. Two slices of bread
  4. Two pieces of fruit (preferably fresh)
  5. Two vegetables, one serving equals ½ cup
  6. One of the following:
    1. 1 cup mashed potatoes
    2. 1 cup cooked pasta
    3. 1 cup cooked rice

This is the minimum amount of carbohydrates you need daily for a valid 3-hour glucose tolerance test.

*nothing to eat or drink after midnight the night prior to your glucose tolerance test.