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    Any foods that are unlimited?

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to be diagnosed with GD in the next week. I'm hungry all the time and am worried that I'm going to hungry on a diabetic diet. Are there any foods that you can eat unlimited amounts of? Like raw veggies or something?

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    I've been diagnosed with GD but haven't had the nutritional consult yet. My sister who has been through this before says that the main focus is to limit carbs (especially simple sugars) and pair complex carbs with protein. I would bet that any kind of protein would be unlimited (and a whole lot more likely to satisfy your hunger than a pile of veggies). I'm planning to eat a whole lot of omelets.
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    i found this "sample diet" for gestational diabetes - it might give you some ideas of what you can eat...

    Sample Diet 1
    Breakfast

    2 slices whole grain toast

    2 tablespoons of peanut butter

    ½ cup of 100% juice

    Mid-morning Snack

    1 apple

    1 cup cottage cheese

    Lunch

    1 cup of lentil soup (or other bean soup)

    1 serving of whole grain crackers

    2 ounces of low fat cheese

    1 cup baby carrots

    Mid-afternoon Snack

    20 raw almonds

    1 cup grapes

    Dinner

    6 ounces of fish of choice

    1 cup steamed broccoli

    1 cup brown rice

    1 cup reduced-fat milk

    Evening Snack

    5 cups air-popped popcorn (plain)

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    Sample Diet 2
    Breakfast

    2 egg whites, scrambled

    1 whole egg, scrambled

    1 whole wheat English muffin

    1 teaspoon butter or margarine

    1 slice of melon

    Mid-morning

    6 ounces yogurt

    1/4 cup of low fat granola

    Lunch

    2 slices whole grain bread

    2 ounces sliced turkey or chicken (low-sodium)

    1 slice of cheese

    lettuce leaves

    tomato slices

    1 tablespoon of mustard or mayonnaise

    1 apple

    1 cup reduced fat milk

    Mid-afternoon Snack

    ¼ cup hummus

    1 cup of raw vegetables of choice

    Dinner

    5 ounces grilled chicken breast

    1 cup steamed carrots (or vegetable of choice)

    1 small baked sweet potato

    2 tablespoons of sour cream

    Evening Snack

    Small smoothie made with:

    1 cup reduced-fat milk

    ½ cup strawberries

    crushed ice
    41YO, DH 40YO
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    FET#1 BFN- Sept 2009
    IVF #2 BFN - Oct/Nov 2009
    FET #2 Chemical Pregnancy- Jan 2010
    IVF/FET#3 w/ PGD - March/April/May 2010: only 1 blast was normal - successful cycle
    IVF/FET#4 w/ PGD - March/April 2013: 1 normal blast, transferring August/Sept 2013


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    I believe you are not limited on low glycimic veggies such as green beans. You want to watch your root veggies as they have a higher index. It is about eating small bits all day long and keeping your blood sugar level. Once I got on the routine, I was not hunfry until the last 3 weeks or so--then I was really hungry!


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    Thank you so much for the detailed menu and info. I took my 3 hour today, so I'll know Mon or Tues about the results. Regardless, I changed my diet. The straights sweets are gin completely. Goodbye Gatorade as well! Only water and milk. Making sure my meals are balanced too.
    Me:33 DH:34 TTC#1 Aug'08
    Oct'08: D&C missed
    Feb'09: Hysteroscopic resection, septated uterus.
    May'09: D&C missed after excellent betas & heartbeats. Turners Syn. RPL Panel-clear.
    Aug'09-Dec 09: Clomid/GonalF IUIs, failed.
    Mar'10: Taking mental break, BFP
    Beautiful DD 11/24/10
    Jan'12: chemical
    May'12: IUI gonalf. BFP
    Due date: Feb 4, 2013


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    You really have to watch that milk as you have to limit it to 8oz and not too often. That is one thing my OB told me really can spike your blood sugar. That was the hardest thing for me as I have always love a tall glass of cold milk.

    I had some of those crystyal llight drink mix in a bottle for a treat sometimes.

    I found that walking every day made a huge difference for me as well. You can do this and it isn't really so difficult. I had trouble around Christmas because I was "done" with all of it.

    Don't be shocked if you require insulin at some point as keeping your blood sugars under close control is vital during pg.

    My son came out really hungry and it hasn;'t stopped in 9 years--LOL, but he was a very healthy size.


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    gestational diabetes in pregnant women is very common. pemmie's Sample Diet 1 Breakfast is really very good. In such cases gestational diabetes diet is very important and help to maintain and loose the weight and stay fit.


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