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Low Carbohydrate Substitutions for Moms with Gestational Diabetes

Low Carbohydrate Substitutions for Moms with Gestational Diabetes

For moms with gestational diabetes, it can be hard to maintain a healthy low-carbohydrate diet. Especially when you have other small children, there are always some sort of crackers, cookies, and macaroni within reach, and it can be tough not to succumb to those cravings.

Unless directed otherwise by your personal physician, most gestational diabetic diets recommend 12 carbohydrate choices per day. This might seem like a lot, but when you think about how much cereal, rice, bread, crackers, pasta, and other carbohydrates that your diet is likely filled with, you might think otherwise. To make up for it, you can choose to make substitutions for some of your carbohydrate choices. [Read more…]

Quick and Easy Microwave Meals for Gestational Diabetes

easy microwave mealsYour life is busy. You don’t always have time to cook and sit down to eat a five course meal, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t find healthy things to eat. Especially for a woman with gestational diabetes, you have guidelines to follow. You are eating for two, after all, and need to do so as healthily as possible.

To fit a healthy diet into your busy life, there are some things you can do to make things a little easier on yourself. You can have some quick and easy microwave meals on hand that fit into your busy life, but also fit into your gestational diabetes diet plan. [Read more…]

Vegetarian Gestational Diabetes Diet

Vegetarian Gestational Diabetes Diet

vegetarian gestational diabetes dietFor soon to be mothers with gestational diabetes, meal planning can be a chore. Especially for women who have other dietary restrictions or preferences, finding healthy and filling meals can seem impossible. With the right amount of forethought and planning, however, everyone can find delicious, filling, and healthy meals on a gestational diabetes diet.

Vegetarians are often cited as not getting enough protein, or for not having many tasty and filling options available to them. Nothing could be further from the truth, however. Vegetarian women eating for two with gestational diabetes happen to be very lucky. A primarily plant based diet is perhaps the most recommended diet plan for gestational diabetes. [Read more…]