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What Can I Eat With Gestational Diabetes?

What Can I Eat With Gestational Diabetes?

what can i eat with gestational diabetesHave you ever wondered “What Can I Eat With Gestational Diabetes”? The short answer to this very common question is “a lot”. While a gestational diabetes diet may seem restrictive at first, you may actually find that there a lot more foods that can be eaten than you may think. It simply takes some understanding of the basics of gestational diabetes and what makes different foods good or bad for you.

So often, doctors and patients focus solely on what you “cannot” or “should not” eat. This is important, of course, because avoiding foods that could potentially raise your blood glucose to dangerous levels is absolutely key. You should also learn about all of the foods you can still enjoy, however. This will not only help you be able to enjoy your pregnancy a little more, but it will help you to stress less and stay healthy. After all, what you eat is no longer only affecting you. [Read more…]

Gentle Exercises for Gestational Diabetes Patients

Gentle Exercises for Gestational Diabetes Patients

benefits of exercise for gestational diabetesStaying active is an important part of just about every pregnancy. It helps to keep both you and your unborn child healthy, keeps blood pumping, and can actually help to increase energy especially while you feel like you have none. Gestational diabetes patients can especially benefit from getting some regular exercise.

The Benefits of Exercise for Gestational Diabetes

Regular exercise can actually help you control your gestational diabetes. This is because it gives your body a healthy outlet to expend extra sugar and calories, which in turn can help to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. In fact, studies have shown that in many cases, moderate exercise during pregnancy can actually help to control blood glucose levels almost as well as taking insulin. [Read more…]

Best Meal Plan for Gestational Diabetes

Best Meal Plan for Gestational Diabetes

meal plan for gestational diabetesPregnancy is a long period of time when so much of your body and life become a guessing game of what to do, what to expect, and what is normal. Women living with gestational diabetes may feel this pressure a bit more as they have to spend more time considering their diet. Figuring out what to eat during pregnancy can be tough, especially if you are very nauseous.

Although gestational diabetes can absolutely be trying, it is not quite as difficult as it may seem to figure out the best meal plan for you. There are many factors that determine the best meal plan for gestational diabetes. If you keep these factors in mind, you should be better able to choose the very best foods for you and your growing baby. [Read more…]

Maintaining a Healthy Weight with Gestational Diabetes

Maintaining a Healthy Weight with Gestational Diabetes

Maintaining a Healthy Weight with Gestational DiabetesJust about all of the rules and recommendations for every healthy pregnancy are true for gestational diabetes pregnancies. In most cases, the recommendations are just more stressed as the factors can have more of an impact on a woman with gestational diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight, for example, is an important factor in just about every pregnancy, but it is especially important for women with gestational diabetes.

Concerned About How Much Weight To Gain?

Lots of women everywhere are concerned about gaining weight during pregnancy. Some women are quite afraid of gaining weight, feel concerned about losing the weight after childbirth, and some relish the idea and are open to weight gain for the sake of their pregnancies. How much weight you should gain really depends on your body, your pre-pregnancy weight, and your doctor’s recommendations. Some women are actually recommended to not gain much weight at all, others are expected to gain up to 35lbs. Everyone is different. You should always look to your doctor to find out the specifics about how much weight you should gain, and any changes you plan to make to your diet and lifestyle. [Read more…]