Do you know that a healthy diet alone can help you get rid of gestational diabetes? I would suggest that you don’t take any hypoglycemic oral medicines during your pregnancy. Or if at all you want to take medicines, consult with your physician first. However, with the type of diet that I am recommending you, it is my hope that you won’t need any additional medicines.
A good diet plan for gestational diabetes should contain enough calories to give the woman adequate energy, but the amount of carbohydrates that a pregnant woman consumes should not be too high, lest her blood sugar levels increase. A good diet plan for gestational diabetes should also have all the necessary vitamins and minerals needed to support the mother’s body and the needs of the unborn baby. While the amount of calorie intake would obviously differ from woman to woman, the following diet plan would help you understand what your ideal diet should be like.
So for morning breakfast, you are going to have one apple, one snack, one cottage cheese, half-cup of 100% juice, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and two slices of whole grain toast.
During the lunch time, you can eat foods like: a cup of lentil soup, two ounces of low fat cheese, one cup of baby carrots, one serving of whole grain crackers, twenty raw almonds and one cup of grapes.
For your dinner, a simple diet consisting of six ounces of any, one cup of steamed broccoli, one cup of brown rice, one cup of reduced-fat milk and five cups of plain air-popped popcorn would do very well. If you follow this well-laid out diet plan for gestational diabetes you will soon be on your way to cure gestational diabetes.
Apart from this sample diet, you should also take plenty of fluids throughout the day, in order to prevent chances of lower blood sugar. Water seems to the best medicine for gestational diabetes patients, since it contains no sugar and hence it won’t interfere with your blood sugar levels. You can also eat fruits and vegetables as they contain additional nutrition. One thing you should note is that if you want to eat juicy fruits, you should eat them in small amounts in-between meals. This way, your carbohydrate intake will be low and consistent throughout the day. If you are one of those women whose blood sugar levels increase in the mornings, then you might want to reduce the intake of carbohydrate foods during breakfast. If you take insulin injections then the amount of insulin should match with the amount of carbohydrates you intake. And to keep the amount of carbohydrates at a low level, I would suggest that you should exclude the following foods immediately from your diet plan: white table sugar, honey, jams, maple syrup, candy, soft drinks etc. Along with having a perfect diet, you should also do regular exercises to keep your muscles sensitive to insulin.
In my ebook, Easy Diabetes Killer, I discuss many other types of diet plans that can suit gestational diabetes patients as well. To learn more about these diet plans, [adrotate banner=”16″]