Had my GTT yesterday, and, as predicted, and I am once again considered a diabetic. Anyone else? I haven't been eating terribly lately, but I definitely haven't been on the GD diet. Every night I've been indulging in a little coconut ice cream with berries or frozen strawberry kefir. Sigh. I'll miss it. But I'm ready to get back in that GD saddle. I've had a raging headache ever since drinking that orange drink, and wish I could have just monitored myself with the glucometer and "opted in" for the perinatologist bs rather than basically poison myself with all that straight up nasty sugar. Thought I'd share what I had for snacks and meals last time and see if anyone else has more low carb, high protein suggestions. Looking back I ate a lot of the same things everyday because I knew exactly how they would affect my bg levels. I'd like to vary it up a little, but do need to keep it simple because I don't have much time for food prep with ds running around.
Last time I typically ate:
taco with eggs, cheese, salsa, and some kind of breakfast meat in it
plain, full fat greek yogurt (fage is my favorite) with berries and almonds, sometimes granola
half decaf coffee with cream and one packet of raw sugar (other wise I really only drank water and on very, very special occasions a glass of wine--due to the effect on my bg, not out of worry for the baby)
Almost always had a salad with tons of greens, veggies, and chicken breast or a sandwich with a side of raw veggies
varied a bit but was typically a hunk of protein, and a pile of veggies or quinoa stir fry
I saved most of my carbs for snacks, and they usually consisted of:
almond butter sandwich (1 piece of wheat bread) with fruit smashed on it, usually berries or peaches
apple with cheese
apple with almond or peanut butter
yogurt with berries, nuts, granola
cottage cheese, sometimes with fruit
Breakfast I didn't mind eating the same thing every other day. Lunch and dinner got very repetitive and boring, but again, it was easy to keep my sugar low when I didn't change things up so much. My morning readings were always really low. I typically kept my post prandial readings between 95 and 115. If I splurged for a special occasion, I could generally walk briskly for 10 to 20 minutes and get my levels down almost to where they needed to be by the 2 hour mark.
It helps to write this out and remember how I coped last time. I would probably never have eaten this healthily without the GD diagnosis, so in a way it's a good thing. DS came out 6 lbs 7 oz with no sign of sugar overdose. The worst parts of all of this will by far be all the unnecessary monitoring of baby, the trips way up north to the perinatologist, and the transcribing my bg charts and sending them off to my "minders," not the diet. Especially if I can manage to vary it a bit. Suggestions from others for whom sugar is now evil?