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post #1 of 7
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I'm supposed to eat a lot of protein and avoid sugar.

Unfortunately, knowing I'm supposed to eat something makes me not want it, and knowing I'm not supposed to eat something makes me want it.

In the absence of this kind of psychology, I'm a pretty all-around eater. Whole grains, cheese, and vegetables for the meal, chocolate pie for dessert.

But, knowing what I'm supposed to eat and what I'm not supposed to eat makes me crave nothing but chocolate.

I have to get my iron and sugar tested tomorrow and I'm worried they'll tell me "no more sugar for the rest of the pregnancy." How will I cope??

Thoughts?
post #2 of 7
iron: blackstrap molasses -- taken a tbs at a time

what to eat: add more protein -- sometimes sugar cravings disguise protein needs.
post #3 of 7
Diagnosed last week with GD, I am on a no sugar diet. This is not an easy task for me, I like my sweets, not a lot but i like them. it is amazing how much my blood sugar goes up up up when I do have some. But it really hasn't been too hard... I have always wanted to lower my sugar intake but haven't been pushed to do so until now.
I eat green apples now, with Peanut Butter (which I love) also almond butter, that tends to curb my sweet tooth quite a bit.I am able to have a few graham crackers which I will also eat with nut butters. I am eating a lot of protein which probably helps my cravings. I have to eat at scheduled times, which has taken all of the fun out of eating for me. I never thought I could do it, tomorrow will be 1 week, I have about 7 1/2 to go until I think this little one will make his/her entrance. Then the true test will come... when they let me know if my diabetes has left.

Good luck! I know it can be hard!
post #4 of 7
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Thank you for sharing your experience, litlwons. I hope it all works out for you. It's good to know that if the same thing happens to me, at least one person is living through it! And yeah, peanut butter sounds gooooood.

OMG, I am SO HUNGRY right now. It's 3:45 p.m. and I don't get off until five and I am so hungry I can barely concentrate. My co-worker is a sensitive new age guy so if I had more than $1 on me I would probably send him to the store, but I don't have the money or the guts, so I guess I will just be hungry. :
post #5 of 7
I like pieces of seaweed that I let sit on my tongue until they melt.
post #6 of 7
My favourite protein snack is pecans. So yummy. I usually combine them with a yogurt to get some dairy in too.

I'm good at breakfast, lunch and the mid-day snack, but at dinner it all goes bad : I'm not a cook and my DH is pretty much a convenience cook -- you know like easy spagetti (just sauce and noddles), hamburgers, chicken fingers, french fries, heated up frozen burritos etc. On good days we have Chili which probably really isn't that good for you either.
post #7 of 7
here's another one..Imagine (brand) organic greamy soups. very yummy.
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