At first glance, a gestational diabetes diet can seem boring and unfulfilled. Such a strict diet seems easier said than done, especially when you are combating pregnancy cravings at every turn. The health of yourself and your unborn baby rely on you to make smart diet choices, however, so you may benefit from a few tricks to maintain a healthy pregnancy diet for gestational diabetes.
The first and perhaps most important tip on this list is to make sure you are eating regularly. Most doctors recommend that pregnant women, especially those with gestational diabetes, eat multiple small meals throughout the day. Regularly eating this way will help you to maintain energy, avoid morning sickness, and also keep your blood sugar levels stabilized throughout the day. It will also keep you from the obvious problem of getting too hungry. After all, if you allow yourself to get too hungry you are more likely to make poor dietary decisions. For best results, eat lots of fresh vegetables, complex carbohydrates, and lean protein. [Read more…]