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    You can eat as much protein and veg as you like.


    I was put on 2 carbohydrate exchanges for each meal and 1 carbohydrate exchange for snacks (mt, at and supper).
    Plus meat
    Plus vegetables/salad (potato and corn are the only two to count).

    1 carb exchange equals: 15 g carb or 3 teaspoons of sugar.
    1 piece of bread or raisin toast
    1 cup milk
    200g tub yoghurt (3/4 cup)
    1 fruit
    1/2 cup cooked pasta
    1/3 cup cooked rice
    1 small potato
    1/2 corn cob
    2 small crackers
    3 large crackers
    1/2 cup beans pulses etc.

    (1 piece fruit equals
    1 medium apple
    1 peach
    1 pear
    1 small banana
    1 small mango
    1/2 cup grapes
    1/2 cup cherries
    1 cup berries
    2 kiwi
    2 cups melon)

    If you pm me your email address I can scan a couple of pages I was given which has more detailed info which I found useful until I got the hang of it.

    When looking at packaged foods read the label to get an idea of your total carbs. If you are aiming for a snack size, try to keep the 1 carb exchange going. Ie look at the label and see if it is around 15g total carbs. Compare products. All yoghurts are NOT made equal!!

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    Just an idea of what I eat;

    Yesterday:

    Breakfast
    2/3 cup 5 Whole grain flakes with Almonds, Cashews and Hazelnut with 1/2 cup of Zymil milk

    Morning Tea:
    2 Country Cheese Biscuits with vegemite and Jarlsberg

    Lunch:
    Salad with 1/4 lebanese cucumber, 1/4 avocardo, 1/4 nashi pear

    Afternoon Tea:
    Soliel Diet Yoghurt with no added sugar.

    Dinner:
    1 piece of broccoli, 1/3 zucchini, 1/3 cup carrot, 1 cup of spinach, 1/3 cup pumpkin (all steamed)
    4 slices of roast lamb

    I also had a coffee at some point. (no sugar.)

    Today:

    Breakfast
    2/3 cup 5 Whole grain flakes with Almonds, Cashews and Hazelnut with 1/2 cup of Zymil milk

    Lunch
    Soy and Linseed bread (2 pieces) with avocado, cucumber and tuna.

    Afternoon Tea
    Soliel Diet Yoghurt with no added sugar

    Dinner (planned)
    Chicken breast with spices (oven)1 piece of broccoli, 1/3 zucchini, 1/3 cup carrot, 1 cup of spinach, 1/3 cup pumpkin (all steamed)

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    Also my complete intake for yesterday was;
    1014 calories
    85g carbs
    28g sugar
    57g protien

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    You don't need to calorie count as such.

    You should be aiming for 30g carbs at each main meal. Check your cereal label and also add on the carbs from your milk.
    Aim for 15g carbs at snack times.
    Therefore you need to aim for about 135g carbs over the day.

    No wonder you are hungry.
    Up your protein if you are still hungry after increasing your carbs.
    Last edited by moongazer; 03-11-2013 at 14:44.

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    Michelle bridges calorie count for losing weight is 1200.
    You are pregnant and need many more calories than you are ingesting.

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    Also, when reading labels, just look at the total carbs.

    When I went for my first checkup with the diabetes educator I showed her my food diary. I got in trouble for not spreading carbs out over the day. I had a few days where I had no carbs at lunch. I had salad and protein only. I was starving those days. She explained that I needed to have the carbs at every meal so that I kept my insulin levels even, and so I didn't have major dips in my bgl.
    I ended up making sure I had some firm of carbs at every meal.
    Remember you can fill up on veggies if you like.
    She was also adamant I needed to have 1 or 2 pieces of fruit a day.
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    I was worried about the calories being that low but I was trying so hard not to over do the carbs. I guess I need about 120g carbs a day from what I can work out (30g for each main meal and 15g for each snack)
    Having an actually number to aim around makes things easier.
    My breakfast and dinner are pretty spot on for carbs but my dinner is about 10g and both my snacks add up to 18g together so I have room for more it seems.

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    Remember to have a snack before bed as well. You need to keep your bgl levels constant overnight.
    Not sure if you saw I also edited the above post.

    It is so hard to get right especially when you haven't had proper education around it yet.

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    Neither of your dinners have carbs added. You don't add normal veg.
    I would add a small potato, or a 1/2 cup pasta or maybe have some fruit after dinner, or a piece of bread.

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    I'd be starving on that too! Even not pregnant!

    My dietician wasn't that fussed about the fact that I'm not a fruit eater, so long as I was having plenty of veg for nutrients. She said don't worry about the carbs in veg and generally also don't count milk (unless you're having heaps). As PP said though, it's about spreading the carbs out over the day and having some with each meal. I could actually eat heaps (more than I know a lot of people with GD could) and levels were almost always perfect.

    My day would look something like:
    Breakfast - 1/2 cup rolled oats made into porridge with 150ml milk with 1tbsp sultanas, sunflower seeds and 8 almonds. Decaf coffee with milk 1/2tsp sugar.
    Morning tea - 2 slices burgen fruit toast with butter. Decaf
    Lunch - 2 slices of burgen (any variety) with tuna and salad. Decaf
    Afternoon tea - 4 ryvita with cheese and carrot sticks. Decaf
    Extra daytime snack - protein bar or handful of almonds and an apple.
    Dinner - Anything from homemade bolognese with 100g spagetti to stir fry with 100g rice to meat and veg with potato (potato was really good for my bsl).
    Snack before bed - 45g Special K with milk.

    Like I said, this is WAY more carbs than a lot of people with GDM can manage, but I provide the example to stress that you should not be freaking out and going too low for now. Wait until you get your machine to test and for now, just eat healthily lots of veg, protein and low-GI carbs.

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