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    Hi everyone,

    I'm only very newly pregnant with Bub #2, so I haven't been diagnosed with GD but I'm quite err...padded already so I'd like to minimise weight gain and have heard following GD diet is a good way to go.

    We don't use low fat dairy though, has anyone heard/done with full fat dairy and still been ok? Also, where is a good place to look for sample menu plans?

    Many thanks

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    Hi! Full fat saved my sanity with GD - had a milky weak coffee each day.

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    I used full fat dairy each day. My food was something like this:

    7am - weak coffee with ff milk
    8.30am - all bran with ff milk/wholemeal toast x 1 with poached egg/porridge with ff milk
    10.30am - low fat yoghurt/apple/ 1 x hard boiled egg/wholemeal crackers
    12pm - 1pm - four x ryvitas, cottage cheese, avocado or wholemeal bread sandwich with cheese and salad/tuna and salad
    3.30pm - yogurt/egg/piece of fruit/wholemeal crackers
    6-6.30pm - dinner of chicken/pork/fish/red meat and salad or veg with small side of carbs (potato, 1/2 cup rice/pasta)
    9pm- small serve (2 scoops) of low carb icecream

    I did mix it up, I didn't eat three eggs a day, that's just an example. Its good to eat something every 2-3 hours to keep your blood sugars level. With bananas though, I was warned one banana equalled two serves of fruit so if I ate a whole one I would get a blood sugar spike. If I had Nando's I'd have the chicken burger and then no chips.

    I am trying to watch what I eat as I hope I don't get GD this pregnancy but its hard at the moment as all I want to eat is sugar (which is unusual for me) and that's what happened last time! When I drank the drink I loved it and asked if I could have another!!!!!!!!

    Congrats on your pregnancy!

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    If you search on the internet for diabetic meal plans you'll get loads of ideas on there. I just tried to eat fairly healthily avoiding too much sugar

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    Thanks ladies. Good to know ff dairy is ok, I've just made the switch and didn't want to change back, thanks @Molros I have had a quick google, will do some more. Hopefully I can minimise my weight gain or even end up same or less than pre preg weight but we will see

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    Congratulations on your pregnancy! I had GD with all three babies and had full cream dairy( not a big milk drinker anyway). I controlled my GD with the first 2 by diet and exercise. With dd3 l was quite a lot heavier and older and was diagnosed at 17 weeks (tested earlier due to previous pregnancies). This time I was insulin dependent. I took metformin as well which caused me tl lose weight. With my two other daughters, I don't think my weight gain exeeded 5kg each time.

    You can find diet plans online, diabetic cookbooks are available. Also, I saw a dietician through my pregnancy as well. But you've got to splurge sometimes. I was a bit naughty here and there and had 3 perfectly healthy bubbas. They were 6lb 1oz, 8lb 7oz, 6lb 2oz.

    Hopefully you have a relatively smooth pregnancy!
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    Thanks @Marchbundle I was supposed to get my weight under control before Bub but baby had other ideas lol

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    Lol believe me, I didn't think I'd fall pregnant at the weight that I was. Now I want to lose 30kg...just got to find that elusive motivation.

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    I did full-fat and followed the rest of the GD diet. The fat content of dairy products didn't have any impact on my blood sugar levels. Sugar and high GI carbs certainly did.

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    And I also ended up 5kg lighter than my pre-preg weight at the end of my pregnancy! I was overweight to start with.

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