A good article about “eating right” with gestational diabetes:
“Eating For Two”
This doesn’t mean eating twice as much food! You only need about 300 extra calories a day.
Here are snack examples that equal 300 calories:
– 6 oz Yogurt & one-half cup Granola
– 1 and one-half tbsp Peanut Butter & 2 Slices Whole Grain Bread
– 1 oz Almonds (approximately 24) & 1/3 cup Raisins
For a nutrient-rich foods shopping list visit:www.nutrientrichfoods.org/for_health_professionals/pdf/NRShoppingList.pdf
Carbohydrates are an important source of energy for you and for your growing baby. Although they make your blood sugar rise, it is important to include (I would add the right kind of carbs) carbohydrates in your diet in the right amounts.
Basic tips on when to eat:
Don’t skip meals.
Eat at regular times every day.
Space your meals and snacks evenly throughout the day (about 2-3 hours apart).
A bedtime snack is very important to help stabilize the blood sugars overnight.