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Change of Plans…

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So life was wonderful in the second trimester. I was having awesome days in the kitchen, experimenting with interesting ingredients and paying myself complements that I knew were exaggerated. And then the third leg of pregnancy struck me and brought along with it this little demon called Gestational Diabetes. With a glorious family history filled with diabetic patients, my doctor wondered why it was a surprise to me.

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I moped around for a few days, wallowing in self pity; complained to my mother about how my dietitian was being mean to me by allowing only 30-45 grams of carbs per meal (it varies between snacks and actual meals); vowed never to switch on Food Network and decided not to tell anyone else about it, I wanted it to be my embarrassing little secret. Thankfully, I got over all that.

Gestational diabetes doesn’t mean I am stuck with this disease for life (fingers crossed, of course). I am allowed to go back to normal diet after delivering the baby and I cannot wait already! So this blog is probably going to be bland for a while but hey! I am taking this challenge up. I might as well make the most of it and change the 45g carbs diet into a fad. After all, people pay Weight Watchers and the likes good money to come up with meal plans exactly like mine. Why shouldn’t I do it out of love for food, right?

For people who have no idea what I am talking about, here is an article on Wiki about Gestational Diabetes.

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Author: vaish

I am a business student, food blogger and mommy to a beautiful little baby girl I lovingly call Kohlrabi (yes, like the veggie). I love vintage fashion, ganache and Ina Garten :)

4 thoughts on “Change of Plans…

  1. Aww Vish I understand your pain. I also had 3rd trimester gestational diabete and I felt awful the first few days, because I love sweets. But the doc told me since I was small in stature (5’0), too much sugar and fat meant the baby would get too big and I would have to have a c-section. It is only a few weeks- and after the initial frustration you’ll be surprised at how well you can manage without chocolates and sweets. The one habit that survived post gestational diabetes is that I no longer take sugar in my coffee

    • That’s exactly what my doc told me too: petite people are more susceptible to it :-/
      Thank you so much for commenting, Meenakshi! Glad to know that you were not stuck with it after pregnancy. I cannot imagine ever eating a cupcake again in my life! 😉

  2. Don’t worry, my family is also diabetes prone but I was fine post delivery. Blood sugar levels stabilised. Try almonds- I found that when I had that craving during pregnancy and was not allowed sugar, a few almonds helped.

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