Am pregnant now... this is ma second baby.... on my first pregnancy I was terribily suffered by over weight gain big bump due to gestational diabetes... this time I should avoid this unwanted weight gain ....plz guide me with proper dieting...

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Gestational diabetes

When diabetes is detected for the first time during pregnancy or there is a history of diabetes during previous pregnancies, it is generally referred to as gestational diabetes. You need to be under medical and dietary supervision for this. Generally, the fluctuating glucose levels can be controlled with diet regime and exercises. If not, then insulin treatment is given. Gestational Diabetes Diet Advice -

  • Small and frequent meals every 2 1/2 hours, help in maintaining normal blood sugar levels.
  • Fixed time – meals should be eaten at fixed time, to help control sugar levels.
  • Protein rich foods- like skimmed milk, curd, soybean, whole dals, egg whites, chicken and fish should be included in the daily diet. You can take green salad with a dressing of hung curd, paneer schezwan, black chana salad.
  • High fiber – do include green leafy vegetables ,salads and some fruits (other than those which your doctor advises you to avoid due to their high sugar content).
  • Fluid intake- should be ample, have at least 2 litres. You can include plain lime water, clear soup, buttermilk etc.
  • Avoid- starchy vegetables like potato, sweet potatoes, corn, arbi, yam, etc. Fruits like mango, banana, cheeku, grapes and dates should also be avoided.
  • Avoid all types of sugar and its products like sweets, chocolates, cakes, and any desserts.
  • Limit the intake of fat and oil and avoid ghee, butter. Here is a blog that can help you: What to Take Care During Gestational Diabetes? - Diet Advice and Recipe

Note: Please check for allergies and pre-existing medical conditions. Consult your doctor for a physical examination before making any change in your diet, lifestyle and/or medication. Identifying the gender of your child before or after conception is a punishable offense. does not endorse any technique/procedure for prenatal gender determination.

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