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Dietary Guidelines for Women with Gestational Diabetes (of Those at Risk)
Avoid Sugar and Concentrated Sweets:
- No cookies, cakes, pies, soft drinks, chocolate, table sugar, fruits juices, fruit drinks, Kool-Aid, Hi-C, nectars, jams, jellies, syrup, honey
- Read labels: avoid foods containing sucrose, fructose, corn syrup, dextrose, honey, molasses, natural sweeteners, cornstarch, concentrated fruit juices
Avoid Convenience Foods:
- No instant noodles, canned soups, instant potatoes, frozen meals or packaged stuffing
Eat Small Frequent Meals:
- Eat about every 3 hours
- Include a good source of protein at every meal and snack. High-protein foods are low-fat meat, chicken, fish, low-fat cheese, nuts, peanut butter, cottage cheese, eggs, turkey
Eat a very small breakfast:
- No more than 1 starch/bread exchange
- No fruit or fruit juice
- Eat a protein
Choose High-Fiber Foods:
- Whole-grain breads and cereals
- Fresh and frozen vegetables
- Beans and legumes
- Fresh fruits (except at breakfast)
Lower Fat Intake:
- Buy lean protein foods: chicken, beef, turkey, ham, and fish. Limit lunch meat, bacon, sausage, scrapple, and hot dogs
- Remove all visible fat:
- remove skin from poultry
- trim fat from meat
- Bake, broil, steam, boil or barbecue foods (no frying)
- Use nonstick pan, vegetable oil spray or small amounts (1 to 2 teaspoons) of oil for cooking.
- Use skim or low-fat (1%) milk and dairy products.
- Eat boiled or canned legumes (not refried)
- Reduce added fat in the diet, such as butter, margarine, sour cream, mayonnaise, nuts, avocados, cream, cream cheese or salad dressings.
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