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Dietary Guidelines

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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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