Since my gestational diabetes diagnosis I’ve been really conscientious of what I have been eating. I have been lucky enough to be able to control my glucose levels with diet so far and I would really like to keep it that way.
But it has been a tricky game of can I eat this or that without pushing my levels over the limit and just how much can I eat?
You see, nothing is has really been forbidden as far as my diet goes with the exception of fruit juice and regular pop (or soda depending on where you live). That hasn’t really been a problem for me because I can satisfy those cravings with Crystal Light type drinks, Powerade Zero, and diet caffeine free pops like Diet Vernors. Those are all tasty substitutes in my opinion.
The most disappointing suggestion I received from the dietitian was that I don’t eat any fruit at all with breakfast because the morning is when glucose levels tend to be the highest. I found that a bowl of Cheerios with 2% milk would leave me with numbers higher than I should have an hour after eating. Those were both things I actually enjoyed eating in the morning.
I have always struggled with eating breakfast and having to eliminate both fruit and most carbohydrates from my breakfast menu options left me with a bleak outlook on my options.
What I have found that works for me as a breakfast option so far includes:
1. String Cheese.
2. Scrambled eggs with shredded cheddar and diced ham.
3. Over easy egg sandwich with American cheese on 1 slice of high fiber toast. Two slices gave me levels that were too high.
4. Jimmy D’s Griddle Sticks (usually with a piece of string cheese).
Do you see a trend? Eggs. Cheese. Repeat.
I’m getting a little tired of eating the same thing for breakfast—a meal I already struggle with—day after day.
Read more about my journey with gestational diabetes.
Drink Up Momma—Testing For Gestational Diabetes
Drink Up Momma—Testing For Gestational Diabetes Part 2
The Test I Didn’t Want To Take
Gestational Diabetes and Blood Glucose Monitoring