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#1 babyinabackpack

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

Hi ladies,
So I tested exactly on the line for GD last week (140 when 140 is the cutoff over here - I know it's different in Australia), so although I don't officially have GD, I want to obviously prevent it..
However, conveniently I have also entered an insatiably hungry phase..

I also seem to suffer from Pregnancy hunger cramps when my body doesn't get the amount of food/snacks that it thinks it should, and I am left to roll around my bed in pain for 24 hours until it miraculously disappears..

So, I am now trying to find more "healthy" snacks to take to work.
The only thing that fills me up is carbs - although I know i need to eat less..
Fruit, salad, sugar-free jelly, low carb crackers - none of them do anything to prevent the hunger pains..

Up until now I was snacking on digestive biscuits which were doing a good job of keeping the hunger at bay, however, they are full of sugar and carbohydrates..

So now I am stuck for ideas.
I took a baked sweet potato to work today which worked, but was gone by lunch..
And I don't like the idea of having 2 of them a day..

I do not have access to either a fridge, nor a microwave.
So ladies, please share..

What other ideas/suggestions do you have?
I am seriously stumped!
And soo sooo soooooo scared of more hunger pains.

Thanks in advance!




#2 WhimsicalDragonfly

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:30 PM

Hi BIABP! Not sure if you remember me fro TTC#1? Here is a link to a recipe I use to make cookies all the time. DH has diabetes (non-insulin) and his readings seem to be fine after 1-2 small cookies.
http://www.healthy-endeavors.com/2009/02/2...-wagave-nectar/
I make them plain (no fruit) or with four dark choc chips in each cookie, added to top of cookie before baking.

#3 babyinabackpack

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:34 PM

That's amazing! Thanks so much lovely!! Of course I remember you by the way!! Sorry I haven't been in the grads thread much......

#4 franno

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:35 PM

Hi there,

I am in Singapore and was border line too. I took vitaweat crackers and a jar of peanut butter or Vegemite and cheese. In the afternoon I would eat a lot of nuts. Cashews and almonds. Morning tea was also a large decaf latte as the big cup of milk was a good filler.

I was instructed to eat 3 main meals 6 hours apart (and brisk walk 20mins straight after) and then 3 snacks 3 hours inbetween. So I was strictly eating 3 hourly and I found I very quickly got into that routine and had no hunger pangs or cravings (unless I missed a mealtime).

I also avoided developing full blown diabetes which I am thrilled about.

Good luck.

#5 I'mBeachedAs

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:45 PM

I take things like boiled eggs, vita weet crackers and cheese, natural yoghurt and berries, nuts. Generally high protein, carbs that are low GI. These foods seem to keep my sugar levels manageable but still keep me full.

#6 I'mBeachedAs

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:47 PM

Oh and I don't have access to a fridge every day either but I pack an ice brick in an insulated lunch box.

#7 Lokum

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

Carbs and sugar aren't bad per se. You need a small, regular supply of low GI carbs to grow a healthy baby.

Digestive biscuits, oat or wheatmeal biscuits & ginger nuts are actually OK biscuits if you have one or two - relatively low GI.

However, some protein and other low GI options will also keep you going. Starving yourself (hunger cramps where your body is telling you it needs more food is a big clue!!!!) is a bad idea, and definitely not part of a GD diet.
Consider:
low fat yoghurt, skim milk drinks (hot chocolate, banana smoothie), low fat ice cream (2 sm scoops), low fat custard with one serve fruit, low fat cheese n crackers.

2 slice raisin bread with low fat marg.

Mini muffin sized flourless orange cake - made mostly with almond meal is actually low GI and delicious as a treat!

Lentil soup,
multigrain/wholegrain  vegemite/peanut butter sandwich, (NOT wholemeal, must be wholegrain)
1/2 cup baked beans on 1 slice low GI bread,
felafels & salad (no wrap, just the balls and the salad & maybe yoghurt or hummus to dip?)
corn cob & salt
Certain muesli bars (no chocolate, minimal dried fruit, check the labels.)
Fried rice with HEAPS of vegies, an egg and low ratio of basmati rice.


OK - so some of these won't work without access to fridge or microwave, but are useful for other times. Also, a yoghurt in a bag with an ice brick is fine until mid morning. I would happily eat felefal, fried rice or corn cob, cold.

I think as your pregnancy advances, having a whole bag of small snacks to last the day will be essential!

#8 ~ky~

Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:10 AM

Don't laugh, but I loved having peanut butter spread on a lettuce leaf! You could also eat celery with peanut butter.

Lettuce is also really nice with vegemite spread on it and cottage cheese with plenty of cracked black pepper and rolled up.

Walnuts are a good snack also. Cherry tomatoes, cheese sticks, strawberries, blueberries ... All are very low GI and good snacks.


#9 babyinabackpack

Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:13 AM

Thank you for all the replies ladies.
Unfortunately, being in Taiwan, I am restricted by what I have access to.. I can't find vitawheats or even rice cakes surprisingly.. I DO have a large supply of vegemite though thankfully!!
I'll try some of the snacks listed above.

Franno - thanks for the routine advice.. My nurse just told me to eat slower (I eat like a snail anyway) and to not eat sweet foods. End of advice.. So it's nice to have some other ideas to go with.

And I am definitely NOT starving myself. I'm eating - and alot, just apparently not the right foods that keep the hunger cramps away sometimes..

#10 Lokum

Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:47 AM

QUOTE (babyinabackpack @ 13/11/2012, 11:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thank you for all the replies ladies.
Unfortunately, being in Taiwan, I am restricted by what I have access to.. I can't find vitawheats or even rice cakes surprisingly.. I DO have a large supply of vegemite though thankfully!!
I'll try some of the snacks listed above.

Franno - thanks for the routine advice.. My nurse just told me to eat slower (I eat like a snail anyway) and to not eat sweet foods. End of advice.. So it's nice to have some other ideas to go with.

And I am definitely NOT starving myself. I'm eating - and alot, just apparently not the right foods that keep the hunger cramps away sometimes..


Good to hear you're not starving! Being in Taiwan is more challenging. More short grain rices, and yummy fried dough sticks to tempt you off the path, and possibly hard to find non-sweet, decent bread? I was away for 3 months this year and found it quite difficult to find decent low GI bread - I'm sure there were good products there, but not in every local supermarket. I also ran out of vegemite, which was catastrophic at that point in my pregnancy!

GL

#11 Koobie83

Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

How about bringing in some almonds or some walnuts? Nuts are high in protein and good fats and keep you full for a long time.

#12 elmo_mum

Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

popcorn
nuts
cheese n crackers
veges n hummos dip

#13 Lokum

Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

QUOTE (Koobie83 @ 13/11/2012, 01:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about bringing in some almonds or some walnuts? Nuts are high in protein and good fats and keep you full for a long time.


Yes! And walnuts are good source of omega-3 if you don't eat much fish.

#14 babyinabackpack

Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

Thanks again ladies..
SO... To throw a spanner into your suggestions, I probably should have mentioned (although it is so normal for me that I forget it is something different to others..) that I am a vegetarian (by choice and because my body just can't digest meat) who is intolerant to nuts... lol.. sad but true..

I found some vitawheat type crackers in the supermarket this morning with no sugar and low carb value and combined with vegemite, they seem to have worked for today! So that's good news..
I'll also try and get some cream cheese over the weekend and some other cheeses (will have to travel a couple of hours to a shop that sells them) to take next week.  And if we can actually find some chickpeas while we are there too then I will definitely whip up some hommus aswell...
Just to get through this week on vegemite...

#15 MaeGlyn

Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

I have type 1, but was also pregnant.

At the moment my low GI snacks include
low GI Carmen's cookie which is quite yummy,

also having protein with foods can lower the GI of foods so protein with your potato at dinner so I've been thinking of the protein Porridge as I can't eat porridge as it is too high GI(for me)

Sustain is low Gi and milk (Low GI) make a good snack.

Having the chocolate low GI protein shakes

One of the Apricot muesli bars is low GI (Can't remember the brand, it is the popular one)

And I add 5-15g Logincaine Low GI sugar to my cereals and drinks to make my whole meal lower in GI. I also have made a low GI cheesecake using this sugar, and it actually absorbed less fast than bread. I made my own base out of flour and margarine. I was impressed.

Edited by MaeGlyn, 13 November 2012 - 10:26 PM.


#16 Barefoot

Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:33 AM

I had GD, I would take dried apricots (I could have 4 without it upsetting my levels) and always when you eat carbs, have some protein with it. The 2 help make you not feel hungry so soon.

#17 gemgirl

Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

I would lightly fry some tofu in a marindade and have tofu as a snack - filling original.gif




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