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Old 05-03-2012, 21:41   #1
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Hello, very happy to have found this forum looking forward to being part of it. Last year I had gestational diabetes which I managed to take care of quite well but eating low carb and no sugar. I didn't even gain 1 kg, the weight gained was all baby weight. My son is now almost 10 months and I am thinking of having another baby but I read that with having a second child you become a diabetic, is this true? I know that I will become one eventually but in about 10 years time maybe. I really need to loose some weight before getting pregnant but I am a bit skeptic about the "diet doctor". I know a lot of people lost weight on it, but is all that consumption of fat right? Maybe someone can explain this diet to me?
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Old 05-03-2012, 23:19   #2
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It may increase your chances of having Gestational Diabetes again but I don't think everyone with GD becomes type 2. I would talk to your doctor about this. Plus since you know you are at risk you can take measures right from the beginning to control it.

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I don't believe you are more at risk this time than last time...and, the fat is not bad for you unless it's not saturated. We don't get fat from it or store it in our arteries. That thought was based on bad science we've all been taught all our lives, but new work shows it not to be true. This has been discussed extensively so do a search on this site for more information about it and then ask questions if you are not satisfied. Perhaps search for Smorgan's posts especially.




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If by "diet doctor" you're referring to Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, there is no reason for skepticism. This is a very safe & healthy way-of-eating - and one I use myself, although I'm long past child-bearing age. The low-carb/high-fat combination is excellent for controlling blood sugar & weight, as well as cholesterol. As always, avoid trans fats and hydrogenated oils, as well as PUFAs - polyunsaturated vegetable oils like corn, canola, etc. These have been over processed and are best avoided too. But any natural saturated fat is good for us, and the monounsaturated fats like olive & avocado are very good.




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Old 05-05-2012, 18:36   #5
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It may increase your chances of having Gestational Diabetes again but I don't think everyone with GD becomes type 2. I would talk to your doctor about this. Plus since you know you are at risk you can take measures right from the beginning to control it.

I am trying to loose some weight as I'm sure that will help quite a bit, plus before we try for a baby I will go to the doctor and have all checked out. Thanks for your reply :-)

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I don't believe you are more at risk this time than last time...and, the fat is not bad for you unless it's not saturated. We don't get fat from it or store it in our arteries. That thought was based on bad science we've all been taught all our lives, but new work shows it not to be true. This has been discussed extensively so do a search on this site for more information about it and then ask questions if you are not satisfied. Perhaps search for Smorgan's posts especially.
Well eating non saturated fat seems to be working for a lot of the members here so I don't see the harm in trying it out myself. I will look up the site and smorgan's posts. Thanks :-)

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If by "diet doctor" you're referring to Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt, there is no reason for skepticism. This is a very safe & healthy way-of-eating - and one I use myself, although I'm long past child-bearing age. The low-carb/high-fat combination is excellent for controlling blood sugar & weight, as well as cholesterol. As always, avoid trans fats and hydrogenated oils, as well as PUFAs - polyunsaturated vegetable oils like corn, canola, etc. These have been over processed and are best avoided too. But any natural saturated fat is good for us, and the monounsaturated fats like olive & avocado are very good.
Hi Shanny, thanks for clearing things up for me. I've decided to give it a shot hopefully I will loose some weight. Do you know of a good site where I could get some easy recipes?

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Do you know of a good site where I could get some easy recipes?
A great starting place, for sheer volume and variety (and usually easy) is Linda's Low Carb

Other good ones to check out are:

Buttoni's Low Carb Recipes
Elana's Pantry
Healthy Indulgences
HoldTheToast! by Dana Carpender
Comfy Belly

and there is of course our own (mostly) tried and true: Diabetes Recipes - The Diabetes Forum

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