I know I'm on a diet, I just don't know what to eat
September 28, 2011 8:39 AM Subscribe
I've just been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. What are your favorite diabetic-friendly foods/recipes? Any advice on keeping on track with my new diet?
posted by litnerd to Food & Drink (17 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Unfortunately, my dietician hasn't really given me a lot of guidance about what to eat specifically. She gave me great suggestions on what to eat for my snacks, but as far as meals go, she hasn't really sent me anything worthwhile (like, she just told me to add more vegetables to my dinners and to get away from starches, which...duh). When I asked her how many carbs I should aim for at each meal, she told me that's not important since I'm not on insulin. She told me to check the nutritional information on everything I'm eating, but didn't give me much guidance about what to look for--what's a good amount of carbs, protein, fiber...nothing like that. She did tell me to keep my breakfast at 300 calories, and aim for 1800-2000 calories for the day.
Anyhow, as you can tell I feel like I'm kind of flying blindly on this thing. If you're a diabetic, what are your favorite foods/meals? I'm especially looking for stuff that's on the beginner cooking scale, and doesn't take up too much time to prepare. How do you resist the temptation of cookies, creamy soups, etc?