Gestational Diabetes Meal Plan


TLDR; I won the genetic/overweight lottery and have gestational diabetes. Here's an example meal plan!
I'm sure all of you have seen the posts on Instagram of your pregnant lady friends holding up a bottle with some sort of orange drink in it followed by a comment like "glucose test" or "eww I almost threw up that was so nasty." Well I took my glucose test at week 30 of my pregnancy (about two weeks ago) and I loved it. The glucose drink tasted like fruit punch and it was sugary deliciousness to my surprise.
Also to my surprise was the call I got from my doctor two days later. Her exact words were, "Your blood sugar level was 210 which is extremely high so you're going to bypass the 3 hour test and we're sending you straight to gestational diabetes class." I was pretty calm on the phone but as soon as I hung up the pregnancy hormones took on full force and I was crying and freaking out.
Now, I should have expected that this would happen for many reasons. Number one, I'm overweight. I'll admit I fell off the fitfam bandwaggon and was trying my hardest to get back on track before I got pregnant but the baby came before I could lose my weight. Number two my family is diabetes ridden, everyone and their dog has it.
After attending my diabetes class I learned some pretty valuable info that will help me and my baby in the long run so I'm actually really grateful this happened. I get to poke my finger 4 times a day which is kind of a bummer but I also get to follow a strict low carb diet which is AWESOME!

Here's an example of what I eat on the daily....


  • Breakfast [11-25 grams of carbs]
    • Omelet and Bacon
    • For my omelet I grease the pan with olive oil and I use two eggs, 2 spoonfuls of cottage cheese, 1 cup spinach, 1 green onion, garlic salt and pepper and top the omelet with a couple of avocado slices. 
  • Morning Snack [11-25 grams of carbs]
    • Belvita Biscuits and 1 cup Almond Milk
  • Lunch [41-65 grams of carbs]
    • Steak Salad
    • I make the salad with spinach, cherry tomatoes, green onions, cucumber, mozzarella cheese and I pan sear a steak cut it up and throw that baby in the salad.
  • Afternoon Snack [11-25 grams of carbs]
    • 1 string cheese and 10 mini pretzels
  • Dinner [41-65 grams of carbs]
    • Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
    • To keep the spaghetti low carb I use spaghetti squash as noodles and use the spaghetti sauce that has the lowest amount of carbs that I can find and I use ground turkey instead of ground beef.
  • Bedtime Snack [11-25 grams of carbs]
    • Protein shake with almond milk
    • I chose Lean Body For Her Vanilla protein shake because it's low in carbs and sugar two very important things for keeping your blood sugar down.

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