It’s been almost 3 weeks since I gave birth to my son and I am actually missing my gestational diabetes diet that I followed for almost 7 months during my pregnancy. 7 month? Really? Yes, 7 months. Most pregnant women do the glucose tolerance test in the 24-28 weeks of pregnancy, but in my case, I had self diagnosed myself at 10 weeks by using the glucose meter to monitor my sugar. I was monitoring my sugar because I knew I was at risk for getting gestational diabetes since I had it with my first pregnancy.
3 weeks after giving birth here’s where we are:
1) I am 6 pounds lighter now than I was going into my pregnancy. The diet helped me not gain that much weight. I think in total I gained 18 pounds and I am not an obese or overweight person.
2) My newborn is super calm. I know the first two weeks newborns go into deep slumber but he the few hours that he is awake, he is very calm, not fussy at all. I do believe that the high protein gestational diabetes diet had something to do with it.
3) I get hungry more often now as I don’t follow my diet as closely as I used to before. I don’t eat the night snack or the afternoon snack and I find my energy levels yoyo. So I am actually planning on going back on the diet and see where it takes me. One thing I do know, I have never felt healthier than how I felt over the last 7 months of my pregnancy.
Did you have gestational diabetes? What did you do after giving birth? What changes did you incorporate in your life?