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Help with no-sugar, low-carb pregnancy diet

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Help with no-sugar, low-carb pregnancy diet

superkatie | Aug 12, 2010 01:32 PM

My friend, who is 6 1/2 months pregnant with twins, was just told by her doctor to go on a no-sugar, low carb diet to help prevent gestational diabetes. She told me she is allowed to have fresh fruit and some complex carbs. She is supposed to eat a lot of protein. She does not like fish and has to be careful about eating beans (not much space in her belly!). I have given her some ideas - eggs, lentils, etc - but need more! Ideas for quick breakfast, heat-up lunches, and easy dinners? She is also feeding her husband at dinner, and it is difficult for her to stand up for long periods of time to cook. I would also love to bring her lunch. I live about 1 hour away, so it must reheat well or be something I can cook quickly at her place. Having never been in her situation, I need your advice! What do you recommend? Recipes, prepared foods, cookbooks, anything! This is for the long haul - and I'm sure she will need more help once the babies are born!

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