Another word on fast food diets suggestions

So I had a good week of eating. I avoided the pills by just avoiding the pills. My blood sugars were all fine except the one night I ate three rather large onion rings with dinner. I could feel that it wasn't right as I was eating them, but dang-it, it was only three, OK big, onion rings. I increased my food intake at each meal by making healthier choices. I even had some rice last night and measuring out a 1/2 cup of rice wasn't such a small amount as I originally thought it would be.

So, I'm hoping that my visit with the doctor on Tuesday will result in me avoiding the pills again for another week.

But I got to thinking, cuz, you know, I've got a brain and it thinks.

A gestational diabetes diet assumes that we all eat a fast food diet. Not just food bought in a fast food chain restaurant, but also, that we eat food that can and will be prepared quickly. Pour a bowl of cereal, add milk. Empty a packet of oatmeal, add water, microwave for one minute. Open a can of soup. Tear open a package of granola bars.

I just can't do things that quickly. Granted I have lots of time on my hand, no work demands, no set schedule. But even just making my breakfast cream of wheat takes a few minutes. I heat water in a kettle. I measure out the farina. I dice up the slice of dried apple. Add the brown sugar and dash the cinnamon. I prepare my barley tea. I wash and slice half the fresh apple I share with D. By the time I'm done preparing and eating my breakfast, at least one half hour has passed.

Then, I have to wait two hours before I can eat another thing. Because two hours after I finish my meal I have to check my blood sugar. Even if I drink some tea with honey in between, my blood sugars are effected.

If I could eat faster, then I could get to my snack faster.

The only other solution is to get up earlier in the morning. But, I don't want to do that because after Baby comes, I highly doubt I will ever have a morning to sleep in again. I'm taking my luxuries where I can!

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