In August of 2017, BioMed Central, an online publisher of scientific journals, reported on a study dealing with losing pregnancy weight after having Gestational or pregnancy induced, diabetes. Workers at the University of Austin in Texas, and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Northern California, in the United States, found avoiding fried foods was an important way to help lose the fat.
They looked at 1035 women aged 20 to 45 years who had been diagnosed with Gestational diabetes during their pregnancy. At 6 to 9 weeks after delivery of a term infant, the mothers were tested for …
- Gestational diabetes,
and other measurements.
One year later the women were examined to determine what could be linked with some of the women keeping at least 5 kg of their pregnancy weight. The measurements were compared with those of 888 non-diabetic women taken in surveys measuring their dietary habits and caffeine consumption …
- the women who ate at least five servings of fried foods each week had three times the risk of keeping their pregnancy gained weight, compared with the mothers who ate no fried foods.
- the mothers who ate two to four servings per week had twice the risk.
- drinking at least two servings of soda a week was linked with almost twice the risk of keeping the pregnancy weight, compared with those who drank no soda.
From these results, the researchers concluded after a Gestational diabetes diagnosis; women should avoid both fried foods and soda.
Pregnant women with Gestational diabetes are at higher risk of developing Type 2 diabetes for 5 to 10 years after delivery. Being overweight or obese, too, increases the risk. Type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for …
- heart and blood vessel disease,
- kidney failure, and
- eye disease,
other other complications. Mothers who need to be able to take care of their children and give them a healthy start in life need to be at their best.
Instead of soft drinks why not try seltzer water with a little spritz of fruit juice? Instead of frying start baking or broiling instead. In the southern hemisphere soon it will be time to barbecue. Grill some vegetables for a healthy dinner, fresh air, and a walk after your meal. Delish.com offers recipes for grilled zucchini and grilled Brussels sprouts. If you watch portion sizes and work it into your healthy diet for the day, you can enjoy barbecued corn as well. Begin with a luscious salad with lots of crunchy lettuce, mushrooms, and all your favorite vegetables.