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eating too much sugar

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mamameme Tue 29-Jan-13 19:55:48

I am pregnant with my second baby. Iam eating so much this time round, especially sweet things, in excess. I have always had a sweet tooth and am the right weight and very active with a high metabolic rate but i am concerned with the amounts i eat but i can't stop. I am paranoid that i will get diabetes.
Anyone else like this....what do you do?
Today my work involved being out on site all day. These days are the hardest as its easy for me to stop at shop. Today i bought a 5 pack of large white chocolate and ate 4 of them. Plus i had a milkshake......i feel so bad but boy oh boy was it good

What do i do....just carry on? i have no self control over this and always end up eating!

I am still an ok weight for 20 weeks...arrgghhhhhh!

Mawgatron Tue 29-Jan-13 20:34:06

Me too, have always been a sugar fiend, and it is showing no sign of abating. I have a jar of white choc spread in my desk at work that I keep eating a finger full of. Yummy!
Sorry I'm not more help, but you def aren't alone!

ilovepowerhoop Tue 29-Jan-13 20:43:02

it is a myth that eating too much sugar causes diabetes. You should take healthy snacks to work with you and foods that will fill you up and stop you from wanting to eat lots of sugary things

milkyjo Tue 29-Jan-13 20:45:12

I lived on boiled sweets for 12 weeks! I had a glass of fruit juice before a mW appointment and my dipstick was off the scale! I got a gtt arranged but knew it was due to juice. All my other dipsticks since were fine so the test was cancelled. I think some control is good but don't feel you can't eat anything sugary. Try taking something more substantial with you as when you get hungry sugar is so much nicer to wolf down.

mamameme Tue 29-Jan-13 21:31:06

That's interesting that sugar doesn't apparently cause diabetes....thanks for that

Yeah it is so and i know that my sugar binging is due to not eating substantially.....hmmmmm, warm marmite sandwich or white chocolate cookie.....

Thanks for replies so far. Would be interested to know what others would call excessive sugar binging....amounts/examples. Then i would know if i am causing myself a problem or if I'm pretty normal for a pregnant gal!

Thanks again!

worsestershiresauce Tue 29-Jan-13 21:44:14

Nutritional guidelines suggest not more than 40g sugar per day in a 2000kcal diet. That isn't much when you consider 200ml fresh orange juice has about 19g.

Franimal Tue 29-Jan-13 21:59:02

I had gestational diabetes and it's not just sugar you need to be careful with, but carbohydrates, large portions, drinks... Best to eat little and often and stay healthy, aim to do at least 30 mins exercise a day. Too much sugar is always a bad thing... I'm very skinny, active and on a healthy veggie diet, so was very surprised when I got diagnosed, back to normal after pregnancy. Signs to watch out for are increased thirst and frequent weeing.

DontSayWhatSayPardon Tue 29-Jan-13 21:59:11

The last 2 weeks I would say I've been eating the equivalent of 2 choc bars a day. I think that's pretty bad, but how does that compare to you OP? And everyone else? I'm normally a savoury person but in pregnancy I go sugar mad hmm

ratbagcatbag Tue 29-Jan-13 22:01:36

Love sugar anyway, but having cocopops for breakfast, a couple of pints of milkshake a day (crusha mix though), a chocolate bar and a muller corner with choc balls in. I am craving sugar tons at the moment though, so trying to stop!!

HavingALittleFaithBaby Tue 29-Jan-13 22:35:13

It can be a vicious cycle - I'm struggling with it myself. I've found it helped to up my protein intake. More protein makes you feel fuller for longer so staves off the sugar cravings.

If its any reassurance, I just had a GTT at 28 weeks because my BMI was 30 when I got pregnant. I've had a fair amount of sugar in my diet but my GTT was uneventful.

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