I know a lot of yal just finished the WLC, and I love that everyone is sharing fun and healthy recipes! In this post, I wanted to share a story about how my approach to healthy eating as a lifestyle (instead of periodic dieting), helped me out a couple years ago.
Facebook recently popped up an “On this Day” picture of pregnant me holding a glucometer. My doc had just called to inform me that test results showed I was gestationally diabetic, placing me in a state of both distress and disbelief. I had devoted so much time to making sure I was healthy through both diet and exercise, so how could this happen? I really didn’t want to take meds while I was pregnant, so I made an appointment with a dietician.
After a lot of finger pricking and diet logs, the dietician confirmed that my eating and exercise habits were solid, and that she actually didn’t want me to change a thing. Turns out, gestational diabetes just happens for some women, but it can be controlled without medication as long as you eat right and exercise.
My point is, even with the news that my pregnant body was struggling to get rid of excess sugar, I was able to go on eating just like I always did, because my normal, everyday diet was preventative medicine enough. Well, cheat meals became way less frequent, but I made up for it post-birth! Still, considering all of the changes that I had to go through when I became pregnant, it was a huge relief to be able to keep this aspect of my life, at least, the same.
So even if you get frustrated with the healthy eating and exercising from time to time, remember in the long run it makes a huge difference, particularly when life throws you a curveball.
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