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September 10th, 2013, 08:24 AM
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So I am having a lot of trouble gaining or even maintaining my weight with my very low carb diet. I haven't gained in about 2 months and the doctor is a bit concerned even though the baby appears to be growing fine. Any ideas on high calorie, low carb snacks? Unfortunately really fatty stuff makes my cholestasis worse, so I can't chug bacon grease.
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September 10th, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Are you already low weight? I wouldn't think it would hurt for you to not gain while baby still did. I'm overweight so my doctors love that I usually don't gain during pregnancy. I am really swollen this go so I have gained 20+ lbs in less than 4 weeks.

High calorie, low carb... eggs? Peanut butter maybe. Lot of those have a lot of fat. Natural peanut butter? Avocado would be good. Healthy fats in that one, right? Chicken, maybe a little cheese.
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September 10th, 2013, 02:56 PM
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I started in the "normal" weight range, so not under or overweight, and probably lost a few pounds in the first trimester. I've gained about 12 pounds total, but it is just that I have lost a couple pounds and not gained it back in the last two months that has the doctors concerned. I was gaining quickly before I started the GD diet.
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September 10th, 2013, 05:35 PM
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Seems like they are worrying for nothing to me, but I guess they know better. I hope you can find some foods to fatten you up! GD diet seems like it would do the opposite. Low or no carbs and/or sugar, low fat for the other thing. I have a friend that had that problem with food. During pregnancy she had high BP and GD. She was just screwed all the way around no matter what she ate!
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September 10th, 2013, 07:23 PM
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I have an ultrasound next week, so if he is still gaining and growing, I'm not going to worry.
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September 11th, 2013, 01:52 AM
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Darwen had some good suggestions. You can only do so much to gain since you have to avoid a lot, hope the baby is gaining well at the next appointment.
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September 11th, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Can you eat eggs? How about nuts? Nuts are low carb, delish, and pretty solid on the calories.

This is a tough one because a low carb diet is *how* i lose weight when that's what I want to do.

Can you eat beans? They're carby, but they're harder to break down so they have a low GI. Obvs you'd want to ask your doc first, but I love beans as nutritiously dense food.
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September 11th, 2013, 02:49 PM
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I would say since baby is growing fine, I wouldn't really worry. Obviously you shouldn't be feeling like you are starving though. But I wouldn't worry about the numbers on the scale.
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