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What I Ate When I Couldn't Eat Anything: Facing Gestational Diabetes as a Food Lover

In mid-March I found myself undergoing a hazing ritual pretty much all pregnant women experience: you show up at the hospital with an empty stomach, get your blood drawn, and then chug a bottle of extra-strong Kool-aid-like glucose solution to see how your system reacts to the sugar over a couple of hours. The fasting blood draw revealed a slightly elevated number—enough to make my doctors wary. For me, it meant goodbye, mocktails, so long smoothies, and definitely hope to see you later, mac and cheese. If you're in the same situation, hopefully these tips will help you love the food you can eat. More

Now At Krispy Kreme: Hot Fresh Whole Wheat Doughnuts

Krispy Kreme introduced their newest doughnuts yesterday: they're glazed, caramel flavored... and made of whole wheat: "The company called the new doughnut an alternative for health-conscious consumers, with 180 calories. The original glazed has 200 calories, according to the company's Web site." Seriously, a saving of just 20 calories? Sorry, but that's the same vein of ridiculous as people who order gallon-size Diet Cokes along with their buttered popcorn at the movie theater because they think it's going to help them lose weight. Have the real thing occasionally as a treat—you won't feel deprived, and perhaps even more important, you won't be fooling yourself about your nutrition. [via yumsugar]... More

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