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Exceed exercise guidelines to prevent gestational diabetes

Timothy S. Harlan, M.D.

Current pregnancy guidelines recommend that most pregnant women perform at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise "most days of the week" unless there are clinical reasons to avoid it. In addition to the reasons to exercise for those who are not pregnant, regular, moderate exercise may help the pregnant person avoid excessive pregnancy weight gain, decrease constipation, and may (anecdotally) help with the hard work of labor itself.

More critically, previous research has suggested that those women who exercise regularly in the first half of their pregnancy (the first 20 weeks) cut their risk of gestational diabetes nearly in half. Read the article »

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Shrimp ScampiGERD / Acid Reflux / Heartburn Diet

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Zucchini SoupCoumadin (warfarin) Diet

This guide will help you manage your Vitamin K intake while still eating great food. Lists of foods that are high (and low) in Vitamin K, Coumadin-safe recipes and more! Get the book! The Dr. Gourmet Diet for Coumadin Users paperback: $19.95 + s/h | PDF: $14.95

a person pouring salt from a salt shakerLow Sodium Diet

Following a diet that's low in sodium (salt) doesn't have to be bland or boring! With these healthy, low sodium recipes from Dr. Gourmet, you'll be eating well and eating healthy without needing to reach for the salt shaker. Get the book! The Dr. Gourmet Low Sodium Diet: paperback: $19.95 + s/h | PDF: $14.95

Glass of MilkLactose Intolerance Diet

It's not unusual to have difficulty digesting lactose and needing to avoid foods containing cheese or milk. This index will help guide you to Dr. Gourmet recipes you'll safely enjoy. Lactose Intolerant Recipe Guide and More Information

FishDiabetes Diet

What is the best diet for those with diabetes? A Mediterranean Diet! For diabetics, eating well is THE key to controlling blood sugar. For those with Type 2 diabetes, The Mediterranean Diet seems to help you control your diabetes better, without medication. The Best Diabetes Diet

The Mediterranean Diet

Shrimp Taco Salad
What is a Mediterranean Diet? Find out how familiar foods are part of this healthy style of eating.

Ask Dr. Gourmet

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Have a question about food or nutrition? Dr. Harlan answers your questions. Ask Dr. Gourmet.

Fast Food Guide

Burger and Fries

What are the healthiest choices at fast food restaurants? We've compiled a list: Fast Food Guide

How to Eat Healthy

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It's easier than you think to eat well and eat healthy. Find out how to make eating healthy part of your life.

Healthy Recipes

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Delicious, healthy recipes that taste great? Yes! Try an easy, healthy recipe from Dr. Gourmet today.

Exercise

Exercising
Learn how to make the most out of your exercise with easy-to-follow exercise videos and training plans.

Resources

Food Reviews

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We've reviewed frozen meals and convenience foods so you can eat well and eat healthy.

News You Can Use

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Get the facts - based on peer-reviewed research - on health and nutrition. We report on the latest nutrition news and tell you how you can use it in your daily life. Health and Nutrition Bites.

 

The How and Why of Eating Healthy

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Simple, straightforward articles on eating healthy in the real world. The How and Why of Eating Healthy.

A Healthy Pregnancy

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Pregnant or planning to be? Diet tips, do's and don'ts for your pregnancy. A Healthy Pregnancy

 
 

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Featured Recipes

Gnocchi | Gluten Free Gnocchi

Making gnocchi is great fun, and with a bit of practice, you can create light fluffy pillows to swim in your sauces. Here are a few tips:

1. Don't overcook the potatoes. They should be just cooked to the point that a paring knife slips in easily but not so much that the potatoes fall apart. Read More ›

Linguine with Red Clam Sauce

Purchase littleneck clams for this recipe if you can. Their small size means you don't have to cut them up into pieces and I believe that the dish is better with the clams whole rather than using larger clams that you have to chop up.

Blackened Redfish

One of the best parts of this recipe is that it is so versatile. You can serve this on a hamburger bun for a great fish sandwich, over Dirty Rice alongside some veggies for a complete dinner, or even in corn tortillas with some Cole Slaw for a terrific Cajun style taco. The cooked fish keeps well for a few days in the refrigerator.