As someone who has been overweight for more than 10 years, I can't believe I'm asking a question like this! But now I'm pregnant and not gaining weight (ideally, I should have put on 1 or 2 punds by now). I am by no means trying to avoid weight gain, but I definitely suspect that counting carbs and avoiding really high fat has contributed to not gaining.
But the thing is, I have to work so hard to keep my recently unpredictible blood sugar in line for the sake of the baby that I don't feel I can start piling on the carbs (I eat plenty already!) or the fat. So that leaves, what, lean protein and veggies? Not very conducive to weight gain!
What ideas do you have for things I can eat that are calorie dense but unlikely to screw with my already turbulant blood sugar?
By the way, the medical assistant who took down my weight today said, "If you gain two or three pounds by next week, that should do it. Just go to Braums every night until then!!!" (Braums is a regional fastfood joint that's famous for their ice cream.) I was like, "Uh, yeahhh, that's a little tough for a diabetic." How frustrating that one time I need to eat more is also the time when it's most important and the most difficult to keep a tight control on my blood sugar!