This is an extremely popular weight loss diet among women, but I can tell you that it goes a bit beyond losing weight. Gestational hypertension is the medical term for pre-eclampsia, and the idea behind it is that the uterus is not producing enough blood during pregnancy, which increases the risk of hypertension.
So basically you eat too much sugar and the uterus starts to swell. And since there’s no body fat to hold onto to, the blood that’s supposed to be coming out of the uterus is actually getting sucked out into the surrounding tissues. So what to do? Eat less sugar. I’ve heard that if you eat too much sugar, it’s more likely to cause gestational hypertension in your next pregnancy.
I know, a lot of you are probably thinking this is crazy, and no one has been able to prove it, but it has been proven that even though eating more refined sugar will cause people to eat more sugar, they still get gestational hypertension. For example, there are two studies on this, one from 1995 and one from 2009. The results from the 2009 study showed that when a woman ate more refined sugar, her risk of gestational hypertension increased by an average of 20%.
And yet, it’s not 100% certain that you will get gestational hypertension if you eat more refined sugar. But even if you do, it’s not necessarily the end of the world. As long as you don’t eat sugar as a matter of course, you should still be able to prevent your pregnancy from getting gestational hypertension.
The 2009 study showed that women who ate more refined sugar during the first trimester had a higher risk of having a baby with gestational hypertension. And the 1995 study actually showed that a pregnant woman who ate more refined sugar during the first trimester had a slightly lower risk of having a baby with gestational hypertension. But even if youre not pregnant yet, it seems that eating refined sugar during the first trimester is not going to cause you to become gestational hypertensive.
So you might want to think twice about eating all that refined sugar before you get to your second trimester. And if you really want to avoid the risk of having a baby with gestational hypertension, try not eating more than 75 gms of refined sugar daily.
A study of pregnant women in the first trimester found that women who ate the most refined sugar also ate the most total fat per day. And while there may be some risk of gestational hypertension, there’s no evidence that it is caused by eating too much refined sugar.
The risk of gestational hypertension is extremely rare, and even if you end up with someone who does have this condition, there are other things she can do to prevent it. Eating a balanced diet of lean proteins and fat will help you to keep your blood pressure in check. Eating a low-fat, high protein diet may also help reduce the risk of gestational hypertension.
But I was going to give more weight to the fact that gestational hypertension was caused by eating too much refined sugar, but I think it’s just an effect of eating too much fat. Also, I see no evidence that eating too much fat causes gestational hypertension. The risk of gestational hypertension is extremely rare, and even if you end up with someone who does have this condition, there are other things she can do to prevent it.
The risk of gestational hypertension is extremely rare, but in the U.S. and other parts of the world, the risk is significantly higher if a pregnant woman eats too much fat, even though there are still other factors that can cause gestational hypertension. So the fact that gestational hypertension is rare among pregnant women doesn’t mean that fat causes gestational hypertension.