Are you addicted to Sugar?

November 15, 2018

It’s National Sugar Awareness Week and the dangers of excessive sugar consumption are being shouted about from the roof tops. We all know too much sugar is not good for us at any time of our lives, but during pregnancy it’s especially important to avoid excess sugar in your diet. Over indulgence can contribute to gestational diabetes, the development of a fatty liver, increase the risk of pre-eclampsia or a pre-term baby and, of course, lead to higher pregnancy weight gain.

Gentle exercise, increased fibre and water in your diet, controlled carbs and smaller portions all lower your blood sugar levels naturally, however making sure you don’t eat more than the equivalent of 7 sugar cubes a day is the best way to control your blood sugar levels.

We’ve found loads of recipes to stave off the hunger whilst keep you healthy and sugar free, Why not check Davina McCall’s new sugar free recipe book ‘How to be Sugar Free’ 

It’s often those between-meal-snacks that push up sugar levels however. Until recently it’s been hard to find, yummy sugar free nibbles, packed with healthy nutrients for mums-to-be.

The Pregnancy Food Company has changed all that. Started in a tiny kitchen in Dorset, the founder Laura-Jane made it her mission to create honest, organic, nutritious and tasteful snacks for pregnant women. Our faves are the Nourish Balls – they’re simply divine – pregnant or not!





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Size Guide

To calculate the size of band that's right for you, you'll need to measure around your waist and bump across its largest point - usually at the tummy button.

Bump Size* S M L XL
80 - 100 cms
(32 - 40 inches)
100 - 120 cms
(40 - 48 inches)
120 - 140 cms
(48- 56 inches)
140+ cms
(56+ inches)

 *All bumps are different and grow at different times. You may find that you will need to go up a size as your pregnancy progresses