Quoting suzyq463:" Of course those are factors at the time. What I meant about avoiding sugar all along is to try to prevent ... [snip!] ... if I am really careful with my diet. I still may end up where I don't want to, but at least I will have tried my very best now."
Not eating sugar is actually a really good plan. You will burn your stored body fat for energy instead of using the sugar you eat for energy. All the healthy food your eating with all the vitamins and minerals your baby needs will go to the baby! And I'm sure you know this includes all carbs like pastas and potatoes and stuff, that all turns into sugar once it goes into your body so avoid those too. Take your prenatal vitamins and eat your vegies, meats, dairy, and fruits and you shouldn't gain much of anything and you will be losing your body fat, growing a very healthy baby!
And of coarse continue to do this when your breastfeeding and you will really lose some weight!
This is probably not recommended for women who are not overweight while pregnant because they wouldn't have the extra fat on their bodies to burn off so they need some of the sugar for energy.
I'm doing the same thing and when I found out I was pregnant I started eating this way more and lost 10 pounds in the first trimester. Now I am 27 weeks and have only gained about 2 of those pounds back. I am hoping to and will probably only gain about 5 more pounds, but if that ends up to be more or less I don't mind, cause its gonna come off easier when I bf!