When i was pregnant my doctor put me on an 1800 calorie/day diet, because my glucose level was high at the first check. I wasn't ever diagnosed with gestational diabetes, but he kept me on the diet none the less. Anyway I lost 5 lbs. the month he put me on it eventhough I was pregnant. However, postpartum i blew it out of the water, All I wanted was chocolate, and potato chips (forbidden on the diabetic diet) So here I am chunky as ever blaming the snickers for my gains. My point is I am starting that diet again tomorrow. You still get to eat a lot of food, but you can only eat certain ones and nothing else. I recommend it to anyone.
wish me luck :)