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Love & Guts

Jul 28, 2019

#111 Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. Her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name), presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb diet for managing gestational diabetes. 


Her unique approach has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication), but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally. 


Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, is an evidence-based look at the gap between conventional prenatal nutrition guidelines and what's optimal for mother and baby. With over 930 citations, this is the most comprehensive text on prenatal nutrition to date.


Lily is also creator of the popular blog,, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.


In this episode we cover

  • Examples of where the prenatal and pregnancy nutrition guidelines are out of date
  • What vegans and vegetarians need to be aware of to ensure a healthy pregnancy
  • If intermittent fasting could be considered during pregnancy
  • What gestational diabetes is and how we can manage our blood sugar well
  • Coffee intake - yes or no during pregnancy
  • Foods best avoided during pregnancy
  • And a bunch more

Show Notes