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Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach by [Lily Nichols]

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"With gestational diabetes on the rise, this book is the perfect tool to empower women to use real food as medicine to better control their weight and blood sugar levels during pregnancy and give the best start possible to their baby. As a dietitian, it is so refreshing to see a colleague think outside the (cereal) box and propose a different, natural and easy solution to this common health problem."
- Aglaée Jacob, MS, RD, author of Digestive Health with REAL Food

"As a registered dietitian with expertise in carbohydrate restriction, I am impressed by premier gestational diabetes mellitus expert Lily Nichols' re-examination of the evidence (or lack thereof) behind the unnecessarily high carb recommendations given to pregnant women. Lily provides excellent guidance in creating a personalized lower-carb, real-food eating plan, along with helpful advice on supplementation, medication management, and exercise. I believe "Real Food for Gestational Diabetes" should be required reading for all women with GDM, as well as all dietitians and certified diabetes educators."
Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE, Low Carb Dietitian, LLC

"This is the most complete resource available on the topic of gestational diabetes, and frankly, real food nutrition for pregnancy. Lily gives actionable, easy to follow steps to help women with gestational diabetes manage their blood sugar naturally. As a mom myself, I love that her meal plans are balanced, delicious and do-able. I'm thrilled that a medical professional has finally sorted through the research on low carb diets and ketosis in pregnancy and has brought forth a book that will undoubtedly become a reference for everyone who works with pregnant women."
- Jessica Beacom, RDN, CLT

About the Author

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindful eating. Her fascination with the dietary practices of traditional cultures combined with an abnormal love for medical research, especially regarding prenatal nutrition, has led her to become one of the country's most sought after 'real food for pregnancy' experts.Lily has worked at the public policy level with the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program: Sweet Success to update the nutritional and exercise guidelines for care as it relates to gestational diabetes, worked clinically with hundreds of women with gestational diabetes, and has helped train thousands of medical professionals on the subject of diabetes during pregnancy. Lily is also a regular speaker on a wide range of topics relating to prenatal nutrition and exercise.For more about managing gestational diabetes with real food, including an exclusive free video training from Lily, visit

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00S33XOH2
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 9, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 8994 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 205 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. 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 approach for managing gestational diabetes. Her work 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 clinical expertise and extensive background in prenatal nutrition have made her a highly sought after consultant and speaker in the field.

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.

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