When I did a call out for topics for Season 3 of the podcast, pregnancy and postpartum came out number one, and I knew just the guest I wanted to have on. Not only is this guest a wealth of knowledge- she also helped me personally cultivate a healthier pregnancy with my second daughter than my first- so I am so thrilled she said "yes" to being a guest! In the first part of our Women's Health Series, we're talking to Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, expert on prenatal nutrition to talk all about what it means to embrace a real food pregnancy, why it's important, and what conventional medicine misses when it comes to nourishing mom and baby for a healthy pregnancy and beyond.
About Lily: 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, LilyNicholsRDN.com, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.