# 84 Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, CLT

You may remember Lily Nichols from previous episodes of NGR and because she rocks and just came out with a kick-ass new book: Real Food for Pregnancy we brought her back on the show so she can school us more on how to eat to grow a happy and healthy fetus! (Okay, if we’re totally honest 25% of the reason we brought her back is so Pearl could say fetus over and over again.)

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition and exercise. 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, outlines the problems with current prenatal nutrition guidelines and provides the evidence—930 citations and counting—that supports a real food diet to optimize maternal and fetal health.

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

Topics covered this episode:

-Why current pregnancy nutrition guidelines are outdated

-3 foods all pregnant women should be eating

-How to manage cravings, food perfectionism, and weight during pregnancy

-Pregnancy nutrition myths

-The 4th trimester

-Movement during pregnancy

-and more!

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You can learn more about Lily by visiting:

Website: Pilates Nutritionist

Instagram: @lilynicholsrdn

Twitter: @lilynicholsrdn

#29 Prenatal Nutrition with Real Food RD Lily Nichols

lily nicholsToday we are super excited to have special guest Lily Nichols join us to talk all about prenatal nutrition! Are you getting ready for a fetus? Or think a few years down the line you might be? In that case, this podcast is for you! As Lily says, no time is too early to start prepping for pregnancy!

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), 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 a book called Real Food for Gestational Diabetes which can be found at at www.realfoodforGD.com.

***Bonus points for anyone who counts how many times Pearl says fetus***

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