January 13


071: Lily Nichols – Gestational Diabetes

January 13, 2022

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071: Lily Nichols - Gestational Diabetes

Lily Nichols

 Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based prenatal nutrition. Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and critical of outdated dietary guidelines. 

She is co-founder of the Women’s Health Nutrition Academy and the author of two books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. Lily’s bestselling books have helped tens of thousands of mamas (and babies!), are used in university-level maternal nutrition and midwifery courses, and have even influenced prenatal nutrition policy internationally. She writes at https://lilynicholsrdn.com

Lily’s Books

Real Food for Pregnancy: The Science and Wisdom of Optimal Prenatal Nutrition – Lily Nichols


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



Lily’s Top Tips

  1. Make your breakfast – breaking your fast something that isn’t going to spike your blood sugar
  2. No naked carbs
  3. Get to bed earlier


Resources Mentioned

Sally Fallon

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration: A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects – Weston A Price


Weston A. Price Foundation 


California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program



Lily’s Blogs

Why I Drank the Glucola


I Failed The Glucola


Lily’s Sourdough Bread


CGM Experiment: What I learned as a non diabetic from wearing a constant glucose monitor 


Quotes by Lily Nichols

“I was observing how poorly the guidelines were working for my clients so I say did they fail diet therapy or did diet therapy fail them?”

I talk about gestational diabetes being like the warning light coming on in your car because it is a sign that your body has trouble adapting to an increase in insulin resistance.

“It is not fate or destiny that you are going to develop Type 2 Diabetes”

“It’s not just immediately at birth or in those first few days that can affect baby’s ability to manage blood sugar, the rest of their life”

 “Babies are meant to be in ketosis when they are born

Connect with Lily Nichols on social media

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LilyNicholsRDN

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PilatesNutritionist/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lilynicholsrdn/

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