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Lily’s books

Real Food for FERTILITY

Improve Your Nutrition for Optimal Fertility! 

If you’re ready to embark on the incredible journey of motherhood, there’s no time like the present to prepare your body for the most vital role it will ever play—the creation of new life. In Real Food for Fertility, we explore the power of nutrition to optimize your fertility and ensure a healthy start for your future child.

Pregnancy demands an incredible amount from your body. Imagine your body as a bank account and pregnancy as a time of massive withdrawals from your nutrient reserves. To thrive during pregnancy and beyond, you must invest in your nutrient stores today. 

In Real Food for Fertility, we show how preconception nutrition and lifestyle choices not only support your health and vitality but also lay the essential groundwork for your baby’s development. From promoting optimal egg and sperm quality to regulating your menstrual cycle and reducing the risk of pregnancy complications, the benefits of this investment are priceless. 

Improving nutrient intake before you get pregnant has an even greater impact on pregnancy outcomes than solely changing what you eat during pregnancy.

But this book isn’t just about nutrition. We delve into topics like the menstrual cycle, fertility awareness, birth control, stress management, toxins, artificial reproductive technology, and the most common reproductive health challenges affecting your fertility. 

Let Real Food for Fertility be your roadmap and trusted companion as you take the first step toward building your family. In a world where more couples are facing fertility challenges, your nutrition and lifestyle choices can make all the difference. 

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Real Food for Pregnancy

Dietitians: Real Food for Pregnancy is approved by CDR for 35 CEUs. Redeem your credits here.

Prenatal nutrition can be confusing. A lot of the advice you have been given about what to eat (or what not to eat) is well-meaning, but frankly, outdated or not evidenced-based.

In Real Food for Pregnancy, you will get clear answers on what to eat and why, with research to back up every recommendation. Author and specialist in prenatal nutrition, Lily Nichols, RDN, CDE, has taken a long and hard look at the science and discovered a wide gap between current prenatal nutrition recommendations and what foods are required for optimal health in pregnancy and for your baby’s development.

There has never been a more comprehensive and well-referenced resource on prenatal nutrition. With Real Food for Pregnancy as your guide, you can be confident that your food and lifestyle choices support a smooth, healthy pregnancy.

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Real Food for Gestational Diabetes

Getting diagnosed with gestational diabetes is scary, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. Imagine easily managing your blood sugar, effortlessly gaining the right amount of weight during your pregnancy, and giving birth to a beautiful, healthy baby.

This can be you! Real Food for Gestational Diabetes offers an alternative to the conventional nutrition approach that embraces nutrient-dense and delicious foods that nourish you and baby without causing high blood sugar.

Real Food for Gestational Diabetes outlines the evidence behind a lower carb, low glycemic diet focused on real food (a far cry from current standards that push a minimum of 175g of carbohydrates per day). This book is intentionally written in an easy-to-read style, however it also includes fully referenced sections on nutrient-dense foods, the safety of low carb & controversies surrounding ketosis in pregnancy, blood sugar-lowering medication, and exercise in pregnancy.

With this book, you have the tools to turn this diagnosis into a blessing in disguise. Tens of thousands of women have used this book as their “gestational diabetes bible” and countless healthcare practitioners recommend it in their practices. It was also the catalyst for the Czech Republic to reform their official guidelines on nutritional management of gestational diabetes. See for yourself why it’s the #1 bestselling book on gestational diabetes.

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Which book should I choose?

That’s a good question. Real Food for Fertility is for couples planning to conceive. My other two books are specific to pregnancy. Note that Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes are not interchangeable; they are stand alone resources that compliment each other. The questions that were always top of mind while writing my books were:

Real Food for Pregnancy is for you if:

Real Food for Gestational Diabetes is for you if: