Real Food Nutrition for Pregnancy
& Gestational Diabetes
Standard prenatal nutrition advice is due for an overhaul. Evidence is mounting that real food offers optimal nourishment for mamas and babies.
What is real food?
Simply put, real food is made with simple ingredients that are as close to nature as possible and not processed in a way that removes nutrients.
Real food is nutrient-dense, delicious, and satisfying.
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Learn the “why” behind my evidence-based real food approach and how it supports a healthy pregnancy.
Hi, I’m Lily
As a registered dietitian/nutritionist and certified diabetes educator, I’ve devoted my career to researching real food nutrition for pregnancy and gestational diabetes. What I’ve uncovered is a wide gap between current prenatal guidelines and what’s optimal for both mother and baby.
I want to close that gap, starting with you.
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Most prenatal nutrition
advice is outdated.
From recommendations on macronutrients, supplements, salt, foods to avoid, gestational diabetes (and so much more), an astonishing amount of what you’ve been told about pregnancy nutrition is not backed by current research. We can do better.
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Mamas and mamas-to-be
You want the best for your baby. Prenatal nutrition plays a fundamental role in your health and your baby’s development, but there’s so much conflicting advice. That’s why I’m here. Opting for a real food pregnancy is easier than you think.
You’ve come to the right place to expand your knowledge on evidence-based prenatal nutrition. It takes an average of 17 years for research to make it into practice. It’s up to you to stay up-to-date. I can help.
"Real Food for Pregnancy is the book I wish I'd had when I was pregnant. Most doctors know little about nutrition, so women don't realize how crucial it is to eat the right foods for a healthy baby. This is essential knowledge!"Nina TeicholzNYT Bestselling Author of The Big Fat Surprise, Executive Director of The Nutrition Coalition
"I absolutely love Lily’s work. Her evidence-based approach to nutrition is not only relevant during pregnancy, but for the rest of your life! I think every birth professional (midwife, doula, etc.) should have a copy of Real Food for Pregnancy in their lending library for clients"Rebecca Dekker, PhD, RNFounder of Evidence Based Birth®
"Real Food for Pregnancy is the most important innovation I have seen in pregnancy healthcare in the seventeen years I have worked with expecting and new families. "Jodilyn Owen, LM (WA, TN), CPMDirector of Perinatal Care, Choices Memphis Center for Reproductive Health
"Real Food for Pregnancy should be considered essential reading for any woman who is currently pregnant or planning conception in the near future. I have not found a similar text with the breadth and depth of discussion on prenatal nutrition."Amit Bhavsar, MD Board certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist practicing outside of Austin, TX
"Lily Nichols’ books ought to be the standard references for women on general prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes."Eric Sodicoff, MDInternal & Obesity Medicine
"No one has dissected the research on prenatal nutrition—and done so in the context of ancestral diets—to the depth that Lily Nichols has in Real Food for Pregnancy. If you want an evidence-based rebuttal to the outdated prenatal nutrition guidelines, look no further."Robb Wolf2x NYT Bestselling Author, Wired to Eat & The Paleo Solution
"Whenever I need cutting edge, evidenced-based prenatal nutrition information, Lily is the first and last expert I go to. She's basically a human encyclopedia of all things pregnancy nutrition related."Jessica Jones, MS, RD, CDE
"Lily has a beautiful way of breaking down conflicting research into tangible, realistic takeaways. As a mom she "gets it" and helps other moms learn from her personal experience and professional wisdom."Stephanie Greunke, MS, RD, CPT, WHECo-creator of Whole30 Healthy Mama Happy Baby
"Lily is an authority on pregnancy nutrition. Her work is well researched and should be considered required reading for moms-to-be as well as healthcare providers."Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN, NTPAuthor and Sustainability Advocate
"As a former WIC program manager, I saw firsthand how conventional prenatal nutrition policy needed improvement. Lily Nichols’ approach is not only evidence-based, but delicious and approachable."Jessica Beacom, RDCo-founder of The Real Food Dietitians