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This now classic interview from Robb Wolf’s podcast covers controversies surrounding gestational diabetes, including whether it’s a made-up diagnosis, if a low-carb diet is safe, and pitfalls of the diagnostic standards. We recorded this in 2015 and, according to Robb, it remains one of the most popular interviews on the Paleo Solution Podcast.

Join Adriana Lozada and I as we talk all things gestational diabetes on the Birthful Podcast. In this interview, we discuss how gestational diabetes is like the “warning light” coming on in your car, different screening methods and their pros/cons (including the jelly bean test), and how not all cases of gestational diabetes are created equal.

Life as a mom is hectic, especially when you’re trying to write a book. In this episode of the Startup Pregnant podcast, hosted by the one-and-only Sarah K. Peck, we delve into my career history, how I wrote my second book (Real Food for Pregnancy) with a baby-turned-toddler taking up most of my attention, and explored my top real food prenatal nutrition tips.

There’s a seemingly endless number of prenatal nutrition myths from salt, carbs, protein, healthy fats, fish, foods to avoid, vegetarian diets, and so much more. I sat down with Laura Bruner of the Modern Mamas Podcast to put these myths to rest. Join us for an in-depth discussion of the benefits of a real food diet during pregnancy.

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Fun facts:

  • Lily has been a guest on over 50 podcasts/radio shows
  • Real Food for Pregnancy is the course textbook for the prenatal nutrition course in Bastyr's midwifery program
  • Lily's first interview with Robb Wolf (on gestational diabetes) is among the top 5 most popular interviews on his Paleo Solution Podcast to date
  • She’s a frequent repeat guest on podcasts, including: Startup Pregnant, Robb Wolf’s Paleo Solution Podcast, Fertility Friday, Birthful, Modern Mamas, Delivering Miracles, and many more.
  • The Czech Republic updated their national gestational diabetes nutrition guidelines based on the information in Lily's first book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes


Dr. Ben Lynch (Facebook Live)

Mom Deconstructed Podcast

Common Sense Pregnancy & Parenting

Guest Posts, Features & Book Reviews

Positive Fertility Magazine (Winter edition 2018)

You & Your Family Magazine

AWHONN’s Healthy Mom & Baby Magazine

Green Child Magazine (postpartum nutrition; pages 44-47)

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,, which explores a variety of topics related to real food, mindful eating, and pregnancy nutrition.

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 unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines. She is the author of two bestselling books, Real Food for Pregnancy and Real Food for Gestational Diabetes.

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