If you’ve ever thrown your hands up in frustration because your diet isn’t working, you’ll want to read this.
Whatever your health goals, restrictive diets often fail.
Yet somehow, despite plenty of evidence supporting this fact, the world of conventional nutrition continues to recommend them.
Count your calories, they say.
Eat less fat.
Don’t have seconds.
Chew sugar-free gum if you’re hungry.
Eat salad without the dressing.
Measure everything (because, clearly, your body is too dumb to choose the right amount).
This misguided approach remains standard of care when it comes to gestational diabetes, even though it fails 40% of women.
And given the crucial importance of a mom’s prenatal diet and blood sugar levels on her developing baby, these statistics are simply unacceptable.
This was one of the primary drivers behind the writing of my book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, which I’m humbled to say has become the best-selling gestational diabetes book on the market since its release in January.
And that’s with no paid advertising, no team handling social media marketing… nada.
It sells because the advice in my book works.
I receive daily emails, Facebook messages, and tweets from women sharing how a real food approach “Saved me from needing insulin,” “Brought my blood sugar down to normal levels within 2 days,” “Helped me have a 100% natural birth,” and “My baby was born at a normal weight, despite my last 2 babies being born big.”
Like this from Amelia:
As a result of following the advice in this book, I have kept my blood sugar steady and my doctor is happy! Whether you have an official diagnosis of GD or not, following this author’s protocol is perfect for any pregnant woman. We all want to do the best for ourselves and our new little ones. This is a great way to start! Thank you!
Or this one from T. Hill:
This book is fantastic! It simply and clearly breaks down your diagnosis and then tells you what to do to control your blood sugar. The diet is extremely reasonable to follow and does not make you feel deprived.
And from Bethany:
I wish I had owned this book with all 3 of my previous Gestational diabetes pregnancies. There was so much I didn’t know when I was going through my first GD pregnancy (the recommended ADA diet was failing me and making my blood sugar spike higher than before), and I had to do an incredible amount of research to be able to keep my blood sugars down and stay healthy during my pregnancies. I am on my 4th GD pregnancy right now, and Lily’s book is a Godsend, and is full of such helpful information!
It’s time this approach hit the mainstream.
And although I wrote my book to be a stand alone guide to everything related to gestational diabetes, I also hear from women wanting my personal advice on how to customize the diet for their needs. I absolutely love working one-on-one with clients, but I can only help so many people.
That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that after months of behind-the-scenes work, I’ve put together the first-ever online course for gestational diabetes.
It’s called (no surprise here) the Real Food for Gestational Diabetes Course and the first round starts May 4th.
This will likely be the only round of this course where you’ll have the option to get a one-on-one consultation with me (and at a fraction of my normal rate), so if you know you want my personal touch, you’ll want to sign up before May 4th.
Here’s a sneak peek at the “guts” of the course.
I first dreamt of creating a gestational diabetes course like this over 2 years ago and it’s kinda crazy to think back to all the unexpected opportunities that have come my way related to GD.
All the presentations I’ve given, women I’ve personally counseled, GD experts I’ve worked with, organizations I’ve consulted for, and hundreds of hours of research that I do just because I can never know too much about this…
And it’s all coming together (in a beautiful way, don’cha think?).
I can’t wait for the Real Food for Gestational Diabetes Course to pave the way for this highly effective approach to go mainstream (and most importantly, change the health of the next generation of kiddos)!!!
Wanna be a part of the founding class?
You can learn more details about the course + sign up on this lovely webpage.
As you can probably expect, the first class is gonna get some extra special attention from me. 🙂
Have I piqued your interest?
If you want to learn more about how real food can help you manage your gestational diabetes, I invite you to attend my FREE webinar on Wednesday, April 29th at 5pm Pacific: Why Your Gestational Diabetes Diet Isn’t Working (and what to do instead)
- Why the conventional gestational diabetes diet doesn’t work for 40% of women
- What to eat for breakfast that helps the rest of your blood sugar numbers
- The biggest diet (and lifestyle) mistakes I see in practice
- How to manage your blood sugar without counting calories or using measuring cups
- And much more!
It will be a full hour packed with the information you should have had from the start.
(If you can’t make it live, be sure to sign up so you can watch the replay.)
I’ll also be sharing more details about my upcoming Real Food for Gestational Diabetes Course, a fully online program that walks you through everything you need to know about managing GD with real food and lifestyle changes.
It’s a step-by-step blueprint that picks up where my book left off, so you can better customize the diet just for you. 🙂
Let’s take the fear and worry out of this diagnosis.
When you know what to do, managing gestational diabetes can be quite simple!
Until next week,