049: Real food for pregnancy with Lily Nichols

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 Her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and unapologetically critical of outdated dietary guidelines.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

In this episode, you’ll hear about:

  • Who is Lily Nichols (2:15)
  • Real Food For Pregnancy book by Lily Nichols
  • What prompted Lily to do prenatal nutrition for women (3:20)
  • Common misconceptions about prenatal nutrition (5:42)
  • Best vegetarian protein sources for pregnancy (10:06)
  • You were fed wrong information on prenatal nutrition (14:22)
  • Vital nutrients for Mom and baby (17:12)
  • Folate versus folic acid (22:25)
  • What needs to be improved in conventional prenatal nutrition (27:15)

Read the first two chapters of Lily’s Real Food for Pregnancy book for free on her site. Her blog will keep you well-fed and if you’re curious to see what she eats, find her on Instagram

 

More great podcast episodes with a prenatal + postpartum nutrition focus: 

Your Body During Breastfeeding with Courtney Hasseman (nutrition during breastfeeding)

The Whole30 and Whole30 Mamas Club (nutrition for moms) with Stephanie Greunke

Prenatal Nutrition with Melissa Mor

Preconception Nutrition with Ryann Kipping

Functional Nutrition for Fertility, Pregnancy, and Motherhood with Andrea White