Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (ebook)

Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (ebook)

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Ebook of Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (For now, we only carry the ebook version of Real Food for Gestational Diabetes here on the shop. For the paperback version, you can purchase on AmazonBarnes & Noble, and anywhere books are sold.)

***This listing is for the electronic version (ePub format) of Real Food for Gestational Diabetes. Beware of other websites selling counterfeit e-copies. Buy the real thing DIRECT from the author.***


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. With the wrong information (or no information at all), far too many women are left alone struggling with erratic blood sugar and excessive weight gain, often leading them to require high doses of insulin or medications and have difficult births.

Sadly, this often happens despite these moms dutifully following the dietary advice given to them by well-meaning clinicians; a restrictive diet that leaves them feeling unsatisfied, unhappy, and confused about ever increasing blood sugars.

In Real Food for Gestational Diabetes, prenatal nutritionist and diabetes educator Lily Nichols sets the record straight, offering revamped carbohydrate recommendations and exercise guidelines based on the latest clinical research. You can have gestational diabetes and have a healthy baby. Lily will show you how. With this book, you have the tools to turn this diagnosis into a blessing in disguise.

In Real Food for Gestational Diabetes you’ll learn:

  • Why conventional diet therapy often fails and what to do instead.
  • How the right prenatal nutrition can reduce the likelihood you’ll need insulin by 50%.
  • Exactly which foods raise your blood sugar (and more importantly, which foods DON’T raise your blood sugar).
  • How to customize a meal plan with the right amount of carbohydrates for YOU (there’s no one-size-fits-all plan, despite what you may have been told).
  • The truth about ketosis during pregnancy (and why checking urine ketones isn’t useful).
  • Information on insulin and blood sugar-lowering medications used in pregnancy
  • Which foods to emphasize to provide your baby with the right nutrients for optimal development (these real foods have a long history of producing strong, healthy babies).
  • The best prenatal exercises to control your blood sugar and prepare for labor.
  • What to do after delivery to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews

A pregnancy must have!

Helped me survive 2 gestational diabetic pregnancies

I can't express enough how thankful I am for stumbling upon Lily Nichols' work in gestational diabetes! Her research and advice guided me and my little ones safely through two pregnancies with gestational diabetes. The book is written in a straightforward manner that made it easy for me to grasp the science behind GD and, most importantly, how to effectively manage my blood sugar solely through diet and exercise during both pregnancies. It's worth mentioning that the dietary recommendations in this book might not align with what your OB or hospital Personally, my MFM advised me to consume significantly more carbohydrates each day. However, when checking my blood sugar, I was able to experiment with different dietary approaches and immediately see how they affected my blood sugar levels. For me, following Nichols' advice of reducing carbohydrates strategically, increasing nutrient-rich foods, while incorporating physical activity was the perfect fit.

If you've recently been diagnosed with GD, I know how scary it can feel. But trust me, you've got this! Take the opportunity to dive into the science behind it. Understanding how food impacts your body will change your perspective on eating in such a positive way.

After reading it I felt so much more at ease

I purchased *Real Food For Pregnancy* when I was trying to conceive and I found it incredibly helpful. When I was diagnosed with GD I was terrified, but remembered this author had written this book on gestational diabetes specifically. After reading it I felt so much more at ease. I have such a low tolerance for carbohydrates in this pregnancy and the NHS guidelines were telling me to pack in low fat dairy and add in MORE carbohydrates than my body could handle which was spiking my BS. So far I have stayed diet controlled, baby is measuring well, I haven't gained any weight, and I am so grateful to this book for giving me the tools to keep myself and my baby healthy.

Avery M
Game-changer book for gestational diabetes

I'm really glad I found Real Food for Gestational Diabetes! When I found out I was pregnant, I already had a decent idea of how to eat to keep my blood sugar in check. But this guide was a game-changer. It gave me solid advice on how to build a diet that not only keeps blood sugar steady but also gives the most nutrition for me and the baby.

What I liked most was that it focused on what to add to my diet, not just what to avoid. It was a breath of fresh air and helped me understand better what I should be eating during pregnancy. Plus, it felt good to have my choices validated when everyone else seemed to be pushing different advice.

Following the tips in this book has really paid off. My blood sugar has stayed stable, and my doctor is pleased. Whether you've got gestational diabetes or not, the advice in this book is spot-on for any mom-to-be. We all want what's best for ourselves and our little ones, and this book is a great place to start.

Lily Nichols is the GOAT of prenatal nutrition and gestational diabetes. If you're struggling with GD, you need this book!

Get this book ASAP! Better advice than hospital and it WORKS!

I was diagnosed with GD at 32 weeks. Got the phone call, and then they tell me I will them in almost a MONTH for my first appointment. Okay? GD is no joke, and I was so beyond frustrated that they would just leave me hanging for almost a full month after giving me a diagnosis like that and having a prescription for meter and strips sent to the pharmacy that day. Thank God for this book because I was able to start implementing the diet and blood sugar parameters immediately. Thanks to the information in it, I was able to be diet only controlled. So I get to the first meeting with the dietician and they were shocked at my numbers and that I had been tracking for 3 weeks on my own already. They then gave me their info and it was so bad. Sugar Free foods were all "freebies" so they pushed those. Except that I can't eat fake sugar because it literally makes me sick.

The carb amounts were so high that I would have absolutely been on insulin [which is FINE if you need to be, but this was entirely preventable in my case] and the guidance looked like it came from the 60s. I spoke to a family member who was a diabetic counselor and she said everything I was doing from this book was spot on with what she recommends to people and that the outdated guidelines are really bad, and not to use those. So if you get diagnosed, buy yourself this book. It will give you clear info and is MUCH better and more current than most hospitals give. Our baby was NOT gigantic like everyone kept telling me. She weighed 8 lbs and was totally normal. No blood sugar issues and mine returned completely to normal after she born. This book is absolutely worth every penny and gave me a clear plan when my hospital left me hanging.