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43. Managing Your Diet During Pregnancy - with Lily Nichols, RDN #WellnessWednesdays
Episode 4322nd July 2020 • Be Well By Kelly • Kelly Leveque
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Lily Nichols is a registered dietician and nutritionist and certified diabetes educator. She’s devoted her entire career to researching real food nutrition for pregnancy and gestational diabetes—and she’s uncovered a wide gap between current prenatal guidelines and what’s actually optimal for both mother and baby. She found out that, in mothers with uncontrolled blood sugar, the child is up to six times more likely to be diabetic or obese by the time they’re a teenager, and she realized that she could help break the cycle of childhood obesity. Her goal is to put better, more up-to-date information into the hands of moms and healthcare providers—because we can do a lot better than we are now!

You will learn about...

  • (00:55) The risk of childhood obesity based on the mother’s diet
  • (05:32) Recommendations for carbohydrates and balancing blood pressure
  • (11:58) What babies really need from their mother’s diet
  • (17:58) Dealing with food aversion or cravings in the first trimester
  • (33:30) Eating dairy during pregnancy
  • (40:06) Hero foods for pregnant women
  • (58:12) Why prenatal medicine contains folic acid
  • (01:05:44) Important micronutrients and how to get them in your diet
  • (01:16:02) Dealing with fear-mongering while pregnant


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