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Real Food for Gestational Diabetes: An Effective Alternative to the Conventional Nutrition Approach Paperback – January 19, 2015
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At last, a book that challenges the outdated conventional gestational diabetes diet and provides an evidence-based, common sense approach to managing it with real food.
- Robb Wolf, NYT Best-Selling Author, The Paleo Solution
As a dietitian, it is so refreshing to see a colleague think outside the (cereal) box and propose a different, natural solution.
- Aglaee Jacob, MS, RD, Author, Digestive Health w/ REAL Food
This book should be required reading for all women with GDM, as well as all dietitians and certified diabetes educators.
- Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE, Low Carb Dietitian, LLC
About the Author
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor whose approach to nutrition embraces real food, integrative medicine, and mindful eating. Her fascination with the dietary practices of traditional cultures combined with an abnormal love for medical research, especially regarding prenatal nutrition, has led her to become one of the country's most sought after 'real food for pregnancy' experts.Lily has worked at the public policy level with the California Diabetes and Pregnancy Program: Sweet Success to update the nutritional and exercise guidelines for care as it relates to gestational diabetes, worked clinically with hundreds of women with gestational diabetes, and has helped train thousands of medical professionals on the subject of diabetes during pregnancy. Lily is also a regular speaker on a wide range of topics relating to prenatal nutrition and exercise.For more about managing gestational diabetes with real food, including an exclusive free video training from Lily, visit RealFoodforGD.com.
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For the past four years I’ve been focusing on eating real, whole foods. I’ve cut out gluten and most grains, reduced my sugar intake drastically, and found a level of health and comfort in my body I never thought possible. Throughout this time, my husband and I were also trying to conceive. It took a long time, but we were thrilled to find out we are expecting our first child several months ago. Since then, I’ve continued eating pretty well. My appetite took quite a hit the first trimester, but I avoided morning sickness for the most part. I was surprised at my lack of crazy cravings.
From my experience over the last few years, I knew my body does not handle refined sugar or processed grain products well. Those foods are also pretty devoid of nutrition so I keep these types of foods to a minimum, although I no longer think of them as “bad” or “never”. That tends to insight my inner toddler who doesn’t want to be told “no”. Instead, I try to eat what makes me feel best at any given time. It works for me!
Knowing this, I had a bad, bad feeling about having to do the diabetes testing done during pregnancy. My doctor does the 1 hour glucose tolerance screening followed by the 3 hour test if your first results cause concern. I did the first screening (despite my reservations) and my results came back high. I was not surprised that my body didn’t know what to do with all that glucose all at once. Ironically, if I was taxing my body with a high carb diet on a daily basis, I’d probably do OK on the test. My body just wasn’t used to dealing with that load.
At this point, I decided to take a stand and refuse the three hour test. It sounded miserable and I knew I’d fail. It took some serious negotiating, but my doctor finally allowed me to get a blood sugar meter and just test 4 times a day to see how I was handling the food I was actually eating (I requested this from the get-go but was shot down earlier). Basically, she agreed to treat me “like” a gestational diabetic but would hold off with an official diagnosis as long as my numbers stayed in range.
That was when I found this wonderful book!
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!
A couple of things, though, that I didn't like about this book. There's little information about fruit. It's included in some of the meal plans and snack ideas, but it's not really addressed like other carb sources are. This was confusing. Secondly, I was hoping for more recipes to get me inspired. I was really disappointed by the number of recipes included. I think she is purposely trying not to make this a "what to eat / diet plan" book, but for people that really need to change how they're eating, a few weeks worth of ideas would be very welcome.