What's covered in the lessons?
Here's the course breakdown.
Module 1: Gestational Diabetes Basics
This module will cover how and why gestational diabetes develops, what it means for your pregnancy (and your baby), how to monitor your blood sugar levels (and make sense of all those numbers), and how to cope with the news (including how to find a support system).
What is Gestational Diabetes?
Why Blood Sugar Levels Matter
Getting Started & Blood Sugar Monitoring
Coping with Gestational Diabetes
Module 2: Food
The rumors are true. What you eat has a huge impact on your blood sugar levels. In this module, we’ll cover how different foods affect your blood sugar, how to plan out meals that not only stabilize your blood sugar, but provide optimal nourishment for your baby, and which foods are best avoided. You should know I’m not a proponent of “dieting” or calorie counting, so our focus will be on healthy (but still delicious) choices, satisfying food combinations and mindful eating.
How Food Affects Your Blood Sugar
All About Carbohydrates
Food Combining & Mindful Eating
Meal Planning & Timing
Foods to Emphasize
Foods to Avoid
Module 3: Exercise
The myths surrounding exercise and pregnancy are endless. I’ll present the facts (and some personal anecdotes) based on the research and my years of teaching Pilates alongside Women’s Physical Therapists. You’ll learn about the benefits of exercise, how it impacts your blood sugar, which ones are safe (and unsafe), how to safely start an exercise program, exercise precautions, and how to adjust your regimen during pregnancy.
Basics of Exercise During Pregnancy
Everything There is to Know About Prenatal Exercise
Starting or Adjusting an Exercise Program
Module 4: Medication, Supplements, and More
Knowledge is power and when you know your options, you can make more informed decisions. So in case your blood sugar is still high, despite your best efforts, we’ll look at the possible nutritional gaps in your diet and tweaks to your lifestyle to give you not only better blood sugar numbers, but ensure a healthier pregnancy all around. And if you need insulin or blood sugar-lowering medication (or are just curious), you’ll learn how they work, too.
Supplements and Key Nutrients
Lifestyle & Healthy Habits
Wondering how you can lower your fasting blood sugar? Hungry all the time? Can’t figure out why your blood sugar is high after certain meals? Worried about what to do postpartum? Wondering how you can prevent gestational diabetes next pregnancy (or if that’s even possible)? The bonus section will be your best friend. Anything that wasn’t covered in earlier sections (or is worth a further explanation) is found here.
There are so many conflicting opinions when it comes to gestational diabetes that it’s sometimes hard to know who to believe. As a member of the course, you can submit a question directly to Lily. This ever-expanding library of Q&As helps you make more informed decisions based on what the latest research says.
Convenience is everything.
Upon purchase, you’ll have instant access to ALL of the course content. So if you have a burning question about how to lower your fasting blood sugar on day 1, you can learn how right away.
That being said, these modules are pretty meaty and are intentionally set up in a specific order. Each video builds upon what was taught in the video(s) that came before it.
(Remember, I’ve taught hundreds of gestational diabetes classes. There’s a lot of info to cover.)
You’re welcome to take the course at your own pace, however I’ll be sending you some friendly emails to focus your attention during our 4 weeks together and help guide you through everything.
Let's review what you'll get.
20 Video Lessons
Learn about real food, prenatal exercise, supplements, medication & more.
21 Days of Real Food Meal Plans
So you know exactly what delicious foods to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts.
- Private Facebook Group to connect with other moms and get your questions answered [VALUE: priceless]
- Pearls of gestational diabetes wisdom from my clinical practice (not found in my book) [VALUE: priceless]
- Lifetime access to all course content and any future updates in an exclusive membership site just for course members (so you can go back any time to review) [VALUE: priceless]
- Reassurance that you're doing everything within your control to give your baby the best start possible! [VALUE: priceless]
That's a total value of over $1,000 and I'm offering you lifetime access to everything for only $379.
You've got this!
Deep down, you know that gestational diabetes is something you can handle with the right information and support.
If you’re committed to having a super healthy pregnancy and managing your gestational diabetes with real food, this course is for you.
I have a sneaking suspicion you’ll be blown away by how delicious (and easy) this can be.
You certainly will not be on a “diet” (I hate that word as much as you do, by the way).
You’ll be eating real food meals that actually taste good, nourish your baby, stabilize your blood sugar, and keep you full.
You don’t have to feel deprived to get your blood sugar down.
In this course, you’ll learn that:
- You don’t have to (and shouldn't) deny yourself food when you’re hungry
- You should never have to feel like you’re starving just to comply with your diet
- There are a lot of delicious foods that are actually healthy for baby and won’t raise your blood sugar
- You don’t have to follow a super strict diet or use measuring cups for everything
- You don’t even have to count calories
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.