205 - GESTATIONAL DIABETES & PCOS DURING PREGNANCY [Podcast with Lily Nicholas] - PCOS Diva
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205 – GESTATIONAL DIABETES & PCOS DURING PREGNANCY [Podcast with Lily Nicholas]

“Pure carbohydrates set you up for a blood sugar spike and crash and this triggers your hunger hormones to go wild for the rest of the day and you’ll just be eating eating eating on this blood sugar roller coster”

In this episode, registered dietitian, nutritionist, and certified diabetes educator Lily Nichols discusses with PCOS Diva Podcast host Dr. Vinu about PCOS and gestational diabetes. Lily explains how eating protein is extremely beneficial to manage blood sugar in pregnancy. She explains what gestational diabetes is and how to manage it with having PCOS.

 

Tune in as they discuss:

  • How much protein you should have while pregnant, especially for breakfast
  • The effects of processed foods while pregnant
  • Why do people get gestational diabetes diabetes and how to possibly prevent it
  • Insulin resistance and gestational diabetes in pregnancy
  • Inositol supplements benefits in pregnancy
  • How gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes/prediabetes are related
  • How to make sure you’re gaining a healthy amount of weight

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Resources Mentioned:

Lily Nicholas Website
Pregnancy Weight Gain Article
Real Food for Fertility Book
Real Food for Pregnancy Book
Lily Nicholas Instagram

 

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based nutrition. Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible. Lily’s clinical expertise and extensive background in prenatal nutrition have made her a highly sought after consultant and speaker in the field.

 

 

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