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If you believe…beef-broccoli

  • Cooking from scratch is complicated
  • Healthy eating means counting calories, having oatmeal for breakfast, and green juice for lunch
  • You can only lose weight by depriving yourself of good food

  • A fit body is earned through blood, sweat, and tears

  • OR (my least fave), that eating fat makes you fat

… you’ve come to the right place, my friend.  I’ve got a lot to share with you.

I get it.  You want to eat healthy, but you don’t want your focus on food to take away from the rest of your life.

Nutrition doesn’t have to be so hard.

Real food is good food.

It starts with simple ingredients, grown and raised with care. It tastes amazing. It satisfies like your favorite comfort food (a lot of it is comfort food). And it doesn’t have to take forever to make.

It also just so happens that eating real food makes a lot of our health problems a little less problematic.

Hey friend, I’m Lily.

6128 croppedWhether you’re struggling with your weight, trying to overcome digestive issues, or riding the roller-coaster we call “pregnancy” (and especially if you have gestational diabetes), I’m here to make it a heck of a lot easier.

After years of working in hospitals, clinics, health food stores, state nutrition programs, and Pilates studios, I started the Pilates Nutritionist to correct the nutrition misinformation that is holding your body hostage.

I want you to fall in love with food again and in the process turn those health problems upside-down.


Let me assure you, it’s not about following a strict meal plan.

It’s about learning to trust your body rather than doing what sounds correct and finding that subtle balance between what the science says and how your body feels. Because you can never maintain the body you want eating food you hate.

Lily Nichols

It’s about balancing real food & real life, not choosing one over the other.

If this sounds right up your ally, you might like to snag one (or all) of my freebies that I’ve made just for you.

If you’re ready to have a real food nutrition expert at your side (who is as far from the food police as you can get), you might like to work with me.

I’ll show you how to satisfy your taste buds, sustain your energy, and transform your body eating foods you actually like.

Lily Nichols

If you can’t already tell, I’m not your typical nutritionist.

Lily Nichols

  • I believe in quality over quantity. (Where in the world did your food come from?)

  • Farmers’ markets are my Disneyland (that explains my crazy eyes in this photo–>)

  • I hate the word dietitian, even though I am one (I also loathe the word “diet”)

  • I can make any vegetable taste good (and you can, too!)

  • I like butter. A LOT. And I have no shame about it

  • I haven’t read a fiction book in years, but I read scientific studies like they’re the latest issue of SELF

  • I started cooking at a young age – like, voluntarily cooked an entire Thanksgiving feast featuring 6 homemade pies from scratch at age 17. Not only was it not burnt, it was edible and delicious. No joke.

  • I hate gyms, but Pilates studios are like playgrounds

  • I’m not a vegetarian, and I won’t tell you to be one (I also won’t tell you to buy a juicer)

  • I ignore numbers on food labels, especially calories (I know, I know. I’m breaking the rules.)

More about me:

Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, researcher, and author with a passion for evidence-based nutrition (especially prenatal nutrition). Drawing from the current scientific literature and the wisdom of traditional cultures, her work is known for being research-focused, thorough, and sensible.

Her bestselling book, Real Food for Gestational Diabetes (and online course of the same name), presents a revolutionary nutrient-dense, lower carb approach for managing gestational diabetes. It is also available in Spanish, Alimentos Reales para la Diabetes Gestacional.Real-Food-for-Gestational-Diabetes-border

Her work has not only helped tens of thousands of women manage their gestational diabetes (most without the need for blood sugar-lowering medication), but has also influenced nutrition policies internationally. Lily’s clinical expertise and extensive background in prenatal nutrition have made her a highly sought after consultant and speaker in the field.

Lily’s second book, Real Food for Pregnancy, outlines the problems with current prenatal nutrition guidelines and provides the evidence—930 citations and counting—that supports a real food diet to optimize maternal and fetal health. Read the first chapter for FREE; go here to get it.

Where’d all those letters come from and how do I know what I know? Let me spill those beans for ya (but only if you promise to clean up the kitchen).

Wanna connect? (I do!) Join the Pilates Nutritionist Community by snagging one of my FREE ebooks.

(Word on the street: “Veggies: Eat Them Because You Want To, Not Because You Have To” is a must-have when overcoming veggie phobia!)

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I’m finally losing the weight I’ve tried to lose for the last 5 ½ years while eating food I actually like. If you told me this was possible just 2 months ago, I would have laughed in your face and driven straight to the donut shop.
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