The Whole Pregnancy
A Complete Nutrition Plan for Gluten-Free Moms to Be
Aimee Aristotelous, Dr. Kenneth Akey
- 320 Pages
- September 18, 2018
- ISBN: 9781510735583
- Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
- Trim Size: 7.5in x 9in
Get both mama and baby on track for a healthy, happy, and delicious life!
We all know that "you are what you eat." And once you conceive, your baby is what you eat as well—prenatal health and nutrition during pregnancy is so imperative!
The US is one of only eight countries in the world where the rate of mortality for pregnant women is on the rise, and obesity is one of the primary causes of this phenomenon—half of all pregnant women are considered overweight.
Widely accepted, doctor- and dietitian-prescribed nutrition guidelines actually may be contributing to the growing obesity and gestational diabetes epidemics. Newly expectant mothers receive a packet of health information from their doctors, including a nutrition pamphlet, which proscribes a daily food regimen with 100 grams of sugar per day—the amount of sugar in 10 glazed donuts!
Aimee has developed a comprehensive nutrition guide that helps expecting and postpartum women achieve ideal health and weight during pregnancy and beyond. Implementing philosophies of current, highly-effective gluten-free nutrition trends that have not been fully introduced to the prenatal and postpartum populations, The Whole Pregnancy offers a detailed dietary regimen that is based on whole and unprocessed foods, low-glycemic carbohydrates, quality proteins, and essential fats. Developed by a certified nutritionist, the meal-planning system presents a variety of simple, delicious recipes to benefit mother and baby. It also provides special instruction for each stage of pregnancy, including the first, second, and third trimesters, as well as the “fourth trimester” of postpartum weight loss and nursing.
Dr. Kenneth Akey, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified Mission Viejo pediatrics doctor who serves the Mission Viejo and Saddleback areas of Orange County, California, with plans to move his practice to Georgia in 2018 to be closer to family. In his twenty-five years of private practice, Dr. Akey has cultivated many strong relationships with his patients and their families. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Akey’s passions include developmental pediatrics and nutrition. He stresses the importance of a healthy diet to all of his patients and their parents, as they are often the ones with ultimate control over what their child eats. When Dr. Akey isn’t providing warm, knowledgeable care for children, he enjoys working out, being involved at his church, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. Aimee Aristotelous, co-author of The Eat to Keep Fit Diet, is a certified nutritionist, specializing in prenatal dietetics. She provides weekly fitness and nutrition tips to her 22,000 Facebook followers and has been the exclusive nutritionist for NBC affiliate KSEE 24 News in Fresno, California, appearing in over 50 nutrition and cooking segments. As a new mother, Aimee was able to use her own pregnancy as a platform to apply her educational background and research, which resulted in an optimally healthy, active, and ideal pregnancy. During her pregnancy, she was hired by the company “Belly Bandit” to model a line of their pregnancy lingerie. In addition to her Nutrition and Wellness certification through American Fitness Professionals and Associates, Aimee has a bachelor’s degree in business/marketing from California State University, Long Beach. She has nine years of professional marketing experience for a large, private California-based company. Aimee enjoys the beach, cooking, and traveling, and resides with her husband and son in San Juan Capistrano, California. Dr. Kenneth Akey, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified Mission Viejo pediatrics doctor who serves the Mission Viejo and Saddleback areas of Orange County, California, with plans to move his practice to Georgia in 2018 to be closer to family. In his twenty-five years of private practice, Dr. Akey has cultivated many strong relationships with his patients and their families. A graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Akey’s passions include developmental pediatrics and nutrition. He stresses the importance of a healthy diet to all of his patients and their parents, as they are often the ones with ultimate control over what their child eats. When Dr. Akey isn’t providing warm, knowledgeable care for children, he enjoys working out, being involved at his church, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
“A wealth of research and knowledge of nutrition is presented here, in a clear and informative guide focusing on natural unprocessed foods, complete with mouthwatering recipes and meal plans that are easy to follow. What a fantastic resource for women striving to equip themselves with invaluable knowledge of how to best nourish their bodies to the optimal level for both themselves and their babies—not just prenatally, but also through pregnancy and the postpartum period.” —Lisa Edlund, CNS, RNDIV1, RM
"Aimee combines healthful recipes with a user friendly, comprehensive guide to eating better for both you and your baby; I wish this book existed when I was first working with clients on fertility, pregnancy, and breastfeeding!" —Ariane Resnick, CNC, chef and author of The Bone Broth Miracle
"The Whole Pregnancy answers common questions and concerns with an updated and more mindful approach! Aimee's book speaks to those who realize that food should be one's medicine, as it plays the most important role in prenatal development." —Alexandra Maw, founder of Kaleidoscope Juice
“Aimee has always been so inquisitive and determined, with complete focus, passion for wellness, and overall trust in her body. Her persistence and knowledge shines through in her everyday life and through this incredible book. I'm eager to share this resource with all of my pregnant & postpartum clients!” —Lauren Jacobs, doula and owner of Doulas of Orange County
"Aimee does a great job of taking a complex subject and making it easy—and fun—to read, comprehend, and most importantly, follow. The recipes look so delicious that the whole family will enjoy them, not just the one who is pregnant!" —Kendra Whitmire, MS, nutritionist at Sunshine Nutrition & Wellness
“All I can say is FINALLY a book about having a successful and nutritious, gluten-free pregnancy! I was soaking up every word while feeling empowered and educated about the whole process. Aimee put me at ease with her no-stress meal plans and knowledge about what is best for the baby. I know I will be using this as my pregnancy guide and I highly encourage people to pick up a copy of this book even before they are pregnant, as these principals can be easily applied to everyday eating!” —Emily Turner, gluten-free private and personal chef; creator of Gluten Free With Emily
"Aimee’s attention to detail when it comes to nutrition education is spot on, and her recipes are delicious—whether you are following a gluten-free diet or not. This book helps you to understand what foods and supplements you and your baby need to ensure a healthy pregnancy. Pregnancy should be a joyful time in our life, but worrying about what to eat could be tiresome! Aimee takes the guesswork away and allows you to do what you do best: grow new life. Anyone expecting should add The Whole Pregnancy to their pregnancy book collection." —Andrea Donsky, holistic nutritionist, author of Unjunk Your Junk Food
“The Whole Pregnancy is an essential primer for women before, during, and after pregnancy. The easy-to-follow format offers practical advice, helpful charts, and doable recipes for eating foods that are nutrient-dense to support both mom and baby. It is the perfect gift for an expecting mother!” —Cynthia Spivey, author of How to Eat Paleo (When You Don't Live in a Cave)