Podcast Episode 13 – Pre-Conception Planning + Culinary Nutrition with Meghan Telpner

What does preconception planning look like, and when is the best time to start? Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition Meghan Telpner shares her own experience with preconception planning, miscarriage and pregnancy. In this episode, you’ll be empowered to become your own best health expert and be inspired to find your own unique path to optimal health. 


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More About Meghan

Meghan Telpner is a Toronto-based author, speaker, nutritionist, and founder of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She’s written two bestselling books: UnDiet: Eat Your Way to Vibrant Health and The UnDiet Cookbook. Meghan’s success in cultivating a global community of UnDiet enthusiasts and Culinary Nutrition Experts has garnered her features in Forbes and ranking her as one of the top 100 female entrepreneurs in Canada. For more visit MeghanTelpner.com.

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • The UnDiet revolution
  • How Meghan’s own diet transitioned from diet to undiet
  • Meghan’s experience with miscarriage
  • What preconception planning looks like
  • The essentials you need to have during pregnancy
  • How to manage your diet post-pregnancy
  • ‘Diet’ for babies
  • The Culinary Nutrition Program 

Key Takeaways:

  • The best time to start to start preconception planning is right now.
  • There are people who have healthy vegan pregnancies, but if your body is not getting the fats that you need and your body is asking for more protein and fat, it can be really challenging. It’s important not to deny what your body is naturally trying to communicate that it needs and to follow what you feel is best for you and your baby.
  • Through anecdotal evidence, it seems that a miscarriage is incredibly common before sustaining a healthy pregnancy.
  • The pill is completely toxic and will mess with your hormones potentially for the rest of your life unless you take active measures to clean up the damage that it does nutrient-wise and hormonally-wise.
  • The most effective way that women detoxify is through the placenta, into their unborn child, so the least amount of chemicals that end up in your body, the less work you have to do immediately before becoming pregnant.
  • The microbiome of your gut becomes the first microbiome of your child.
  • If you’re bringing a human into the world, the least you can do is get the toxins out of your life.

Action Steps:

  • Modify your diet according to what works best for you.
  • Detoxify and start living a clean lifestyle. Get rid of the products that contain toxic and unsafe ingredients.
  • Always have good protein sources and healthy snacks in your pantry.

Meghan said:

“I think that if we can bring humor and fun and joy into the process of living our lives, that’s beyond half the batter towards feeling good inside and out.”

“The time to start preconception planning is today. It doesn’t matter how old you are. If you’re 15 or you’re 25 or you’re 35, if you want to have children in your lifetime, you have to start now.”


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