Books by Elizabeth Ward

The Menopause Diet Plan (co-author)  

The Menopause Diet Plan, A Natural Guide to Managing Hormones, Health, and Happiness is my latest book written with Hillary Wright, M.Ed. RDN.

The Menopause Diet Plan book cover.

Menopause is uncharted territory for women, and it can be difficult to know how to ease the effects of hormonal changes that can often start in your 40s. Our book helps women minimize the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause naturally through a sustainable, enjoyable eating plan, physical activity, and other beneficial lifestyle habits.

We encourage a positive, fad-free approach to managing your physical and emotional health during the transition to menopause and we highlights current scientific knowledge about the best diet and lifestyle choices to manage your weight; keep your heart, brain, and bones healthy; and decrease the risk for cancer and other chronic conditions. The book also offers natural strategies to help diminish hot flashes, manage sleep difficulties and mood swings, improve energy, and more.

The Menopause Diet Plan takes a unique approach to eating before, during, and after menopause. You’ll find a customizable, plant-based eating plan that is rich in protein, fiber, and other beneficial nutrients, moderate in carbohydrates, and low in saturated fat, sodium, and added sugars.

Balancing evidence-based advice with real-life circumstances and personal experience, our book combines the best of the world’s healthiest diets with the latest nutrition research for women in the menopause transition. Recipes such as Peanut Butter Smoothie, Chicken Italiano, and Chocolate Oatmeal Energy Balls make it easier to eat delicious, satisfying foods that nourish your body.

With a comprehensive approach to better health, The Menopause Diet Plan helps women take charge of their well-being and live life to the fullest.


Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy (2nd edition)

Image of the front cover of Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy by Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD

Are you thinking of having a baby? Maybe you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. Whatever your situation, Expect the Best, Your Guide to Healthy Eating Before, During, and After Pregnancy is for you. Expect the Best shows you how eating nutritious food, and other healthy lifestyle habits, helps you to have the healthiest child possible.

Expect the Best includes latest information about:

  • How good nutrition maximizes fertility in women, and men!
  • Trimester-by-trimester nutrition and exercise recommendations
  • Safe, reasonable postpregnancy weight loss
  • Eating plans for breastfeeding moms
  • How eating well can help you handle conditions such as gestational diabetes and morning sickness
  • More than 60 delicious, nutritious, and easy recipes your entire family will enjoy, including vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free recipe options.
  • And so much more!

MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better

MyPlateForMoms_cov_Front6 You’re busy, and you need nutrition advice that’s easy to follow.  MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better explains dietary guidelines. You’ll also find simple solutions to include exercise, and nutritional advice that keep your personal needs in mind.



You’ll learn to:

  • Restore balance to your diet using MyPlate
  • Prevent “portion distortion” to improve weight control
  • Dine out without wrecking your your diet
  • Prepare tasty meals and snacks, with more than 50 recipes that reflect MyPlate’s suggestions for what to eat
  • Help yourself, and your children, to easily get the physical activity you need

See all books written by Elizabeth Ward, MS, RDN here. 


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