We follow the guidelines of the American Diabetes Association
Our meal plans follow the basic dietary guidelines set forth by the American Diabetes Association. These guidelines provide recommendations for many key nutrients including carbohydrates, sodium, fat, saturated fat, and fiber. Another key element to a diabetes diet is losing weight if your BMI (body mass index) falls in the overweight or obese categories. Losing weight and achieving a healthy BMI is often the biggest driver of blood sugar control. Our calorie-controlled meal plans help customers achieve and maintain a healthy body mass index.
Additionally, our meal plans follow the American Heart Association’s nutrition guidelines for added sugar, sodium, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, and each meal is trans-fat free. This is important because someone with diabetes is also at increased risk for heart disease, following both of these recommendations is fundamental.
Many people with diabetes have been given a carb limit for meals and snacks. We have the carbohydrate amount of each meal listed on the package. It is recommended that 45-65% of calories should come from carbohydrates, and our meal plans average between 45-50% of calories from carbohydrates. The nutrition recommendation for added sugars is <10% of calories and <100 calories for women and <150 calories for men per day. Our meal plans average 4-4.5% of calories and between 50-80 calories per day. Trying to control all of these nutrients on a diabetes diet can be overwhelming! Our meals are fully prepared to take away all of the meal planning, cooking, shopping, and clean up off your shoulders so you can just heat and eat— while improving blood sugars.