Eating Well's 28-day diabetic meal plan is a recommended diet for those with diabetes as well as those who wish to lose weight by lowering their caloric intake, according to the company website. Users can select meal plans corresponding to a daily caloric intake of 1,200 calories, 1,500 calories and 1,800 calories. After selecting the desired daily calories, the site offers users the meal plan for day one, and users can select subsequent days from the drop-down menu.
Eating Well's meal plans limit users' sugar intake and help them avoid consuming refined grains altogether to help regulate blood pressure, notes the website. The meals themselves include many nutritious foods, such as lean meats, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, and a variety of fruits and vegetables.
For day one of a 1,200-calorie daily diet, Eating Well recommends a breakfast containing its special Wake Up Smoothie, whole-wheat toast, and a low-sugar plum spread, advises the website. Lunch consists of mixed greens containing feta and grapes, two crackers of Wasa crisp bread, and either a shrimp bisque or the site's Easy Sautéed Fish Fillets. Between lunch and dinner, the user consumes an apple and a fat-free slice of cheese. Dinner consists of a roasted mango sorbet, half a cup of steamed broccoli, barley and wild rice pilaf and pomegranate seeds, and halibut picante.