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The Ultimate Diabetic Diet Plan
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The Ultimate Diabetic Diet Plan

Stuff like this just boils my blood.

Ok, I probably shouldn’t get so mad about it, but I do…

Especially since my mother battled Type 2 Diabetes for most of her adult life and received a lot of wrong information about nutrition along the way.

What am I so mad about?

Well, I came across a specific Type 2 Diabetes 7-day meal plan and here’s what it claimed:

These 7-day diabetes meal plans are designed by Eating Well’s nutrition and culinary experts to offer delicious, nutritionally balanced meals for a diabetic diet at five different daily calorie levels: 1,200, 1,400, 1,600, 1,800 and 2,000. These diabetic-diet meal plans avoid refined grains and limit added sugars. Each meal and snack is planned to help you keep your blood sugar in check.

These meal plans are offered free on Eating Well’s website, which at first glance, seems like a great idea for any diabetic who is looking to make a change in their blood sugar numbers, right?


Here’s the problem…

The meal plans are, in my opinion, completely incorrect, and I would argue, potentially dangerous.

If I had given my mother a similar meal plan during the time she was first diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, her blood sugar numbers may have even gone higher than they already were…

A scary thought to say the least.

Let’s take a look at what is so dangerous about this meal plan:


For starters, Eating Well’s breakfast contains a total of 30 grams of sugar.

Yes, some of that is naturally occurring sugar in the banana and the skim milk, but for a Diabetic this is a dangerous way to begin the day. Starting the day with an immediate sugar surge will start the up and down blood glucose rollercoaster that is the very thing diabetics are desperately trying to avoid.

My recommendation includes protein, which is the best way to keep blood sugar balanced, as well as toast that is much easier for the body to digest. And blueberries which are full of antioxidants and have a low glycemic load.

Morning Snack

The Eating Well website does not specify exactly which Fruit and Nut Granola Bar to choose, but here are the ingredients in just one common brand that most people would consider healthy:

Whole Grain Oats, Corn Syrup, Almonds, Raisins, Sugar, Roasted Peanuts, Rice Flour, Vegetable glycerin, Cranberries, Canola Oil, Fructose, Corn Starch, Soy Lecithin, Salt, Barley Malt Extract, Baking Soda, natural flavor, Mixed Tocopherols.

The ingredients in bold are red flag foods for Diabetics and are foods that have the potential to send their blood sugar numbers soaring.

My recommendation is a much healthier version of a morning snack which includes protein and a fresh apple, both include ingredients that you know are good for you.


At first glance, Eating Well’s lunch does not appear to be too bad, but upon further investigation, I found there was added sugar in their recipe for the Greek Salad dressing and it could be just as delicious without it or using natural stevia instead.

There’s really no need for a Diabetic to start adding sugar to their healthy foods.

And their recipe for the freezer pops contains orange juice and added sugar, for a total of 9 grams of sugar for each pop. YIKES, over 2 full teaspoons of sugar in one small pop?

Not a good idea.

My recommendation includes a healthy protein, fruit, and grain. Be sure to include 4-5 ounces of chicken on the salad and omit the sugar in the salad dressing.

Afternoon Snack

This one is not terrible from Eating Well, although I’m not sure why they made it a point to say the almonds should be salted. Any almonds that already come salted most likely contain highly refined salt. Instead, I would recommend finding unsalted almonds (or walnuts) and adding a pinch of unrefined sea salt.


Similar to lunch, this dinner does not appear to be all that terrible, except for, again, there is sugar added to the dressing, which is probably not necessary, and there are two very heavy carb foods included… the whole wheat roll and the couscous, totaling a whopping 42 grams of carbohydrates in just one meal… probably a lot more than most Diabetics can handle in one sitting.

10 Teaspoons of Sugar

Whereas the meal proposed by Eating Well contained 65 grams of sugar, my alternative meal plan contained 24 grams of sugar. That is a huge, almost 40 grams, difference. That’s the equivalent of 10 teaspoons of sugar.

Yes, TEN!

Ten teaspoons of sugar per day could be the difference between seeing your blood sugar go down naturally versus battling this disease for the rest of your life.

I know for mom, I would have much preferred to see her blood sugar numbers stabilize using healthy, low sugar, low glycemic foods instead of being entirely dependent on medications and insulin to do it.

I think you will agree that the alternative meal plan I proposed is delicious and filling and will keep your blood sugar numbers stable all day long

These are the exact diabetic meal plans I share in the very program I created specifically for my mom and her own battle with Type 2 Diabetes.

As you can see, the meal plans not only stabilized her blood sugar, but she was able to enjoy the added side effect of losing 40 pounds as well.

Want the same diabetic meal plans and blood sugar stabilizing tools that my mom used to successfully lose 40 pounds and keep it off? »Click here or on the photo below.

My Mom



Coach Jen

Hi Joseph! Depending on what your day to day blood sugars look like, the Beyond Blood Sugar program will help you get your numbers back to normal ranges. If you find you need to adjust the peogram to fit your current needs, you can do so :)n You can learn more about the program here.

Joseph Morgan
I'm a type 2 diabetic
Joseph Morgan
I want to try your diabetes program, I've lost 32 pounds in the last year and don't want to lose any more
Susan  Potter
Hi There! Trying to get back on track with BD. I cannot for the life of me recover the 14 or 28 day meal plan. Do I have to re join? Owe you doneros ...please advise Many thanks
Lisa Steffke
Where can you buy the Beyond Diet Complete Diabetic Plan and how much is it? What other Diabetic (I'm Type 1) plans or options are there? I'm currently doing the Cleanse and plan on doing the Belly Buster and then Live Well plan but if there is a better option becuase I am Diabetic, please share. I didn't pick Diabetic during the questions because I figured Weight Loss is the main thing you need to get your A1C better but I do feel like it may be a little heavy on the fruiti. Thoughts? Coach Chrissy?
I’m currently a type 2 diabetic and need to lose weight as my current A1C level is 6.9.
I appreciate that information. I have not been diagnosed yet, but 6.3 is too close for comfort. Thank you
Coach Chrissy
LaVern - Definitely keep us posted!
LaVern R. Prevo
My A1C is at 5.9. l am at 171 lbs. Working it. I hope my next A1C drops even more. I will you know.
Hatti McKee
I've been trying to follow the program to the best of my ability lost 20 lbs and 4 inches around my belly I've lowered medications.but the uric acid is still up what else can I do I've also been walking about 30 minutes.
Coach Chrissy
Hi Vera. You will always have access to our programs once you purchase it. Just go into your Library and you'll find it there!
Vera Butt
I have purchased the beyond diabetic plan but have not accessed it. Can I access it now?
Micheline Heckler
Note that if you are allergic to ragweed,stevia is in the same family. When using stevia I had the same allergic reaction I had when I was near ragweed,specifically in the Fall.
Coach Chrissy

Marie - That is why you need to get quality Stevia. Stevia Select is a brand we would recommend. Always read the ingredients label!!

Marie Rickman
Awesome news but now I've been reading the Stevia is not really good for you the processing they do and what they add to it is mind blowing I just googled it and their are several articles on this I guess in moderation maybe ok
Nadine Nelson
Very good information