Diet Shopping, continued
What it offers: Ready-to-eat, "nutritionally balanced" meal plans vetted by the service's advisory board of experts, which includes a registered dietitian, a chef, and a personal fitness trainer. Lower carb and low sodium options and a la carte items are available.
How it works: Choose from three-day or seven-day meal plans from their website.
What they say: DineWise allows you to choose from 10 diabetic meal plans that are low in fat and have perfectly measured low carb portions prepared by chefs living the diabetes lifestyle. A low sodium meal section is also available on the site. If you'd like to create your own meal plan on the site, DineWise recommends that each meal be between 300 and 500 calories, 30 and 45 grams of carbohydrates, and have no more than 16 grams of fat.
Options: Pick one of several weekly gourmet diabetic menu options to match your tastes and budget, or use the diabetic mix-and-match option to make your own selections.
How much you can expect to lose and how fast: No results data at this time.
Cost: $199 to $239 for seven days (21 meals) plus shipping.
Contact: 800-749-1170; http://www.dinewise.com/diabetic-friendly.html
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