Review of Renal Diabetic Diet Meal Planner
In searching for my latest review of a renal diet solution, I located the site of Renal Diet HQ and noticed that they offered a renal diabetic diet meal plan as a membership option. So, in looking at a product to review I thought it would be nice to take an in-depth look at one of the only renal diabetic diet meal plans on the market to see what it offered and see if it stacks up to what I think any meal plan solution should.
First, let’s discuss what I think any good meal planning or diet solution should offer. At a minimum it should offer an overall plan that is priced based on the options and benefits is offers and it should be offered with some customer support if you should run into a problem with the download or receiving the information that you ordered.
Now, let’s discuss what this renal diabetic meal plan from Renal Diet HQ offers in its sales pitch. This plan says that it is curated by a registered dietitian in the USA with experience in renal and diabetic patients. This is a good start. It also says that it has the following with the plan: Meal patterns for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a snack list and recipes and grocery lists for dinner meals with every day being a new one. Wow, that is a lot of information and a lot of new recipes over the course of a month or year. The price for this monthly membership service is about $20 per month. So, I wanted to try this out for myself to see what the download looked like and if the plan has all that. I filled out the registration form and submitted my payment and I surprised to find all the files as promised and a few others like a renal diet potassium list and a phosphorus list as well. These were nice added touches to the monthly plan. On the first week I received two weeks of plans and each following week I received the dinner meals and grocery lists for that said week. Each recipe has all the nutritionals needed for a renal diabetic diet. Some have more carbs than others and some have more potassium and protein than others but the good thing is that you can pick and choose which meals fit your restrictions. Some folks have higher sodium restrictions than others and some do not. It makes it were you know what you are doing and can tailor it to your needs. Also, the variety seems to follow a beef, chicken, turkey, fish and vegetarian meal every week. Lot’s of choices. The other thing is the meal portions can be used for other meals if you do not have a large family or if you do not eat all the meal. Save it for lunch the next day or dinner tomorrow. I found almost all the meals I made to be very tasty and I am pretty picky.
I found that the base limitations for the renal diabetic plan from Renal Diet HQ does appear to be with in the standards for nationally recognized limits in the US. As with all dieting and medical concerns your limits may vary a bit from these standards based on your doctors orders. Please always consult with your physician as to what you are doing and decisions you make.
If you have diabetes and pre-dialysis kidney disease then this plan might be right for you. I think that the price is correct for all the information I have gotten and I have not located a more comprehensive plan as of yet. Oh, also, this is plan is done by Mathea Ford RD/LD and she does offer a one time 8 week plan that is not a monthly membership. So, if you are apprehensive about joining the monthly plan you might try the one time purchase, it is at the time of writing $47.
Find the link here for Renal Diet HQ –Renal Diabetic Diet Meal Planner