Smart Meal Plans for HYPOGLYCEMIA
Food plays a key role in managing reactive hypoglycemia (postprandial) and is the only known treatment for it. This is why we created these dedicated Meal Plans.
They are designed to ensure optimal control of blood glucose, thereby avoiding the unpleasant consequences of hypoglycemia, all thanks to a healthy, varied and balanced diet.
The meal plans are based on the Mediterranean diet, use a maximum of natural (unprocessed) foods, and meet all nutritional recommendations from the following respected sources:
- Dietitians of Canada
- The Mayo Clinic (USA)
- Hypoglycemia Support Foundation (USA)
- Health Canada, including Canada's Food Guide
- Hypoglycémie: diète spéciale, PasseportSanté.net (Canada; in French)
The above recommendations don't aim at increasing your glycemia, but at stabilizing it so that your body will enjoy a constant source of energy throughout the day.
Last but not least, these Meal Plans are updated every week to take advantage of seasonal produce and Flyer specials from your preferred local grocery stores.
N.B. Consult your Doctor if you have a medical condition. We also recommend that you consult a Registered Dietitian and tell her/him that you follow the SOSCuisine Meal Plans.
Each week you will receive:Each week you will receive
|Your menu for the week, balanced and tailored to your needs (calorie level and servings)|
|Fast, easy and delicious recipes for the entire 7-day menu|
|A matching grocery list, based on the current Flyer Specials at your preferred local supermarkets|
|A step-by-step action plan to help you save time in the kitchen|
Why are these Meal Plans SMART?Why are these Meal Plans smart?
Our Meal Plans are smart because they ensure, week after week, that you will:
- eat what is BEST to ensure effective control of your blood glucose, thereby preventing the consequences of hypoglycemia
- ENJOY eating
- take advantage of the BEST BUYs at your preferred grocery stores
Also, you'll be able to choose freely, and as often as you want, the calorie level (1,700 or 2,100 calories) and the number of people (1, 2, 3, or 4). The quantity of each ingredient will then be automatically adjusted in the recipes and in the grocery list.
Why SOS Cuisine?
The recommendations for HYPOGLYCEMIA consist of 40 nutritional targets that must be attained every day.
Creating meal plans to meet these recommendations without assistance is difficult. Doing it week after week is even more so. That's where we come in, with our unique technology and our team of Dietitians.
SOUNDS COMPLICATED? Not with SOS Cuisine!
We provide you with meal plans that satisfy all the applicable nutritional recommendations, along with the recipes, which are quick and easy to prepare. You will be able to enjoy your food without any worries !
Why Meal Plans instead of just recipes?
Since the nutritional recommendations relate to daily and weekly intakes, it is not sufficient to look for 'Hypoglycemia recipes'.
Properly balanced Meal Plans are the only effective way to ensure that all nutritional recommendations are met. This is what you get week after week with SOS Cuisine. This way, you have support and you're not alone.
And your entire family benefits from a healthy lifestyle, because our hypoglycemia Meal Plans are balanced and appropriate for everyone.
The most recent recommendations(1,2,3,4,5,6) for hypoglycemia consist of 40 nutritional targets that must be attained day after day, for effective control of blood glucose.
These 40 targets can be grouped as follows:
- Proper daily calorie intake, to promote the achievement and maintenance of a healthy weight. We offer 2 caloric levels to best meet your own needs: 1,700 and 2,100 calories per day.
- Optimal intakes of vitamins and minerals, especially sodium.
- Optimal intakes and distribution of carbs, fat and protein, within meals and snacks, as well as during the day.
- Optimal intakes of good fats (monounsaturated, polyunsaturated) and optimal omega-6 / omega-3 ratio.
- No trans fat, and limited amounts of saturated fats, added/concentrated sugars and alcohol.
Appropriate number of servings of the 4 food groups of Canada's Food Guide:
- Vegetables and Fruit, including 1 serving of dark green vegetables and 1 serving of orange vegetables every day
- Grain products, including a majority of whole grain products
- Low-fat milk and alternatives
- Meat and alternatives, including fish
The following table shows that our Hypoglycemia Meal Plans have consistently met the nutritional recommendations since their launch, on November 11th, 2010.
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Contact-us to have more information on our meal plans.
- Dietitians of Canada. Eating Guidelines for Reactive (Postprandial) Hypoglycemia, October 27th, 2008
- Mayo clinic (USA). Reactive hypoglycemia: What can I do? , October 2nd, 2010
- Hypoglycemia Support Foundation (USA). The Do's and Don'ts of Hypoglycemia – An Everyday Guide to Low Blood Sugar, accessed on August 22th, 2011
- Health Canada's Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide , January 7th, 2008
- PasseportSanté.net. Hypoglycémie : Diète spéciale, January 2010 (in French)
- Association des Hypoglycémiques du Québec. Les solutions, accessed on August 22nd, 2011 (in French)
Important advice and useful tips
Consult your Doctor if you have a medical condition. We also recommend that you consult a Registered Dietitian and tell her/him that you follow the SOSCuisine Meal Plans.
How much does it cost?
$95.40/year (i.e. $7.95/month, save $24)
Will recur yearly until cancelled
Will recur monthly until cancelled
N.B. If you reside in Europe, the prices are respectively 95.40€/year and 9.95€/month.
|These prices include the SOSCuisine Plus premium service for the duration of the subscription.|
|Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back.|
|Your subscription will pay for itself quickly, as our Meal Plans are designed each week to take advantage of the Flyer Specials at your preferred local supermarkets, allowing you to save $10.00/week or more (based on a family of two).|
|What is the difference between canola oil and olive oil? Why do certain recipes use one rather than the other?|
|Differences between olive oil and canola oil lie in their composition, heat resistance levels, taste and cost. Even though both of these oils are rich in monounsaturated fats (excellent for cardiovascular health), canola oil contains about 10 times more omega-3 than olive oil. Also, both of these oils can be used in cooking but olive oil loses its aroma when heated. The neutral taste and lower cost of canola oil make it an excellent choice for everyday cooking as well as for baking. But cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil tastes simply divine!|
|I see 'crispbread' in my menu. What is it and where can I buy it ?|
|Crispbread is a type of crackerbread from rye, rich in fiber and low in fat, salt and sugar. The most common brands are: Ryvita, Ry-Krip and Wasabröd. You'll find them in the crackers section at your grocery store.|
|There's no microwave oven at my workplace. How can I find substitute meals that I won't need to warm up ?|
|You can use the "Swap Meal" button (blue double arrow icon) in your menu, or use the Advanced Recipe Search to find exactly the Lunch Box recipes that you want.|
|I don't like peanut butter, but it is often a part of breakfast. What can I replace it with?|
|Peanut butter is a good source of protein that sustains one’s appetite in the morning. It can be replaced by cheese, almond or some other nut-based butter or even by hummus. Unfortunately, jams and sweet spreads are neither as nutritional nor as satiating.|
|While consulting the sample meal plan, I noticed that certain recipes recur more than once in the same week. Will the meal plan that I'm going to buy also be like this?|
|Yes! Some recipes (ex. soups, stews, etc) are repeated during the week in order to reduce the time spent in the kitchen. This way, you also get to prioritize certain fresh food items, with minimal waste. In other words, these repetitions are based on practical and economic reasons. They offer a good trade-off between variety and effort. And don't forget: you can always swap meals to get more - or less - variety.|
|I don't like eating my meal in the form of a sandwich or burger. Is it the same if I eat my meatball, slices of bread and lettuce separately?|
|It is OK to break down your burger into separate food items. The nutritional values remain the same and, once they have been consumed, the foods will interact in the same way as if they had been eaten in a same mouthful. Find your preferred technique and enjoy!|
Note: We remind you to read our Medical Disclaimer.
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