It would be great to see this article updated so that the "sample menu" actually reflected the instructions for having a high protein source with each meal and snack that is advocated in the text. I don't believe that a total of 89g of protein for the day is even close to what the text of the article alludes to.
While staying within the generally recommended ranges, the 62 carb / 19 fat / 19 protein split of this sample menu is ludicrously low in protein when looking at the recommendations in the text. It's also worth noting that it only has 3, maybe 3-1/2 servings of fruit and vegetables, and is low in zinc, potassium, and vitamin A at the least.
I'm with all of the other commenters who would find that the sample menu would be disastrous for controlling hypoglycemia. I find that a 50 carb / 30 prot / 20 fat split works the best for me, with the majority of the carbs being vegetables, fruits, legumes, and maybe one or two servings of "whole grains" at most. I do include dairy, but only Greek style yogurt (plain) since it is high protein, full fat cheese, or an ounce of skim milk at a time in a cup of tea and must be accompanied by a snack or meal.
Seriously, ditch all of the bagels and toast and bran flakes and add in some eggs and larger servings of meats, along with at least 6-10 servings of vegetables and fruits and you might actually have a healthy diet that will help control hypoglycemia as well as being satisfying and sustainable.
- 2/4/2016 4:23:16 PM