Editorial Policy

When publishing content about diet and nutrition, we are morally obligated to ensure that our content is characterized by expertise and authority. Here are our authenticity, accuracy and fact-checking processes:

Recipe Articles

Knowing that the internet is full of recipe blogs, why did we even bother to build a large recipe category? Well, before we embarked on this amazing journey, we ensured we had our own reasons to differentiate our recipes from others. Our thought process was simple: Why do people continue consuming unhealthy foods and gaining weight?

“Stop eating your favorite meals and desserts” is easier said than done. Instead, we decided to recreate healthy meals and desserts by substituting unhealthy ingredients with healthy ones.

However, we don’t just replace ingredients; we diligently research the best replacement items in advance and test the taste. We knew this would be challenging because simply replacing ingredients often results in an unpleasant taste. On average, we make 3 attempts for each recipe, testing diligently until we achieve the optimum output: getting the taste as close to the original, if not identical. It’s hard, but the feedback we receive on our YouTube Recipe Channel makes this worthwhile.

Here is an example of how we built and tested over 500 recipes:

  • Find a delicious dessert
  • Identify the ingredients containing sugar and high-calorie content using FoodData Central by FDC.
  • Propose ideas for replacing unhealthy ingredients with natural alternatives.
  • Prepare the recipe
  • Taste the dish to ensure it closely resembles the original, if not identical. (Yes, all four of us taste-test each recipe before publishing).
  • If the healthy version is extremely similar to the original dish, publish the recipe; if not, continue to the next step.
  • Experiment with additional natural substitutes until a taste similar to the original recipe is achieved.

Replace your favorite dishes with our alternatives to dramatically decrease your sugar and calorie intake. Let us know how it goes at: [email protected]

Meal Plan Articles

Experience and Credibility

We understand the significance of publishing content related to meal plans and nutrition. To ensure that our nutrition articles adhere to the highest standards of credibility, authenticity, and expertise, we collaborate with experienced nutritionists like Karolina Peterova, Brenda Peralta, Kerly Cordova and Guido Forti. As nutritionists, Karoline and Brenda bring their experience when creating and reviewing the diet and meal plans.


When it comes to the accuracy of figures, such as nutritional facts and daily calorie intake, we implement a second-round fact-checking process. This fact-checking step involves cross-referencing figures from the following sources:

Dietary Reference Intakes: https://www.nal.usda.gov/

Nutritional Values: FoodData Central by FDC


We are deeply committed to adding value to each topic, ensuring our content provides unique insights and perspectives not readily available elsewhere. We follow a manual authenticity check before we publish an article.

Step 1: Investigate articles from the most credible authors on the topic

Step 2: Identify the additional value that our articles contribute

Step 3: Publish

That’s why we always ask our valued writers: ” What unique value will your content bring that doesn’t exist anywhere else?”

For Recipes: We prepare and document all the recipes our family studies here in Wayne, New Jersey, using ingredients from local stores and farms.

Use of AI (As Seen on Our Sister Sites)

At Diets Meal Plan, the use of AI is only allowed for

  • Grammatical improvements
  • Rephrasing long sentences to improve the readability of the articles.

In simple terms, we employ AI to enhance our content’s readability and grammatical accuracy rather than generating it. We manually verify references before publishing our content.

We understand the importance of authenticity and credibility; hence, we ensure that all the authors who join our team have the experience and expertise necessary for the category for which they are hired to write articles. Our authors are subject matter experts with fair reputations in their fields; hence, they are motivated to add value to their area. Although our editorial team employs multiple tools and manual processes to verify the use of AI, we understand that no tool guarantees 100% accuracy when detecting AI usage. So, how do we ensure AI use remains within our standards?

Enforcing behavior with well-defined process:

  • Identifying a writer’s style and consistency in writing.
  • Using premium AI-detection tools to check for AI-generated content.
  • Using plagiarism-detection tools to check for plagiarized content.
  • Manually reviewing the sources writers use to support the knowledge they present in their content.
  • Applying our editorial team’s expertise to fact-check the content manually.

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Medical Review

Dr. Franco Cuevas leads our medical review process.

Andleeb Asghar holds a “Pharm-D” degree from Lahore College for Women University, Lahore. She has also served as a distinguished guest speaker at various local hospitals and high-profile organizations. She has been writing medical and health-related content for the past five years.
I am a Registered Dietitian with over seven years of experience. I have several certifications in health coaching, sports nutrition, diabetes, and fertility. I love creating content to help people understand complex topics and use them in everyday life. My main goal is to help people get empowered in their health choices.
Damla Sengul, a seasoned Food Editor at Dietsmealplan.com, boasts a 5-year worth of expertise as a digital editor, with a specific focus on authentic recipe content. Her expertise extends to various crucial aspects of the cookery world, including in-depth research on renowned chefs worldwide and innovative recipe development. Additionally, Damla is an enthusiastic baker who dedicates part of her time crafting delightful celebration cakes for her friends.
Franco Gabriel Cuevas is a physician who graduated from the National University of Cordoba, Argentina. His focus is on writing medical content to improve the access of physicians to medical information relevant to daily practice. He has participated in some research projects and has a special joy in writing and medical knowledge.
Hello, my name is Guido Forti. I hold a degree in nutrition, work as a personal trainer, am a health research fellow, and serve as an external researcher for CONICET. I also have a diploma in sports and performance nutrition. In addition to my professional pursuits, I am a dedicated athlete with a passion for sports and performance, and I am particularly interested in how nutrition influences human physical capabilities. As a result, I am constantly engaged in research and study to better understand nutrition and help people lead healthier lives. My goal is to guide individuals towards creating habits that enhance their quality of life and promote preventive health measures, as I firmly believe that prevention is better than cure.
Gvantsa Qvariani is a medical doctor, DTMU graduate, an American MD program based in Georgia. Gvantsa has spent the last 6 years studying and practicing medicine in Georgia and other parts of Europe. She is active in medical researches, scientific conferences, various medical projects and so on. She is specialized in writing medical content based on newest studies from most reliable sources.
Hi! I am Karolina, a nutritionist, fitness trainer, and a master's student at the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports, based in Prague, Czech Republic. I have been dedicated to a healthy lifestyle for about 7 years and today it is a substantial part of my life and work. What I love most about my job is that I can help people on their way to their goals, whether it's better and healthier eating or performing in sports. I believe you will enjoy reading my posts and learning something new about a healthy and fit lifestyle.
Hi! My name is Kerly Cordova. I'm a registered dietitian and personal trainer specializing in strength and conditioning. I'm an athlete and fitness enthusiast passionate about a healthy lifestyle involving inner and outer well-being. I enjoy helping people understand the science behind nutrition and its importance in health and disease prevention. You'll find my posts about nutritional science and its benefits informative as I individually debunk myths about food and diet. Let's embark on a journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle together!
Krystie Linares is a physician with 10 years of experience as a family practitioner and occupational health specialist. She has collaborated with several companies, startups, and individuals, by doing research, developing educational content, managing medical libraries, and working as a database curator.
I am a graduate with a Bachelor’s and Masters in Food Science & Technology, from the National Institute of Food Science & Technology (NIFSAT). Currently, I'm pursuing my Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA. I'm also working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Food Science & Nutrition.