The Meal Score brings together evidence-based glucose measures to rate your meal from 1 to 10. The score integrates glucose fluctuation, glucose rise, time above ideal range, and after-meal average glucose level.
A higher score reflects a meal with a more stable glucose response. A lower score reflects a meal that has a less stable glucose response.
Consistently aiming for higher meal scores (typically, 8-10), may be a good step toward supporting your metabolic health.
Remember, your glucose response is not only a reflection of your meal quality, quantity, timing, and composition, but is also affected by your body composition, activity level, and sleep quality, among other lifestyle contributors.
You might get a different score from eating the same, or almost the same meal, on different days. This might be due to a few different factors and is not a cause for worry. Your meal timing, previous meals, exercise, and even sleep can affect the reaction you have to a meal and consequently the score you get. Even stress can affect your glucose and result in a score you were not expecting.
Perhaps you were more active before or after one meal than the other? Maybe the order in which you ate the ingredients was reversed? Perhaps one time the meal was re-heated or not thoroughly heated? Maybe you had eaten something slightly before one meal but not the other? All these factors might play a role in why you scored differently. Do try the same meal again, and see if you can make some new discoveries!
Tip: If you think your Meal Score was affected by something like a high intensity workout or a hot shower (both can cause spikes) you can choose to exclude this meal by tapping in the info icon at the top right, then selecting "Exclude this Meal Score."