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The first week was all about collecting data and learning how different foods affect your glucose. Now it’s time to use this data to take the next step on the path to better metabolic health.
What does better metabolic health look like? Check out our article on understanding your glucose measurements.
Visit Your Foods
You’ll find the Your Foods section by tapping the food icon at the top right of your Timeline.
Here you’ll find some of your best and worst scoring meals. Use the search bar at the top to look for your favorite ingredients, either on their own or in meals.
Understanding which food combinations score better or worse is the first step to implementing dietary changes that your body prefers.
Experiment with different foods
Veri is all about finding the best foods for YOU, so feel free to experiment!
Did you get a big spike from white potatoes? Try using sweet potatoes next time.
Research also suggests that eating cooked and cooled starch (like leftover rice) can reduce the glycemic response. This can depend on the type of starch and cooking method, so experimentation is key.
Play with food pairings and order
Carbs are a healthy part of any diet but, eaten alone, they can cause big swings in glucose.
Did you get a spike from that piece of toast? Don’t worry! Add a healthy fat like nut butter or avocado to minimize the rise.
Going out for pizza? No problem! Eat a salad with vinegar dressing first.
Experiment with other food pairings to see what your body likes best.
Want to take it to the next level? Research shows that eating your carbs last can actually reduce the impact on your glucose levels.
Change up your workouts
Exercise is one of the best tools we have against insulin resistance. Experiment with different types of exercise like strength training and cardio to see how each affects your post-meal and daily glucose levels.
Even a walk right after a high-carb meal can help curb the rise in glucose.
Focus on sleep
Sleep is another lever you can pull for better metabolic health. Exactly why we include it in calculating your Daily Score.
Insufficient or inconsistent sleep can have a negative impact on everything from insulin sensitivity to eating behavior the next day.
Try to get at least 7 hours during the same window every night.
Remember, you can automatically add your sleep data by syncing with Apple Health or Google Fit (coming soon).
When you eat is just as important as what you eat.
For example, a late dinner can cause nighttime glucose intolerance and less fat burn/oxidation.
You can also experiment with planning meals around your workouts and increasing your fasting window.
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