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Getting more from Veri
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Written by Alex
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When you first begin using Veri, the primary focus is collecting data and learning how various foods affect your glucose. Once you feel comfortable with this, you can begin using this data to take the next step on the path to better metabolic health.

To learn more about what better metabolic health looks like, check out our article on understanding your glucose measurements.

Visit Your Nutrition tab

You can find the Nutrition section by opening the menu at the top left and selecting "Nutrition."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, listed 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? Consider trying sweet potatoes next time. Research also suggests that eating cooked and cooled starch (like leftover rice) can reduce the glycemic response, but this can depend on the type of starch and cooking method, so experimentation is key.

Play with food pairings and order

While carbs are a healthy part of any diet, they can cause big swings in glucose when eaten alone. Experiment with other food pairings to see what your body likes best.

Did you get a spike from that piece of toast? Don’t worry! Consider adding a healthy fat like nut butter or avocado to your meal to minimize the rise. Going out for pizza? No problem! Try eating a salad with vinegar dressing first.

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. Try to get at least 7 hours during the same window every night. Insufficient or inconsistent sleep can negatively impact everything from insulin sensitivity to eating behavior the next day. Remember, you can automatically add your sleep data by syncing with Apple Health or GoogleFit.

Meal timing

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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