Good day and welcome to the fifth week of my NutriSense journey! My identify is Logan, and I’m the Content material Supervisor right here at NutriSense. This week I’m formally over the ¼ mark of my twelve-week journey with the CGM [Continuous Glucose Monitor] and NutriSense program.
The Steady Glucose Monitor have to be modified each 14 days. That signifies that in a single month, you’ll have two CGMs and a three-day break in between the 2. As a result of I’m altering my CGM this week, I’ll have three days of knowledge and logged meals lacking within the app. Regardless that I wasn’t logging into the NutriSense app, I seen adjustments in my habits and consuming patterns.
I’ve begun to adapt my every day routines and my every day consuming habits to profit my physique in a approach that I didn’t up to now. To be trustworthy, after I began this program, I used to be afraid that a whole lot of my life must change. I used to be anxious that I wouldn’t be capable to eat meals that I beloved anymore or exit to locations I prefer to eat and meet up with associates. By utilizing the CGM to observe stay information after I eat and after I train, I’ve been in a position to adapt the place and when to have sure actions and sure meals in order that I can proceed to get pleasure from them whereas nonetheless nurturing my physique.
Even my train habits have turn into extra manageable. I continued to work out 4 instances this week and seen that even throughout 25-minute exercises, I’m not dropping my breath in the way in which that I used to. I noticed that I wasn’t simply working to cross out a job that I felt I wanted to do in my program. I used to be figuring out as a result of it’s one thing that has began to make me really feel energized and refreshed. This week I’m down one other pound and a half and am efficiently persevering with to succeed in my targets.
Monday – Thursday : No recorded Cals
Monday by means of Thursday was the time between my CGMs, so I didn’t log any information within the app on today.
Monday [Day]: 873 Cals recorded
On Monday, I ate a gyro and fries for lunch. That afternoon I eliminated my CGM and didn’t log dinner. Earlier than dinner, I went for an extended stroll with my canine Rusty to make sure that my glucose would keep degree even with out checking the monitor.
Friday: 867 Cals recorded
I utilized my new CGM on Friday morning. It took a lot of the day to calibrate, so the primary meal I logged with it recording was dinner. I had a Chipotle Rooster Burrito Bowl. I seen that this made my ranges rise greater than I anticipated it to. That is normally my wholesome go-to after I order meals in.
Saturday: 1297 Cals recorded
On Saturday, I ordered one other Chipotle Rooster Burrito Bowl and a grape soda for lunch. Even with the grape soda, I discovered that my glucose ranges didn’t spike as excessive as they did the evening earlier than after I had the identical meal. I consulted with my dietician Carlee about this. She jogged my memory that some meals are processed by our our bodies extra effectively in the course of the day when our our bodies are in a extra high-functioning state. We determined that I ought to keep away from consuming this for dinner however may proceed to order it for lunch or within the late afternoon.
Saturday was my buddy’s birthday, and we went to an area sushi restaurant. I didn’t understand it till after the meal, however I had ordered in another way from how I used to when ordering sushi. I used to eat sushi rolls and sushi on rice. This time I opted routinely for sashimi and had a carb-free, protein-packed meal. I felt energetic and alert after the meal and had an thrilling realization that I’m routinely selecting more healthy choices for myself now.
Sunday: 1141 Cals recorded
On Sunday, I made Swedish meatballs, mashed potatoes, and broccoli for lunch. This can be a meal that has turn into a staple in my weight-reduction plan since starting the NutriSense program. My physique breaks this down very effectively, and I’ve by no means had a spike due to this meal. I used to be drained that night and ordered a Chipotle Steak Burrito Bowl. My glucose did rise a bit of bit, however I had eaten sooner than regular, which can clarify why it didn’t spike to a regarding degree.
Reflecting on this previous week, I’ve seen that my way of life is altering in ways in which have helped me really feel higher and have extra power. I seen that my mindset had shifted. It’s nearly second nature to combine issues like motion round meals, common train, consuming sure meals earlier within the day, and prioritizing protein over carbs. The three days I wasn’t carrying the CGM made these adjustments the obvious as a result of I seen that I used to be integrating these items even after I wasn’t consistently logging and checking my information.
In case you are excited by different suggestions and methods to assist preserve your glucose ranges [even when eating carb-heavy meals], take a look at the hyperlink to my video above. The video covers extra of the ideas and methods that I’ve discovered and built-in into my every day life. Test again in subsequent Wednesday to see how Week 6 goes!