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Final Results. Logan Speaks with Carlee (The Dietitian) About His Time With NutriSense

November 22, 2021
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Logan
[00:00:00] Well, hey, Carly, thank you very much for joining me today. It's been quite an adventure. The last three months or 12 weeks on NutriSense, I've learned a ton, but I just wanted to gather with you and talk about my experience a little bit. And on top of that, what you've seen with my journey from your perspective. How do you think that I did?

 

Carlee [00:00:20] Awesome. Well, first of all, thank you so much for having me. It's been—I cannot believe it's been three months already. It's been really fun working with you. I think you've done really, really well. And so, looking over your data and kind of all of the things that you've established in your lifestyle habits these past three months, it's actually really cool to see. So you came kind of with that goal of supporting weight loss and really finding a diet or just meals in general that work really well for you. And I think we've done a pretty good job of establishing, kind of achieving, that goal. There were definitely some barriers and some things that kind of threw us for a loop along the process. But that's part of any journey with health, right? And I think the big thing is that you were able to overcome those barriers and we were able to address and think of ways and strategies to address those if they were to happen in the future. But it seems like a lot of the habits we've developed are kind of just staples in your lifestyle now. And that's what I think of when I think of success with any goal.

 

Logan [00:01:19] I agree. I think that there are definitely some weeks that were harder than others. The week where I moved and the weeks afterwards where I didn't have a kitchen, or any time that I saw friends and family. But I think one of my biggest takeaways that I've had so far is the fact that even if I have like a week where I don't do as well as I wanted to, I still got back on my normal schedule and the schedule didn't really matter as long as I was keeping in mind: "now, should I eat this? Should I go walk after I eat and anything else that I learned during the process?" I think that at this point I can get through anything. I even can go on vacation now and not have too much of an issue without having a kitchen or a firm schedule that I'm on.

 

Carlee [00:01:59] Exactly. And there's so many times where I feel like people think that they have to do these fad or really, really restrictive diets, and those might work for a short amount of time. But as soon as you go back to "normal life," right, because we all know that those are not sustainable forever, then whatever progress you achieved when you were on that strict diet is going to come directly off or you're going to be right back where you started and you avoided that at all costs. So we were able to, you know, when you had a barrier like your move, we were able to pivot a little bit and see that big picture like, OK, things might be off right now, but here are some things we can do in the meantime. And then we'll get back on kind of your normal habits when your life gets back to a normal place. And that is the mark of a sustainable health plan, and that's the mark of continued health throughout the lifespan. So like you had mentioned, we found that there's a couple of things that really, really helped keep your glucose and your weight in a great place. One of those was timing your meals or your carbohydrates for earlier in the day and when your schedule was off, that might have been a little bit more difficult. We didn't stress about it. We didn't say, "Oh, well, if you can do this, there's nothing you can do." We were able to identify that OK might not be able to do that right now, but maybe we can go for a walk after your meal instead. So those little things, those little kind of ways to incorporate healthy habits no matter what is what I think is going to be successful for you in the long run.

 

Logan [00:03:16] Yeah, I agree. I've been on plenty of diets in my lifetime and weight is something that I've struggled with and almost every diet I've been on has been pretty strict. And the problem with that is after a month or two months, I hate it and I'm like, "Oh, I'm going to eat a cheat meal." And that's never just one. I go out and I'm like, "I'm going to have a milkshake and a cheeseburger." And then it's like two weeks of just me eating the most terrible food as I possibly can because I'm sick and tired of being on a diet. I haven't had that here. I haven't had the, you know, I've eaten things that I probably shouldn't have here and there. But it's not like I've gone down that hole of just eating terrible food because I want to. I'm consistently thinking about what I eat, when I should eat it. And yeah, I feel better than I have in years. So, I'm still trying to get down to my goal weight of two hundred. But I'm close to losing 20 pounds in this so far in three months, which is pretty good. And yeah, I'm really happy to see where it goes from here.

 

Carlee [00:04:13] Yeah! One thing that I thought was cool, for example, kind of to go on your point, you had a really high like longer glucose spike to a burrito when you had it at night. But then we were able to shift and have it midday and you had a really good response. So I think sometimes and I guess you can kind of let me know, did that help you feel like you weren't as restricted or that you could have your favorite foods, but there was just a better way to do those? Or there was a small hack or a small change in which you could really enjoy those foods and not have to cut them out and then have them as a cheat day later.

 

Logan [00:04:39] Yeah, exactly. So like the burrito thing was one good example. Another one is I really like chicken noodles, which I've eaten a lot. The great thing is, I've known, eat it earlier in the day or take my dog for a walk before or after pretty much solves a lot of the issues that I was having beforehand. I work at my desk nonstop and getting up and moving has definitely helped keep things in line. So, yeah, learning little tips and tricks has given me the ability to eat the things that I wanted and want to eat, which is fantastic. You know, I'm not going to eat those all the time. I need hopefully healthier meals than that, but I still can't eat the things that I want to eat when I choose to eat them. So that's fantastic. It's a lot easier to stay on if you're allowed to eat the things that you like eating versus not. 

 

Carlee [00:05:21] Exactly. I mean, I always say that your diet should be 80 percent, you know, good nurturing foods for you, but 20 percent of that needs to be something fun, something that you really enjoy eating and trying to kind of merge those two is the way that you can continue that forever. So I love to hear that. Did you feel like seeing the data... Because one other thing with weight loss right is the scale can be really slow to move. So sometimes that's a really frustrating metric to monitor, right? You're doing all the right things but the scale, maybe only moved a pound or didn't move at all, or even if it went up. I think sometimes that can be really frustrating and you can wonder why you're doing all this hard work at all versus seeing it on your phone right in real-time when you're making a good decision or a bad decision and kind of having that reinforcement at the time that you're doing it. I think that can be really helpful. Did you find that in your own journey?

 

Logan [00:06:07] Yeah, I did. It almost seemed like a game to me at this point where I eat something. I want to figure out how things, how it's going to affect my glucose, and then I look at it over the two-hour period, three-hour periods and see. So yeah, I mean, I forgot what the number is, but like people look at their phones all the time. A majority of the time I was calling my phone out to look at my glucose, to see what it is. I would scan it like every 30 minutes after I ate just to see like, "Oh, did I mess up or did I eat what I'm supposed to?" And like, it seems like that could be stressful, but it's not because it gives me the knowledge of what I can and cannot eat. And then I know that there's certain foods after that point that I'm like, "This does well with me at this time," and I'm good with that and I don't have to worry about it anymore. So I think it did really help me. And also the gamification of being able to see that data almost instantaneously really had me hooked on, you know, continuously scanning. And on top of that, figuring out what food is best for me.

 

Carlee [00:07:02] You're not competitive at all with yourself, are you Logan [laughs]?

 

Logan [00:07:06] Just a little bit. It's... yeah, I'm very competitive, which is a good thing. But who knows? But yeah, I mean, I don't know. I think this is a product for people that are both competitive and not competitive, right? Because like, the numbers really helped me. But there's also people like you who are there to explain what they mean if other people don't understand. And then on top of that to be there for support if questions are asked, which is great. So thank you for that.

 

Carlee [00:07:32] Of course, you were super fun to work with. I'm glad that we found some staples in your diet. You know, we tested a lot of your mainstay foods and there are some that worked well and some that didn't work well. But I think together we were able to identify, OK, these are a big handful of dinners that work really well for you. It's like kind of aim for those. If you do have one of these higher response, meals will try these things. So I think that's a really, really helpful thing as well, because there's less guesswork. You have kind of your staple meal items, things that you know, work well for you. And that way, even if you're not wearing a CGM forever, which most people don't need to wear that forever, you still have that information. You have that kind of motivation to choose those because of the data that your body gave you.

 

Logan [00:08:10] Yeah, exactly. One upside downside to this whole thing was I had multiple people commenting on how much I eat tacos. But the good thing is that I found out tacos don't affect me that much glucose-wise so you can eat the things that you still like, which I'm happy about.

 

Carlee [00:08:28] I love it.

 

Logan [00:08:29] Well, thank you. Thank you for jumping on the call and thank you for the NutriSense Program in general. It's definitely changed my life. I think I've been able to help my father as well. I don't know if we talked about much, but my father is a diabetic and I was able to give him some tips and tricks; he's type 2. And I actually saw it firsthand. And my mom has been telling me that he's been applying those to his day-to-day life. So not only this program helped me, but it's also helped my dad, hopefully, so... Thank you very much for that.

 

Carlee [00:08:52] That's amazing. I'm so glad to hear that. I commend you for all of your dedication and hard work, that does not go unnoticed. You've done an amazing job over the past three months, and I think it's only going to keep going. So I'm so happy to hear that.

 

Logan [00:09:02] Awesome. Well, thank you again.

 

Carlee [00:09:04] Thank you.


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Obesogens: What Are They and Do They Affect Blood Glucose and Weight Gain?

Obesogens are in everything, from the products we use and the food we eat, to the air we breathe! Learn more about what these endocrine-disrupting chemicals are and how you can avoid exposure to them.

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Pairing Your Food: Are there Good and Bad Combinations?
Pairing Your Food: Are there Good and Bad Combinations?

Are eggs and beans bad for you? Should you forgo the fruit juice with your cereal at breakfast? The NutriSense Nutrition Team tells you more about how healthy some common food pairings are for you.

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Eating for Endurance
Eating for Endurance

Learn everything you need to know about eating if you are an endurance athlete.

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12
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A Closer Look at Heart Rate Variability
A Closer Look at Heart Rate Variability

Heart rate variability is the variation in time between your heartbeats. Learn more about it, why tracking your trends matters and how it can give you insights into your fitness, stress, diet, and overall health.

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Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis
Living with Autoimmune Conditions: Multiple Sclerosis

Living with an autoimmune condition can be challenging. Continuing our series on these conditions, learn more about detecting, treating, and managing Multiple Sclerosis.

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6
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Reading Nutrition Facts Labels Like a Pro: Dietitian Tips and Tricks
Reading Nutrition Facts Labels Like a Pro: Dietitian Tips and Tricks

When you're looking to buy a specific food product, the nutrition facts label can help you make informed choices about the foods you eat. Our dietitians put some tips together on what to look for on nutrition labels to make the best choices for your health.

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FUELED | Wellness + Nutrition with Molly Kimball
FUELED | Wellness + Nutrition with Molly Kimball

Molly Downey, RDN, LDN, nutrition manager at NutriSense, delves into all things glucose and wellness, and how devices like these can inform us about our health, on this episode of FUELED with Molly Kimball.

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Are Sardines Good for Your Health?
Are Sardines Good for Your Health?

Sardines are small, but they pack a big nutritional punch! Learn more about the health benefits associated with eating them and check out some fun facts about this flavorful, nutrient-dense food.

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9 Essential Ways to Track Your Fitness (That Don’t Involve a Scale)
9 Essential Ways to Track Your Fitness (That Don’t Involve a Scale)

Most fitness tracking metrics involve stepping on the scale, but they don't always have to! Here are nine other ways to track your fitness.

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Foods You Should Avoid Eating If You Have Prediabetes
Foods You Should Avoid Eating If You Have Prediabetes

There are many food items that can worsen the effects of prediabetes. Here are some foods you should avoid or limit your intake of throughout your day.

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How Many Meals Should You Eat in a Day?
How Many Meals Should You Eat in a Day?

What's the perfect time to eat, and how many meals should you eat in a day? Explore how eating at different times and frequencies each day impacts your body and blood glucose.

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6
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NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Glucose-Friendly Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
NutriSense Dietitians Recommend: Glucose-Friendly Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Looking for a way to add apple cider vinegar into your diet? Start with some of these delicious glucose-friendly ACV drinks, recommended by our Nutrition Team.

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8
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Benefits of Walking After Eating: From Regulating Blood Sugar To Lowering Blood Pressure 
Benefits of Walking After Eating: From Regulating Blood Sugar To Lowering Blood Pressure 

Find out how taking a walk after your next meal can benefit various aspects of your health, including your blood glucose levels.

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I Think, I Can—Using Technology as a Window Into Your Physiology
I Think, I Can—Using Technology as a Window Into Your Physiology

Molly explains how using a continuous glucose monitor is what personalized health care means. If you want to fine-tune your health, tune in to this special episode of I Think, I Can.

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My Day | My Life: Nutritionist Carlee Hayes' Canine Cuddles
My Day | My Life: Nutritionist Carlee Hayes' Canine Cuddles

My Day | My Life explores the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. In this episode, meet Carlee Hayes, dietitian and Nutrition Manager at NutriSense.

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Common Workout Injuries and How to Prevent Them
Common Workout Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Worried about getting injured during your next workout? Learn about the most common workout injuries, how they can affect blood glucose levels, and some tips to help you prevent them.

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6
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Eat with NutriSense This St. Patrick's Day
Eat with NutriSense This St. Patrick's Day

Would eating the same meal, at the same time, have the same blood glucose response for three different people? See what our team found out after sampling a delicious corned beef and cabbage dish in preparation for St. Patrick's Day!

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7
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Build Healthy Habits During Lent
Build Healthy Habits During Lent

Do you know what you're giving up for Lent this year? For those who observe it, this can be a good time to give up bad habits, and add healthy ones into your routine! Read on to find out more about how to build healthy habits this season.

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11
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Do You Know How Healthy Your Breakfast Cereal Is?
Do You Know How Healthy Your Breakfast Cereal Is?

Cereal is one of the most popular breakfast foods out there—but how healthy is it, really? Review the nutritional content of some popular breakfast cereals, and learn how to choose a healthy option for your individual needs.

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9
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Obesity: What You Should Know and Some New Research on the Condition
Obesity: What You Should Know and Some New Research on the Condition

Did you know that more than two in five adults have obesity? Find out more about the pressing public health issue, review some new research that is shedding light on the condition, and learn how to diagnose and treat it.

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7
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Tips for a Healthy, Happy Purim
Tips for a Healthy, Happy Purim

Purim, a joyous occasion celebrated around March or April every year, is just around the corner! Read on to learn more about the holiday and the delicious foods that accompany it.

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9
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Vinegar and Blood Sugar: Does It Lower It?
Vinegar and Blood Sugar: Does It Lower It?

Read on to find out what impact, if any, vinegar really has on our body’s ability to balance blood sugar.

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8
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Meal Frequency and Insulin Sensitivity: How Many Times Should You be Eating in a Day?
Meal Frequency and Insulin Sensitivity: How Many Times Should You be Eating in a Day?

If you have insulin sensitivity, is eating two large meals a day or three to five smaller meals better? Find out more about the relationship between meal frequency and insulin sensitivity, and how many times you should be eating in a day.

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9
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Understanding the Causes and Symptoms of Endometriosis
Understanding the Causes and Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common yet often ignored condition. Learn more about the symptoms to watch out for, how you can seek treatment, and read first-hand accounts from two women who have dealt with endometriosis.

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8
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The Benefits and Risks of Popular Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices
The Benefits and Risks of Popular Ayurvedic Herbs and Spices

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian holistic healing system that dates back over 5,000 years. In the second installment of our series on the practice, review the benefits and risks associated with popular Ayurvedic herbs and spices.

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7
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Can Eating Pizza Raise Your Blood Glucose Levels?
Can Eating Pizza Raise Your Blood Glucose Levels?

Pizza can be challenging to enjoy eating without worrying about how it affects your health. But while it may be indulgent, it is possible to prepare or order it in a way that won’t wreak havoc on your health or blood sugar levels. Read on to find out more!

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Do Artificial Sweeteners Raise Insulin Levels?
Do Artificial Sweeteners Raise Insulin Levels?

Review our post on the impacts artificial sweeteners have on blood glucose, insulin, and other areas of your personal health.

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8
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What Research Says About Sleep and Blood Sugar Levels
What Research Says About Sleep and Blood Sugar Levels

Recent research has shown that sleep and blood glucose are intricately connected. Read on to learn more about what this means for your blood sugar levels and overall health.

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8
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Understanding the Relationship Between Menopause and Metabolic Health
Understanding the Relationship Between Menopause and Metabolic Health

Did you know that menopause can affect your metabolic health, and vice versa? Read on to understand the relationship between metabolic health and menopause, and how to manage metabolic health during your menopausal journey. 

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How a Continuous Blood Sugar Monitor Can Help You Find Your Perfect Diet
How a Continuous Blood Sugar Monitor Can Help You Find Your Perfect Diet

In this episode learn the truth about how we react to certain foods in regards to our blood sugar response and how you can tailor your diet according to your CGM results.

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66
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All About Blood Sugar With Molly Downey, RDN
All About Blood Sugar With Molly Downey, RDN

This week, dive into how to eat your carbs and manage your blood sugar, too with Molly Downey, RDN, LDN.

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8
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A NutriSense Dietitian's Favorite Kitchen Staples
A NutriSense Dietitian's Favorite Kitchen Staples

Food can be fun, pleasurable, and nutritious all at the same time. Read on to learn more about the two nutrient-dense kitchen staples one of our dietitians swears by to help optimize her health!

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10 Tastiest Nutrient-Dense Foods From Around the World
10 Tastiest Nutrient-Dense Foods From Around the World

Instead of the type or amount of food you eat, you should focus on the amount of nutrients you're adding to every meal. Here are some of our favorite nutrient-dense foods from around the world to help you get started.

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Do Pineapples Raise Blood Sugar Levels?
Do Pineapples Raise Blood Sugar Levels?

Learn everything you need to know about pineapples, your health, and your blood glucose levels, and see how our dietitians like to eat the sweet, tropical fruit. 

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Setting Up The Right Diet Plan For Prediabetes [+Sample Diet Plan Included]
Setting Up The Right Diet Plan For Prediabetes [+Sample Diet Plan Included]

Learn more about the relationship between prediabetes and your diet, and see how to build a diet plan that works for you with some great tips, tricks and recipes from our nutrition team!

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9
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What You Should Know About Acupuncture
What You Should Know About Acupuncture

Learn more about the research on, as well as the benefits and risks of acupuncture, a form of alternative medicine that involves inserting needles into your body for pain and stress relief.

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6
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Triglycerides and Blood Glucose [+Tips to Lower Triglyceride Levels]
Triglycerides and Blood Glucose [+Tips to Lower Triglyceride Levels]

Learn everything you need to know about the relationship between triglycerides levels and blood glucose.


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5
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A Guide to Ayurveda
A Guide to Ayurveda

From acupuncture to chiropractic treatments and homeopathy to holistic healing, complementary and alternative medicine is increasing in popularity. Read on to learn more about Ayurveda, a healing system that originated in India thousands of years ago.  

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Sugar and Cholesterol: Does Sugar Raise Your Cholesterol Levels?
Sugar and Cholesterol: Does Sugar Raise Your Cholesterol Levels?

Learn about the impact sugar has on your cholesterol levels and ways to manage your sugar intake.