Tell us about yourself and how you found Nutrisense.
I’m an athletic trainer from Shelby, Alabama, working part-time in an orthopedic office as a durable medical equipment representative.
I found Nutrisense on Instagram! I had seen several influencers using Nutrisense and it piqued my interest and I wondered if I could benefit from using it.
What stood out from your journey with the program?
I had gradually gained about five pounds or so, and I felt like I was stuck. I thought I was doing all the right things and making good choices. I needed some help to make a few tweaks to get my body back to where I’m most comfortable in my skin.
I initially signed up for one month, but knowing how much I relied on the CGM and my amazing dietitian support, I knew that I would benefit from a second month. I also knew that the month of May would be super chaotic, and I needed some accountability.
I’m a huge fan of the CGM program. I think awareness is half the battle, and just knowing your numbers and knowing what actions you can take to better those numbers just sets you up for long-term success and overall wellbeing.
I feel very in tune with my body now and I know what feels good and what is beneficial to my wellbeing.
So, accountability was one of the most important things for you—and the program helped?!
It absolutely helped with accountability, not only with my amazing dietitian, Mia, but just knowing that I needed to scan and if I ate something off-plan, then my numbers would skyrocket.
What about dietary choices; did you learn anything interesting?
So, I have learned that I really don’t do well with more than one starch at a meal. Two or more starches, and my numbers really jump.
I also can’t eat while traveling in the car. I assume it’s because I’m not able to move around afterward, and the choices of foods to eat in the car are probably not the best choices for me.
Also, Siete chips seem to make my numbers spike… crazy because you’d think those would be my best option.
Technically, I do fast, but I like to think of it more as intuitive eating. I just like to wait until I’m hungry to eat. I was able to drink some pre-workout mixes, and some caffeinated drinks with little to no calories, and I did not have a spike in numbers. So that makes me happy.
Exercise, sleep, and stress all affect your blood glucose, too—what are some of the things you learned about these things while wearing the monitor?
Stress!! Absolutely. Stress affects my glucose levels. My son plays travel baseball, and my numbers were bonkers when I was anxious during his games. Mia and I discussed what to do and came up with a plan for baseball Saturdays. She was super helpful.
Using the CGM has been such a great experience. I am keenly aware of what I eat and how it affects me without being overly obsessed with it.
One of my favorite influencers uses the term, “Wellness Without Obsession.” And I’d like to think that now I have a better understanding of how to pair my foods, prioritize protein, move my body after eating a meal, and have overall mindfulness with my food choices.
I would wear the CGM indefinitely if I could.