If you found this article, chances are that you’ve gone above and beyond to reach your health and fitness goals already. The desire is there, and you may even have a background in fitness and dieting. For some reason that you can’t explain, you might find yourself hitting a wall -- what’s working for others just isn’t working for you.
The short explanation for this is that every person has different needs when it comes to dieting and fitness. Just like with everyday medicines, every food and exercise routine impacts everyone a little bit differently. This is why more and more wellness enthusiasts are investing in continuous glucose monitors -- or CGMs -- and pairing them with dieting and fitness apps. This is a very effective way to monitor how those things are affecting you.
Considering the options available, you may have a hard time choosing which program is worth your time.
You can probably guess that we’re partial to our own program -- and that’s true. We stand by our services and truly believe that we’re offering the best program for the best price. However, we also want to be as honest as possible with our potential subscribers. That’s why we’re presenting this side-by-side comparison with one of our biggest competitors to show you exactly what you would be getting from both brands.
This is a quick snapshot of the differences between NutriSense and Levels. As you can see, both programs involve wearing a CGM, tracking your glucose levels, and observing how your daily habits affect you.
All of that said, there are some pretty clear differences between NutriSense and Levels. Let’s discuss some of the most major ones.
Like most other fitness and dieting apps on the market right now, Levels relies on user-generated data and its customer support team to bolster it. There’s nothing inherently wrong with this -- but it does leave out a service that can really make a difference for people.
With NutriSense, subscribers have access to a living and breathing person who specializes in dieting, and understands the many nuances that come with it. As we mentioned earlier, diets are varied for a reason. Different people process things in different ways. Considering this, having someone on-call to explain the specifics along the way is invaluable. NutriSense also covers the first month of dietitian support for new subscribers.
Another critical difference that jumps out right away from this table: the choices each service offers.
Levels offers a pretty steady plan for its subscribers, and the price does drop considerably after the first month. However, NutriSense allows subscribers to pick from four options. Not convinced? That’s okay -- you’ll only be on the hook for three months if you want to try it out. Completely sold on the service? Great -- you can commit to a year and save more money in the process.
I am a huge fan of the NutriSense CGM to monitor my blood glucose levels daily. I use it as a proactive tool to keep me healthy; I analyze how my body responds in real-time to specific foods, different workouts, stress, and the quality of my sleep. I also use it professionally with my patients/clients to educate them to proactively monitor their blood glucose level and to help customize their nutrition, increase the quality of their sleep, help them understand the relationship with health/blood glucose levels and mindfulness, and to adjust their workouts to maximum health based on the readings for that day. That's why I recommend NutriSense for the value it provides, giving us easy access to real time data that we could incorporate to be healthy.
I hope that one day soon, the days of practicing sick care are over. Preventative Medicine is the act of recognizing red flags early on and fixing them before they become symptomatic. That’s what Nutrisense has done for me.”
“NutriSense has been a super practical, easy to use and understand program. I still can’t get over the support that is included in the time of using the CGM. I loved learning from the educational articles and it was powerful having a coach “looking over my shoulder”, asking me insightful questions and expanding on the available information. Also, I found it helpful having my coach personalizing my data and framing it within my lifestyle. I can already imagine the power of having the support of a coach when needing to make any lifestyle changes: just the fact that he/she can access the data through the app and track and even pro-actively communicate concerns, things you do well, motivate, ... really really cool! Well done NutriSense!!!”
In addition to getting an entire service that Levels doesn’t provide, you also get much more than a glucose value reading from the NutriSense app.
The Levels app will show you changes in your blood sugar sure enough, but the NutriSense app does much more than that. Aside from glucose, the CGM and app combo will give you readings on ketone and macro values.
Ketones are the end result of fatty acids breaking down in your system. Macros, shorthand for macronutrients, is the umbrella term for proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Having an app that displays values for each of these results in a more well-rounded tool for your wellness goals.
The NutriSense app also includes advanced analytics. With the GCM providing data every 15 minutes, you can use your app to track your glucose values over 7-day, 14-day, and 30-day periods.
We’re confident that the side-by-side comparison we showed you reveals that NutriSense is a highly effective alternative to Levels and other similar services. That said, we encourage you to do your own research and draw your own conclusion. After all, it’s your health we’re talking about!
Once you’ve made a decision, it’s time to take the next step and commit to a plan. Take a look around the NutriSense website, where you can learn more about what you could get from the service. We also have an extensive blog where we go deeper into the science behind what we do.
When you’re ready, go to the sign-up page and answer a few short and simple questions. Then, your journey begins!