I heard about InsideTracker earlier this year, right around the time I decided to cut meat from my diet. Since I am a very active person and I was making this huge change to my diet I thought now (or then) is as good of a time as any to see what my blood work looks like. I want to pause quickly right here and mention something: When I was in the veterinary field we recommended annual blood work for healthy patients, and at least bi-annually or more depending on the patient. Why don’t we get annual blood work? I am 31 and before InsideTracker the last time I had labs done was 5 years ago. A lot can and has changed since then.
This brings me to InsideTracker. You can read about my experience with them here: Blood Don’t Lie – My First Test With InsideTracker. Since then they have really improved their site!! Here is what you will find when you log on.
All personalized just for me! Since my goals are to gain muscle and prevent injuries InsideTracker suggests food for me to help me meet these goals. In your profile you are asked questions about your lifestyle, your diet and food preferences and they take it from there. Each food they recommend they tell you WHY. I need to know why, it is so important to me. Here is an example of what I can do to get into my glucose to its “optimized zone”.
You are also emailed reminders of what you can do to help you reach your goals. Here is my email for the week:
The whole process is super easy too, which is another huge plus. They take care of everything. All you need to do is get your blood drawn, and wait for the results and your recommendations. I am very interested to see how my values have changed. I do have to admit, with a move coming up in December, living out of my suitcase and looking for a new job I have not been great with my nutrition and stress levels lately. But I’m getting back on track! And hey, I already know everything I need to do as far as nutrition goes!
If you think you’d benefit from InsideTracker’s services – and let’s be real, EVERYONE would benefit from this – they are offering a huge discount off all services until December 1st. Use code BFRHALEY at check out for this discount – which I’ve been told is their deepest discount of the year! You know that saying, “what you don’t know won’t hurt you”? Wrong. Be educated, take care of yourself. We only have one body, lets keep it active and healthy!