With meal logging, you can track your food and gain insights into how foods impact your body. Additionally, logging food will improve Signos' prediction of the glucose impact of foods for you and future food recommendations. Finally, research shows that logging at least some meals leads to weight loss and healthier food choices.
Steps to creating a logged meal:
Step 1. Open a food log
To open a food log, either double tap the "+" on the navigation bar or navigate to the log page and select "Log your meals
Double tapping the Log menu button will trigger shortcuts, allowing you to log new items quickly.
Step 2. Select your meal and a time frame
Tip: Start a meal log before you start eating to track the length of your meal in real-time.)
Add in the details of your meal timing and the meal you are choosing to log. You can log in advance, during, or after your meal.
Step 3. Log your meal and add in any tags or notes. There are 5 different ways you can log a meal:
Option 1: Search for the items you ate by text or voice:
Type into the search bar to search our food database. When you find the item you want to add, select "+" to add or tap the item to see more details. Continue searching and adding as needed. once everything is added, select "review meal".
Option 2: Take a photo of your meal.
You can also add photos to your meal. You can do this in two ways:
- Follow the steps above and in the review meal, add a photo.
- Or, if you only want to log a photo, on the log screen tap "photo" and select the photo. Add a note and select Log. That's it, you're done!
Option 3: Scan a barcode:
Scan barcodes of items in addition to manually searching the food database. To use the scanner, on the log page, tap "scan barcode"
The item will pop up, select "add to meal" to add to your meal. Repeat until you are done. Now select "review meal"
Option 4: Log a recent, favorite, or previously saved custom meal.
Your recent, favorited, and custom items will also be easily searchable in a list for future use.
Option 5: Create a New Item
If you can't find a certain item in our database or want to create a new custom item, select "Custom" and "create new item" Follow the on screen instructions to fill out item detail. Once done, tap "create". This item will now appear in your custom list to add to your meal. For more information in creating a custom meal, check out this article.
Step 4: Click on the review meal in the upper right hand corner to review insights related to your logs and add in any final notes.
After tapping "review meal" you'll be able to review all the details of your meal. You can see the nutrient breakdown of the meal, the predicted glucose impact, add edit photos, notes, and tags.
- Review the nutrient makeup of your meal.
- Add notes and tags about what you are experiencing during your log.
- Get insights on spike detection.
Step 5. Click “Save” to log your meal and then return to your home screen to see your logged meal on the graph.
It takes the system 2 hours to calculate the postprandial glucose impact of your meal. You'll see "pending" next to a meal during that period. After two hours, we'll show you the actual impact a meal had on your glucose.