How to Log a Meal, Activity, or Note
This article provides an overview of how to add a new log entry.
Levels uses entry logs to provide a feedback loop between your actions and your body's responses, raising your metabolic awareness, so it's beneficial to log all of your food & exercise activities – including snacks and walks – in the Levels app as often as possible.
How to Log a Meal, Activity, or Note:
- In the Levels app, tap the button with a + (plus) sign located at the bottom of the screen.
- Take a picture, or import an image, of the food/activity/note you would like to log. Including a photo is optional, so if you'd prefer to just include a written entry, click the 'Skip' button on the bottom right of the photo screen. It will not affect your scoring if you don't log a photo.
- To import a photo from your camera roll, tap the gallery icon (bottom left side of photo screen, image of two white squares).
- Type in a short description of the log.
- This description will be used in your Levels reports to help identify the food/activity/note you previously logged. You can get as descriptive as you want (see more on tagging ingredients below). When you first start using Levels, you may find it helpful to get more descriptive with listing ingredients so you can pinpoint what exactly is affecting your glucose. It is ultimately up to you how descriptive you want to get in your notes.
- You can view these for your previously entered logs by selecting a meal you entered in the past and then tapping "Analyze" on the right side of the screen.
- Confirm the Start Time (for Activity logs, you can log the End Time too).
- When logging an Activity, you will have the option to log it as 'Strenuous'. If you don't want the glucose spike caused by the workout to effect your Stability Score simply mark it as 'Strenuous' (see instructions here). When you log an exercise as 'Strenuous', the entire Zone that activity is a part of will not impact Stability Score.
- Click Save.
- Why use the Notes feature? When using Levels you may notice that some unexpected things can impact your glucose levels. Examples include an increase in acute stress, supplements like vitamin c, pain relievers like aspirin, and even some skincare products. Logging these events as a Note will help you draw those connections to how they're affecting your glucose.
If you have any additional questions please reach out to the Levels Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.