We combine the expertise of a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the power of a state-of-the-art digital platform to help you make positive changes in your eating and exercise behavior. Our high-impact service is covered by most insurance plans and can be particularly effective for you if you have one or more nutrition-sensitive medical conditions such as:
Based on inputs from the Registered Dietitian and you, the Good Measures digital platform continuously generates highly personalized meal and snack suggestions that address your near term nutritional needs and that reflect your food preferences and food restrictions.
These highly personalized suggestions meet you “where you are” and help you improve your eating habits over time. The digital platform generates meal and snack suggestions using a breakthrough patented process that is based on a construct called the Good Measures Index.
“I was diagnosed with hypertension last year. I am feeling great now. I have been checking my blood pressure these past weeks and it’s been in the normal range.”
— Chuck H.
“Good Measures has helped me in bringing my cholesterol down to levels not seen in nine years — and without the use of medications!”
— Kristen G.
The Good Measures Index (GMI) is a powerful concept that gives you useful feedback regarding how well you are meeting your nutritional needs.
Simply stated, the Good Measures Index (GMI) aggregates your nutritional shortfalls and excesses into a single number that ranges from 0 to 100.
A high GMI indicates that your recent food consumption has met your near term nutrient needs. A low GMI indicates that your recent food consumption has not adequately met your near term nutrient needs.
Having a single number that summarizes how well you are meeting your nutrient needs (weighted for importance, given your medical conditions) is a breakthrough idea that is receiving a strong positive response from a wide spectrum of nutrition professionals.
Working one-on-one with your Good Measures Registered Dietitian (RD) is an important and essential part of our approach. Your RD will:
“I live with diabetes. I was able to work with my doctor to reduce the dosage of my diabetic medication by carefully using Good Measures to both track what I did eat and to provide suggestions as to what I might consider eating next.”
— Lisa M.
“After having struggled for a long time on my own, I was thrilled to lose almost 10lbs. in the first two months thanks to the support of Good Measures.”
— Patricia S.
The Good Measures Index (GMI) provides powerful feedback to you and your Registered Dietitian on the impact of your recent food choices. However, the greatest value of the Good Measures Index (GMI) may be its usefulness as a tool for ranking meals and snacks that you might eat next. The digital platform can compute the impact of multiple possible meals on your GMI. This allows you and/or your Registered Dietitian to identify the meals that do the best job of simultaneously addressing your nutrient shortfalls and excesses at that moment in time.
The Good Measures digital platform can go beyond calculating the impact of a few meals on your GMI. It can calculate at lunch, for example, the impact that each lunch you have ever logged would have on your GMI at this moment in time. The number of meals evaluated includes the meal as originally logged as well as the countless variations of that meal that can be formed by varying the portion sizes of the foods in the meal.
In addition to the library of meals and snacks you have previously recorded, the digital platform can also rank, by GMI impact, meals from other menus, such as meals that are consistent with the rules of the Mediterranean, DASH, and Zone diets...or, meal options available in popular restaurants such as Subway, Panera Bread, etc.
It is hard to overstate the value of this ranking…at a moment in time…of a wide variety of meals and snacks that are composed of foods that you like. It greatly simplifies the launching of your “improved eating habits” journey.