I have enjoyed the Clear Program twice already. As a professional Alpine Snowboarder, it is very important to eat healthily. Thanks to Clear I now have a nutrition plan that fits my body.
Before, I went to a dietician who made a schedule, based upon some conversations. To me, this was very disappointing, because everyone got the same plan. Then Clear crossed my path. By experimenting for two weeks, I got a much better idea about the foods that work for me and the ones that don’t.
I didn’t pay attention to new trends, diets, and other marketing any more and started only looking at the products that my body functions well on. I was able to see how my body absorbs the nutrients which enabled me to find my perfect diet. That is why I am so enthusiastic about Clear! To measure is to know, without marketing.
What I also found is that I should eat certain products at certain times. For example, I shouldn’t eat an apple before my race, but I can eat an apple after.
Thanks to Clear I can prepare even better for the World Cup competitions abroad!
The basic nutrition program has shown me that the foods that I thought were good for me, were actually bad for me. Because of this I was able to personalize my diet and increase my energy level.
As an Ironman triathlete I work out daily. Sometimes more than 18 hours a week. I practice my swimming, cycling, running, and visit the gym. At the moment besides a full-time job. A good and healthy diet is essential to me.
I have been working on my health for years. When cooking I take into account the proportions of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats and I make sure I eat a lot of vegetables. I time the fast carbohydrates around intensive sports moments. This is a job in itself, but there is always room for improvement. That’s when I discovered Clear.
It started with a clear introduction, where they explained to me about the 2 week program. It covers a lot of information about nutrition and how this affects my blood glucose level. During the program I received daily tips, from which I started to make the first changes to my eating pattern.
The Clear program gave me great personalized advice, that I would not have discovered myself! For me, it was not the food that I ate, but the timing and frequency of my meals and snacks. I now still use the outcomes!
I started Clear because I often had a stomach ache after eating , which was quickly accompanied by an energy dip that I couldn’t get out of so easily. I also found it very interesting what Clear focuses on: a tailor-made diet! Because you often get tips on what to eat or not to eat, but you have no idea if that works for YOUR body.
The program is also very clear, we started with a group all at the same time. Everyone had a different goal and different dietary needs (vegan, athlete, etc) and the program manager Jim always took this into account.
In the first week of the program I just ate everything I would usually eat (also in terms of quantity and frequency). Sometimes it was quite confronting to see (through the sensor and Clear app you can immediately see what the food you just ate does to your body) that you get a huge spike in your blood sugar level from what you ate, making you feel almost guilty. But the first week is mainly to get to know your body.
In week 2, I mainly started experimenting. Food that had a negative effect on my body in the first week was replaced by similar things (e.g. mayo was a big NO-NO for me, so I tried ketchup or vegan mayo). The program manager also gave some tips like ”let’s all try a banana today” or if I showed a spike on pasta, he suggested an alternative. That worked very well so at the end of week 2 you know a lot about which foods work well for you.
I learned a lot from it and I still apply it now. Or if I want to ignore it for a moment, at least I know where my energy dip or stomach ache comes from 😉