What happens when I sign up for Good Measures?
We connect you with your Good Measures Registered Dietitian coach who will be by your side to help you improve your nutrition. Your coach can work with you by phone, email, text, or secure video. Your coach will get to know you and your lifestyle, help you set goals, understand the foods you like, and schedule check-ins. Then you work with your coach on trying small things to help you make better food choices and work toward your goal. Your coach can also help you solve problems that get in the way of healthy eating - it’s all tailored to you!
I’m really busy—how much of my time does it take?
Good Measures coaching is all about convenience! You can talk to your coach during the day, at night, or on the weekend. Check-ins are flexible, depending on how much support you want and need to reach your goals. Many people have check-ins during their lunch break, after they put their kids to bed, or first thing in the morning. If you have questions in between check-ins, you can message your coach. Our coaches are experts on how to fit healthy eating into busy schedules.
How long does the program run?
When you sign up, you get Good Measures support for 12 months. Our program is designed to give people support at the level of intensity that helps them reach their goals. Typically, during the first 3-4 months, your coach will check in with you more often to help you build healthy habits. After that, check-ins occur less frequently. Remember, you can always message your coach with questions or updates on your progress. You also have access to the app for a full 12 months.
Can Good Measures help me figure out how to eat if I have a specific health issue?
Our coaches are experts on nutrition for different health issues, such as:
- High blood pressure or high cholesterol
- Weight management
- Heart disease
- Diabetes or prediabetes
- Celiac disease
- Food allergies and food sensitivities
- Pregnancy and postpartum health
- Osteoporosis and bone health
- Digestive issues
- Bariatric surgery (before and after)
- Surgery recovery and healing
Many people who work with us are able to reduce or eliminate certain medications by making changes to what they eat (and checking with their doctors, of course!).
What kind of results do people see when they work with Good Measures?
People who work with us lose weight and keep it off (if that’s their goal). They enjoy the related benefits of weight loss and improved nutrition such as clothes fitting better, increased energy, improved mood and self-confidence, reduced stress, and better sleep.
How does the Good Measures app/website help me?
The app will show you how well the foods you eat are meeting your nutrition needs and your specific goals. You will get instant feedback on your progress. You will also get highly personalized meal and snack suggestions based on foods you like and a library of simple, healthy, and delicious recipes. The app can help you see how specific foods positively or negatively affect your nutrition status. If you are new to using apps, we can help you get started.
I hate dieting. Is Good Measures a diet?
A healthy body is a result of a healthy lifestyle. Working with your Good Measures dietitian will help you build healthy, sustainable eating habits that will serve you now and for a long time to come.
I want to follow a specific diet – can you help?
Your coach can help you follow a specific diet – Mediterranean, vegetarian, vegan, Paleo, DASH, low-carb, gluten-free, and others -- if that’s your goal. We can customize the app to support your diet plan and help you be successful with sticking to the diet.
Sometimes I eat total junk. Is my coach going to make me feel bad about it?
No. Good Measures coaches are real people who like cookies and ice cream, and they don’t judge. They will not make you feel bad about what you eat. Your coach will help you set goals and cheer you on as you achieve them.
What is the expertise of Good Measures coaches?
All Good Measures coaches are Registered Dietitians with a clinical background and education in nutrition science. Some of our coaches are also Certified Diabetes Educators.
Do your dietitians have experience working with bariatric patients?
We know that the nutritional needs of bariatric patients are different from others who are watching what they eat. Good Measures coaches have extensive training and experience in the unique nutritional and behavioral dimensions of helping bariatric patients.