The order and timing of your tasks today are pretty important. Don’t worry, the ZOE app will give you helpful reminders to keep you on track. Here’s what you need to do today...
1. Wake up and remain fasted; do not exercise
Remain fasted (only plain still water) until you eat your breakfast muffins. Do not exercise this day until after your final blood test (2 hours after lunch).
2. Do your first finger prick blood test
Do this before your breakfast muffins while you’re still in a fasted state. We know, it's not the best way to start the day. But there are some tasty muffins to look forward to as a reward for doing it. Follow the step-by-step instructions in your ZOE booklet and make sure to wash your hands with hot water and soap.
3. Eat your breakfast muffins
Blood test done? Great. Now you can enjoy your muffins. You can have plain still water, plain black coffee or tea with them if you want but nothing else. Follow the instructions on the muffin packaging and log them with the app.
4. Don’t eat, drink or exercise for 4 hours after your breakfast muffins
Besides plain still water, plain black coffee or plain tea. This will help us properly measure how your body responds to the muffins.
5. Eat your lunch muffins 4 hours after breakfast
The fast is over. Treat yourself with another batch of muffins. Again, you can have plain still water, plain black coffee or tea with them. Follow instructions in the muffin packaging and log them with the app.
6. Don’t eat, drink or exercise for 2 more hours
Besides plain still water, plain black coffee or tea.
7. Do your second blood test
You know the drill by now. Just a few more drops of blood.
8. Mail your blood samples to the lab
Just pop each sample in its own prepaid envelope. Make sure each blood test card goes in its own blood sample return bag. You don’t need to mail them immediately but the sooner we get your samples the sooner we can give you your results.
9. Take Day 4 muffins out of the freezer this evening
So they're ready for you tomorrow. Just leave them in the refrigerator overnight to defrost.
10. No eating and drinking overnight
For eight hours before you eat your muffins tomorrow morning, you shouldn’t eat or drink anything other than plain still water.