The order and timing of your tasks today is 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. 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 in the muffin packaging and log them with the app.
4. Do your second blood test 30 minutes after breakfast
You know the drill by now. Just a few more drops of blood.
5. Don’t eat, drink or exercise for 4 hours
Besides plain still water, plain black coffee or plain tea.
6. Eat your lunch muffins
The 4 hour 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 on the muffin packaging and log them with the app.
7. Don’t eat, drink or exercise for 2 more hours
Besides plain still water, plain black coffee or tea.
8. Do your third and final blood test after your 2 hour fast
One last blood test to finish off your day.
9. Mail your blood samples to the lab
Just pop each sample in its own blood sample return bag and prepaid envelope. You don’t need to do this immediately but the sooner we get your samples the sooner we can give you your results.