Say hello to more flexibility!
This week your goal is to try and achieve a 75+ day score as you learn how to balance your choices throughout the day. This is where the fun begins! Instead of eating only ingredients that score 50 or more, you can now combine foods and meals to achieve this goal.
How to get a day score of 75+
Achieving a day score of 75+ comes down to the right mix of healthy fats, high-quality carbohydrates, protein, low sugar, and high fiber. The best part about this is that once you find your favorite meal hacks, there is no reason to spend endless hours tracking! We suggest using one of two methods to get a day score of 75+: the simple math method, and the planner method.
Simple math method
If you stick to all 75 scoring meals and snacks you will likely end your day with a 75 day score. Yes, for all you scientists out there, our day calculations are more complicated than this. For example, we take into account your cumulative fat consumed and the time-frame within which you consume fats, so it is possible to end with a lower day score if all your meals have a higher fat content or high-fat meals are eaten close together. But, don’t get stuck in the weeds! This method can be a great place to start as you learn how to build 75+ scoring meals using the ZOE app as a guide.
The planner method
This method is great to use as you start experimenting with more flexibility. You don’t always need to combine foods to make every meal score 75 or higher. You can end up with a 75 day score even if you eat a meal that scores less than 75 by balancing out your meals throughout the day. For example, you might be going out to dinner with friends and may want to have a glass of wine and dessert, but that doesn't need to derail your goal of achieving a 75+ day score. Just try to balance things out by choosing meals that score really well for you throughout the rest of the day.
(If you reach the end of the day and haven't achieved this goal, don't let it get you down! Tomorrow is a new day. Instead, use the ZOE app to understand what could have been done differently and use those learnings to guide you in future.)