22 Josh Clemente of Levels – A Masterclass on Metabolic Health, The Next Frontier in Real-Time Health Optimization – Outlier Academy

Josh Clemente is the Founder and President of Levels, a metabolic fitness company that helps people take control of their health using real-time data on their blood glucose levels. In this episode, Josh and I discuss how metabolism works, the importance of feedback loops, and how your blood glucose levels can shape everything from your energy levels to the quality of your sleep.
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September 18, 2021
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Josh Clemente has served as Lead Life Support Systems Engineer at SpaceX and is a CrossFit L2 Trainer.
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“The most important things that I do every day are to take walks after my meals and make sure that I sleep a full eight hours. Those two simple things, which require a lot of adjusting for your lifestyle, have an outsized impact over the years and decades as they compound.” – Josh Clemente

In this episode of Outliers, I’m talking with Josh Clemente (@joshuasforrest) about the concept of metabolic health, the importance of feedback loops, and why our daily choices have such a huge impact on our overall health.

Josh Clemente is the Founder and President of Levels, a metabolic fitness company that helps people see how their choices affect their health in real-time. Before founding Levels, Josh was the Lead Life Support Systems Engineer at SpaceX, where he led the development of pressurized life support systems aboard spacecraft. He’s also worked as a Senior Design Engineer at Hyperloop One and is a certified  CrossFit Level 2 Trainer. In 2019, he founded Levels, which is a comprehensive app that uses constant glucose monitoring to provide easy-to-understand feedback on your diet, exercise, and daily activities. 

Chapters in this interview:

  • 00:00:29 – How Josh’s engineering background and role at SpaceX led to the creation of Levels
  • 00:06:32 – How a ketogenic diet can affect your life expectancy
  • 00:07:57 – The basics of ketones and ketosis
  • 00:13:34 – How real-time data can help people choose the foods and activities that are healthiest for them
  • 00:21:17 – Surprising insights from Levels customer data
  • 00:31:01 – How Levels converts raw data into easy-to-understand scores
  • 00:39:58 – Levels’ expected launch date
  • 00:43:03 – Whether glucose alone is the best indicator of overall health


For more, explore the full transcript of this episode.

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Key Takeaways

“The most important thing is that people understand that beneath physical fitness and mental health is metabolic fitness. Our brains and bodies are composed of individual cells, all of which need energy, and they need to be able to access it efficiently. If they can't, things go wrong. You cannot achieve physical fitness or mental fitness without that metabolic function beneath it. And more importantly, this is not something that's out of your control. It's hard to measure for sure, but very simple things can improve it.”
“The most important things that I do every day are to take walks after my meals and make sure that I sleep a full eight hours. Those two simple things, which require a lot of adjusting for your lifestyle, have an outsized impact over the years and decades as they compound.”



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