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Childhood Obesity Rates Are Still Rising

The upward trend in obesity among children continues unabated, say researchers. Recent reports have hinted that childhood obesity is beginning to improve in some U.S cities, at least for the youngest kids who are preschool age. But for the entire population of children ages two to 19 years, the prevalence of overweight and obesity continue to climb, as they have been since 1999.

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Environmental factors, lifestyle preferences, and cultural environment play pivotal roles in the rising prevalence of obesity worldwide. In general, overweight and obesity are assumed to be the results of an increase in caloric and fat intake. A number of potential effective plans can be implemented to target built environment, physical activity, and diet. These strategies can be initiated at home and in preschool institutions, schools or after-school care services as natural setting for influencing the diet and physical activity and at home and work for adults. Meet the DietSensor app! It has been specially designed for people who need to control their daily food intake, especially those who want to effectively tackle obesity, get in shape or manage diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure or other chronicle diseases related to nutrition. It is a User-Friendly app, taking you 10 times fewer clicks to log a food than with other manual input methods. DietSensor’s innovative progression chart gives you comprehensive information on carbs, fat protein, calories, and alcohol levels to provide customized nutrition goals. Stay on target by getting tailored-to-YOU feedback on the quantity and quality of the food you should or should not eat and also helps you recognize and understand your own habit patterns and advises you accordingly to prevent them from happening.

Plant-Based Diet May Lower Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

Consuming high-quality plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes may substantially lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, researchers including one of Indian-origin have claimed. While previous studies have found links between vegetarian diets and improved health outcomes, including reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, this new study is the first to make distinctions between healthy plant-based diets and less healthy ones that include things like sweetened foods and beverages, which may be detrimental for health. Researchers followed more than 200,000 male and female health professionals in the US for more than 20 years who had regularly filled out questionnaires on their diet, lifestyle, medical history, and new disease diagnoses as part of three large long-term studies.

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With the DietSensor app, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes is simple task as you can control the amount of carb and calories throughout your daily intake. The device scans your food to give the quantity of nutrient in each meal. It serves also as a coach for a healthy lifestyle. With such technology, ones can evaluate the food he want to eat in order to control the level of carb in his body by looking for high-quality plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. DietSensor, makes food tracking so easy and accurate that anybody will be able to know what and how much he or she is about to eat, every day, without a huge effort.

Breaking down food myths: Stop demonizing food

Almost every day in the news you hear about a new study coming out either praising or villainizing a type of food – one day your cup of coffee is an indulgent treat and the next day it is associated with protective health benefits. This yo-yoing can cause confusion and may lead you to unnecessarily demonize foods and the nutrients in them.

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In the world of health and fitness, carbohydrates and fat are villains, which are macronutrients along with protein that your body needs in large amounts to provide energy and to aid in growth and body function. We also required micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals – but in much smaller amounts. According to Angela Luciani, RD, LDN, a registered dietitian said in an interview with Philly.com, that eating more calories that your body required can lead to weight gain. She also added that cutting out entire food groups can lead to nutritional shortfalls and unpleasant side effects. Many people incorrectly believe that only sugar causes type 2 diabetes. In reality, the insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes can be thought of as carbohydrate intolerance; type 2 diabetes is a side effect of consuming too many carbohydrates relative to a person’s carbohydrate tolerance, which can cause blood sugar to spike. You can start using a carb counter to monitor your carb intake and it is a great way to stay on track! DietSensor, the scanner-and-app combo , introduced at CES 2016, aims to make healthy eating easier and instantly gives you nutrition info on the food you’re eating! By scanning your food, even homemade, it will take 1 click to log it, 10 times less clicks than manual input methods to input processed food. It is the first instant nutrition coach with sensors able to tell within seconds the nutritional values of a food or beverage and give immediate advice, of the quantity of what you should eat from your plate based on your goals. All this driven by evidence based medicine.

The DietSensor app is for people who need to control their daily food intake, especially those who want to effectively tackle weight loss, get in shape or manage diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure or other chronicle diseases related to nutrition. DietSensor’s innovative progression chart gives you comprehensive information on carbs, fat protein, calories, and alcohol levels to provide customized nutrition goals. Stay on target by getting tailored-to-YOU feedback on the quantity and quality of the food you should or should should not eat. A Smart Diet Scale will also be available this year, and the pocket size scale should come in 2017. For more info visit DietSensor.com  or you can pre-order today on: www.dietsensor.com/wait-list

Beat Diabetes: 4 Ways to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Preventative medicine is rapidly becoming the focus of many doctors who would prefer to help their patients prevent rather than treat a disease like diabetes. Ninety percent of diabetes diagnoses are Type 2, which is the most common and preventable version of this disease. Twenty-nine million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. Dr. Hall believes that this disease can be reversed and many of her patients have not only reported significantly lowered A1c levels (the 3-month average of blood glucose levels), but their physicians have taken them off a majority of their medications, which may include oral medications and regular insulin injections. Proving that prevention works. Let’s see the importance of diabetes diet.

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Dealing with Type 2 diabetes is very difficult, as one’s should always know how many carbs diabetes diet a day. Furthermore, preventing such disease can be extremely difficult as we do not have the exact figure or we tend to eat mindlessly. In such situation, DietSensor encourages your fight against diseases linked to nutrition by indicating clearly the amount of Carbs presents in your meal, gives advices about nutrition and guide you to have a healthy lifestyle. Fighting diabetes with diet is made easy.  The DietSensor app is for people who need to control their daily food intake, especially those who want to effectively tackle weight loss, to reverse diabetes with diet and exercise, cholesterol, blood pressure or other chronicle diseases related to nutrition.

Apples and Blueberries Lower Risk For Diabetes

A new study released in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that apples and pears, as well as blueberries, are fruits particularly associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. The study looked at the diets of more than 200,000 people, and was originally created to determine whether flavonoid subclasses lead to diabetes. The latter proves that blueberries, apples and pears have a correlation with a lower incidence of diabetes in more than 12,600 cases.

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While using DietSensor you will have a direct benefit on your health as it guides you throughout your daily intake. The app indicates exactly what’s in your meal in terms of nutrients, sugar and carb so that you can have a healthy nutrition lifestyle. The DietSensor app is for people who need to control their daily food intake, especially those who want to effectively tackle weight loss, get in shape or manage diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure or other chronicle diseases related to nutrition. So from such technology, you can control and lower the risk of Type 2 diabetes while enjoying a good meal.

40% of U.S. Women Are Now Obese

Rates of obesity in the United States are high, and among women they are increasing. The number of Americans who are overweight or obese continues to reach shocking highs, with some estimates that more than two-thirds of American adults are now overweight or obese. Now, a new study reveals that while obesity rates in men have plateaued, rates have continued to rise among women.

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For nearly three decades, American men and women have been mostly growing fatter together. But in recent years, for reasons researchers still don’t understand, women have broken away – with more of them becoming fatter faster. According to the journal TIME, the number of adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher, which is considered high-risk obesity, was 7.7%. For men specifically it was 5.5% and for women it was 9.9%. BMI is not a perfect measure of health and is based on a person’s weight and height ratio rather than their actual amount of body fat. It is highly time for an entirely different approach, one that emphasizes the association with the food and and the person to ensure that the correct amount of nutrients are being taken. Mostly of the Americans say that they are tracking their diet, of which 40 million people are using manual diet and nutrition apps. By facilitating food intake tracking through automation, DietSensor marks the beginning of the next generation of technological nutritional tools to empower and coach its user to regain control of their daily food intake. We all know that balanced nutrition becomes tedious with time, yet is the best tool for prevention. DietSensor uses technology to emphasize the adoption of a healthy eating pattern that fits into a person’s lifestyle, rather than recommending specific amounts of different foods, such as vegetables or meats. These patterns can be tailored to an individual’s personal preferences, enabling Americans to choose the diet that is right for them. There’s also the Smart Diet Scale, which allows you to know the precise weight of the food being consumed. The groundbreaking of the Diet Scale is simple, fast and effective. For more info visit DietSensor.com

Diet And Weight: We Had It All wrong

The human race has a paradoxical energy crisis. We are drowning in stored energy (fat), something evolution did not prepare us for. Excess body weight now poses the greatest threat to healthy survival. How did we get here and how might we take back control of body weight?

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It’s obvious that our armamentarium of medications and procedures for preventing and treating obesity is not working. « It’s simple, eat less, move more. » say many people, who are usually thin. But it’s not that simple. The thinking behind this misguided initiative lay in two false acceptances. The first one, saturated fat and dietary cholesterol cause cardiovascular disease. The second, because fat contains about double the calories of protein and carbohydrate, low-fat diets would address the new obesity problem. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, public health services and the FDA, the bodies that exist to protect our health, have led the public in the wrong direction. The solution is simple! DietSensor is the first nutritional coach app designed to support the more than 380 million people who suffer from diabetes and the more than 1.4 billion people who battle each day with obesity. The new DietSensor™ app is a technology-based solution that brings useful information and advice to those of us who must manage this condition each day. For them, it is critical to balance their diet very carefully and in this respect DietSensor is empowering,” said Remy and Astrid Bonnasse, DietSensor co-founders. The DietSensor app would be your personal fitness coach with personal feedback on the quantity and quality of your food to help keep you on track. The DietSensor solution is available for priority reservation August and begins shipping in September to the USA, France, Canada, Great Britain and 15 other countries. To reserve your DietSensor, visit www.dietsensor.com or e-mail sales@dietsensor.com

20-Year Study Shows Staying Fit Keeps Diabetes Risk Low

Exercise is often recommended to diabetes patients looking to improve their blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Some doctors even call it a prescription for diabetes management. Although experts have agreed that physical activity is beneficial for controlling diabetes, research has not been so definitive when it came to preventing the condition. Until now.

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Exercise, especially high-intensity interval training, can help ward off the development of both diabetes and pre-diabetes. According to the study, not only did the high-intensity workout the cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and weight of Type 2 diabetes patients, it also improved their cardiovascular health. The next important thing is our diet. DietSensor, the scanner-and-app combo, introduced at CES 2016, aims to make healthy eating easier. Once you’ve scanned your food, the SCiO scanner will transmit the dietary information to the app via bluetooth. Your screen will then show the food’s breakdown and the app will add this to your specialized diet tracker, offering advice to ensure you stay healthy and don’t exceed any set limits. It’s ideal for anyone who needs really in-depth information about whatever they put into their bodies, whether their motivations are purely ‘I need help sticking to this diet’ or ‘this will genuinely save me the time and effort I spend weighing and checking to make sure I stay healthy.’ Whether you’re trying to lose weight or put on muscle, the app helps determine the best things to eat to meet your goals. The DietSensor scanner is available to pre-order and you can pay on delivery! For more updates on the DietSensor, join our list dietsensor.com/wait-list/.

Why Is It So Hard To Lose Weight? 

Tens of millions of Americans are on diets each year. And virtually every one of them (about 95% according to most studies) is unable to lose weight and keep it off. This can be really demoralizing. And yo-yo dieting – repeatedly losing weight by dieting and subsequently regaining it – can actually be bad for your health. Most weight loss programs operate under a “calories in, calories out” philosophy. They tell you to follow their simple methodology and you’ll succeed. Yet only about one in twenty people do succeed. Can you imagine an auto company whose safety rate was 5% staying in business? Or a technology company whose products worked only 5% of the time having any credibility? That’s the irony in weight loss – failure is the key to weight loss companies staying in business.

Here’s a free, simple-to-follow meal plan that address the underlying causes of weight gain.

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What is Fiber?

Fiber can contribute to good health in many ways. In addition to helping move food efficiently through your body, it can also help prevent heart disease, diabetes, digestive problems and weight gain.

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The current average fiber intake in the United States is about 13 grams a day for women and 17 for men. Increasing these amounts by seven grams a day would bring them close to the recommended levels of 21 to 25 grams for women and 30 to 38 for men. ‘Seven grams a day increase is an achievable goal…’ ‘You’re talking about… increasing vegetable and fruit by two portions a day, reported by the New York Times. Do you consume enough fiber each day? If you are like most Americans, then you probably consume about 10 to 15 grams of fiber a day-this is just not enough. If you’ve wondered how much fiber you’ve eaten a day or you’ll need, we have an app for that. DietSensor, is the first nutritional coaching app to help you better manage your fiber intake and chronicle conditions and fitness as well.  First the DietSensor scans your food, reads the spectrometric scans from your SCiO scanner and then sends accurate analysis of your homogeneous food or beverage to your smartphone. It also provides you with accurate results with any homogeneous food, even with HOMEMADE dishes and beverages that do not have a nutritional label. The whole process takes only one click to log it, ten times less clicks than manual input methods to input processed food. Thanks to SCiO, the first handheld spectrometer, DietSensor brings to everyone the power to use a technology that has been used for decades in the industry : spectroscopy. Equipped with a sensor and the DietSensor app, the early adopters will be able to monitor the quality and quantity of their food intake. Always wondered how grandma’s soup stacks up nutritionally? Now you can know! A Smart Diet Scale will also be available this year, and the pocket size scale should come in 2017. For more info visit DietSensor.com or join our list dietsensor.com/wait-list/.