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Interview: Behind the scenes of DietSensor

Astrid Bonnasse, the co-founder of DietSensor, talks about the main features of this application that has revolutionized the management of macronutrients.

 

Tell us the story behind DietSensor. Was its creation serendipitous?

The creation of DietSensor is not at all serendipitous. In 2013, our nine-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Overnight, we had to learn how to calculate the number of carbohydrates so as to inject the right dose of insulin. However, the only information we had, was the nutrition facts labels. We were so struck that in the 21st century, there were no simple and efficient solution. We had to find a way to help our child and all diabetics facing the same issues. It was then that we stumbled on this famous miniaturized scanner “SCiO” and decided to use it to create the first food database worldwide together with the app that would give all the necessary information: DietSensor. With this scanner, there is a way to scan your food and know the amount of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, wherever you are. We immediately realized that this application would be of use not only for Type 1 diabetics like our daughter, but to help improve health conditions affected by dietary imbalance through healthy eating habits: type 2 diabetes, overweight, obesity, cholesterol and so on. We built a network of doctors and dieticians and injected into the application the advices of health authorities in terms of nutrition, taking into account all these pathologies.

When we won the Best of Innovation Award at the CES Las Vegas in 2016, it was for us the proof of all the good that emanates from this adventure.

 

What message does DietSensor convey?

We want people to be aware that DietSensor is a solution based on most renowned scientific studies. The app is not a scam and does not make illusory promises. The primary message is simply that it is important or even essential to get back to a healthy diet. A message that has not changed since the Hippocrates’ time. No current diet adopts this approach. It’s quite the opposite, they suggest rapid weight loss with the assured risk of the yo-yo effect, as found by many studies. Losing weight should be regular and stable, while eating healthily and without interrupting the intake of any essential macro nutrient.

 

What is the difference between DietSensor and the other applications?

Unlike other apps, DietSensor does not address calories directly. We firmly believe that dealing with calories through high or low caloric diets is a mistake. This approach is far from being enough.   We need to balance our food and get back to our good old habits. We used to eat healthily earlier on but nowadays, what is sold to consumers may not necessarily be healthy. Our nutritional programs aim to help users according to their condition and we offer them specific help based on their health status. The objective is knowing how to prevent or mitigate diseases by eating healthily.

 

How does it work?

Like for all nutrition apps, you’ve got to have determination to record what you eat, and this can be done without the SCiO. The app is used by people fighting obesity, by those who want to learn about diet balancing and by fitness people. But unlike the other applications, DietSensor is not only about recording your meal but it advises (portions, food to balance,…) and educates on nutrition through training and real life experimentation.

For type 1 diabetics, DietSensor indicates the number of carbs they can have on their plates, making insulin dosing easier. It is also accompanied by a program to help these patients better understand functional insulin therapy. For people with type 2 diabetes, DietSensor helps them to rebalance macronutrients not only for losing weight healthily but also gives them the possibility of reversing their health condition, as proven by several studies and as experienced by some of our users.

 

Does DietSensor replace medical monitoring?

Of course not! We don’t want to replace doctors. Quite the contrary, we want DietSensor to be a tool for easily collecting data and feedback from patients, enabling better follow-up  on a daily basis. DietSensor wants to become a companion of doctors, dieticians and patients. In fact, we observed that information sharing and follow-up are difficult. The patient has the possibility to share reports rich in information with health professionals, if he wants to.

 

What are your views on fad diets?

When you claim faster results, it’s expected that people want to follow them. However, these so-called miracle diets are extremely harmful because they don’t promote a balanced diet. You can very well reach the results promised, but as soon as you stop, weight regaining is inevitable. In addition, these plans are very restrictive and have a significant social impact. At DietSensor, we recommend healthy weight loss through portion management. It’s true that in some cases, certain foods must be reduced or restricted. It all depends on the condition.

 

Dietsensor has had a remarkable journey. To what do you dedicate this success?

Our journey was indeed remarkable in the sense that we had an international exposure from the very beginning with the CES award. DietSensor has been ranked among the top 10 most innovative and successful start-ups in the world! We announce this week the launching of DietSensor worldwide as we have been receiving requests around the globe and we can no more restrain to Europe and North America. Helping people who are struggling with their nutrition is at the same time a passionate and challenging adventure. Our mission remains the same, that of always helping others.

 

Any future projects?

Given that DietSensor is now available worldwide, we wish that more and more people around the discover and use DietSensor. We want everyone to know that health issues related to nutrition can be prevented by adopting healthy eating habits! We are currently working with several doctors who are convinced about DietSensor, with hospitals and also enterprises who want to propose this approach to their employees.

 

The Importance of Macronutrients in Weight Loss

Counting calories is an important part of making smarter nutritional choices. Dieticians, nutritionists, and fitness experts alike now recommend looking beyond the quantity of calories, and measuring the macronutrients of the food you eat in order to achieve weight loss goals. This is now being called macro dieting. Macro dieting aims to feed the body with ideal nutrients that can make it more efficient. Let’s be honest, dieting is not easy. But, good nutrition and an active lifestyle are essential components to being health. Creating new eating habits can start with understanding the breakdown of macronutrients and why they are so important.

What are macronutrients and what are the benefits of a macro diet?

Macro dieting balances the intake of three key macronutrients: carbohydrates, protein, and fat. Our body needs each of these for energy and to function properly. They are also needed for the development of new cells and the proper functioning of vital organs. Nutrition experts recommend macro dieting in order to make smarter choices about meals. As there are several health risks associated with an excessive intake of carbs and saturated fats, experts recommend a healthy balance of these macronutrients to meet health requirements.

Getting started with counting macronutrients

The amount of daily macronutrients intake and how they are distributed per day are influenced by many factors including morphology metabolism, level of physical activity, dietary habits, and any known chronic conditions.

Health experts advocate the following ratios: 45-55% of carbohydrates (45-55%), protein (15-25%), and fats (25-35%).

This equation and distribution become more complex for those with abdominal fat, diabetes, cardiovascular risk factors, or kidney problems. The first step is to determine the appropriate ratios that are best for you. This can be done with help from a certified dietitian, or a digital food tracking tool like DietSensor. Understanding the perfect breakdown of macronutrients is a goal worth striving for. With proper guidance and digital tools now available, you can start to see the results with your weight loss goals.

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Does Portion Size Really Matter for Healthy Eating?

There are different myths and misunderstood facts that circulate about weight-loss, health, fitness and food choice. Some of these are simply urban legends, while others may have been true at some point.  Today, there is overwhelming scientific evidence that weight-loss has a direct connection to the quality and quantity of the food that we eat.  While some may think or tell you that portion size doesn’t really matter if you’re eating healthily, we believe that portion control is important even though you are eating the healthiest of foods.

Let Portion Control Become Routine

Portion control can become a healthy routine to avoid diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, or cardiovascular disease. There are various techniques used to measure portion control.  One is to compare food portion size to the size of object.  One cup of yogurt is equal to the size of a baseball or 3 oz. of meat to a deck of cards.

portion size control A recent study has demonstrated that using smaller plates can help to reduce portions of foods. Researchers from the Cornell University found that people who ate from smaller plates believed that they were eating on average 18% more calories than they actually were. Thus, they recommended that instead of using restaurant-sized plates, a regular dinner plate should be no bigger than 10 inches.

Find the method of portion control that is best for you and let it become a good habit for nutritious eating!

 

Crash diets – why starving yourself is bad for weight loss?

In the modern society, people keeps pushing the emphasis on being thin. In fact, for many people, being thin is vital to be considered beautiful. Obese or overweight people are socially ostracised. For many of them, the only way out of that vicious circle is to lose weight drastically. Dieting can be long and full of obstacles. To get quick and visible results, some individuals take up the challenge and follow crash diets or abusively restrictive weight loss programs. Enticed with weight lost ads, they fall into the traps of drastic diets.  “Lose 15 pounds in just 7 days,” “Get rid of your fat in only 10 days,” are among their miraculous promises. However, they are being nothing but deleterious. In fact, those highly restrictive diets constitute a serious risk to health.

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Drastic diets advocate calorie restrictive eating habits. Some foods are banned in order to achieve rapid weight loss. While following such a restrictive dietary habit, an individual can gradually lose control of his diet. This leads to food rages and the old eating habits end up resurfacing. As a result, weight gain is sometimes unavoidable. This is what specialists called the “yo-yo effect“. Frustrated by inevitable failures, some people switch to other diets hoping to get better results. However, these switches can have a great impact on their health.

Fast Weight Loss

Drastic diets involve several health risks, but they are effective in weight loss. So what is these drastic results attributable to? According to dietitians and nutritionists who have addressed this issue, the weight loss caused by drastic diets is explained by a loss of lean body mass or muscles rather than the loss of fat. Indeed, a diet of less than 1000 calories burns about 20% of muscle mass. It is a common fact that muscle loss alters the basic metabolism. Our body tends to store fat as calories when we resume our old eating habits. This may help explain why people nearly always regain weight after a fad diet.

Aim a gradual and healthy weight loss

This article does not aim at creating a disincentive for people from losing weight. On the contrary, DietSensor is aware of the risks of excessive weight gain. Our aim is to help people change routines and build new eating habits. It is a well-known fact that too much junk foods and lack of physical exercises lead to diabetes, high rate of cholesterol and cardiovascular disorders. However, the results of restrictive regimes are unfortunately ephemeral and the risks they entail are very real. It should be noted that our body needs energy and essential nutrients to properly operate. When it is deprived of nutrients, health problems are inevitable.

Some good practices

Losing unwanted pounds is always a challenge, but this is more evidence that a sensible, long-term approach makes the most sense. Follow your doctor’s recommendations carefully and gradually eliminate harmful and fattening foods from your diet. Make room for healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables or fish. Exercise regularly. No need to deprive yourself for weight loss. Eating the right portions of food is enough to achieve healthy weight loss. Do you need assistance? DietSensor is a tool that can help you manage your macronutrients. This state-of-the-art application supports your everyday diets. Do not forget, depriving yourself is not the only way out.

Global Obesity Epidemic – Time to Act Decisively

Obesity has reached the point of a global epidemic, according to a new report published by the World Health Organization (WHO).  A person is considered obese when their body mass index exceeds 30.  Today, obesity affects more than 2.8 million people each year and this number is increasing constantly.  Excess weight kills approximately 3.4 billion people every year.

Whether they are described as rich, poor or developing, all countries in the world are affected by obesity.  If, in the past, excessive weight gain was a challenge in high-income countries, nowadays the situation has changed and all countries are concerned.

And, obesity does not discriminate based on age.  Today, more than 1.4 billion twenty year olds globally are considered obese. This number is expected to increase to 3.3 billion by 2030.

Relationship between obesity and economic status

The countries with the highest obesity rates are not necessarily the richest, nor the most developed.

In the CIA’s World Factbook list, the United States of America is ranked 12th and the United Kingdom 27th among the most obese countries in the world.  This indicates that there is no direct relationship between obesity and economic status.

If we dig a bit deeper and analyze the CIA’s Word Factbook list, we will find out that smaller countries such as Naura, Marshall Islands, Kuwait and Samoa have the highest rate of obesity.

Food scarcity and decreasing purchasing power which characterizes poor and underdeveloped countries are the main reasons why these countries have the highest rate of obesity. People living in these countries have restricted access to balanced and healthy diet.  In some cases, their only option is eating easily available junk and fried foods.

Gender and Age Disparity

Gender and age are also factors that differentiate the rate of obesity between countries.

In the UK, USA, Australia and Canada, nearly 25% of men who are 18 years older or above are overweight or obese.  However, in South-East Asia, Africa and East Mediterranean, the rate of obesity among women outweighs the rate of obesity among men.

In some countries, women are often restricted to their homes thus having little scope to physical activities.

It has been reported to the WHO in 2013 that more than 42 million children not older than 5 years were suffering from obesity.

Obesity in the USA

Obesity is a major health problem in the US.  The rate of obesity in North America has continually increased in the last few decades.  Today, more than 78 million adults and 13 million children living in the US are considered obese, with 35% of the population with a body mass index that exceeds 30.

The American diet has historically contained a large amount of calorie rich, processed foods.  The good news is that more and more Americans today are replacing process foods in their diets with more fruit, vegetables, fruits, and other healthy foods.

The world is now taking this phenomenon seriously.  Health experts and organizations around the world have set up an agenda for control and prevention. The increasing rate of obesity globally may now look bleak, but there is hope on the horizon.   


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced.

Diabetes: Everyone Is At Risk, Even Celebrities

As we all may know, money does not buy health.  Diabetes, like other chronic diseases, does not discriminate based on gender, wealth or popularity.  If you have recently been diagnosed with diabetes, wallowing in self-pity will not be of any help.  Instead of being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, try to see things differently and establish a diabetes diet plan that can help you manage the disease’s conditions.

Several celebrities who suffer from Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes have used their popularity to educate and raise awareness of the disease.  Others have tried their very best to hide their disease from the world.  Knowing which celebrity suffers from diabetes may help to keep things in perspective, as you manage your own health conditions and complications.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

In 2013, Tom Hank’s sudden drastic weight loss became apparent. The 59-year-old Oscar-winning actor announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.  He had been dealing with high blood sugar since he was 36.

Tom only blamed himself.  In an interview, he said that when he was younger, he had bad eating habits and did not pay attention to his health.  “I am from the generation of Americans who have spent their younger years partying. I was overweight”.  When he was diagnosed in 2013, he had been struggling with high blood sugar for many years.  Today, even though the disease is not always manageable, he has said “It’s controllable”.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Halle Berry went into a diabetic coma in 1989 while taping the television series ‘Living Dolls’.  She was later diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.  People with this type of diabetes are dependent on daily insulin injections.  The actress has said that her health condition has never stopped her from living her dreams. Instead of being overwhelmed by negative thoughts, she has persevered with a positive attitude.  Now, she uses her popularity to raise awareness about the importance of prevention.

 

Nick Jonas

Nick JonasThis young singer, who is adored by teenagers around the world, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007. He had symptoms that included sudden weight loss and excessive thirst.  While normal blood sugar levels range from 70 to 120, Nick’s blood sugar was over 700 when he was first diagnosed.  Since 2007, Nick has learned how to manage his condition and be a role model to his young fans.

Numbers and statistics do not lie.  According to a recent study, more than 285 million people have diabetes around the world and the number of those diagnosed is constantly increasing.  By 2030, it is expected 439 million will be diagnosed with diabetes.  The World Health Organization has reported diabetes causes more than 3 million deaths annually.

Even with these sobering statistics, diabetes is still preventable.  Controlling sugar intake and avoiding junk foods are two good ways to prevent the disease.  Those suffering from borderline diabetes can improve their conditions with a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating habits.

Applications like DietSensor can be used for strict calorie control and to establish a diabetes diet plan.

Remember that sacrifices and hard work are worth the health benefits!


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced! 

Plan, scan, measure, and eat smart!

 

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Diabetes Can Kill If Unmanaged

Diabetes is an endocrine disorder that affects 29 million people in the United States.  A recent study in PLoS ONE reported that these individuals are as high as four times more at risk to die as a result of the disorder.  And, eight out of the 29 million cases of diabetes remain undiagnosed (according to the American Diabetes Association).  These startling statistics highlight the need for treatment and management options for individuals with diabetes.

Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is characterized by consistently elevated blood sugar levels caused by either an inability to produce insulin (type 1 diabetes) or insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes).  Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels and thus allows the body to utilize the sugar it derives from carbohydrates.  Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 5% of the population and is characterized by insulin production deficits that usually begin in childhood or early adulthood.  The more common type 2 diabetes is progressive in nature and its development is associated with genetic factors, stress, pregnancy (resulting in gestational diabetes), race, and above all, weight.  For this final reason, the American obesity epidemic is often associated with the increase in diabetes diagnoses.

Diabetes Management

Type 2 diabetes can be managed with lifestyle changes that include a properly regulated diet, glucose monitoring, stress reduction, and daily exercise.  Medical adjustments such as pills or injections that counteract insulin resistance can also be utilized to regulate blood sugar levels.


If you need support in counting carbohydrates for insulin, innovative applications like DietSensor can help you to manage your diabetes.  DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced! 

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Eating Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Reduce Diabetes Risk  

A group of researchers from the Guangdong University of Technology led by Professor Allan Zhao have recently discovered that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of diabetes. The study was featured in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that affects children and young adults. The pancreas stops producing insulin and the body fails to regulate sugar levels.  After years of study, the researchers found that eating omega-3 fatty acids will slow down the destruction of insulin-producing cells.

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Twenty years back, researchers found that fish oil could treat the conditions associated with diabetes.  It is common knowledge that fish oils are rich in polyunsaturated fats such as omega-3 fatty acids. This information only solidifies the findings of the researchers of the Guangdong University of Technology.

Foods High in Omega-3

According to health organizations, a minimum of 250 to 500 mg of omega-3 is required daily to stay healthy.  These can be obtained from foods like fish and shellfish.  For fish, the best sources of omega-3 are mackerel, salmon, and cod liver oil.

Mackerel is a small fish known to be rich in nutrients.   One hundred grams of this fish contains 5 134 milligrams of omega-3. It also contains other important nutrients such as vitamin B12 and selenium.  Above all, the Mackerel is tasty and easy to cook.

If you want to boost up your immune system, there’s nothing more effective than salmon. This fish contains 2 260 milligrams of omega-3 in 100 grams. It also contains a large amount of magnesium, potassium, selenium and vitamins. Eating salmon can also lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, depression and diabetes.

omega 3

Extracted from cod fish, cod liver oil is rich in vitamin D and vitamin A. There are 2 664 milligrams of omega-3 in just a single tablespoon.  Omega-3 is also found in shellfish such as oysters.  These are both known to contain the highest amount of zinc and other important nutrients like copper and vitamin B12.  Each 100 grams of oysters contain 672 milligrams of omega-3.  Other foods rich in omega-3 are: sardines, anchovies, flaxseeds, walnuts and soybeans.

Managing Blood Sugar Effectively

Dr Marc Salomon
Dr. Marc Salomon

While the study suggests that omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce the risk of diabetes, nutritionists and other health experts stress that eating a balanced diet is the most important thing you can do. For those who suffer from diabetes, blood sugar management is an essential and compulsory task.  A balanced diet can help manage blood sugar effectively and avoid long-term complications caused by diabetes.

Dr. Marc Salomon, a specialized Physician in Cardiovascular diseases and preventive medicine, stated that digital applications are changing the way patients and their physicians manage their health.  “There are many tools for measuring blood sugar. However, there are few, reliable tools that accurately measure nutrition”.


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced.

Plan, scan, measure, and eat smart!

 

DietSensor Nutritional Coach – Healthy Eating Made Easy

Achieving goals is easier when you have expert advise and guidance.  Many of us look to personalized support to help achieve our goals.

To lose weight or maintain healthy eating habits, many are turning to nutritional mobile application trackers.  DietSensor is one such application, and comes with unique nutritional coaching.  This coaching sets DietSensor apart from other calorie counting applications.

DietSensor’s nutritional coach is suitable for users who want to receive advice to support healthy eating habits that can help to effectively manage or prevent chronic disease (for example, diabetes, cardiovascular disease), get rid of extra pounds, or simply lead a healthier life.

Put simply, there is no other application that offers a nutrient program per meal tailored to your needs and goals and that takes into account your eating habits by measuring meals and helping adapt portions and composition, rather than imposing set menus.

“My favorite feature of the DietSensor app is the Nutritional Coach, which is great because it offers useful information.  It makes suggestions that are unique to my condition.  And, it also provides suggestions for alternative meals or how best to combine meals.”

“With DietSensor, there are two ways to scan your food. One way is with the SCiO food scanner.  The second is to simply use the DietSensor app with its food catalogue.  Both ways are equally helpful.  For homogenous foods, diabetics will want to use the scanner together with the app. They work great and the accuracy is phenomenal.  For non-homogenous foods, use the app and food catalogue.”

How Does It Work?

The coaching program has two sections. The first section consists of tools that enable you to log or modify food choices before eating. The second gives access to nutritional coaching in twelve sequences. The latter allows you to follow the twelve sequences at your own pace and determines how many calories you should burn to maintain a healthy weight.

Each sequence consists of 21 short ‘lessons.’ One lesson analyzes meals and provides useful tips that help you achieve your goals.  You can receive these tips every time you enter your meal.

The app simultaneously  acts like a nutritionist by accompanying you at every meal and providing a calorie counter.   There are several additional programs that encompass various goals including how to lose weight, manage your diet with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, etc.

“As for me, being a diabetic patient, weight loss diets were very complicated and time consuming, especially for the hypoglycemia caused by low calorie intake. The DietSensor Nutritional Coach allows me to stay on track and really succeed.  I’ve lost almost six pounds in a couple of weeks. Most importantly, I am eating healthy and keeping my blood sugar in balance.  I’m still learning new great features that the app senses as well.”


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced!  Plan, scan, measure, and eat smart!

DietSensor Easily Syncs with Your Fitness Tracker or Smart Scale

Connected, wearable devices and accessories are increasingly a part of our everyday life.  The health tech market has exploded with a bewildering selection of accessories and trackers designed to help consumers monitor, record, share and improve their performance in fitness related activities.

However, to achieve sustainable weight loss, it is important to develop a knowledge of how to first achieve and then maintain a balance between the amount of calories consumed and the amount of calories burned.

DietSensor can be synchronized with numerous accessories and fitness trackers and with other applications that calculate calorie expenditure during physical exercise.  This automated feature removes the need for you to log exercise and activities manually, is more accurate, and helps keep you on track to meet your goals.

DietSensor can also connect to your smart scale, enabling  you to weigh yourself and then have the data automatically imported into the DietSensor app where it is represented in simple graphs that chart progress.

Measuring Caloric Intake

Daily monitoring and measurement of fitness activities is important for achieving sustained weight loss.  But, it is also vital to accurately measure the amount of calories consumed versus the amount calories burned. DietSensor will track your diet and ensure that your eating habits correspond and are optimized for peak metabolism and physical activities.

We understand that everyone is different. There is no ’silver bullet’ or one size fits all when it comes to diet and fitness. DietSensor allows you to be flexible in your eating habits.   With DietSensor, you can optimize your personalized diet and nutrition ecosystem by synchronizing with your devices.

DietSensor can be connected to devices and applications from the following companies: Healthkit, Google FitAdidas, Daily Mile, Fitbit, Garmin, iHealth, Jawbone, UP Life Fitness, Microsoft, Misfit, Moves, Runkeeper, Sony, Strava, Suunto, VitaDock, and Withings.

Customer Testimonials:

“DietSensor can be used simultaneously with fitness trackers like the Apple Watch. I do a lot of physical exercise on a daily basis. The application helps me to have a clear picture of the amount of calories I have burned.  Then, it automatically adjusts my eating habits. I do not have to launch the Apple Watch application, everything is done in the background.”

“I have a busy lifestyle, and very little time for physical exercise.  DietSensor is a useful tool for me. It helps me to define the amount of calories that correspond to the amount I burn on a daily basis. My Fitbit automatically sends the amount of calories I burned during my run to DietSensor. The application then tells me if I must eat more or less food during the day.”


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced!