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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.

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! 

FITNESS WEARABLES DON’T GUARANTEE YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT

Hoping to pop on a wearable fitness tracker and watch the pounds melt off? Dieters are better off using another strategy.

Maintaining a healthy body weight, self monitoring of food intake and physical activity, are the centerpiece of behavioral weight loss intervention programs. However, a new study out of the University of Pittsburgh showed that members of a group who wore fitness trackers lost less weight than a group that tracked their fitness manually, and we’re not surprised at all. In fact, overweight adults who did not wear fitness trackers during the two year weight loss study, failed to shed more pounds that those who did use them.

Why Widgets don’t work?

It’s a good question. We thought that it is due to several reasons. One is that when you start wearing this technology, when you do weight loss, you have to pay attention to what you eat, when you eat, how much you eat, how much activity you do… and all those things are very important! Thus by giving somebody these wearables, it may put such an emphasis on focussing to what they are doing that they lose track of what they are eating and how much they are eating and so on. So they lose track of the other things that are really important to manage their weight.

Wearable fitness trackers can count your steps and track you movements, but they don’t, apparently, contribute to lose weight. In fact, you might lose more weight without them.

Although wearable devices have the potential to promote health behavior change, this change may not be driven by these devices alone and this had been small scale and short term, and that wearable tracking devices alone won’t drive health behavior change, according to researchers.

Losing weight can be fun, maintaining that loss often becomes a tedious, never-ending obstacle. Sustaining fat loss demands determination, big-picture focus, and uncomfortably saying “no” to your carb-pushing aunt’s chunky cheesecake brownies.

A balanced and health-promoting lifestyle, which should include moderate physical activity, a balanced and healthful diet, adequate sleep, and effective stress management, can improve these conditions, lead to weight loss, and improve one’s overall quality of life.

In competitive, mature markets, there is a number of players, positioned as either product specialists or market specialists, including DietSensor, that have designed personalized platforms to promote an active lifestyle and well-being based on nutrition behavior changes, thus adding value to the existing data analysis such as wearables devices. DietSensor’s core goal is to stem the growth of diabetes and obesity by providing people with access to real-time, real world applications that can better manage their condition.

At DietSensor, we are convinced « what gets measured, gets managed! » Weight, diet and physical activity trackers often help you measure your progress but fail in telling you how to improve your habits or give you the support you need.

 

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.

Read the full article at: www.huffingtonpost.com

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.

Overweight And Pregnant: DietSensor Helps You To Manage Weight Gain During Pregnancy

New research suggests gorging on junk food in pregnancy increases the risk a woman’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will suffer metabolic problems. The sad part is that the findings show the risks remains even if their offspring consume healthy diets.

Read the full article at: www.dailymail.co.uk

If you started off your pregnancy carrying too much weight for your height, you’re far from alone. More than two-thirds of reproductive-age women in the United States are overweight and obese. If your diet has included too much fast food, soda, and sweets, now is the time to change! Research, planning, and tracking helps you eat well during pregnancy thus reducing your risk of pregnancy problems like gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. We all know that’s indeed a tiring process, that’s why at DietSensor, we have thought of everything to help have an easy life! The DietSensor app is a User-Friendly app, taking you 10 times fewer clicks to log a food than with other manual input methods.  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. It also includes an innovative progression chart which gives you comprehensive information on how to eat healthy foods while enjoying your pregnancy and stay on track. You can pre-order today on: www.dietsensor.com/wait-list

Specific diet plan works better than drugs for type 2 diabetes, study shows

Highly structured nutrition therapy helped type 2 diabetes patients reach health goals similar to those accomplished with medications, researchers report. « This is very encouraging since participants un the study have lived with type 2 diabetes for more than 10 years and were not able to control their blood glucose or weight with multiple medications. »

Read the full article at: www.upi.com

DietSensor can tell you what’s in your food just by scanning it. It’s like ’Star Trek,’ but, you know, for real! The DietSensor 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. According to Remy Bonnasse and his wife, the app that they developed for the SCIO Dietsensor, could work for anyone who wants to monitor their food intake, but the real audience is people with chronic health conditions like heart disease or diabetes. “When you have heart disease or type 2 diabetes you have to balance carbs, fat and protein, so the advice can give them goals they should follow and tell them what to cut back or or suggest foods that will balance out their meal,” Bonnasse said. The DietSensor provides you an innovative progression chart which 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. You can pre-order today on: www.dietsensor.com/wait-list

How Eating Nuts Could Help Lower Diabetes Risk

A recent study shows that people who regularly eat tree nuts — including almonds, macadamias, pistachios, walnuts and cashews — also have lower risks for Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and heart disease. However eating unlimited amounts can easily add an extra hundred calories a day to you diet, which could lead to weight gain and increased cholesterol levels. DietSensor, the scanner-and-app combo, introduced at CES 2016, aims to make healthy eating easier. Discover how !

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Even though nuts have health benefits, that doesn’t mean you can go hog-wild with your portions. According to Dr. Melina Jampolis, diet and fitness expert, people should not eat more than a quarter of a cup of nuts or seeds a day, since they have so many calories from fat. We know how hard it is to find the time to monitor what you are eating when you have a busy schedule. However, it is necessary to track what we eat before it becomes a problem as monitoring nutrition is the only solution to reserve these trends. The DietSensor is here to simplify the process for you! It seems pretty simple in theory: It is a User-Friendly app, taking you 10 times fewer clicks to log a food than with other manual input methods. For even more precise and accurate analysis, our app integrates with the SCiO spectrometric scanner to identify the chemical makeup of what you are about to eat. DietSensor gives accurate results with any homogeneous food, even with homemade dishes and beverages that do not have a nutritional label. DietSensor’s innovative progression chart gives comprehensive information on carbs, fat, protein, calories, and alcohol levels to provide customized nutrition goals. Some of this might seem obvious, but you’ll be surprised at the detail that can go into a healthy diet. There’s even a Smart Scale Diet to help you measure exactly how much food you’re consuming. A first kitchen scale will be available this year, and a pocket size scale should come in 2017. For more info visit DietSensor.com or join our list dietsensor.com/wait-list/.  

Beginning Nutrition: The Facts About Protein, Carbs & Fat

If you want to see best results from a training program, proper nutrition is critical. This means proper intake of calories, macro nutrients – protein, carbs & fats… Learn why they are important and the best time to have them. 

Read the full article at: www.bodybuilding.com

The old saying is you can’t out-train a bad diet. At DietSensor, our aim is to make it easier for you to understand all the myths that surround the foods you love. Of course, exercise is also extremely important. If the engine is broken, it doesn’t matter what type of fuel you add to the machine. But if the fuel is terrible, your body still won’t function the way you want. It’s obvious to have fears of high protein diets, high fat diets, and really any type of carbohydrates restriction diets. Eating has become an overcomplicated mess that creates more stress than needed. The DietSensor’s app, is a smart app which pairs via Bluetooth with the SCiO sensor, a smart food scanner that helps you to change that mindset and better manage chronicle conditions and fitness with a deep understanding of your own habit patterns and advises you accordingly. With DietSensor, a click of the sensor before eating, we will know exactly if the food meets the set nutritional goals. DietSensor is aimed at people with conditions that require them to keep a close eye on their diet or to people who want to. SCiO with DietSensor can be especially helpful to diabetics, or people with cardiovascular disease. So start eating healthier with minimum effort! For more info, visit us on DietSensor.com or you can share your thoughts on our our Facebook page or tweet them to @DietSensor