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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.

 

When it comes to losing weight, can you outrun a bad diet?

Eat like our grandparents … and cut out bread for optimal weight loss, says Pat Divilly

Read the full article at: www.irishtimes.com

When it comes to lose weight, many people make the mistake of focusing on exercise, but later research has shown that exercise is not enough, and that we should cut back on calorie intake. Physics activity reduces the risk of a range of ailments such as heart disease, dementia, some cancers and Type 2 Diabetes, as well as reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Unfortunately it doesn’t promote weight loss according to the study. The findings of Prof Herman Pontzer shows  the need to focus on diet when it comes to managing weight, or preventing or reversing unhealthy weight gain. So let’s us introduce you to the DietSensor! Dietsensor is the first instant nutrition coaching app 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 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. It’s an extremely popular option for people looking to really get their arms around their portion size, daily caloric goals and intake, and start keeping an eye on the foods they eat. We have built algorithms which identifies the causes of your recurring diet setbacks, or which food you should add or cut off. DietSensor helps you recognize and understand your own habit patterns and advises you accordingly to prevent them from happening. You can pre-order today on: www.dietsensor.com/wait-list. Being able to know exactly what’s in every mouthful of food you eat is every dieter’s dream. This incredible DietSensor device is about to make that dream a reality. Be the first to get the game-changing new DietSensor App AND qualify for the Early Bird Discount on your Dietsensor subscription https://www.dietsensor.com/early-bird-subscription/

Adult Obesity in the United States: The State of Obesity

According to the most recent data, rates of obesity now exceed 35 percent in three states (Arkansas, West Virginia and Mississippi), 22 states have rates above 30 percent, 45 states are above 25 percent, and every state is above 20 percent. Arkansas has the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 21.3 percent. The data show that 23 of 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest.

Read the full article at: stateofobesity.org

U.S adult obesity rates remained mostly steady — but high — this past year, increasing in Kansas, Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Utah and remaining stable in the rest. Arkansas had the highest adult obesity rate at 35.9 percent, while Colorado had the lowest at 21.3 percent. Obesity puts some 78 million Americans at an increased risk for a range of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. About 150 million 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 the SCiO, the world’s first handled spectrometer, 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. However a first scale will 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/.  

 

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DietSensor : Food Tips to Prevent, Control and Reverse Diabetes

Diabetes is on the rise, yet most cases are preventable and some can even be reversed. Taking steps to prevent and control diabetes doesn’t mean living in deprivation; it means eating a tasty, balanced diet that will also boost your energy and improve your mood. You don’t have to give up sweets entirely or resign yourself to a lifetime of bland food. With these tips, you can still take pleasure from your meals without feeling hungry or deprived.

Read full article here : helpguide.org

The number of adults worldwide affected by diabetes has quadrupled since 1980 to 422 million, the World Health Organisation has warned in a report on World Health Day. Nearly one in 11 people are now affected by the disease, with obesity and unhealthy eating included in the factors driving the rise. Diabetes and obesity does not have to be death sentence. Maintain the right balance between diabetes and nutrition and you can live a long, normal life. At DietSensor, we believe that patients can manage their diabetes with  medication and diet and we aim at making your life easier while enjoying your meal without worrying about being off-track! What you eat – and when you eat it – will affect your blood sugar levels. DietSensor helps you recognize and understand your own habit patterns as it is the first instant nutrition coach with sensors that automates nutrient counting based on your goals or the conditions you have, such as diabetes or high cholesterol. The app scans your food to show you its full nutritional breakdown. Save time and eliminate errors from manual entry and get your DietSensor now ! Join our list  https://dietsensor.com/dev/wait-list/ and pre-order the dietsensor and the SciO scanner today and pay on delivery, in September 2016.

Why reduced-fat foods are making you fat

A whopping 65 percent of people want to reduce the amount of fat in their diets, according to a recent Nielson survey, despite overwhelming research that shows low-fat diets may actually promote weight gain.

 So how has this monster of myth lived for so long?

Because people still think fat makes them fat, says Donald K. Layman, Ph.D., professor emeritus of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois.

 And because the government’s new Dietary Guidelines for Americans still tell them to cut down on fat intake, particularly saturated fat.

Read the full article at: au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

However, when you cut fat, you’re more likely to overdo it in the calorie department—upping your risk of weight gain, obesity, and related conditions like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. If you are obese or overweight, you have an increased risk of developing various health problems. Even a modest amount of weight loss can help to reduce your increased health risks. The best chance of losing weight and keeping the weight off, is to be committed to a change in lifestyle. This includes eating a healthy diet and doing some regular physical activity. Thanks to the DietSensor app, all these dreams are now real ! The DietSensor app, which uses SCiO, the world’s first pocket spectrometer, to instantaneously scan your food and give you it’s nutritional value. Within the app, it shows the how much carbohydrates, fats, and proteins are in what you’ve scanned and weighted, and counts it against your recommended daily intake. If you want to know exactly what’s in everything you eat, but just can’t be bothered with the endless measuring, calorie counting, and ingredient logging, this device might be perfect for you. For more info, visit us on www.dietsensor.com

How to Get the Most Out Of Your Diet App

This article says we have a love/hate relationship with diet apps, they help us on the road to success but recording everything you eat and do can get…exhausting. When we hit “app fatigue” we end up cutting corners and actually getting less out of the app. It gives a few tips for keeping up the motivation for app’ing so that it is more effective than stressful.

Read the full article at: blog.aicr.org

With DietSensor, food logging automation will become possible, with SCiO, the first molecular sensor that fits in your hand, and with the first bluetooth pocket scale. Almost the magic tool that diet apps users dream of. Get to know how DietSensor works here