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DietSensor’s New Premium Plan Offers Smart Food Suggestions

It is no easy task to navigate the endless directions and advice from thousands of food experts.  Nor is it easy to stick to an daily nutrition recommendation.  Did I eat the recommended 15% of the daily intake of proteins? What about 50% of carbohydrates?

At DietSensor, eating healthy is what we do. The new DietSensor solution will help you to stay balanced. Our team of doctors and nutritionists have designed a new Premium plan that will make it easy for you to achieve your goals.

Most importantly, DietSensor makes meal planning, food tracking and portion control easy, accurate and quick, by perfectly balancing each meal with the foods you like in mere seconds!

Key Benefits:

  • Count Calories and Nutrients:  The DietSensor mobile app counts calories and nutrients and lets you know how much of each you have available for your next meal.
  • Personalized for You:  Everything is personalized to your health profile and weight loss goal. The data relies on scientific evidence and avoids marketing diets that can be harmful.
  • Quick and Easy:  In less than 4 clicks, you can compose a balanced meal, guided by our Food Suggestions tool.

Nutritional recommendations are calculated for your profile in real time and translated into compatible food suggestions.  The DietSensor Food Suggestions tool makes it possible to treat yourself while meeting your goals.  Meal planning is made easy by DietSensor.

Client Testimonial:

“I always thought I could achieve weight loss just by cutting fats.  I have been proven wrong many times. Since I started to use DietSensor, I realized that I was depriving myself of important nutrients and that the number of carbs I ate for each meal was preventing me losing weight.”  – November 2016


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!

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/

Dieting, exercise or combination of both equally effective in improving cardiovascular health

Which works better to improve the cardiovascular health of those who are overweight – dieting, exercise or a combination of both? A Saint Louis University study finds it doesn’t matter which strategy you choose – it’s the resulting weight loss that is the protective secret sauce.

Read the full article at: www.news-medical.net

Another strategy which can be used in order to fight against a bad dieting is the DietSensor technology. The app and the scan helps you to fix all unhealthy habit by having a nutritional coach within your smartphones. The guidelines of the app will help you better manage chronicle conditions and fitness. 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. These information will be based on his health profile and DietSensor, with doctors and registered nutritionists, establishes advices driven by evidence based medicine.

Dietsensor marks the beginning of the next generation of nutrition tracking tools. It is a User-Friendly app, taking you 10 times fewer clicks to log a food than with other manual input methods.

You can pre-order dietsensor and the SciO scanner today and pay on delivery, in September 2016. https://www.dietsensor.com/wait-list/

Added fructose is ‘a principal driver of type 2 diabetes’

In Mayo Clinic Proceedings, experts urge drastic reductions in the consumption of added sugar.

Read the full article at: www.elsevier.com

Recent studies have shown that added sugars, particularly those containing fructose, are a principal driver of diabetes and pre-diabetes, even more so than other carbohydrates.  So why portion control matters ? When you have type 2 diabetes, you need to gauge portion sizes correctly, so you know how many calories and carbohydrates you’re taking in and how they’ll affect your blood sugar. Learning what a portion size actually is – and eating that amount – is tricky. People are notoriously bad at estimating what, say, a cup of breakfast cereal looks like. Let’s make it simple ! Meet the DietSensor app, the smart food scanner which pairs via Bluetooth with the SCiO sensor, and which has a small infrared sensor on one end. DietSensor is a handheld scanner that connects to an app on your smartphone via Bluetooth. When you point it at the food and click, it’s able to detect its nutritional value and send a detailed report straight to your phone via Bluetooth in seconds.

From calorie count and carbohydrate percentage to fat and protein levels, this tiny food psychic can determine the chemical makeup of both food and drink to give you a real, and often stark, insight into the grub you’re about to eat.  Isn’t it amazing ? Being able to know exactly what’s in every mouthful of food you eat is every dieter’s dream. This incredible DietSensor is about to make that dream a reality. For more news on our app, you can visit DietSensor.com!

The World Is Getting Fatter and No One Knows How to Stop It

Humanity is putting on weight. Across the globe, in wealthy countries and developing nations, among children and adults, an increasing number of people are overweight or obese. Today, nearly 40 percent of the world’s adults fall into one of those categories, according to new estimates by a global network of researchers called the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration.  

Read the full article at: www.bloomberg.com

What has happened? Why have we gotten fatter? What should we be doing about it?

For decades the medical profession has recommended that we reduce our fat intake. We have. We lowered our fat intake from 40 percent to 30 percent of total calories. Why then have obesity, and the diabetes that often accompanies it, become so prevalent? It appears that the advice that doctors gave, and in most cases are still giving, was wrong.The main culprit is not fat, but excess sugar. We made the huge mistake of swapping sugar for fat. We doubled our fructose consumption and we have reaped a whirlwind.

The sad truth is that conventional ideas — eat less, run more — do not work long term. Counting calories, exercising for hours every day and trying to ignore your hunger? That’s needless suffering and it wastes your time and precious willpower.  However there’s a better way. There is no magic pills or potions involved. You’ll only need to eat delicious and healthy food. Meet the DietSensor app  — the best nutritional coaching app to help you eat healthily, control diabetes, manage obesity and fitness. 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, everyday, without a huge effort). The DietSensor mobile application was developed to help users better manage their health, by providing accurate, easily nutritional information, especially for those who are suffering from being overweight or with chronicle diseases related to nutrition. The solution : a pocket portable molecular sensor and a mobile application – it’s that simple !

So what do you think? Can we get the stats moving in the opposite direction? What are your biggest barriers to healthy eating and weight control? Please share your thoughts on our Facebook page or tweet them to @DietSensor  ! You can pre-order dietsensor and the SciO scanner today and pay on delivery, in September 2016. https://dietsensor.com/dev/wait-list/

How safe is fructose for persons with or without diabetes?

In this issue of the journal, Livesey and Taylor (1) present a meta-analysis of clinical trials evaluating the effects of fructose intake. They concluded that fructose is safe at doses of <90 g/d and that it may have the added benefit of lowering concentrations of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c). This meta-analysis is difficult to interpret, because it involves randomized and nonrandomized studies of differing designs, mixed populations (diabetic and non diabetic  lean and obese), different control diets (including some sucrose-based diets that contained fructose), different study durations, and limited endpoints; it also represents an analysis by an industry-sponsored group of a highly selected list of studies

Read the full article at: ajcn.nutrition.org

We revisit an old hypothesis that sugar, particularly excessive fructose intake, has a critical role in the epidemic of cardiorenal disease. The epidemic of cardiorenal disease is characterized by increasing rates of obesity, hypertension, the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and kidney disease. This may also explain why certain subgroups, such as African Americans, are particularly prone to disease. Clearly, much more work needs to be done to prove or disprove this hypothesis. Anyway, having a balanced diet often goes along with less pre-packaged processed food with added fructose. But many of us like pre-packaged processed food because it is easier to count what you eat. For people with chronicle diseases, counting food intake is much more simple. But what if we could count homemade food with a mere click of a button? Sounds Science fiction? That’s why we worked hard to develop this sleek, snappy, little app just for you. 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. So, no excuse, start eating healthy and get rid of fructose without stopping counting your food intake. Visit www.dietensor.com

Fructose overload linked with 20% diabetes prevalence – Infographic

A sea of research now suggests that fructose, especially high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), is taking a devastating toll on your health. It is a MAJOR factor in the increasing rates of obesity and chronic diseases all over the world.

But if fructose is wreaking havoc on everyone’s health, then why is it still found in a wide array of food products today?

Appalling Facts About Fructose:

Fructose is a sweetener usually derived from corn, and is now the single largest calorie source of Americans. Fifty-five percent of sweeteners used by food and beverage manufacturers today are made from HFCS, because it’s cheaper and 20 percent sweeter than regular table sugar (sucrose). In fact, the number one source of calories in the United States today is soda, which is sweetened with large HFCS amounts.

It is unsurprising that an average American now consumes roughly 47 pounds of cane sugar and 35 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup every year.

Just take a look at the wide array of health conditions that fructose is linked to:

-Insulin resistance and obesity
-Elevated blood pressure
-Elevated triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol
-Depletion of vitamins and minerals
-Cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, arthritis, and gout

And here’s the sad truth: not everyone is aware that fructose lurks in most processed foods and fast foods, even in those that have been touted “sugar-free” or “low-calorie”!

Read the full article at: www.mercola.com

According to ahealthblog.com, countries which make use of HFCS in their food supplies had a 20% greater prevalence of diabetes compared to countries that didn’t make use of HFCS. The study also showed that association of HFCS with the increase in the prevalence of diabetes happened independent of obesity levels and total sugar intake.

Out of 42 countries analyzed, the US has the highest per capita HFCS consumption. Countries having higher usage of HFCS had an average type 2 diabetes prevalence of 8% in comparison to 6.7% in countries not making use of HFCS.

The researchers suggest that this link is most likely driven by larger amounts of fructose in beverages and foods manufactured with HFCS. Glucose and fructose are both found in ordinary sugar in equal quantities, but HFCS has a higher percentage of fructose. The greater content of fructose makes HFCS sweeter and gives processed foods better appearance and greater stability.

See full infographic here:

http://www.mercola.com/infographics/fructose-overload.htm