New “Food Selfies” Diet App Embeds Real Dietitian Guidance

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The Food Selfies mobile app combines professional guidance with personal flexibility – a true “pocket dietitian” to help users improve their diet and nutrition at a fraction of the cost of professional in-person dietitian services

Today, A Personal Dietitian is announcing the next mobile diet platform, The Food Selfies Diet. The Food Selfies mobile app will be available for the iPhone and is especially helpful for those with metabolic syndrome – a cluster of conditions that include obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, and elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels that increase risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

What we eat has a direct effect on all aspects of health, particularly metabolic syndrome, and healthcare professionals and insurers are turning to diet apps and online programs as an efficient, lower cost way to provide the professional nutrition guidance that most people need. A recent Manhattan Research survey shows that only one-third of physicians currently recommend patients’ use of a mobile health app.

”The problem is that most diet apps are designed by programmers who lack nutrition knowledge and the expertise to make diets practical and easy to follow. Current diet apps that contract with dietitians to fill this need have been done as an add-on service in the form of phone consultations and email, making it a costly and time consuming venture that does not address the challenge of lowering health care costs for the millions of people who are overweight and have risk of life-style diseases,” said Carolyn Classick-Kohn, MS, RD, co-creator of The Food Selfies Diet.

What’s significant about the new Food Selfies Diet is is that it provides robust virtual dietitian guidance in the app itself, reducing cost to millions of app users. In addition, for those who need it, the Personal Dietitian team also provides direct phone/email support. However by integrating the evidence-based practices of dietitian-created individualized meal plans, structured diets, goal setting, nutritional balance, self-monitoring and behavior strategies with a proprietary program that uses ”Food Selfies” or food photos tied to accurate nutrition data, users will have much of the professional guidance and personal flexibility they need at their fingertips, a true ”pocket dietitian”.

”Since diets are customized to match specific health goals, users can track their daily food choices against meaningful nutrition goals that are tied to health outcomes and they can share their weekly progress data with their physician, dietitian, or fitness coach instead of randomly eating and tracking foods” said Craig Kohn, a teacher and app developer, co-creator of The Food Selfies Diet.

”This should attract the attention of insurers and healthcare professionals because we now have a very low cost way to deliver professional diet help, plus a way to measure and track key data points from millions of potential users that will help identify successful diet and weight loss strategies. We need this data to help validate and direct the future of self help technologies applied to health and lifestyle interventions and make a real impact on the cost of healthcare,” said Carolyn Classick-Kohn.

To learn more about the Food Selfies Diet app, visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/biki-the-food-selfies-diet/x/6546033

About A Personal Dietitian LLC
Headquartered in San Diego, California, A Personal Dietitian was founded in 1999 and specializes in providing personalized diets for both men and women, custom-tailored to their specific needs.
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