Get healthy and shed some kilos with the UAE’s first scientific weight-loss app
How many times have you promised you’ll make time for something only to break said promise and never get round to it? Procrastination is not only a thief of time, it can also cause health problems, especially when that thing you’re putting off is starting a diet.
The arrival of a new app is now making it easier than ever to become healthier without having to give an inordinate amount of our precious time to it. The brainchild of 27-year-old entrepreneur Dev Aditya Khosla, weightmonitor UAE is the country’s first app-based scientific weight-loss programme. Sign up and you’ll get access to a dedicated personal nutritionist along with a motivational scoring tool to help lose weight and stay fit.
One of the key advantages of weightmonitor is the fact that it cuts out the need to visit a nutritionist each week, allowing members to consult an expert several times a day. These consultations will take several forms, including Skype meetings, chats via the app itself, a daily food diary, score reviews by the nutritionist and weekly weigh-ins.
“Weightmonitor UAE not only provides the convenience and affordability of a dedicated personal nutritionist to each client but also uses customers’ food data to indicate performance targets to help people stay motivated while on the programme,” says Khosla. “It’s a one-stop app for good health and weight loss for everyone.”
Another beauty of weightmonitor is that it’s very cost effective when compared to the traditional weight-loss route. So save those dirhams while you shed those pounds… From Dhs499 (three-month package). Available for iOS and Android from the official website, www.weightmonitor.ae.
Top tips for dieting
From weightmoniter UAE’s nutritionist Ishi Khosla
Baby steps Start with small, sustainable dietary changes. A reduction of just a teaspoon of sugar a day amounting to 20 calories can help you lose about 1kg in a year.
Diet redefined The best diet is the one you never feel you’re on – that is, it’s completely integrated with you and you should be able to follow it for the rest of your life. If not, work towards making it like that. Find comfort in it and love it, or chances are, it will be short-lived.
Make a good diet your partner for life There is no diet or exercise programme that is permanent. The good news is that when diet principles become a part of your subconscious, following them as a way of life is not a struggle. This results in a heightened sense of wellbeing and a change in your relationship with food.
Set smart goals Be realistic with yourself. For some, a loss of two to four kilos a month is okay. Set small targets.
You are what you eat Smart eating lowers the intake of calories by almost 50 percent and increases energy levels. Eating right and getting all the nutrients your body needs helps many to overcome cravings and correct abnormal eating patterns.