Virtual Nutritionist and Meal Planner Goes Mobile

Eat This Much app, virtual nutritionist, meal planner
Eat This Much app, virtual nutritionist, meal planner
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LOS ANGELES, CA — Healthy eating not only requires discipline but a little bit of planning. An automated nutrition and meal planning service from Los Angeles-based Eat This Much seeks to make that effort easier, especially for folks on the go, with the launch of its first app for the iPhone.

“There is a huge barrier between knowing how you want to eat and the iterating on the many steps required to accomplish your goals, such as calorie counting, getting the right groceries, and selecting recipes. Eat This Much takes all the hassle and monotony out of reaching your desired health outcomes,” said Louis Dementhon, Eat This Much CEO and Founder.

According to the company, it has over 180,00 users who have created over 13 million custom meal plans.

Founded in 2013, Eat This Much tailors meal plans to any diet, constantly adapting to users’ tastes and budget by accessing 200,000 foods and more than 1,500 curated recipes. Features also included on the app are the ability to track gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian diets, with suggestions for incorporating leftovers and preferred ingredients. The free iOS app can be downloaded from the App Store.

Google Reveals Wearable Device for Medical Research

Google x wristband, wearable device, health tracker
Google x wristband, wearable device, health tracker
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — Google recently revealed a wearable device similar to Fitbit but aimed at the medical research market, not consumers, according to published reports.

The health-tracking wristband will “measure pulse, heart rhythm and skin temperature, and also environmental information like light exposure and noise levels,” Bloomberg says.

The device was created by the life sciences division of Google’s super-secret lab, Google X.

Online Healthy Grocer Takes Aim at Chronic Diseases

Sitraa Healthy Marketplace
Source: Sitraa

EDISON, NJ — Combating chronic diseases just got a little easier with the debut of an online healthy grocery marketplace.

Edison, NJ-based Sitraa Inc.,  a technology and healthcare company, launched the Sitraa Health Market Platform to provide users with an online grocery market and to connect them with registered nutritionists.

“We need to change our eating habits,” said Sekhar Divakarun, Sitraa’s co-founder and CEO. “Sitraa Health Platform focuses on the western diet, which is the root cause of chronic diseases. Research shows that food is a key driver of chronic conditions. The current retail market model that just automatically sells every conceived food product, without having a qualified dietitian to advise the buyers, is not working.”

The Sitraa online marketplace is geared toward changing the eating habits of its subscribers and providing them with healthy options and access to expert advice. Site features include personalized advice from nutritionists, tips on shopping lists, advice on dining out, the ability to search for individual products and receive recommendations based on your profile, and much more.

Membership plans start at $9.95 a month.