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Your HAPIcoach is now accessible wherever you go!

Here’s a fantastic new update to HAPIcoach. No need to download an app, as 1:1 nutrition coaching can now be accessed through Web browsers on any smartphone, desktop or tablet.

Now that HAPIcoach has been optimized to work on all these devices, uploading meal photos and getting advice from HAPIcoach’s team of experts will be so much more convenient. All the features you love with the HAPIcoach app are available, from meal logging, meal commenting, and personal messaging with your coach.

What does this mean for you? Well, you don’t have to worry if you forget your smartphone. HAPIcoach is now with you anywhere you go. Access is no longer limited to just iOS and Android (You can now use it with your Windows phone, Blackberry and others.)  As long as you have access to a browser and an internet connection, you can access your HAPIcoach account, log your meal and get your nutritionist’s advice. No meal will go unlogged. And the more consistently you update your meal diary, the better you get into the food tracking habit and personal diet improvements so you can finally keep those stubborn pounds off for good.

Try it now on HAPIcoach.com

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To Determine Sound Weight Loss Advice, Use MoBaVa

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The pool of information on the internet can be overwhelming. Nutrition and weight-loss tips and tricks are being showered to us from different sources and websites. Even our friends share links on social media, persuading others to follow some  fly-by-night blogs and articles written by people who claim themselves nutrition coaches, while boasting vast knowledge in wellness. But many of the diet regimens that are being recommending are turning out to be so restrictive, unsustainable and can potentially put our health in serious jeopardy. And so, how will we discern the good information that are being paraded in front of us?

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First, don’t just read the title of the link, read the whole article. Sometimes, titles can be so misleading that people tend to share these links without realizing that they have been a victim of click-bait.

Next, upon reading, check if  article is promoting “MoBaVa”. MoBaVa stands for Moderation, Balance and Variety. Full-fledged nutrition coaches know the importance of these three elements for weight loss and healthy eating.

Let’s discuss the three:

Moderation- Countering the typical misconception of “dieting” that can be an excruciating array of restrictions, moderation only suggests that you have your meals in controlled portions, well distributed throughout the day. Smart eating coaches know that eating in moderation (meaning not too much, yet not too little) is the key for you to avoid unnecessary extra calories, while keeping your metabolism going.

Which one?

Balance- We all know that our bodies need different kinds of nutrients that are necessary to sustain our daily activities and involuntary processes. Having enough of each necessary nutrient can make us perform optimally. However, the keyword here is “balance”. Our meals should have a good balance of macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats, micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals, and of course, water.  Nonetheless, some people who claim to be nutrition coaches eliminate important macronutrients totally from the menu, carbohydrates being the best example. Carbohydrates are vital in providing energy. The glucose that it produces is also the food of our brain. Some advocate using protein as a source of energy, which is not a good idea since protein’s primary purpose is to build and repair muscles and other tissues. Also, too much protein without having enough water can also put burden in our kidneys, thus, can promote some form of kidney diseases in the long run.

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Variety- There is no such thing as superfood, in which all the nutrients that you need are present in one particular food item alone. We need variety for us to meet all the nutrients our bodies need. One food item has its unique edge, which may not present in another. Weight loss and healthy eating requires variety in food selections. It’s quite hard to imagine always having the same type of food everyday. But just the same, some people binge certain food items, like banana, for instance, saying that it’s much superior to weight loss compared to other fruits. While others indulge on celery because they have read somewhere that it has “negative” calories. These food items are not bad. But it’s also not good to abuse them just for the sake of an abrupt weight-loss. Having too much of a food item can make you get tired of the food eventually while not reaping the benefits of having a variety. In a nutshell, your meal should be in melody. Not monotonous.

If you have sufficiently seen that an article promotes these three, then this is the time you should feel comfortable following the article or sharing it with your friends. If you are still not confident with the content, ask your diet coach for further information and experts’ insights. They will be more than glad to help.

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HAPIcoach – Lose Weight and Eat Better in Just 5 Days

Now, you can add one more list of the things you can do on your smartphone: improve your diet, lose weight, and get healthier.

We know the basics, like drink enough water, avoid fatty, salty, processed food. But not all of the things that’s good for us we know to do. Thankfully, there are nutritionists and dietitians whose primary job is to know what’s best for our nourishment, and advise us to make the right choices for our health. But who has the time, and frankly, the motivation to really go to a nutritionist’s clinic regularly enough to make actual impact on his weight and overall health?

Enter HAPIcoach – the app that lets you improve your eating habits in just 5 days

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HAPIcoach works by allowing you to take pictures of your daily food intake and meals and send them to real life HAPIcoach nutrition experts and registered dietitians to get advice on your daily meals and food choices.

The HAPIcoach app works in three easy steps:

  1. Use your mobile device to take a picture of your meal.
  2. Log 10 meals within 5 days.
  3. Once you achieve this, an actual nutritional expert will analyze your meals and give you tips through a personalized report. Through the app, they can give you helpful advice on your habits and food choices, helping you to meet your goals that you have worked out together.

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And for a more well rounded approach to your nutritional coaching, the HAPIcoach app also  integrates with the devices as the HAPI Connected Scale with Smart Body Analyser and the HAPI Activity Tracker, and soon, the HAPI Blood Pressure Monitor. The information gathered from these devices will be shared via the app both for your personal monitoring, as well as to inform your coach about your vitals and progress.

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The regular daily communication with your HAPIcoach, partnered with the ability to track your level of activity, weight, blood pressure, and other vital information about you, is a powerful way you can develop good habits and make self-improvements that will make a lasting impact on your health and your overall well-being.

Visit HAPIcoach.com to log your first meal.