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March 11, 2014



Do Calorie Trackers Work?

Manual calorie trackers may be a thing of the past.

It’s a sobering statistic: Up to 98% of diets fail. There are many reasons people fail to lose weight or keep it off, but according to an interview with Jessica Bartfield, MD, a nutrition and weight management specialize at the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care, the number one reasons diets fail is underestimating calorie intake.

Dr. Bartfield recommends “writing down everything that you eat” to help keep track of how many calories you consume everyday. Many calorie tracking apps and wearable devices allow you to keep track of what you eat electronically, by entering your meals, scanning barcodes, or taking pictures of what you eat. However, these tools don’t work well for everyone who wants to keep track of their calorie intake.

Two major drawbacks of manual calorie tracking:

  1. It’s a hassle. Who wants to spend quality time searching a database for the calorie count of salad dressing, when you could be enjoying your meal? If tracking calories isn’t easy, you’re unlikely to stick with it over the long term.
  2. It’s error-prone. Unless you measure or weigh everything you eat and drink (again—hassle!), you’ll have to estimate, which leads to errors. It’s even harder to get an accurate calorie count when you eat out and you’re not in control of what goes on in the kitchen.

Truly automatic calorie tracking makes it easy to manage your diet.

Healbe GoBe™ is the first and only way to automatically measure calorie intake—with no need for ongoing manual input. GoBe uses Healbe FLOW™ Technology, the patented innovation that combines data from three sensors—a pressure sensor, impedance sensor, and accelerometer—with an advanced algorithm, to read the amount of glucose in your cells, through your skin. 

No matter what you eat or drink, GoBe tells you how many calories you’re taking in, along with calories burned during any activity. GoBe also measures your hydration, stress, and sleep status.

Tell it nothing. Know everything. GoBe You.

With truly automatic calorie measurement, you can be your best, healthiest self, with less effort. It is that simple.

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