Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, November 12th 2014 [ME NewsWire]
"Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are". In accordance to this 200-year-old mantra, the condition of your body is a reflection of the nutritional quality of the foods you consume. Oviva, a Swiss based company, launches a new app aiming to break new grounds in nutritional counseling to fight obesity and improve health.
Multiple factors in our daily life contribute to the cause obesity, unhealthy eating and food addiction and many may not have the time or finances to seeking nutritional counseling. Oviva: My personal dietitian now provides users with daily online interaction with a real, accredited dietitian who monitors their eating and tailors their nutrition plan according to their goals from the convenience of their smartphones. The personalised attention and simple logging via the user’s smartphone significantly increases weight-loss success and improvements in lifestyle.
Oviva dietitians help users adopt dietary patterns that are less susceptible to relapse and are maintained long-term; all of which are centered around evidence-based practice. Sandra Mikhail, head of nutrition and dietetics at Oviva, states “our app aims to connect users with real, qualified dietitians and not just anyone claiming to be a nutrition expert. We help our clients reach healthier lifestyles and reduce weight, from the convenience of their phones.” Dietitians offer daily motivation and feedback once every weekday based on goal setting and a food photo log. Also, personalised attention is provided based on users’ needs. Seeking professional advice shouldn’t be costly; hence services via the app are affordable with the choice of different packages users can choose from.
Multiple collaborations with experts in the field of nutrition, endocrinology and fitness ensure that scientifically validated standards are met. In the UAE, current collaborations are underway with Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre, connecting families of children with disability to qualified dietitians. Additionally, BounceBack physiotherapy clinic is Oviva’s second recent partner in the UAE.
The app is available for download from the iTunes App store for apple devices and Google Play for android devices. Oviva: My personal dietitian has launched in Switzerland in September and is expected to expand further to Germany, the UK and other countries in the next months.
Oviva AG was founded in 2013 by a team of experts, led by Dr. Yves Nordmann, with a mission to create the best mobile-based weight-loss coach service for adults and adolescents. Oviva’s unique application has already been highly appreciated by nutritionists and nutrition associations such the Swiss Society for Nutrition and continues to gain popularity in the health industry in Switzerland, Europe and now the Middle East. For more information, visit http://www.ovivacoach.com
Sandra Mikhail, Head of Nutrition and Dietetics