Losing weight is difficult. It’s very difficult for a lay person to know where the calories are sneaking in, what foods to eat, what not to eat. For working parents getting a weekly shop is a dreaded chore. As dietitians we are always being approached by friends, family and clients to create personalised meal plans, giving them an exact step-by-step plan of exactly what to eat and when, in order to lose weight with minimal effort. This process of creating meal plans is labour intensive; it is time consuming to make a long term meal plan and once complete it is set in stone, there is no room for the user to customise it without returning to the dietitian or risking losing progress.

We recognised that, should this process be successfully automated, it would both save a huge amount of resources and produce a better meal plan service than a human ever could. We set out to ascertain the viability of this technology, eventually creating a database and algorithms achieving just this.
The D...
Losing weight is difficult. It’s very difficult for a lay person to know where the calories are sneaking in, what foods to eat, what not to eat. For working parents getting a weekly shop is a dreaded chore. As dietitians we are always being approached by friends, family and clients to create personalised meal plans, giving them an exact step-by-step plan of exactly what to eat and when, in order to lose weight with minimal effort. This process of creating meal plans is labour intensive; it is time consuming to make a long term meal plan and once complete it is set in stone, there is no room for the user to customise it without returning to the dietitian or risking losing progress.

We recognised that, should this process be successfully automated, it would both save a huge amount of resources and produce a better meal plan service than a human ever could. We set out to ascertain the viability of this technology, eventually creating a database and algorithms achieving just this.
The Digital Dietitian is a mobile solution. The user inputs personal information as well as their weight goal and our software will then calculate their calorie requirement (from a clinically validated formula). Based on this information a 7 day meal plan is generated, detailing exact recipes, meals and snacks for the week. Each meal can be customised or swapped out for another option by the user. A shopping list is created from the customised meal plan which, through integration with grocery retailers APIs, will allow users to complete their shopping from the comfort of their home. A new meal plan is generated each week. By plugging straight into the shopping process, we actually make this weight loss tool a time-saver, where every competitor is a time-consumer.

Created by registered dietitians, the Digital Dietitan is a solution to a problem identified in clinical practise, that is immediately applicable to a market of over 7 million active dieters in our key market segments in Ireland and the UK alone. Our database and algorithms allow automatic generation of a personalised, customisable and nutritionally-complete meal plan, formulated for sustainable weight loss - A Dietitian in Your Pocket
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