research and clinical studies

Standing on the shoulder of giants

Our core methodology is the result of years of cumulated experience and learnings from our team, but also from the findings of thousands of researchers, journalists, nutritionists, and doctors dedicating their lives in trying to understand how our bodies work.

We have included a sample of some of the research supporting the foundations of our system:

Lifestyle intervention, accountability and habit changes

Keeping A Food Diary Doubles Diet Weight Loss – Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research 2008

Women who keep food diary more likely to lose weight – Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics July 2012

Weight loss using internet tools leads to weight loss, bmi decrease and body fat loss – American Journal of preventative medecine February 2008

Science of nutrition

Glycemic load, fatty acid composition, macronutrient composition, micronutrient density, acid-base balance, sodium-potassium ratio, and fiber content change and their effects on health and weight loss. – Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century American Journal of clinical nutrition 2005

Potential role of sugar (fructose) in the epidemic of hypertension, obesity and the metabolic syndrome, diabetes, kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2007

Ultra-processed food and drink products and their role in weight gain, and obesity – Carlos Monteiro, a professor at the University of São Paulo

Controlling appetite and regulating satiety hormones – The effect of gut peptides on hunger, satiety, and food intake in humans Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1987

Increasing calories burn and minimising fat storage through modified macronutrient profile – Assessment of Energy Expenditure and Fuel Utilization in Man – Annual Review of Nutrition

Analysis of nutrient quality of food groups – health implications for the 21st century American Journal of clinical nutrition 2005

Affecting the Glycemic Index of meals to modulate spikes in blood sugar levels, maximise fat burn, and minimise fat storage – Is a calorie a calorie – American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition 2004

Effect of sex and age on bone mass, body composition and fuel metabolism in humans – Nutrition Journal 1996