Uncategorized, Virtual Coaching in Sports

Cost-effective Mobile Lifestyle Intervention in a Primary Care Setting to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

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A mobile group intervention model was used in a primary care setting to deliver cost-effective mobile lifestyle counseling. During the 3 month intervention, study participants lost on average 4.6% of their body weight. Each group was lead by two nurses, who received mobile support from a dietitian. Continue reading

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Technology Updates

Introduction to Nutrition Programs

Nutrition Program screen shotNutrition Programs are now supported in the MealLogger 4 app. Nutrition Programs combined with our new serving tracking feature give professionals a means to publish guidelines for their clients to follow. Want your clients to eat more non-starchy vegetables? Add it as a required food type and let your clients self-report their activity. Continue reading

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Uncategorized, Virtual Coaching in Sports

Hear how The Fitness Edge uses MealLogger to help clients get better results through mobile nutrition coaching and peer support.

Testimonial: The Edge Fitness Clubs from MealLogger on Vimeo.

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Technology Updates

MealLogger 4.0 is here!

ML4.0.pngWe’re proud to introduce MealLogger version 4!  In a nutshell, MealLogger 4 has the same photo food journal features that you’ve come to expect combined with some new features we’re really excited about, especially the ability to Track Servings and to create Nutrition Programs based on servings.

 

 

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Virtual Coaching in Sports

Using MealLogger with a member of the New Zealand men’s field hockey team with limited in-person contact

Hockey balls during the Hockey Golden Summer Series - Black Sticks Men v Korea, Tauranga Hockey Centre, Blake Park, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. Saturday 19 February 2011. Photo: Simon Watts/PHOTOSPORT

Photo: Simon Watts/PHOTOSPORT

This is a guest entry by Dane Baker, sports dietitian for High Performance Sport New Zealand.  

Part of my role with High Performance Sport New Zealand is as the lead nutrition provider for the New Zealand Men’s field hockey team, a game with extreme repeated high intensity running demands. This can be a challenging program to work with as the program is not centralized, which means our players aren’t located in one central location. We have players who play in Europe and Australia, and others who live in different parts of New Zealand. A challenge for players not based here in Auckland has always been tracking progress, creating accountability and improving nutritional knowledge without the face to face contact. Continue reading

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"How-To" Guide, Uncategorized

Group Coaching 101

 

 

Group_coachingMealLogger Groups allows one health/fitness professional to coach several clients simultaneously. Participants can see each other’s meals and the suggestions offered by the professional, which often get amplified by other group members and end up leaving a strong impression. This format encourages camaraderie and mutual support, and gives clients the chance to learn and get inspired not just by each other’s meals and snacks, but also successes and wins. Continue reading

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Technology Updates

Email Notifications and Reports for Professionals

weeklystatsemailgraphBased on our years of working with Nutrition and Health Professionals, we’ve developed and continue to develop new ways to see how your clients, your social groups and your organization is performing. In our free training sessions we hear similar questions and concerns from individual coaches to large organizations with many professionals running both sponsored social groups and private clients:

Are the coaches in my organization giving enough feedback to their clients?

Which of our clients are at risk of slipping away? Continue reading

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"How-To" Guide

Peer Support Groups 101

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In considering the type of group to create, it’s both obvious and important that you, yourself, are a member of that group. If you don’t eat meat, don’t create a Paleo group. If you bypass gluten, creating a group for people with Celiac could be right up your alley. They key is to be genuinely curious about others with similar food interests as you, people with whom love to exchange recipes, learn about their experience, and so forth. Groups Continue reading

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Virtual Coaching in Sports

MealLogger Expanding Collaboration with Nutrition Core at Clinical Research Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

MealLogger and the Center for Clinical Investigations’ Nutrition Core at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have entered a new collaboration. The collaboration will allow the researchers at the Nutrition Core to utilize MealLogger in their ongoing research projects both to collect nutrition information from study participants and to use MealLogger to test remote nutrition interventions utilizing features such as peer support and nutrition challenges.

Recently,  Leigh Keating, MS, RD, LDN, CBDT, Director of Nutrition Research of Harvard Catalyst Clinical Research Center, Andrew McHill, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, and Elizabeth Klerman, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital used MealLogger to examine diets of undergraduate students.

“We wanted to expand the use of the service to other research projects that benefit from collecting nutrition information via Continue reading

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"How-To" Guide

Feedback Loops and Leading by Example

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Positive feedback loops effectively empower clients. Accumulating and strengthening these cycles through instant feedback solidifies their circuitry and primes clients to develop new, healthy eating habits. Another potent tool, leading by example shows clients that their ambitions are indeed attainable. When health professionals embody the suggestions they make, clients experience the coaching process in a different light, one rich with integrity and potential. Just as “before and after” photos inspire by showing us that real people are able to attain such impressive results, watching our health professional in action offersus a glimpse into what is truly possible.

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