Portion control is a clinically proven weight loss strategy by consuming low energy density food or controlling the portion sizes of high energy density food. The reality is Portion Control is difficult given the available tools today. There disagreements on measure units (ie what is a cup/piece).

We believe the key of sustainable portion control practice is by using tools like the Pocket Smart Food Scale – a small portable tool that takes out the guess work of food energy density and gives access to a vast food database of whole and prepackaged food. The solution offer immediate feedback and influence people perception on what is the appropriate portion right away.

Already we are seeing the effect on how the users of the pocket smart food scale are reducing the quantity consumed (particularly on snacks) as they become aware of food energy density based on the food weight, volume observation and nutritional values using the Smart Chef app. And the portion reduction occurs immediately followed by a 2~3 weeks period of constant reduction before reaching a steady portion.

With this encouraging result, we are eager to see how we can improve the Smart Chef solution to starting making positive influence on people’s food consumption at dining tables.


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