It turns out that the most popular method of food journaling isn’t the only way to calculate calories.
LUMME’s bite-based estimates are not only scientifically proven, but are high-quality, reliable, and can actually be more accurate than human-based estimates, even with the aid of calorie information.
LUMME senses when you’re eating and will ask for confirmation on your phone or smartwatch. This automates the creation of a meal record. You should feel free to eat normally with your hands or utensils (fork/spoon).
Just keep in mind that only the bites consumed with your hand wearing the smartwatch will be registered.
It turns out that the major driver of your daily calories comes down to your portion sizes – simply HOW MUCH YOU EAT. LUMME measures this volume of food from your bites.
The vast majority of variance in energy density associated with WHAT YOU EAT can be captured with one simple question regarding your ‘Meal Type’.
Keep in mind that your food choices will always impact your health and your calories.
Selecting an appropriate Meal Type will capture the vast majority of the variability in calories associated with WHAT YOU EAT.
For simplicity, LUMME defaults to the Mix of High and Low Calorie Foods meal type. If you’re eating mainly Low Calorie Foods (salad, fish, fruit, vegetables) or High Calorie Foods (burgers, pizza, sweets), simply use the slider in your automated meal diary to select these alternative options.
One of the main reasons why manual tracking is highly prone to error is the tendency to underestimate portion sizes.
The most accurate calorie estimates are usually obtained by weighing individual food items and looking up their energy composition. This is cumbersome and impractical for most people.
With minimal effort, LUMME offers a useful and reliable daily measure of energy intake that can be more accurate than human-based estimates, even with the aid of calorie information.
Beverages can range from zero calories (water) to hundreds of calories (meal replacement shakes). If you consume caloric beverages such as sugary drinks, smoothies, alcoholic beverages or meal replacement shakes, your meal diary provides a very simple way to add these calories.
A few minutes of Training improves eating detection accuracy and calorie estimates.
LUMME enables your smartwatch to become a tool that you sharpen to your unique eating gestures and habits. In addition to using your eating detection responses as personalization data, nothing speeds up learning like a ‘Training Session’ where you ‘record’ 10 bites of food.
Using the Training Session is an excellent way to personalize your app right from the start and can be incorporated into any meal or snack.
Our hands are a gateway to understanding human health. LUMME’s A.I. unlocks it for you and unleashes groundbreaking capabilities.
A wealth of information that you can use to understand and improve your eating patterns is waiting to be unlocked. All it takes is wearing your smartwatch on the hand that you use for eating. It may feel strange at first, but most people get used to it quickly.
When we asked your peers to make the switch to use LUMME, 89.6% showed a strong willingness to do so.
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