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Description

MyHabeats addresses the problem of adherence to post obesity surgery guidelines regarding successful weight loss maintenance. It addresses this problem both from a patient and a health care practicioner (HCP) perspective.
For whom is then MyHabeats developed?
• For post-obesity surgery patients – as a self-management tool to achieve adherence to weight management treatment (incl. eating & other lifestyle behavior changes)
• For obesity surgeons (and their team of other HCPs) – as a blended-care tool to increase their patients’ adherence to post-surgery guidelines
What are the features of MyHabeats that facilitate patient adherence to weight management treatment?

• Digital companion: reminds/encourages users about behavioral goals – personal data sharing with a digital character more comfortable compared to a real person – not a “coach” or “advisor”, previously experienced training examples • Peer support: online community with other patients (sharing via Facebook & Instagram) • 6-meal goal (& extra): increase metabolic rate • Meal reminders: effective in weight management • 3-hour time gap between meals: increase metabolic rate • 4-food categories in meal recording: balance nutrient intake • Meal & food category overview: guide food choice in next meals – balance meal & nutrient intake • Areas of behavior (for additional lifestyle changes) targeted and why: Physical activity: maximizes weight loss – enhances emotional well-being o Self-control skills: behavioral strategies to resist tempting (unhealthy) foods and eat healthier – maximizes feeling of control over one’s behavior o Interpersonal relationships: engagement in actions to improve and/or develop (new) relationships – enhances emotional well-being o Body image: actions increasing satisfaction with body image - enhances emotional wellbeing

• Gaming elements o 2 stages in app use: Stage 1 for building healthier eating habits - Stage 2 for further lifestyle changes o Reward with points for meal recording (1 meal = 1 point) - challenge to collect 180 points o Point collection game to motivate frequent meals: point per meal registered but added on total point number only after recording 4 meals (in a day) o Total point number & minimum meal requirement (i.e. 4 meals) to motivate habit building: 180 points expected to be collected in 45 days –> time sufficient for new habit building (however, avoid time frames when arguing about habit building) o Challenge for action (20 actions/60 days) to motivate engagement in lifestyle changes

• User freedom o Choice in behavior tracking: after Stage 1, users free to continue with Stage 2 only or in parallel with Stage 1 (re-do Stage 1) o Choice of meal reminder mode in Stage 1 o Choice of digital companion gender o Choice of own actions in Stage 2 (support choice with examples/tips) o Choice of preferred date for action (selecting a date makes an action more concrete -> increases likelihood of performing the action)

• Goal progress tracking: overview of personal data - easy access to daily and past (up to 7 past days

What’s New

Version 3.13.2

Performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

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App Privacy

The developer, MYHABEATS SOLE SHAREHOLDER CO. I.K.E, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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