What does the app do?
We help you to live a healthier life. With diet recommendations and delicious recipes, we’ll give you a chance to find new ideas for your menu each day. You can also log the foods you consume into the app and thus keep an eye on your daily calorie intake. The app calculates the calories you burn during workouts and helps you reach your weight loss or weight gain goal. We’ll keep adding new functions to the app to make healthy living even more comfortable.
Does the app consider my food intolerances?
Yes, Geneto app considers common food intolerances. With the Basic package, you have to mark them in the app yourself.
Who is behind the diet recommendations?
We create our recommendations based on the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations by adjusting these to the healthiest proportions based on your data. Recipes are created with the help of nutrition specialists. You can also add recipes into the app yourself as a user. If you would like to publish your recipe to other users as well, our nutrition specialists will confirm and improve it, if needed.
Does the app consider my daily physical activity?
You can connect the app to Apple Health and Google Fit. This way, the app will display your steps and workouts logged into other apps (such as Strava). Your calorie intake won’t be increased taking into account your daily physical activity. We recommend logging faster walks as a workout so that the app can increase your daily calorie intake and recommended meal sizes proportionally.
Is the diet plan of Geneto app suitable during pregnancy as well?
Yes, of course. Healthy eating is especially important during pregnancy. It’s recommended to gain 8-12kgs when expecting. During the first half of pregnancy your goal should be either maintaining your current weight or gaining just a little weight. Weight gain should be a bit bigger during the second half of pregnancy. The rate of weight gain should be suitable for achieving your goal approximately on your due date.
Personal recipes are not always healthy. How can I stay healthy when making my own recipes?
Our app will calculate the amount of food based on its calories and fat-protein-carbs content. This way, you can continue to eat your favourite foods and lose weight at the same time.
Can I log meals that I have not prepared myself and don’t know the exact ingredients of (such as restaurant foods) into the app?
Indeed, for achieving your ideal weight, it’s important to keep a food diary and write down meals eaten outside as well. This way, you’ll have a more accurate overview of your daily calorie intake. Dishes offered in restaurants may vary a lot and may not be included in our database. Should that be the case, a little creativity will help: if you can’t find an exact match for your restaurant dish, add a similar dish to your food diary or log the meal by ingredients. When it comes to assessing the amount of food in a restaurant, it helps if you have prepared a similar dish at home. You can always ask the waiter/waitress for additional information about the ingredients, the amount and calorie content in your food.
How is the genetic test carried out?
When choosing the Premium account, the gene test kit will be delivered to your house within 2-3 working days. The test kit includes tools and instructions for taking a saliva sample. You only have to take a saliva sample and send it back by pre-paid post. Your DNA will be analysed in the lab which can take 3 to 8 weeks. The app will send you a notification and an e-mail when the test results are ready. You can view the results under the “Account” section in the menu.
Will the results of the gene test expire?
Your genetic composition will not change during your lifetime. As time passes, the development of technology and science may give us new features that can be assessed by a gene test. For the highest accuracy, we determine one’s genotype in approximately 700 000 DNA locations. If we develop new risk scores in the future, you can see these results based on your completed gene test without taking a new test.
What will happen to my genetic data?
We use your genetic data only for providing this service. Only certified people that carry out the test have access to your genetic data and the test does not use personalized data. The test results will appear automatically to the user’s personal app and the personalized results won’t be saved to any other external database.