My calories seem to be way off. What do I do?
GoBe2 does not directly track what you eat, rather it tracks the energy consumed by your body.
When your body absorbs energy, either from the food that you eat or from internal stores, the glucose level in your blood rises. To absorb glucose the cells need to release water. GoBe2 analyzes this fluid moving in and out of the cells. Then we apply FLOW Technology advanced algorithms to this information in order to analyze this data and calculate calorie intake.
This explains why you may be fasting, for example, for three days in a row, and GoBe2 would still show energy consumption.
GoBe registers calorie intake at the time when calories are absorbed by the body, at the stage of nutrients getting into the blood.
Different stages of the digestion process take different amounts of time:
1-2 hours - the process of chewing and swallowing;
3-4 hours - the handling of food by digestive fluids;
4-8 hours - digestion process;
5-9 hours, and sometimes more than 24 hours - food is delivered to the absorption area and enters the blood.
Some of these processes occur simultaneously, so the first portion of digested food may enter the blood after 15-30 minutes, and the main part of the meal, only after 3-4 hours, and the absorption period may overlap with the next meal. Depending on the composition of the meal, 90% of the food can appear in the blood after one (1) hour (sweets, sugar) and after 9-10 hours (complex dishes with meat and side dishes).
It is important to understand also that GoBe registers not only calories received from food but those obtained from the internal reserve. When you are fasting, following a diet or exercising, you may get a higher intake from that source than usual.
You can check out our infographics at https://healbe.com/info_intake/
My calories still seem unrealistic. What do I do?
We can offer to install personalized firmware on your band. It will measure and adapt to your individual characteristics which we hope will deliver more accurate results.
We offer the GoBe2 Personalization project to users for whom the accuracy of GoBe’s calorie intake measurement is lower than 80%. It is free and it allows us to customize the firmware of the GoBe2 to provide tailored results.
To participate, the user needs to wear the band for 7 days and log his weight and intake daily. After getting the data both from your GoBe2 and from the manual log, we are then able to fine-tune the algorithm.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!