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The mistake many people make when trying to lose weight is to skip meals, cut out carbs from their diet and eat huge amounts of fruit. Although fruit is packed full of essential vitamins and is required as part of a healthy diet, consuming too much is unhealthy as it contains lots of sugars. If these are not burned off then they can become stored as fat. Skipping meals is also a bad decision as your metabolism slows down when you miss meals, meaning when you do eat again, your body will be a lot slower at burning of the fat consumed.

Moderation is key to the success of reaching weight goals and by eating a well balanced diet and simply staying on top of your daily calorie consumption, can make all the difference to losing those extra pounds. This means you can still eat the foods you love from time to time!
But we understand that it can seem like a chore to try and add up your calories after every meal. That's where Healthy Helpers comes in. Healthy Helpers has been specifically designed to keep you motivated through the pairing of your own cute virtual pet to help you through your calorie tracking journey. Combining the functionality of a calorie counter with the interaction of a virtual pet, you help support each other daily through what you eat.



Press on each animal below to find out more about them




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Healthy Helpers has been designed with you in mind and is available on Android, iOS and Windows mobile operating systems. This useful little app works by you entering in the calorie requirements of your diet and selecting your own virtual pet who you will now look after as your diet reflects theirs.

If you eat too much one day, so will they. Be sure to maintain a balanced, healthy diet and not to exceed your required daily calorie intake for your pet to be as healthy as possible. Dieting shouldn't be something you have to face by yourself, become motivated with your new virtual friend.



Get started by working out your recommended daily calorie intake.

Health tips



 EAT STARCHY FOODS 

Some people think starchy foods are fattening, but gram for gram the carbohydrate they contain has less than half the calories of fat. Aim to include at least one starchy food with each main meal such as potatoes, rice or couscous. They will also fill you up quicker, meaning you eat less.


 DRINK WATER

Drinking plenty of water not only keeps you hydrated and supports your general wellbeing, it also naturally reduces your appetite and provides the ability to exercise more efficiently. Aim to drink between 1.6 litres to 2.0 litres (about 3.5 pints) a day.


 AVOID LATE-NIGHT SNACKS

Aim to finish eating three hours before bedtime. Your metabolism slows down when you sleep so you shift from fat burning to fat storage which can lead to undesired results.


 DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST

People mistakenly believe skipping breakfast helps lose weight. In fact in doing so you miss an essential part of a balanced diet and mineral intake and this can lead to snacking later on in the day. Try having a wholegrain based cereal that is low in sugar accompanied with some fruit to kickstart your day.

 DRINK GREEN TEA

It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. This includes improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and it is a much healthier alternative to coffee. Trying adding a slice of lemon for more flavour and further health benefits.