Palo Alto, CA (2022)
Zest, a healthy habit and behavior-change app, is announcing a partnership with Lindora, a clinic that offers a medically supervised ketogenic approach to weight loss. This partnership will not only guide Lindora’s clients in reaching their long-term weight goals, but support a lifelong positive relationship with food and fitness.
“We have received very positive feedback on the content and how inspirational it is in all aspects. In regard specifically to the Lindora Maintenance Program, there is no doubt it will be a highly effective tool for our patients who have completed their weight-loss program to stay on track.” – Carol Farrell, Chief People Officer at Lindora.
Weight loss, maintenance, and an overall healthier relationship with food is a goal that many have, yet the path to getting there is complex and difficult.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two-thirds of the US is overweight, while disordered eating behaviors have risen around the world. There is no shortage of options for conventional weight-loss methods, however, the solutions offered typically result in only short-term weight loss and may even jeopardize a positive relationship with healthy behaviors around food and exercise.
With a variety of diets that present conflicting messages on nutrition, the multi-layered issues around weight stigma, and the convenience of highly processed foods, relationships with food can be complicated, to say the least.
Attaining sustainable, healthy weight management and a positive relationship with food takes time and thoughtful recalibration of one’s lifestyle and eating habits. Zest’s approach breaks the cycle of weight loss and weight regain by focusing on education, shifting mindset, and establishing lasting behavior change.
Zest helps users achieve just this with features like:
- Personalized bite-sized lessons
- Psychology-backed mental exercises
- A foundation of healthy habits
- Fun recipe videos that encourage creativity around nutritious foods
Throughout these features, Zest has implemented psychological techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) – two therapies that are built upon the premise of changing the way one thinks. Research has shown that mindset-change techniques like the ones used in these features can help users manage their weight and honor their mind, body, and goals.
Long-term wellness is about more than a change in diet and exercise. It is a state of mind that encompasses mental and physical health, as well as habit change around nutrition and physical activity. Which is why in order for healthy behaviors to become long-term habits, a shift in thinking must accompany changes made to diet and exercise. Zest becomes that catalyst for users, and showing them how to put their goals into action.
Learn more about Zest by visiting beyourzest.com and download the Lindora Wellness app, powered by Zest, available in the Apple App Store. An Android version will be available fall 2022.
About Zest Intelligence:
Zest is the healthy habit and behavior-change app that uses research-backed psychology to help users shift their mindset on food and fitness. Find out more about Zest Intelligence: beyourzest.com.
For nearly 50 years, Lindora (lindora.com) has been helping people reach their weight-loss goals by providing ketogenic meal plans alongside individual care from experienced medical professionals. Find out more about Lindora: lindora.com.
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