Lose It!

Lose It!

Michael Dohan (McMaster University, Canada) and Joseph Tan (McMaster University, Canada)
DOI: 10.4018/jhisi.2011040105
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Abstract

Lose It! is a web-based, food and exercise diary application, assisting its users in weight control. It is part of a growing form of information technology developed to transform self-care through influencing individual care behaviors and impacting on lifestyle changes. Future implications for the development of such electronic tools require research into the connection of key variables dictated by the relevant theoretical body of knowledge and the translation of such knowledge to practice.
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Lose It!

Lose It! (http://www.loseit.com) is a web-based eFED. It is also available on the iPhone and iPod Touch, either autonomously or integrated with the website. To date, the website boasts over 29,000 “likes” on Facebook, and over one million users with an average loss of 12.3 pounds per user. It claims 86% of active users to have lost weight, and over 90% of users lost weight within 4 weeks of using the product. The front page of the website boasts positive reviews from the New York Times and MacWorld Magazine.

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