Getting Started

Getting Started

Getting Started
Food Logging
Exercise Logging
Glucose Monitoring

General

Take Back Control

Miboko is about living healthy. It’s about eating healthy. It’s about knowing how to lose weight and stay fit and healthy in small manageable steps. It’s about making lifelong changes and developing habits that could help prevent chronic disease, and let you be the figure you want to be, the weight you want to be, and feel better and healthier, without a huge upheaval in your day to day life.

We measure your success using our sensors, the first of which is a glucose sensor that gives you an indication of how your body is responding to sugar intake, in the form of a metabolic health score. Everything you do, from meditation, exercise, eating, sleeping and snacking can affect your metabolic score; The sensor is therefore the engine at the heart of Miboko – you get an insight into what’s really going on inside your body.

Miboko is a lifelong program. Once you’re on it, you won’t feel the need or desire to leave! It is designed to be your companion for life. You should start seeing the impact of the program within months and thereafter it’s all about maintaining the status quo.

Miboko measures your progress using our unique body worn sensors. The first of our sensors is a glucose sensor that gives you an indication of how your body is responding to sugar intake, in the form of a metabolic health score. Everything you do, from meditation, exercise, eating, sleeping and snacking can affect your metabolic score; The sensor is therefore the engine at the heart of Miboko – you get an insight into what’s really going on inside your body.

Getting Started

To download Miboko, just head to the Apple App Store (iOS), or the Google Play Store (Android). Just follow the simple steps to install Miboko and get started.

Miboko is only available on iOS and Android devices running 10.3.3 (on iOS) and 6 (on Android) or later.

Once you have installed Miboko, simply launch the app and sign in using the email address used to sign up for the program. We will ask you a series of questions to find out more about your lifestyle, and also calculate targets which will help you plan your metabolic journey.

You can start logging your Meals & Snacks, water intake, calorie drinks and activities straight away.

We suggest reading through the food logging FAQ’s as they will be helpful when starting out.

Also check out what’s included in my monthly report. The report allows you to compare previous monthly report scores, so you can see your personal progress to a healthier and better lifestyle.

When you purchase your wearable sensors, you will receive a link to our ‘How To Apply My Sensor’ quick start video. This Includes instructions on how you connect to the app.

Food Logging

To achieve the best results from the Miboko program, we recommend getting into the habit of logging your Meals & Snacks, Water, and Calorie Drinks every day. We have redesigned the way you log these inputs, so that you spend just a few minutes a day logging your activities. At the end of the month, you have a report with actional achievable focus points.

Select your chosen Meals & Snacks category and your target goal will be highlighted. Add what you ate and the time it was consumed. This will be used by our algorithm to compile your monthly report of what you are doing right, and how you can make improvements.

Unlike other health program, with Miboko you don’t need to worry about counting exact calories. By managing the size of your portions you can still enjoy most of your favourite things.

We ask you to characterise your meals into one of the following categories:

  • Very Light
  • Light
  • Medium
  • Heavy
  • Very Heavy

If you’re not sure you can make an estimate. You’ll know from your monthly reports if you’re not using the correct category.

Light foods – These are meals that make you feel satisfied but not full. They are likely to have low calories and a small portion.
Medium – These are meals that are on average around 500 calories per day.
Heavy – meals that are likely to contain high calories that make you feel over full and that if you had stopped eating a bit earlier it would have been better.

Any drink other than plain water! Note: tea and coffee would not be deemed a calorie drink if you do not add sugar.
Once you have logged your Meals & Snacks, Water or Calorie Drinks you can not edit or delete them.
Once you have entered your Meals & Snacks, Water or Calorie Drinks you can not change the time logged.
You certainly have the option to do this, and we do recommend you do this at least from time to time.

Exercise Logging

We ask you to enter the duration you were active, the type of activity and ‘approximate’ intensity. Adding what time you were active also helps us to generate a more meaningful monthly report.

We don’t expect you to run a marathon – unless you want to of course! So we’ve created categories that cover all types of exercise.

Low
Taking a casual walk, a beginners yoga class, light bike ride or even brushing the back yard.

Moderate

Your breathing quickens, but you’re not out of breath. You develop a light sweat after about 10 minutes of activity. You can carry on a conversation, but you can’t sing.

Vigorous

Your breathing is deep and rapid. You develop a sweat after only a few minutes of activity. You can’t say more than a few words without pausing for breath.

Glucose Monitoring

Glucose is one of the bodies preferred sources of fuel. However the body controls how much glucose enters and remains in the blood. If your glucose levels spike and stay high for long periods then your general state of metabolic health is deemed poor. Eating in moderation, avoiding snacking on unhealthy foods, and calorie drinks, and moderate sustained physical activity can all help improve your body’s ability to regulate your blood glucose, and therefore improve the state of your metabolic health.