Losing weight made easy

Losing weight healthily is a big challenge for many people. It’s easier with online nutrition counselling. The benefit for you: it can easily be integrated into your everyday routine.

30.05.2022 Daniela Diener 10 minutes

For many people, losing weight and never gaining it again is just a dream. For those who can’t do it alone, there is help online. Online coaching provides plenty of exciting information about nutrition, exercise and mindfulness. Some coaching programmes also offer personal consulting tailored to your current needs. Online coaching can easily be integrated into your everyday routine.

Losing weight healthily – how does that work?

To lose weight over the long term it is important to have a balanced lifestyle. That means primarily having the right nutrition. Equally important are lots of exercise and avoiding stress. But how can you can achieve these lofty goals when life is so hectic?

Online coaching programmes such as the Helsana Coach app help answer these questions and provide valuable information in a simple, concise and exciting way. They also give practical tips, for example by suggesting fitness programmes, light recipes and simple relaxation exercises. The benefit for you: with Helsana Coach, you get around-the-clock access to valuable information and tips. For example, while going home on the train after work, you can look for light recipes or a relaxation session with just a few clicks.

Helsana Coach App

Do you have questions about your diet?

Would you like to lose weight? Have you already tried everything and don’t know what to do now? With us, you will get answers to all your nutrition and other health-related questions quickly and easily. 

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Personal nutrition counselling – offline and online

The Helsana Coach app provides a good basis for controlling weight. If you want to go deeper into the topic or are looking to get in touch with specialists, you can turn to a professional nutritionist. There are many options nowadays: you consult a nutritionist in person or a via the Internet. There is a wide selection of online programmes with certified nutritionists who can show you how to lose weight consistently yet enjoyably.

We recommend our certified nutritionist:

Based on four pillars (food, activity, sleep and mindset), WW offers a holistic approach to successful weight loss that includes setting goals, tracking your progress, celebrating your success with others and increasing your well-being. myWW+ in the WW app includes the entire programme and is tailored to your personal goals. WW also offers virtual meetings for those who would like additional support.

Weight Watchers (in German)

At eBalance, you get personalised menu plans for the week and light, tasty recipes. You keep an intuitive food and fitness diary with automated calorie tracking. By eating a calorie deficit and consuming a balanced diet, you lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way. Swiss nutritionists are on hand to support you on your journey and answer your individual questions personally.

eBalance (in German)

Oviva supports you with changing your habits and improving your health and well-being. This is done by combining individual consultation with an intuitive app. Oviva’s trained nutritionists will advise you at your GP’s office and will help you set goals that are tailored to you. The consultation is based on these goals and on diary entries on food, weight and exercise that you record in the Oviva app. You will also receive plenty of valuable tips and advice about your diet through our app and the regular discussions with your nutritionist. This will help you succeed on your journey to a long-term change in diet and to permanently better health.


With this association, you will find legally recognized nutritionists throughout Switzerland who can offer individual guidance on your weight-loss journey and help you to eat a healthy diet and balance your calorie intake in an enjoyable way.

Swiss Association of Nutritionists (SVDE) (in German)

The Betty Bossi weight loss programme supports you in achieving your desired weight. With the digital food diary (in German and French) you will learn new routines and can change your diet in a long-term and sustainable way. The Betty Bossi recipes are simple, quick to prepare and guaranteed to keep you full for a long time. With the fitness videos in the app, you can easily incorporate exercise into your everyday life. The Betty Bossi nutrition coaches support you with weekly nutrition tips on your way to your desired weight.

Betty Bossi (in German)

Nutrition counselling: how Helsana contributes

Helsana will contribute 75% (up to CHF 200 per annum) towards the costs of SVDE nutritional advice and courses from Weight Watchers, eBalance.ch, Oviva, mycoach and Betty Bossi under the SANA and COMPLETA supplementary insurance policies. The costs of nutritional advice from the Swiss Association of Dieticians (SVDE) are assumed under basic health insurance in the event that an individual is very overweight (BMI over 30) with obesity-related diseases and is referred by their doctor.  COMPLETA EXTRA covers the following costs: 100% of the costs up to a maximum of CHF 800 per calendar year for nutrition courses. So if you have taken out COMPLETA and COMPLETA EXTRA, you will receive a maximum of CHF 1,000 per calendar year for nutrition courses. COMPLETA EXTRA can only be taken out in combination with COMPLETA.

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