Losing weight the easier way with online nutrition counselling

Successfully losing weight can be a challenge. It’s easier with online nutrition counselling. The benefit for you: it can easily be integrated into your everyday routine.

15.03.2023 Daniela Schori 4 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 practical 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.

Nutrition counselling: online and free

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 achieve these goals when life is so hectic?

Online coaching applications such as the Helsana Coach app can help. They provide valuable knowledge simply and concisely. Furthermore, the online coach offers practical tips, from fitness programmes and light recipes to simple relaxation exercises. The benefit: with Helsana Coach, you get around-the-clock access. For example, after work, you can quickly find a suitable recipe or a relaxation exercise in just a few clicks.

More about the 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. 

Professional help for losing weight

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’s also a huge selection of online courses available, and personal nutrition counselling with certified experts who will show you how to lose weight consistently yet enjoyably.

We recommend our certified nutritionist partner:

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)

What does health insurance contribute towards nutrition counselling?

Helsana will contribute 75% (up to CHF 200 per calendar year) towards the costs of SVDE nutritional advice and courses from Weight Watchers eBalance.ch, Oviva, My Coach and Betty Bossy under the SANA and COMPLETA supplementary insurance policies.

If ordered by a doctor, SVDE nutrition counselling for severe obesity (BMI over 30) and secondary issues caused by this will be charged to basic insurance.


Your supplement: Outpatient benefits and alternative treatments are covered.


All the benefits of TOP and SANA – in some cases with higher reimbursements.

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