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Want to lose weight and stay slim in the long term? Or eat more sensibly so that you feel fitter and more productive? With our myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach online nutritional courses, you can reach your goal. The individual course units are easy to integrate into your daily routine, changing your diet over the long term. No calorie-counting, no strict prohibitions and no yo-yo effect - but with the costs covered by your health insurance.

The benefit to you: The online prevention courses are scientifically-based and have been specially developed by nutritionists for you. Our team of experts is always there for you!

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Your goal:
lose weight.

You can successfully lose weight and maintain your weight permanently through an individual nutrition strategy.

Your goal:
to stay fit and productive.

A healthy lifestyle allows you to eat sensibly in stressful everyday life (work) and make the most of your potential.

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myWEIGHTcoach

A healthy and successful way of losing weight.

Everyone knows the feeling: You finally want to lose weight and get fitter. But after a short time you fall back into your old habits. Ever wondered why you're struggling to last the distance? The reason's simple: you want to achieve too much at once!

Most concepts promise quick success with radical changes. These entail strict adherence to nutritional and workout rules - relapses are pre-programmed.

myWEIGHTcoach is based on ten course units: each week you complete a course unit that helps you to lose weight. This way, you gradually change your eating habits over ten weeks and last the distance. And on top of this, your health insurance company will reimburse your course fees from 89 € up to 100%.

So what are you waiting for? Start now!

  • 10 course units online
  • Nutritional tips and recipes
  • Nutrition and exercise diary
  • Videos and motivation tips
  • Weight loss according to the traffic light principle
  • Exchange in our myCommunity

myHEALTHcoach

Feel aware and stay fit

Like to have more energy for your job, sport and your everyday life? A sensible, healthy diet can make an important contribution to how you feel and how productive you are. There are many nutritional trends - from clean eating and low carb to paleo, interval fasting and superfoods. But people whose diet is too one-sided quickly lose important nutrients that the body needs to stay fit.

myHEALTHcoach is an eight-week course that teaches you what is important in terms of healthy nutrition and how to stay on the ball, even in stressful everyday life (work). Since myHEALTHcoach is certified as a prevention course, your health insurance company will reimburse your course fees from 89 € up to 100%. One more reason to get started!

One more reason to get started!

  • 8 course units online
  • Recipes for travelling
  • Nutrition and exercise diary
  • Nutritional trends in check
  • Fitness with the traffic light principle
  • Motivation tips for workouts

What awaits you with us

myProfile
In your personal area you get an overview of your progress. Your profile can be viewed...

myProfile

In your personal area you get an overview of your progress. Your profile can be viewed online from anywhere - whether via notebook in the office, or via smartphone when you're on the move.

myDiagramms
Put your weight in a chart, log your waist measurement, or check how much you've been...

myDiagramms

Put your weight in a chart, log your waist measurement, or check how much you've been moving recently.

myDiaries
Document your diet in an online diary. A traffic light system gives you feedback about...

myDiaries

Document your diet in an online diary. A traffic light system gives you feedback about everything you eat and drink. You can also track your movement and sporting activities to see what else you can do to improve it.

Course units
You can complete a new unit every week. Each unit informs you with short topics,...

Course units

You can complete a new unit every week. Each unit informs you with short topics, videos, and checks about a thematic focus - for example, about carbohydrates or your fluid requirements.

myDownloads
In the download area you will again find the most important course content for...

myDownloads

In the download area you will again find the most important course content for downloading and reading. Once all course units have been successfully completed, you will also receive your participation certificate here.

myRecipes

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Mmhh yummy 

Be inspired by our recipes and try something new more often! All dishes are quick and easy to cook.

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myLexicon

Endurance training
During endurance training, a sporting activity (e.g. jogging, cycling or...

Endurance training

During endurance training, a sporting activity (e.g. jogging, cycling or swimming) is carried out at a constant speed over a period of at least 30 minutes. Training always takes place below the aerobic-anaerobic threshold, which means that the body has enough oxygen during the entire workout. Endurance training improves one's health, strengthens the immune system, and triggers the release of the happiness hormone, serotonin.

Pumpkin
The pumpkin is one of the oldest crop plants in the world. There are over 850 known pumpkin...

Pumpkin

The pumpkin is one of the oldest crop plants in the world. There are over 850 known pumpkin species. Due to its versatility, its ingredients and its storage capacity, the pumpkin is one of the Germans' most popular autumn vegetables. The "largest berry in the world" has a water content of over 90%.

Vitamins
You can't get by without vitamins - if you don't have them, you get ill. Sufficient vitamin...

Vitamins

You can't get by without vitamins - if you don't have them, you get ill. Sufficient vitamin intake is therefore essential. For example, they play a role in the building and dismantlement of body cells, blood formation and in the metabolism and immune system. One's diet should be as colourful and varied as possible in order to ensure an adequate supply of all vitamins.

Blanching
When blanching, raw food is placed in boiling water or steam for 1-2 minutes and then...

Blanching

When blanching, raw food is placed in boiling water or steam for 1-2 minutes and then quenched with ice-cold water. This process destroys food-grade enzymes so that they can't cause product changes and preserve more vitamins and minerals in the food.

Fig
The fig itself is, strictly speaking, not a real fruit. The actual fruits are the small yellow...

Fig

The fig itself is, strictly speaking, not a real fruit. The actual fruits are the small yellow grains that are found in the pulp of the fig. Figs are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals, and are healthy and delicious when both fresh and dried.

About us

myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach are the work of the nutrition and sports scientists of the ESG Institute for Nutrition, Sport and Health Management. For over thirty years, we have been active as a reliable partner in the field of health promotion and nutrition communication for health insurance companies and businesses nationwide(www.esg-gm.de).

Since 2015, our myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach online courses have successfully supported several thousand users each year in their dietary changes - whether at home, at work or in the gym - as a joint project with ten large health insurance companies belonging to the BKV (Interessengemeinschaft Betriebliche Krankenversicherung e.V.).

With our online courses, we offer the opportunity to participate in a weight loss programme that implements a healthy diet in everyday life and is innovative, scientifically based and is funded by health insurance companies.

FAQ

Have questions? We have the answers!

Here you’ll find the most frequently asked questions over myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach.

What do I do if I have forgotten my login data?

If you have forgotten your login data, then you can click in the area of "myLogin" on "Forgot your password?". There, you can type in your email address or your user name and you will receive an email with instructions to reset your password.

Which system requirements does my PC need in order to participate in the courses?

In order to participate in myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach, you have to have access to the internet via a PC, a tablet or a smartphone. We suggest to use a current version of a browser [Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer (at least 9), Google Chrome or Apple Safari]. If the courses are not correctly shown on your PC, please actualize your browser version.

What does myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach offer me when I am participating and how does it work?

MyWEIGHTcoach & myHEALTHcoach are two online course offers which will support you in reducing your weight or to help implement a healthy diet into your everyday life. The courses accompany you over several weeks and help you to change your diet to a healthy and sustainable one. Every week, you will find contents which are processed consecutively in an exciting way via short texts, videos or interactive elements. These will help you to get used to a new eating behaviour. This program is supported by a comprehensive databank with recipes, a food dictionary and myCommunity, in which you can share your experiences with other users. Moreover, you will receive a weekly email which will motivate you with new tips and tricks and new recipes. In order to participate, you just have to fill out the registration form, and after the payment, you will be directly transported to the course area.

For whom is myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach?

The myWEIGHTcoach course is targeted for adults (over 18 years) who would like to reduce their weight. Because this is a prevention course, your BMI (Boday-Mass-Index) should be under 30. If your BMI is over 30, then you should talk to your doctor before you participate in myWEIGHTcoach. The myHEALTHcoach course is targeted for adults (over 18 years) who like to have a healthy and balanced diet, especially in everyday working life. Because this is a prevention course, your BMI (Body-Mass-Index) should be below 30. If your BMI is above 30, then you should consult your doctor before participating in myHEALTHcoach. If you have pre-existing illnesses like diabetes mellitus type 2 or an eating disorder, then you cannot participate in myWEIGHTcoach or myHEALTHcoach because we cannot consider pre-existing illnesses in the courses. Additionally, the online courses are not meant for minors, pregnant women or breastfeeding mothers.

How long does participation in myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach take?

myWEIGHTcoach accompanies you over a period of ten weeks, in which you learn how to re-organize your diet with a new strategy in order to reduce your weight and to keep your reduced weight for the long-term. myHEALTHcoach informs you over a period of 8 weeks how you can eat healthy and balanced at work in order to stay fit and efficient.

How much do the myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach courses cost?

You are a member of the mhplus, IKK-classic, hkk Krankenkasse, TUI BKK, BKK Salzgitter, BKK Public or the BKK KBA? Then your health insurance company undertakes the cost and you can participate in the online courses for free. You are not member of the aforementioned health insurance company? No problem, then you can participate as well, of course! The participation in one course costs 89,- Euro. If you participated regularly and therefore completed the course successfully, then you can hand in your participation certificate at your health insurance company and you get reimbursed for the costs. You will read how this works further below.

Do I get a dietary plan, to which I would have to cook and eat accordingly?

No, you do not get a ready dietary plan from us. The strategy of myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach is to show you ways to healthy eating behaviour which can be integrated into your everyday life. A strict dietary plan is rigid and inflexiable, it does not adjust itself to your everyday life and is therefore not helpful. However, you will find a wide range of offers of delicious recipes under myRecipes. This way, you can implement the suggestions of myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach.

How does Registration and Payment function?

Step 1: First you will enter your information, such as name, address, health insurance, insurance number, as well as gender and email address.

Step 2: Next you’ll input your weight and height, and will be asked whether you have any illnesses, or other states such as pregnancy. When such is the case, neither myWEIGHTcoach nor myHEALTHcoach is suitable.

Step 3: Now you’ll be able to create your username and password for your login. Please make sure your password is comprised of at least 6 characters. For security reasons, you should use both small and capital letters, as well as numbers and/or symbols.

Step 4: At this step you will set up your payment. If you belong to mhplus, hkk Krankenkasse, TUI BKK, BKK Salzgitter, BKK Public or BKK KBA, then myWEIGHTcoach/myHEALTHcoach is free for you. If you belong to an unlisted health insurance provider, you can pay for the course yourself initially and then you can get a grant/subsidy from your provider. Get more information from your provider to know how much they can support you financially for myWEIGHTcoach or myHEALTHcoach.When you press the “Payment” button, a new tab/window with our “PayPal” payment tools will open. Here you will be able to pay for the course with either a PayPal account or a debit or credit card.

Step 5: In order to finalize your registration, you’ll automatically be redirected back to the registration form upon successful payment. If you are not, you will find a link at the bottom of the payment page that will take you back to our site.

Back on the registration page, you will now need to agree to the general terms and conditions, as well as the privacy agreement, after which you click the Register button, and then you are done. Please note that the last step is very important. If you close only the tab/window of the successful payment you are not fully logged in and you will not be able to log in with your data despite having paid.

Which forms of payment exist?

The payment of the participation fee takes place online through a save payment form. After the registration, you will be automatically directed to the payment form and there you can pay via credit card (MasterCard, VisaCard), via debit or via PayPal.

How does the reimbursement work and which health insurance companies support the participation in myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach?

Because myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach is certified by the central inspecting authority of the GKV-Spitzenverbände according to the guideline of prevention (§20 SGB V), they can basically be subsidized by all public health insurance companies. This means that your health insurance company can take between 75 % and 100 % of the participating fees, depending on the constitution of the health insurance company. The cost takeover will take place reactively after the completion of the course. You will do the advance payment and you will pay the participating fees first. A regular participation of the chosen course is a pre-condition for the reimbursement according to §20 SGB V. After completion of the course, you can request a subsidy with your participation certificate and the bill at your health insurance company. The health insurance company can tell you how high this subsidy will be. Unfortunately, we cannot give information about this.

How do I get my participation certificate?

In order to obtain a participation certificate, you have to participate regularly and successfully in all eight course units (myHEALTHcoach) or ten course units (myWEIGHTcoach). A successful participation means that you did the Week-Check at the end of the week. After the completion of the course, you can download the participation certificate in the area of myDownloads and you can submit this together with the bill to the health insurance company.

How much time do I have to budget for the courses?

The advantage of an online course is that you are not bounded to strict times. You also do not have to apply at specific period of time for the course - as it is usually the case for prevention courses, but you can use short waiting periods or breaks to log in and to be engaged with the contents. Additionally, you can access the courses anywhere if you have the internet. How much time you spend in order to study the specific course steps is up to you. This means you can adjust myWEIGHTcoach and myHEALTHcoach individually to your life rhythm.

What happens if I would like to go on holiday or if I am sick during the course?

Theoretically, you can participate in both online courses if you have internet access. In order to have a break from course participation if your are on holiday or if you are sick, you can access both courses for fourteen respectively twelve weeks. Because myWEIGHTcoach takes place for ten weeks in total and myHEALTHcoach for eight weeks, you have the possibility to have a break from the participation for four weeks. To keep on track, we suggest that you participate in the courses regularly and without longer breaks.

Do I get support if I have questions?

Of course, you can ask us if you have technical or content-related questions. Our expert team is giving you support and answers. Please use the contact form and we will work on your request. For further support or sharing experience with other users, you can use myCommunity. There, you have the opportunity to get in contact with other people and you can share tips and tricks.