Forget the calorie tracking App. I’ve found a WAY better one!
If you’re a reader of this blog or know me personally, you know that I don’t do the nasty “D” word anymore. Diet.
To celebrate my new iPhone 4, I went scouting for some new apps besides addictive games like Angry Birds and Bedazzled (both which have kept me occupied for countless hours).
Specifically, I was looking for a food journal app where I could log my meals because I notice I’ve been mindlessly eating, especially at night, but I was dismayed to find that every single app involved calorie tracking. Which I don’t do anymore.
I’ve done lots of online food journaling before, and I remember how one program would calculate how many calories I would have left in the day. If I went over, I got a big red angry face. If I went under, a big smiley face. Having my life ruled by emoticons was seriously troubling.
With a little more searching, I found this app: Mindful Eating available on the iTunes store. I’ve been using it for a few days and I really like it.
Instead of focusing on the calories and fat grams in your meals, this nifty app is more concerned with how you FELT before, during, and after your meal…hence, mindful eating. It allows you to take a pic of your food, write little notes to yourself, and rewards you for eating healthy foods, too.
Yes, the price tag is a bit steep ($5.99) for an app, but for someone who no longer is ruled by calories and instead wants a more zen experience with her food, this one’s for me!
Do you keep a food journal? Have you done any online programs?