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YouAte — Mindful Food Diary

By Piqniq Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


YouAte – the mindful food diary that enhances self-awareness. Our days are jam packed, and we’re constantly running from one place to another. Do we actually remember what we snacked on earlier today or even yesterday? Do we remember how many handfuls we actually ate of those nuts or berries? YouAte helps us realize what we actually ate as opposed to what we think we ate. We tend to underestimate the s****y food or overestimate the healthy food, No matter what we ate YouAte shows it to us—so we can make a mindful decision going forward!

Most of us are not aware of our hunger cues. Did we eat because we were hungry? Were we out with friends and everyone else was eating? Do we sit at a table with others when we eat? Are we constantly eating in front of the TV? The environment and surroundings all influence how and what we eat.

YouAte helps you quickly capture your meal before you eat. With a few simple taps you can keep notes about your meal and learn about your hunger cues. You’ll soon realize how food affects your day-to-day activities and performance in and out of the office. YouAte helps track the time of your meal and the time between meals. If you are starving by lunchtime, you can see what you had earlier. Maybe you didn’t eat the right food to fuel you throughout the morning. YouAte helps you connect the dots to understand your mood and energy!

YouAte is your personal food diary. On it’s own it enhances your mindfulness and self-awareness. If you choose, it can be shared with your coach, nutritionist, or close friends for additional motivation. Whether you share it or keep it private, YouAte helps you become a healthier you.

Start today. It’s free!

People are loving it!

“I just wanted to let you know that since I started using your app I have lost 13kilos. I have tried MANY different things to lose weight (counting calories, macros, different diets) but I have found that this is the only thing that has helped me. So I wanted to thank you very much!” - from Christina

"I just wanted to say THANK YOU for developing this app! It's helping me overcome my binge eating disorder by moving away from calorie-counting while preserving positive aspects of keeping a food journal." - from Misha

"First of all, I'm loving this app! My wife and I wanted to start a food journal without having to constantly keep track of calories, and this app is perfect!" - from EJ

It’s compatible with your lifestyle

Whatever your diet, fitness or health goal is (losing or gaining weight, follow a specific diet like gluten-free, low-carb, South Beach, mediterranean, paleo, ketogenic, keto, ketosis, Whole30, plant based, diabetic, intuitive, intermittent fasting, to cut added sugars, full sugar detox, to build that six-pack, or washboard abs, improve on clean eating, or follow a vegan diet.) YouAte is here to help you.


Most of YouAte’s core features are free to use and will stay free. However, you can upgrade to a Premium account to unlock some additional features that will help you stay on a healthy path. (It also enables us to continue developing this app for you. Thanks!)

Initially, a Premium account will enable you to invite friends to motivate and support you on your healthy path. In the upcoming months, we will continue rolling out additional features under Premium. If you subscribe now, you will get all those features at the current introductory price of $2.99/month, $7.49/quater or $24.99/year. (Subject to change for new subscribers.)

Your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account when you confirm your purchase. Subscription renews automatically at the same price, unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of the subscription term. You can manage subscriptions in Account Settings in iTunes after purchase. Refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the subscription term.

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What's New in Version 1.2.2

Thank you for all the great feedback. It's really exciting to hear that so many of you are benefiting from YouAte and that you are choosing us as your food diary solution on your health journey. Enjoy your path!

New: iPhone X compatibility. We had to move a few things around in the UI to make it look better on your new iPhone X. :)
New: You can now change the Date and Time of a meal when importing from the camera roll. Just click on the little pencil icon before making your on/off path selection.
New: Quickly share a meal photo by tapping twice on an image to access the photo detail view and click on the share button.
New: New message indicator in the friends view. So when a friend sends a message, you will now know about it.

Updated: Many of you asked what the YouAte tab was in the friends view. Well, this is the place where you will receive notifications from friends and the system. So we decided to start calling it: Notifications. :)
Updated: Easily close the meal details view by tapping the new "Close" button in the bottom.

Fixed: In a few instances, the app would crash when you visited a friend's path.
Fixed: Guideline selection was acting unexpectedly in certain cases.
Fixed: Starting a new path by importing a photo was causing issues.
Fixed: There were some minor misalignments in the UI.

Hope you enjoy this update. We have some cool new features coming soon, so stay tuned!

Have a great day and keep the feedback coming!

Esther, Mike, Richie and Tom


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Customer Reviews

Great app!

I wanted to track what I’m eating, but I cook it all from scratch. That means that counting calories takes a really long time - calculating all that is not worth the effort. I wanted a simple log that would still help keep me on track. YouAte is exactly that! Intuitive to use, and the reminders are a nice feature. Thanks!

Awesome app!

Really helps you see the foods you are eating

Best app for changing habits — & its only gonna get better!

Let’s face it: most of us know WHAT we should be eating (and what we shouldn’t, lol). The problem w poor eating habits typically isn’t lack of knowledge, it’s difficulty in changing habits.

The first ingredient to habit change of any sort is becoming aware of what you are doing. And the easier that process of becoming aware is, the more likely you are to stick with it. That’s why studies where people simply snap a photo with their cellphone (of everything they eat) have shown that simple “photojournal” to be so effective.

That’s where YouAte is heads and shoulders above similar apps (and I’ve tried just about every food diary type app out there!) They have created an app that is truly elegant in its simplicity.

First you decide your goal, called your “path”. It can be anything from eating every so many hours, to eating mostly unprocessed foods, to avoiding sugar... Then each time you eat, you snap a photo and tap once to indicate if the food was in line with your goal (“on path”) or not (“off path”).

The photo date & time are automatically saved. You can go back later if you want to add details about the meal — why you ate, where you were, how satisfying was it, etc. You can set reminders (or not).

What sets YouAte apart is it is truly simple and quite elegant. You can leave it open all the time in the background, or use Hey Siri to open it, and with two taps you have recorded the meal. In addition, their customer service is outstanding.

And amazingly, it’s free with no ads. If you want to share your journal with an accountability partner (which, if you really want to change your habits, you probably will ) then you can go premium for the very reasonable price of $25/year.

What YouAte doesn’t do — but needs to — is show you your patterns over time. (Cronometer does this really well, but it is a calorie/nutrient tracker rather than a photojournal).

For example, YouAte needs to plot your “on path” & “off path” meals on a line graph against time of day and day of week; similarly plot the optional questions about “why,” “where” (etc) you ate on line graphs versus time of day & date (including day of week).

YouAte personnel assured me that these changes are already in the works (when I tapped on “chat with YouAte” within the app, they got back to me within minutes!). As long as they take care not to lose the elegant simplicity they have started with, then this app is only going to get better.

YouAte — Mindful Food Diary
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.2
  • Size: 35.6 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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