Slow Down, Slim Down. Eat Slowly for the iPhone was created for those of use that eat too quickly. Scientific studies state it can take 20 minutes for our brains to acknowledge the food we eat to give us that full feeling. Eating too quickly can result in overeating. Eat Slowly has been created as a training tool to help you slow down, enjoy the taste of your food, and support a healthy lifestyle.
As children we had satiety cues that told us when to stop eating. With age and the stress of daily life many of us have overridden those satiety cues. We consume hundreds of calories in a matter of minutes and still feel hungry. Eat Slowly aims to help us slow down, enjoy the food we eat, and feel fuller longer.
The second version of Eat Slowly (Version 1.5) was released over two years ago. To be honest, I didn’t believe anyone was using it anymore. However, this year two separate iTunes reviews caught my attention and inspired me to find the source code and make some changes. Thank you to those two reviewers. This new version of Eat Slowly (Version 1.6) resolves some embarrassing defects. These defects were a result of Apple’s privacy changes in iOS8 where an app like Eat Slowly now needs to ask for permission to send notifications or use the camera. Additionally, Eat Slowly (Version 1.6) now allows results to be exported (i.e. shared) from Meal History. This was a complete oversight on my part. It should have been part of the first version of Eat Slowly. You should notice that the user interface has been updated to adapt to different sized screens. If there is interest in the community of users I'll release this app as an iPad app next. There are some other minor graphical changes but that’s about it. I wanted to get this a new version of Eat Slowly out to those of you using it as quick as possible.
In the About tab you’ll find a link to review the app and, if you so desire, email me directly. If you are using the app and have a feature you’d like to see added email me. And if you are so inclined take the time to give me a solid review on iTunes. There is a link for that too. Those reviews are what inspires me to keep working on Eat Slowly as time permits. Thanks for using Eat Slowly.
Ratings and Reviews
This app is awesome!
I love that you can take a picture of your meal and save it for your history to view later. It really helps me to slow down and form this new found habit. I love enjoying the tastes and textures of food by paying attention. Sure
to help you notice when you feel full and not over eat.
Eyes are bigger than stomach! (See below)
I had a total stomach removal due to Stomach Cancer. A different part of my digestive system is all I have (Jejenum) to digest foods and liquids. Any combination of these totalling more than 5 oz. at one sitting is hell to deal with. Also, eating or drinking too quickly, is too much to deal with. Pain, nausea, diarrhea and vomiting to name a few. This app is a godsend. It is showing me what I am doing while eating that is hurting me. I am relearning to eat and drink mindfully, not mindlessly. Thank you very, very much!!!
Does exactly what it’s supposed to do
A great app with an simple, clean interface.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.