YouAte – the most effortless way to track why you ate, how you feel and activities you do. It’s visual, mindful and non-judgemental. It’s a tracker that people actually love to use! Feel great about what you ate!
“I just wanted to let you know that since I started using your app I have lost 30lbs. 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
“This app changed everything for me! I’ve lost 9 pounds so far, am absolutely not on a diet, do not feel deprived, and have never eaten better! Having to take a picture of everything I eat greatly encourages me to choose colorful, healthy options, pay more attention to portion sizes, and to think twice about whether I really want to eat something. It’s also very reinforcing to look back at my food choices and feel proud of them. I love this app!” - PH
"I LOVE this app! I was looking for something exactly like this because I can’t be bothered to enter calories or even (or even search for) food descriptions. All I needed was something to make me be aware of what I was eating, and to record whether it was on the path or not. You have made it so easy and it’s really helping me every day! Please never change it. It’s perfect!!" - Phil
Start today. All basic features are FREE!
Why do we need a journal?
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? Do we remember how many handfuls we actually ate of those nuts? Do we ever pause to think about why we are eating? Was it hunger or emotions?
YouAte helps us realize what and why we actually ate, how we feel during the day and how active we truly are. It helps us spot habits and patterns so we can embrace the nourishing ones and replace the others.
How does it work?
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 also helps you capture what you drink. Tracking water, coffee, alcohol, juice or soda consumptions has never been this easy. It puts everything on a visual timeline with your meals so you can better understand your habits. [Premium]
Don’t forget about the physical activities you do! Not only it’s an important part of your overall health, it can also have a significant impact on your appetite. [Premium]
YouAte is your personal health journal. On its 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.
YouAte’s core features are free to use and will stay free. We do offer a premium membership that will unlock features such as Custom Q/As, Liquid and Activity tracking, the ability to share your profile via the web and to reuse your favorite photos when saving a meal. You can sign up for monthly, quarterly and yearly auto-renewing plans.
Processing of a subscription is handled by Apple. Your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account when you confirm your purchase. Subscription renews automatically at the same price unless canceled 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.
Be more mindful with YouAte!
Custom Question/Answer sets, Mindfulness Graphs, new 7-day Progress Indicator, Profile Management, Mood Tracking, & faster scrolling on your timeline.
- Custom Question/Answer sets -
What you've been waiting for! Customize the question/answer sets under meal details. Did the default answers not match your needs? Looking to track your hunger levels on a hunger scale? Or track carb content? Custom Q/As will allow you to do all that for each meal. Customize existing answers or add brand new ones with a custom graph automatically generated for you.
- Mindfulness Graphs -
A visual representation of the answers to the mindfulness questions under meal details. See your progress for the past 7 days and reflect on the reasons behind the choices you made. A great way to improve on your current habits.
- New Profile Page -
We have also redesigned the profile page, to give you a better view of your goals and how you did in the past 7 days. Customize the profile page to only show you what you think is important to you. Tap on “See all” to see all graphs available to you and select the ones you would like to see all the time on your profile page. Hope you like it!
- Mood Tracking -
This was a big request! Track your mood throughout the day. Feeling happy or bored during the day? Log it quickly with a few taps. It can help you understand why you made some of the decisions that you made. (Requires premium account)
- Additional Tracking Options -
This caused some confusion. Adding past meals as Text-only or by importing from the camera roll are still available for free. We just moved them under a new pop-up menu for easy access. You will find this menu by tapping “Options” next to the camera button. Here you can also customize which option is available on the other side of the camera button. If you are a Premium subscriber, you can put any of the tracking options on the front screen for easy access.
- Scrolling Timeline -
We made some speed improvements to the timeline, so when you scroll up on your timeline in the main view (by swiping down), past meals and days will now load faster. Give it a try!
If you feel that YouAte is having a positive impact on your life, please give us a quick 5-star rating in the app store and maybe share some of your stories, if you have time. It would mean a lot to us. Thanks!
For feedback or concerns, contact us directly so we can help you right away.
Enjoy your path!
the YouAte team
More details about some recent changes:
- Note Entry -
You can now save your thoughts and feelings with the new “Note” type entry. This is the first of several new entry types we will be introducing in the upcoming weeks. (Requires a premium membership.)
- Added Yoga as a New Activity Type -
We added Yoga as one of the activity choices. We also renamed “Exercise” >> “Activity” because we think it better represents the wide range of physical movements you can do to become a healthier you.
- Custom Liquid Volumes -
You can now add custom volumes. Just scroll to the bottom of the volume selector. Easily reuse them using the Quick Add function.
- 24-hour Clock and Support for Milliliters (ml) -
The app now matches your phone’s settings. So if you are using 24-hour time format and the metric system, the app will display things properly.
- Apple Health sync for Water and Activities -
You can now elect to sync your water intake and activity data with Apple Health. So if you are using an external tracker (like your Apple Watch) that syncs with Apple Health, all that data will now show up on your YouAte path. Of course, we also sync in the other direction, so if you quickly need to log water or an activity, like yoga, it will be pushed to Apple Health.
Ratings and Reviews
Exactly what I was looking for!
I love this app! I wanted a food diary thing, but don’t want to track calories or even type in every teaspoon of oil I use to cook my dinner. I love that I can quickly type something in, and the photo aspect is unexpectedly great! It’s quick to snap a picture and it motivates me to add things like fruit and vegetables to my plate since I’m visually more apt to notice that I’m skipping them and just eating a sandwich or a piece of toast. I also like the freedom to change what is “on path” for me - since it’s not specific to one type of eating. I really love the little arrow that encourages me to make a healthier choice for my next meal if I do go off path - it’s not judgy and unlike other things I’ve tried, I don’t tend to feel like I’ve “ruined” a day with one meal or food, so I’m more likely to just move on and eat something that is better for me at the next meal rather than derail and start again the next day (or week or whatever!). Thanks for such a helpful tool!
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much! Appreciate the kind words. Photos do make a huge difference. When you add notes to your meal, you can also dictate it which makes it super easy to add some quick description of the meal and any other thoughts you feel like sharing. To dictate, just hit the little microphone icon on the keyboard. Enjoy your path!
Down 17lbs and counting
This app is amazing. I’m someone who has tried EVERY diet and fitness app out there and nothing has been as effective as this app. I’ve lost 17lbs since I started using the app a little over a month ago and I’m still losing. The best part is you can customize your goals for you, you aren’t forced to eat or not eat any foods. I’m still eating whatever I want, but the mindfulness questions for every meal are helping me realize what foods make me feel good. If I get off track of the path I created for myself, it isn’t the end of the world and I don’t binge on ice cream like I would with other diets. I just try to be more mindful during the next meal. Mindfulness really is key to being able to make smart choices in any situation, and I’m so grateful for this app! THANK YOU FOR YOUATE, DEVELOPERS! It really works!
Developer Response ,
Awesome! Congrats on the 17lbs. So happy to hear that app is working for you. All the success we are hearing back from our users is really motivating us on making the app even better. Our goal was to build something that truly transforms people's lives. It's exciting to see it actually happen. Even ourselves. I have lost around 60lbs and been keeping it off. :) Mindful eating and the app works for both loosing and maintaining. :) Let us know if there is anything you would like to see in the app. Enjoy your path!
Love this visual food diary app!
This app is a fantastic way for you to keep track of what you’re eating in the most non-judgmental way possible. No calorie counting, no need to give excessive amount of information concerning the ingredients of what you’re eating, just a simple picture and you’re done. The on/off path feature is a great way to hold yourself accountable without shame. Once you take a picture you can click on it and fill out information of where you’re eating and how you’re feeling, among other questions. Only thing I would ask for is that you can add more words in this section. Sometimes I eat when I’m anxious but it doesn’t mean I’m stressed. But it’s a minor thing. I truly love this app and I really appreciate how mindful it’s made me when it comes to my meals.
Developer Response ,
Happy to hear that it helped you become more mindful. We will be introducing custom answers in the future. In the meantime, let me see if I can add anxious.
- Piqniq Inc.
- 54.7 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 YouAte
- In-App Purchases
- Premium - Monthly $3.99
- Premium - Yearly $29.99
- Premium - Quarterly $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.