I recently found out about this new-ish app for the iPhone called The Eatery, a beautifully designed app that encourages you to take pics of each meal and rate it as simply Fit or Fat. Over time, the app will monitor how healthy your eating habits are, what your weaknesses are, and you can also have friends (or complete strangers) rate the food you’re eating and make you feel guilty for pigging out, naturally.
While it’s not the most scientific app out there like all the other food journals apps, where you have to search for the foods separately for calorie counts, grams of fat, etc. (good luck finding exotic Hong Kong foods like char siu bao or siu mai in there), I think it’s a pretty fair way of keeping you motivated on eating healthy every time you sit down for a meal.
Some people argue that it’s totally subjective, but let’s face it, you really don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that fried chicken is FAT and steamed broccoli is FIT. Also, it’s nice to know that the people behind the app, Massive Health, aren’t just thinking about making money but also wants to make people healthier by giving them better data about what they’re doing to their bodies.
So far, I’ve only snapped one meal on my first day of having the app, as I tend to forget to do so and don’t really like to wait too long before digging into my meals. BUT — I’m going to give it a week or two and come back with a slightly more thorough review! Let me know if you wanna join me on The Eatery!