With all the distraction and stress that is present in our lives, it's no surprise that many of us end up eating mindlessly. We end up forgetting what and why we truly are eating. We just simply turn to food, shovel it down and move on.
The impact of this behavior on our health is both physical and emotional. Getting us into a loop where we find ourselves digging a deeper hole to health problems. We try diets and other quick fixes, but all they do for us, in the long run, is cause us to be even more stressed and frustrated.
We've been there in that deep hole before, looking for a way out. We needed a way to stop this mindless cycle and start building a better version of ourselves.
That is why we built Ate, the mindful food diary that is thoughtfully designed to help you be more self-aware of your eating habits, behaviors, and moods. All done without ever judging you or making you feel bad.
An easy to use tool built around positive reinforcement. Something that easily fits into your life and you will enjoy using. A tool to help you discover behaviors that are taking you forward, and turn them into healthy habits. While suggesting you new behaviors to replace the other behaviors that would have taken you in the wrong direction.
We worked with health professionals around the world and built the app on journaling techniques that have been proven over decades.
This app is not about crash diets or restrictive living by calorie counting. It’s about building a sustainable, healthy lifestyle. A better version of yourself one small habit at a time. Something that you can easily maintain and enjoy in the long run.
Remember, health is physical, mental, and emotional. Make sure you focus on all three and you will discover your true potential!
Download Ate today and start on your new path!
● Easy photo based meal tracking in 3 taps.
● Focus is on feelings, not calories
● Designed around mindfulness and positive reinforcement
● Utilizing proven techniques by health experts
● Preset quick answers to easily track triggers & outcomes
● Beautiful vertical scrolling timeline
● Useful graphs of your habits & progress
● Overnight fasting tracker
● Meal frequency tracker
● Connect with friends for added accountability
● Easy social sharing (Photo collage of your day)
● Interactive, fully customizable meal alerts
Premium Features (requires premium subscription)
● Customizable quick answer sets for more personalized tracking
● Water, coffee, juice, & other liquid tracking
● Customizable mood & feelings tracking
● Activity tracking
● Sync with Apple Health (Activity & Water)
● Anytime notes
● Favorites to reuse meal photos
● Timeline/Profile web sharing (read-only)
Ate’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.
Since you are here, downloading this update, I assume you are staying consistent with your journaling habits. Great job! Keep it up!
If you are just returning to journaling. No worries, it’s always the perfect time to start. Welcome back!
So what’s new in this release:
● You can now customize the Feelings entry. (Premium)
Some recent updates:
● Interactive reminders to make self-reflections easier
● Visual notifications from friends to see what they ate
● Customizable Question/Answer sets (Premium)
● Feelings Tracking (Premium)
● 7-day Free Trial of our Premium subscription
● Advanced notification settings
● Advanced “Share your Day” options
● Apple Watch 4 support
● Apple Health sync for Water and Activities (Premium)
Message from the team:
We were recently featured by Apple in various countries around the world in their “Apps We Love” category. This would have never happened without your amazing feedback. Thank you!
Your feedback is helping us make Ate the best and easiest to use food diary that can truly help all of us become a better version of ourselves. Even we are surprised what a positive impact changing your eating habits can have on your overall lifestyle.
Your stories are keeping us motivated. It’s great to hear from so many of you how Ate has changed your life for the better. We are happy to have the opportunity to build you this app and plan to keep making it better for an even bigger impact.
Big THANK YOU to all our Premium subscribers who are supporting us and enabling us to stay away from an ad supported business model. Privacy is very important for us and sharing your data for ad revenue is not an option in our eyes.
Keep the feedback and stories coming!
Have a mindful day!
Esther and the Ate team
>> If you love the app, please help spread the joy by giving us a 5-star review. It really helps us get this mindful food diary to more people. Thanks!
You can also find us on
● Instagram: youateapp
● Facebook: youateapp
● Twitter: youateapp
● Web: youate.com
● Our blog: youate.com/blog
Ratings and Reviews
Most useful and efficient food tracking
I’ve tried myfitnesspal calorie counting, daily photo journals, and also just writing out the food but the interface of this app is aesthetically pleasing and visually appealing as well as directed. The option to chose “off path” or “on path” with the reminder of what your current goal is at the top of the screen is brilliantly simple and helps me to minimize obsessive food thoughts like “I ate so bad I’m so fat” or “i ate an apple today so that makes up for the ice cream and chips and cookies I ate the rest of the day” etc etc. It even lets you make a collage of your food pictures at the end of the day, which is a perfect way to visualize what you’re putting into your body. Oh, and you can track calories in the comments under your picture but you can also track where you ate, if you ate alone or with people, why you ate, and how it made you feel which is a genius way to help people make the lifestyle change into eating healthier (instead of forcing yourself to eat ‘healthy’ foods you despise you can focus on the healthy foods you adore). I’ve been searching for an app like this for years and I’m very happy I’ve finally come across it. I hope to use it for a while, and I really appreciate that it’s a free app with no ads. Hands down my favorite health app.
Developer Response ,
Thanks. Happy to hear that it's working out for you and that it made your favorite health app list. Enjoy your path!
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!
Perfect for my needs
I have downloaded every meal tracker app available on the App Store it seems, but nothing was exactly what I was looking for in till I found ate. I just need a simple place where I can write down or take a picture of what I’m eating, which is enough to keep me “on path” without the stress of calorie counting, trying to search a weird database for what I ate, entering the exact quantities of what I ate, or having to report to a health coach. The design of this app is pleasing, it’s easy to use, I like the questions they ask you after your meal so you can reflect on whether you made a good choice or not and why. I’m grateful to the makers of this app for understanding that not everybody wants to spend their entire life counting calories, even if we still want to be healthy. Thank you! I am strongly considering a subscription, but the free version has everything that I really need, so don’t let that scare you off from downloading it :)
- Piqniq Inc.
- 70.8 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Piqniq, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Food Diary Premium - Monthly $5.99
- Food Diary Premium - Yearly $35.99
- Food Diary Premium - Quarterly $15.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.