My Daily Plate 4+
Track your eating, hit your goals, and focus on your success, all in one easy-to-use app. Inspired by the USDA's MyPlate icon, My Daily Plate makes eating right easy and fun. Leave the calorie counting to us.
Trainers love My Daily Plate for the export feature that emails your progress right to them, and users love the positive focus on what you should eat, rather than what you shouldn’t. Both love the simple Today’s Plate home screen, which shows your daily goals and progress in one colorful glance.
With this easy, user-friendly app, there is no typing, no keyboard, no data entry required. With a few simple taps, you enter your food and track your success.
We help you focus on the bigger picture of nutrition- eating the right portions of the right foods –so that calorie maintenance naturally occurs. There are no categories for foods that fall outside of these groups (i.e. junk food), because those foods do not contribute to your daily requirements and overall nutrition goals, which is what we’re focused on.
It’s not only about what’s healthy, but how much. All too often, people looking to eat right, eat wrong, erring on the side of too much protein, too few fruits, or out of proportion portions. With this app, you can clearly and simply see whether or not you are eating enough fruits, vegetables, protein, grains and dairy, and can adjust your next meal accordingly.
The rewards are both instant and long-term!
Start thinking about what’s significantly contributing to your nutritional needs rather than trying to track all the bad food you eat. Rather than feeling guilty about your bad choices each day, feel proud of and track your good choices using My Daily Plate app.
** Over 28,000 copies of My Daily Plate have been downloaded! **
My Daily Plate has four sections:
- Filling your plate at each meal is quick and easy. Just tap the food group, item, and quantity.
- The plate clears itself at midnight so you can start fresh the next morning.
- A healthy way to monitor everything you eat in the course of a day.
- Enter the water you drink in your preferred unit of measurement, but see equivalent amounts in other units.
- Track your progress visually instead of deciphering lots of figures.
- Check and see how you did the previous day.
- Get an average of progress of the last 7 days.
- Get an overall average of the recorded days since the date of your first entry.
- View your daily average calories.
- Export your data to a CSV file (comma delimited) and send to your personal trainer or dietician.
- Review your eating habits on a specific day.
- Edit any existing entry.
- Add a previous entry you forgot to make.
- View the daily calorie goal recommended by the USDA based on your profile information.
- Set your daily calorie goal based on your preference or personal trainer/dietician’s guidance.
- Set your preferred units of measurement for water intake. (fl oz, mL, L, pt, c)
- Enable/disable the alert message when you reach a specific daily goal.
- Delete all the entries in your database to wipe the slate clean and start again.
This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.
Fixed bug regarding language customization for Australia, India, Mexico, Great Britain, and Canada.
Ratings and Reviews
Please make toggle feature for dairy
Overall, I love how simple and straightforward this app is. I don’t mind the limitations on fat or sweets, as I don’t eat much of those anyway. So far I’ve been able to find workarounds for how to log things accurately that aren’t exactly listed in the available options. What’s missing is the ability to customize categories. I can’t eat dairy, so the fact that it’s factored in my totals for calorie count each day completely messes up the math. I wish there was a way to turn off the dairy. (Canada no longer includes dairy on their food plate recommendations, so perhaps the app could also reach a wider audience by allowing dairy to be toggled on or off in calculations). With that adjustment I could make this app work, without it, I expect I’ll have to keep looking.
I really like the ideas behind this app. It's perfect for someone who is trying to clean up their diet without pressure of a calorie maximum. I was most surprised by how quickly I reached my fruit goal for the day (since I love fruit) and how much more I had to try to get my vegetables (since I kind of lump them with fruit in my head).
There are two things I've noticed so far that I wish they would add though.
1. A recipe section so that if I make some kind of crock pot dinner with peas carrots tomato and chicken and only eat a portion of it at a time I could simply input the contents of the whole dish then quickly add 1 cup of the recipe instead of trying to figure out how much of each ingredient I ate each time I eat the dish.
2. A mess up section. Say I give in to the temptation and eat a candy bar. Without imputing the particular thing I ate just simply giving myself a strike for the day so I could see how much I mess up to at least hold myself liable for those little mess ups rather than forgetting it ever happened.
So limited as to be useless and actively misleading
Giving the user only a (rather limited) list of options to choose from, without any way to add custom items, means that what gets recorded is often full of gaps to the point of being useless and misleading. No way to enter any fats and oils? No way to enter any desserts or candy? No beverages other than water and milk? Ridiculous. There's no way to record the cup of coffee or tea you drank, or the soda, or OJ. You can record the bread you ate, but not the butter you put on it. If you eat a candy bar, your calorie count in this app won't know about it. You had fish? The app will assume it was either baked or grilled. Of course, if it was actually fried, the app will estimate the calories very wrong. If you had peas, the app simply assumes there were "no salt or fat added." If you had a salad, the app won't know about the dressing. (And to all the people in these reviews saying "well, you _shouldn't_ eat sweets/fried food/fats" - shouldn't this app log what you actually eat, not what you _should ideally_ eat? And an app that only works for people who already always eat the ideal diet isn't much of a helpful app.)
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- GigaChef, LLC
- 22.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2015 GigaChef, LLC
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.
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