Dr A's Habits of Health app is a health and wellbeing platform designed to facilitate and create daily consistent habit installation from every aspect of health.
Start your journey to optimal health by progressively installing 6 new healthy habits and receive daily tasks designed to for optimal health from the following categories:
- Weight Management
- Eating and Hydration
Habits of Health is designed to work hand in hand with Optavia's 5&1® and 3&3® meal plans, but also caters for users wishing to create their own healthy eating meal plan using Dr. A's Food charts.
Track your BMI and Waist Circumference throughout your journey and reflect back on your progress.
Use Dr. A's Stop, Challenge, Choose technique to help you understand your habit loops:
- Step 1: Stop. Recognize that you are triggering a Habit of a Disease. Pause and take a breath to think about the situation. This helps you regain control over your physiology.
- Step 2: Challenge. Remind yourself of your goals and the choices you should be making to reach those goals.
- Step 3: Choose. Make the healthy choice that gives you a similar reward but is much better for your long-term health."
Release of version 1.0.1 includes the ability to log missing meals from the previous day, logging of meals going from 3 hours to 2.5 hours, bug fixes for notification and military time to 12-hour time and the ability to change meal start time.
Ratings and Reviews
I love the new logos and rebranding of this transformational program, and had high hopes for the new app. However, for those of us ALREADY on plan...it's too basic. Not being able to change the times when recording fuelings (or to be able to edit times already recorded) is problematic. As a person already using the plan, I want the app to track not just WHEN I eat (which is all it can do, at this point), but to track weights/measures of Lean and Green meals, and to record WHICH Optavia fuelings I eat, much like other food trackers (Weight Watchers, MyFitnessPal, etc). There needs to be a way to skip over beginning, basic material, for veterans, and get to the "meatier" parts of the plan in this app. I am disappointed, so far, with what the app CURRENTLY can do, but am holding out that in future updates, all users' feedback will result in greater functionality!
I understand the app is trying to get you to set habits, but the inability to set first meal time and frequency within guidelines is a no starter for me. I am not going to stay up past my bedtime to log my last meal to pass for the day. I don’t see me passing the first phase due to that reason alone and it is really counterproductive to the program. I eat within guidelines at every 2 1/2 hours and the app should allow for that. Additionally, I should be able to log my snacks and condiments, weight, all measurements etc. the app is nice, but needs more flexibility and functionality to be effective.
Update: I have deleted and started over twice already due to time between meals being too long for me. I am still having to stay up later than I should just to log my last meal. This time, I have been using the app for 9 days and there is still not place to change weight or measures on the app. I’m going to delete and start over again with a fake start time so I can go to sleep on time. It really needs to be updated ASAP with the basics. Ability to log Start Time everyday with choice of how often to eat (2-3 hours within guidelines) and weighs and measures weekly - MINIMUM updates. Then ability to add condiments and snacks.
Great in theory, but impossibly frustrating
This app leaves much to be desired... There is no way to change your eating schedule for less than 3 hours and there is no way to change what you entered when you downloaded it... This thing has me having my 6th meal at 11pm which is inaccurate because I eat every 2.5 hours and since I’m usually heading to bed by 11, it shows that I didn’t complete my day because if you forget, there is no way to go back.. some of my details were a guess when I downloaded it just so I could see what it was about and now i’m stuck with that inaccurate data because I’m only able to edit my date of birth.. what?? We should be able to track more than just whether it was the L&G or not.. we should be able to checkoff our healthy fats, snacks, etc... There are knockoff apps out there that have done a far better job. Please work on fixing this, the plan WORKS, and having an app to help stay on track is such a benefit... but this app is not going to cut it. I’m ready to delete it.
- Jason Pharmaceuticals Inc.
- 81.8 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Dr Wayne Anderson Inc
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.