FoodTracker is a simple little app. Which is perfect for tracking healthy eating. Now if you are one of those health nuts that counts calories or has some other way of ensuring healthy eating, this app is probably not for you.
But, if you are like me and realize you need to reduce your sugar and sweets or improve your overall diet or just drink more water each day, this may be the ticket for you.
I’m not one to pay for apps, so at $1.99 I hemmed and hawed a bit before biting the bullet. I was looking for an app to do one thing and just one thing. This app fits that bill perfectly. It tracks what food groups you are eating each day. That’s it. Period.
You could do the same thing with a crayon and piece of paper on the refrigerator, but it’s not as fun as clicking the food groups. I’m also hoping it will be an incentive for my teens to be aware of what they are eating. It is useful when you are hungry at the end of the day to look and see what groups you are low in or high in and then you can make a wise choice for a snack.
I try and record it after a meal, it only takes a second or two. After keeping track for almost a week, I have yet to hit 8 glasses of water a day. I’ve only gone over my sweet allowance one day. Only 2 days did I eat enough fruits and vegetables. Information is power, right? So, I feel like I’m baby-stepping my way to a healthier me.
Here’s the low-down on the app itself:
The app has a main screen where you can just click on how many servings of a food group you have eaten. It keeps track of your week on a history page. There is also a page to give you suggestions for a serving size. If you need to delete an entry you click on the icon on the top right for options. The top left has an icon that allows you to adjust the serving numbers for each food group, which I find helpful since I eat low carb.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress, but so far I’m happy with my purchase of FoodTracker.