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Ate - the Mindful Food Journal and Photo Diary

Ate - the Mindful Food Journal and Photo Diary

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Transform your relationship with food. Be mindful. Track emotions, not calories.

4.8 Ratings 5K+ Reviews 50K+ Downloads
Featured on Best Apps for Making Dieting Simple & Not Time Consuming

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Transform your relationship with food. Be mindful. Track emotions, not calories.
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Ratings & Reviews

4.8
4.9K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    87%
  2. 4
    10%
  3. 3
    2%
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  • So far, so good! Jan 12, 2020

    By Amber Waves Hello
    I’ve been using ate for about a week, and there are several things I love about it: 1. Flexibility. The app allows me to define my own goal, how I want to try to achieve it, and which factors I want to track. 2. Ease. Tracking calories is tedious, especially if you cook a lot of your own food, and it can be impossible when you eat out. And really, I know when I’m making healthy choices and when I’m not. With ate, all I have to do is take a quick photo (only momentarily awkward over lunch with colleagues) and follow up later to answer a few questions about it. 3. Positivity. The app encourages me to think about how I make choices about food and how those choices make me feel, rather than focusing solely on calories or weight goals. This seems more sustainable — if I feel better today because I ate better, I’m likely to continue eating better, instead of giving up because I’m discouraged by my slowly changing body. I also like that the app subtly encourages me to aim to be 70% to 90% on track, as a reminder not to get down on myself for occasional treats. 4. Graphs! I love data. And since I tend to compartmentalize poor dietary choices from meal to meal and day to day, it’s exactly what I need to give myself perspective on how I’m doing overall, not just today.
    more
  • Great app and great management! Oct 16, 2020

    By zgrooms
    I have never reviewed an app before, so that tells you something right off the bat. I have loved the ease in this app. Meal tracking has always stressed me out. I hate measuring things. My meals are too elaborate to traditionally track. Being able to snap a picture (which I usually already do anyways😂 #foodblog) and add a description makes “tracking” so much easier! I’m able to share this app with my nutritionist and she can have an idea of what I am eating in a day without me having to track. The summary questions have allowed me to have a much better relationship with my meals, realizing trends and habits that I may not have realized before. It forces me to slow down and ask myself these important questions. I love it. I also have noticed great management of this app. I’ve never felt more personally connected to an app developing company than with this app. After reading the app updates, you can tell this is a small company that is properly run by people who truly care for their community. I received an authentic email explaining the importance and their appreciation for reviews. It is clear that this company cares for their users and creating an app that will best serve them. All in all, 5 stars from me!
    more
  • Great app Jun 9, 2020

    By ❤️💛💚💙💜💎|-/ Alyssa
    I have been using this app for maybe a week or so. Before finding Ate, I tested multiple fasting apps and nothing worked well or was set up good. I don’t even think I want to fast for the reasons on other apps. This app is GREAT. I’ve always taken pictures of my food and saved them, especially when I cook a meal or fix a healthy breakfast for example. Ate allows me to see what I eat in a day and it lets me record how it made me feel (I LOVE this part of the app because I struggle with how food makes me feel). I also love that it adds options such as “who did you eat with?” and “where did you eat?” Overall this app seems perfect for me and I hope I continue to use this to track my food habits. The only thing I can think of that I could suggest is to add a way to type something instead of just selecting “Happy” as a feeling for example. I’d like to be able to write a small sentence or come up with my own words as to how my meal made me feel. Same with the others like “where did you eat?”. I ate outside today for breakfast and that was not an option to put down. Other than this, I love this app!!
    more
  • Exactly what I was looking for! May 3, 2018

    By Bet @ Bet On Dinner
    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!
    more
  • Fantastic and amazing!!! Apr 3, 2020

    By Crb1717
    This is only my second day using the app but it has brought me such peace and joy. Taking photos of my meals felt strange to me at first but what I realized is that it really promotes mindfulness and reflection. You can make notes that go along with the picture, creating a new kind of ritual practice that slows down your meal nicely and easily. I like all the tracking in terms of hunger level, satisfaction, etc. But perhaps my favorite thing of all are the “experiments” you get to try. The one I chose to start with is to take 2 deep breaths before eating. Even that simple act allows me to connect to my body and spirit so that I can listen to my physical and emotional needs. My lifelong struggle with stress eating has been exasperated due to the COVID-19 situation. I didn’t want to spiral back down into the overeating so I found this app. I couldn’t be happier, calmer, or feeling more grounded around food. Thank you to the creators and developers!!!
    more

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  • So far, so good! Jan 12, 2020

    By Amber Waves Hello
    I’ve been using ate for about a week, and there are several things I love about it: 1. Flexibility. The app allows me to define my own goal, how I want to try to achieve it, and which factors I want to track. 2. Ease. Tracking calories is tedious, especially if you cook a lot of your own food, and it can be impossible when you eat out. And really, I know when I’m making healthy choices and when I’m not. With ate, all I have to do is take a quick photo (only momentarily awkward over lunch with colleagues) and follow up later to answer a few questions about it. 3. Positivity. The app encourages me to think about how I make choices about food and how those choices make me feel, rather than focusing solely on calories or weight goals. This seems more sustainable — if I feel better today because I ate better, I’m likely to continue eating better, instead of giving up because I’m discouraged by my slowly changing body. I also like that the app subtly encourages me to aim to be 70% to 90% on track, as a reminder not to get down on myself for occasional treats. 4. Graphs! I love data. And since I tend to compartmentalize poor dietary choices from meal to meal and day to day, it’s exactly what I need to give myself perspective on how I’m doing overall, not just today.
    more
  • Great app and great management! Oct 16, 2020

    By zgrooms
    I have never reviewed an app before, so that tells you something right off the bat. I have loved the ease in this app. Meal tracking has always stressed me out. I hate measuring things. My meals are too elaborate to traditionally track. Being able to snap a picture (which I usually already do anyways😂 #foodblog) and add a description makes “tracking” so much easier! I’m able to share this app with my nutritionist and she can have an idea of what I am eating in a day without me having to track. The summary questions have allowed me to have a much better relationship with my meals, realizing trends and habits that I may not have realized before. It forces me to slow down and ask myself these important questions. I love it. I also have noticed great management of this app. I’ve never felt more personally connected to an app developing company than with this app. After reading the app updates, you can tell this is a small company that is properly run by people who truly care for their community. I received an authentic email explaining the importance and their appreciation for reviews. It is clear that this company cares for their users and creating an app that will best serve them. All in all, 5 stars from me!
    more
  • Great app Jun 9, 2020

    By ❤️💛💚💙💜💎|-/ Alyssa
    I have been using this app for maybe a week or so. Before finding Ate, I tested multiple fasting apps and nothing worked well or was set up good. I don’t even think I want to fast for the reasons on other apps. This app is GREAT. I’ve always taken pictures of my food and saved them, especially when I cook a meal or fix a healthy breakfast for example. Ate allows me to see what I eat in a day and it lets me record how it made me feel (I LOVE this part of the app because I struggle with how food makes me feel). I also love that it adds options such as “who did you eat with?” and “where did you eat?” Overall this app seems perfect for me and I hope I continue to use this to track my food habits. The only thing I can think of that I could suggest is to add a way to type something instead of just selecting “Happy” as a feeling for example. I’d like to be able to write a small sentence or come up with my own words as to how my meal made me feel. Same with the others like “where did you eat?”. I ate outside today for breakfast and that was not an option to put down. Other than this, I love this app!!
    more
  • Exactly what I was looking for! May 3, 2018

    By Bet @ Bet On Dinner
    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!
    more
  • Fantastic and amazing!!! Apr 3, 2020

    By Crb1717
    This is only my second day using the app but it has brought me such peace and joy. Taking photos of my meals felt strange to me at first but what I realized is that it really promotes mindfulness and reflection. You can make notes that go along with the picture, creating a new kind of ritual practice that slows down your meal nicely and easily. I like all the tracking in terms of hunger level, satisfaction, etc. But perhaps my favorite thing of all are the “experiments” you get to try. The one I chose to start with is to take 2 deep breaths before eating. Even that simple act allows me to connect to my body and spirit so that I can listen to my physical and emotional needs. My lifelong struggle with stress eating has been exasperated due to the COVID-19 situation. I didn’t want to spiral back down into the overeating so I found this app. I couldn’t be happier, calmer, or feeling more grounded around food. Thank you to the creators and developers!!!
    more
  • Love the simplicity! Jan 22, 2020

    By Ornery-Rutabaga
    I have wished for a long time for an app that would give me a way to track my food without listing individual ingredients or requiring calorie counts before meals could be logged. I am so glad to have found the Ate app! The design is brilliant and as easy as it gets. I appreciate the questions to answer after each meal, especially the two, “Why did you eat?” and “How did it make you feel?” That has been an interesting exercise for me to think about after eating, and helpful for changing some of my habits. I also appreciate how easy it is to scroll back through the past days/weeks to look over what I was eating and be able to see how my meals are changing over time. I find it incredibly motivating. I have tried multiple apps for food tracking, and always gradually dropped off from using them. But, with the simplicity of this one, I expect to be using it years from now.
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  • Almost Perfect Food Journal! Jul 16, 2020

    By brinnydrew
    It’s a really fantastic app, there’s a lot I like about it - for example it uses data from your camera roll to date your food inputs if you upload photos that way, but you can still easily change the date and time of meal inputs manually if need be. I also like the “recap” function for seeing my daily progress all in one place. LOVE that it tracks my fasts between days too. The only thing I’d like different is that when you first open the app it opens to the apps camera, and since I upload photos from my phone’s camera roll it’s not necessary for me and maybe others as well. It’s a little thing, of course, but I’d rather just see my daily path so far when opening up the app. Sometimes I like to change the picture I used for a meal too, would be nice to be able to swap out the photos without having to delete an entire meal and then input it again.
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