Are you using The Eatery to track your food?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 05, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Anyone using The Eatery, a food tracking iPhone app? Pretty cool; photograph your food & rate it on a scale from fit to fat. Rate other users' food and see how they rate yours. Unfortunately all types of eaters are rating your food; my bacon & egg breakfast was rated as very unhealthy. If it was divided by diet type it would be much more useful. I'm sure all the low-fatters don't appreciate how I rate their non-fat milk & shredded wheat. Still, I'm having fun with it. It's a good way to see what you've eaten over the past week and keep yourself accountable.

The Eatery is brought to you by Massive Health, which also made this infographic about carbs vs. fat, largely based on Gary Taubes.

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on February 05, 2012
at 08:29 PM

Interesting idea, and I could see how PH in general could take advantage of it for some Guerilla Paleovangelism...

But frankly, I don't give a rat's "tar star" what others think about my food choices. I listened to them for 25 years of my life and ended up almost bedridden obese. It's my turn now.


on September 11, 2013
at 05:18 PM


The Eatery now has a setting for paleo and other types of "diets", which is used for rating. I have had great feedback for my paleo meals, although the ratings don't mean anything to me, I just like the photo food journal concept.

There is also Kale for iOS which doesn't have very many users right now but is aimed at the paleo world. "Kale makes it easy to snap photos of what you eat. Explore what others eat to give you ideas on what to enjoy next. Stay focused on your paleo diet, not on your tracking."



on February 05, 2012
at 09:30 PM

No. I'm trying not to be ocd on my food. But if I hit a plateau, I'll write down my diet for the few days to see if I am missing something (but I wouldn't use an app for that).



on February 05, 2012
at 08:48 PM

I am taking the ratings of others with a grain of salt. What I find useful is the ability to see my week's worth of meals at a glance; also, I may be less likely to eat a non-healthy food if I know I have to post it. Accountability to myself is what I am after, not the approval of others. However, I have found a few like-minded people to follow, and it's interesting to see what meals they post.



on February 05, 2012
at 08:01 PM

I barely understand what I eat and how much of it, so I can't really expect the same of others.



on February 05, 2012
at 06:13 PM

too funny! i just installed this last night and i kinda love the idea, but since i tend toward obsessive food thoughts, other people's ratings of my food were really messing with my mojo. i wish there was a way to select into groups that eat in a similar way...or even just to log yourself without any outside feedback. i think for now, i need to stay away and do a more private log.

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