As you probably know, I have been struggling with being a healthy, active person for a few years now. Last semester and I let my health concerns slip aside, but I’m trying to turn that around. I decided to look to technology for some inspiration. After all, the Weight Watchers app worked for me for a long time, until I realized that I didn’t agree with a few of their philosophies.
In my stumbling through the app store, I came across a pretty cool app called Thryve. With this app, you take pictures of your food (which y’all know I already do) and then you tell it what was in the food and in what proportions. The app then provides you with a score depending on how close your breakdown is to the Harvard Healthy Eating Plate. I’m not terribly worried about the gamification of my eating habits, but I do like how it keeps me accountable for everything I eat and helps me target healthier choices. I can also easily visually track my eating trends over time.
As you can see, it’s got a nifty design, and though it has several minor flaws, the developers seem to be working on some excellent updates. As a bonus, if you’re trying to find out if you have an intolerance to certain foods, the app checks in about an hour after each meal to see how you’re feeling. You can use this info to figure out which foods don’t like you. Check it out!