Moderation tries to be different in several ways:
Select the meal you want to log (for example Breakfast or Lunch). When a meal is selected the 🤞 (fingers crossed) emoji shows. Then select if the meal you ate was Healthy or Unhealthy. It's really that simple!
Moderation doesn't try to prescribe what meals are Healthy or Unhealthy, instead we leave it for you to decide what they mean in the context of your goals. Healthy is going to mean different things to different people. Most people would agree that burger and fries or some form of takeaway is unhealthy, but what is healthy can be more personal.
For example, if you are trying to eat low carbs then a sandwich might be considered unhealthy because of the bread, but if you are trying to avoid eating chocolate then you may consider a sandwich healthy.
The key to getting the most value out of Moderation is being consistent in what you consider healthy and unhealthy. You should think about any foods or meals that may be in the grey area, and decide up front how you will treat them.
What's important is being consistent in how you log your meals, as this helps give you self awareness of how healthy or unhealthy you actually are eating, which is often different to your perception. Armed with this information you can start to make better choices 👍.
Calorie counting usually involves much more effort. Reading labels, scanning barcodes, searching long lists of foods in a database. This is why a lot of people end up quitting after a week or two.
For some people calorie counting or tracking your macro and micro nutrients can be critical. For example, if you are a professional body builder then Moderation may not be the App for you as you will need to know exactly how many grams of protein you are consuming.
However, if you are trying to understand your eating habits and want something that is simple and effortless to give you the best chance of forming a habit, then Moderation is the App for you!
The simple act of recording what you eat can help increase self-awareness, which may lead you to make healthier choices, explains Amy Gorin, M.S., R.D., owner of Amy Gorin Nutrition.
At Moderation we believe heavily that just by raising awareness of your healthy and unhealthy eating choices, it will empower you to make better decisions in the future, and allow you to track your progress as you improve.
The colour represents the healthy percentage of meals logged for that day. The following chart shows how the colour changes depending on how many healthy meals you have eaten that day:
|Color||Healthy % (of meals logged)||Description|
|51% < 99%||Mostly Healthy|
|50%||Half and Half|
|25% < 49%||Mostly Unhealthy|
|0% < 25%||Unhealthy|
We are working on adding the ability to log more than one snack, as we know people may have a mixture of healthy and unhealthy snacks throughout the day. This will be available in a future release.
Yes! You can delete a meal by swiping it from right to left. You should feel a vibration to confirm its deletion.
In order to enable Siri, Apple requires you first to set up 'Siri Shortcuts'. You can do this from within the App by going to Settings --> Siri Shortcuts. Tap which shortcuts you would like to create, and you will be able to assign a voice phrase which will trigger the shortcut.
More information about Siri Shortcuts can be found on the Apple Website.
We are working on adding the ability to export your data, and it will be available in a future version.
We are working on adding the ability to create your own custom meals, so you can have more (or less!) than just Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Snacks.
We are working on adding the ability to log meals of varying healthiness. This will be available in a future release.
We are working on adding the ability to log and track you weight, and compare it with your healthiness in a future release.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we may invite you to join our beta testing group.