Do you forget to do basic things? Then this is the app for you
Manufacturer: Simple Steps
Review Version: 1.6
The app formerly known as SimpleSteps, has taken off the kid gloves and now comes across as that dude at the gym you always try to avoid. The slightly aggressively named, Diets are for Idiots, aims to take things back to basics by reminding you to do things like drink water daily.
Select a goal to improve such as eating more vegetables or less red meat, and the app allows you to track your habit by simply tapping a button. For example, say you want to bring breakfast back into your daily meals, you can set an alarm that reminds you to eat and then click the tick when you’ve done.
The slightly aggressively named, Diets are for Idiots, aims to take things back to basics by reminding you to do things like drink water daily
The theory is that you can rewire your brain to do something more consistently and create good habits this way. It works, as does anything you throw enough practice in to, but we’re just not sure an app is completely necessary. Yes, it’s simple, but just remembering to do these things without switching your phone on is much better way of improving your long-term memory and activating your brain. But we digress.
Unfortunately, Diets are for Idiots doesn’t let you tackle multiple bad habits at a time. This means that you have to wait until you’ve nailed one before moving on to the other, which is part of the app’s step-by-step philosophy, but feels like this should be an option the user makes.