ImplusePal is an Android app designed to help users resist unhealthy eating impluses. It is based on strategies that have shown promise in reducing impulsive eating in research studies. The app includes a variety of tools – to mention just a few:
Gives users the ability to create plans to help them resist unhealthy eating temptations.
Allows users to use mindfulness techniques to prevent giving in to impulses.
Users are able to play a ‘brain training game’ where they learn to avoid unealthy food images; the app periodically reminds users to keep ‘training their brain’.
Currently in testing, the app collects usage statistics to help the researchers determine which strategies are most successful in helping users resist impulses.
For more information please visit impulsepal.co.uk.