It's Time To Think About Food

Just Routine, The Real Food App

Eating Simply, Simply Eating

Download AppHow it Works

It's Time To Think About Food

Just Routine, The Real Food App

Eating Simply, Simply Eating

Download AppHow it Works

It's all about what you eat

See how your food stacks up on a daily and weekly basis as you track current nutrition against routine nutrition. Every small change in your eating routine can, over time, have a big impact on your health.

A new way of looking at food

Browse the food database by food category. Just tap on an icon on the profile screen, then tap on a meal to access the category database to explore the foods. Add food with a simple swipe. See food in a new light, the rainbow colours of real food, the amber and red of processed treats and cheats.

A new way of tracking what you eat

Track your food with quick and easy access to foods you eat regularly and those you love to eat.

Focused on Real Food for better health

This system is for anyone concerned about what they eat and keen to cut down on processed foods. Use the ‘Bodyswipe’ to see how your rainbow profile improves from one day to the next.

Just Routine Premium

Just Routine Premium is an in-app subscription that is only £1.99 per month, or £9.99 per year. Enjoy a one month free trial.

Premium recipes and a larger Cookbook

Access our full premium range of Just Routine Recipes as well as a larger Cookbook to store them in.

Review eating habits over the longer term

See how your food stacks up over the longer term to help you review food choices and encourage new eating routines.

Real food analysis

View each of your food types across customisable time periods to see where you may need to make some tweaks to your diet and where you are doing just fine!

Create your own personalised Food Book

Access our range of free Just Routine Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks to help get you started planning, tracking and sharing real food you will love.

Weight conversion

Use the weight converter in initial set-up to choose between metric or imperial units; ounces, pounds and cups.

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Healthy tips

Receive healthy eating tips to help you along.

Develop your own Recipes and Meals in the Cookbook

Add your own great tasting Recipes and Meals and see how to get the most from the real food you eat. Share with friends and family for better health.

A convenient shopping list at your fingertips

Add foods, recipes and meals to your shopping list to help you plan and buy real food, and share with others. Keep track of which ones you put in your basket as you shop.

It's all about what you eat

See how your food stacks up on a daily and weekly basis as you track current nutrition against routine nutrition. Every small change in your eating routine can, over time, have a big impact on your health.

A new way of looking at food

Browse the food database by food category. Just tap on an icon on the profile screen, then tap on a meal to access the category database to explore the foods. Add food with a simple swipe. See food in a new light, the rainbow colours of real food, the amber and red of processed treats and cheats.

A new way of tracking what you eat

Track your food with quick and easy access to foods you eat regularly and those you love to eat.

Focused on Real Food for better health

This system is for anyone concerned about what they eat and keen to cut down on processed foods. Use the ‘Bodyswipe’ to see how your rainbow profile improves from one day to the next.

Create your own personalised Food Book

Access our range of free Just Routine Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks to help get you started planning, tracking and sharing real food you will love.

Weight conversion

Use the weight converter in initial set-up to choose between metric or imperial units; ounces, pounds and cups.

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Healthy tips

Receive healthy eating tips to help you along.

Develop your own Recipes and Meals in the Cookbook

Add your own great tasting Recipes and Meals and see how to get the most from the real food you eat. Share with friends and family for better health.

A convenient shopping list at your fingertips

Add foods, recipes and meals to your shopping list to help you plan and buy real food, and share with others. Keep track of which ones you put in your basket as you shop.

Just Routine Premium

Just Routine Premium is an in-app subscription that is only £1.99 per month, or £9.99 per year. Enjoy a one month free trial.

Premium recipes and a larger Cookbook

Access our full premium range of Just Routine Recipes as well as a larger Cookbook to store them in.

Review eating habits over the longer term

See how your food stacks up over the longer term to help you review food choices and encourage new eating routines.

Real food analysis

View each of your food types across customisable time periods to see where you may need to make some tweaks to your diet and where you are doing just fine!

All The Info

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Our Food Categories

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Our Food Categories

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Protein
Vegetables
Carbohydrates
Fruits
Legumes
Fats
Treats
Cheats
Protein
Carbohydrates
Legumes
Treats

Protein

Protein is important for growth, tissue repair, immune function, preserving muscles, making essential hormones and enzymes and giving the body energy when carbohydrates are not available.

After water, protein makes up the greatest part of body weight.

Unbalanced food intake can make the body protein deficient, meaning the body will draw on its own tissue, including denuding healthy muscles, to meet its need for amino acids. Proteins are chains of amino acids linked together. Amino acids are a key building block of the body. They also enable micronutrients to perform correctly their function in the body. Many amino acids are essential as our body cannot synthesise them and so have to be part of a daily nutrient- dense meal plan.

Amino acids are classified into three groups:

  1. Essential – can’t be made by the body therefore have to be supplied by food.
  2. Non-essential – made by the body from essential amino acids.
  3. Conditional – needed in time of illness and stress.

Vegetables

There is no food group that provides as many phytonutrients as vegetables. The two largest groups of phytonutrients in vegetables are carotenoids and flavonoids. Other nutrients found in vegetables, such as vitamin A, C and E are vital to maintain optimal health. These dietary antioxidants may delay cell damage by free radicals. To prevent free radical damage our body has an antioxidant defence system. However, our body cannot make these micronutrients, so they must be supplied through the food we consume.

A real food routine high in vegetables could aid in reducing the risk of stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes. Epidemiologic observations have shown lower cancer rates in people who consume large amounts of plant based foods. However, no single vegetable provides all the nutrition the body requires every day, therefore it is important to eat a wide variety of different types and colours. The higher the average daily intake of vegetables the lower the chances of developing cardiovascular disease.

Vegetables can be fresh, frozen or canned in water with no added salt or sugar. Always drain the vegetables and rinse before use.

Vegetable juice is not considered a vegetable serving in Just Routine as it does not contain complex fibre.

Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of fuel and are used by the body for energy. Carbohydrates are essential for the nervous system, kidney, brain, muscles and heart to function correctly. Carbohydrates provide nutrients for the “good” bacteria in our intestine that help digest the food we consume.

There are three types of carbohydrates.

  1. Simple carbohydrates (sugars) – found naturally in fruits, honey, dairy and vegetables. They are also found in processed foods such as sweets, cakes and sodas. Processed foods are not recommended in Just Routine. Be aware: sugar is a simple carbohydrate, but not all carbohydrates are sugars.
  2. Complex carbohydrates (starches) – found in plant-based foods, also known as dietary starch. Complex carbohydrates, such as 100% wholemeal bread, brown rice, wholemeal pasta and unprocessed cereals, provide a slow, steady release of energy throughout the day. Whole grain foods contain fibre, calcium, iron and B-vitamins, and should not be cut out of a nutrient-dense meal plan unless for medical reasons, otherwise the body could be deprived of vital nutrients.
  3. Fibre – only found in plant-based foods. A fibre rich real food routine is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease, lower risk of type 2 diabetes and lower risk of bowel cancer. It can also improve digestive health and help maintain a healthy weight.

There are two different kinds of fibre:

Soluble fibre, which can be digested by the body and aids with constipation.

Insoluble fibre, which can’t be digested by the body, aids in healthy bowels.

Fruits

Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are often under-consumed, such as potassium, vitamin C and dietary fibre. A real food routine rich in fruits may reduce the risk of heart disease, protect against certain types of cancers, reduce the risk of developing kidney stones, aid in decreasing bone loss, reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and maintain a healthy weight.

Fruits are an important addition to a real food routine due to the phytonutrients they contain – many of which are still being identified (the six most important phytonutrients are: carotenoids, ellagic acid, flavonoids, resveratrol, glucosinolates and phytoestrogen).

Phytonutrients may aid in keeping our body functioning correctly.

Fruits can be fresh, frozen, dried or canned in water or natural fruit juice. Avoid fruits canned in syrup. Always drain the canned fruits.

Fruit juice is not considered a fruit serving in Just Routine, as it may contain as much sugar as many sugary drinks and is void of fibre.

Legumes

Legumes are a class of plant-based food that include beans, peas and lentils. They are an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and quality plant protein. Nearly all legumes are a good source of zinc, B-vitamins, potassium, magnesium and beneficial fats.

Adding more legumes to your real food routine can aid in controlling blood sugar, which is particularly important for diabetics. Legumes are a good source of dietary fibre, which keeps bowels healthy and could aid in the prevention of colon cancer.

Mature legumes, commonly known as dried beans, peas or lentils are a particularly rich source of antioxidants. Mature legumes include amongst others kidney beans, split peas, black beans and lentils. Fresh legumes, also known as immature legumes, include all types of edible pod beans, pod peas and shell beans that have not yet been dried. French beans, snow peas, edamame and fresh Lima are also immature beans.

You can buy either dried, requiring soaking before cooking, or canned, requiring draining and rinsing well before cooking.

Fats

Fat is essential for survival. We need fat for normal growth and development, absorption of certain vitamins (A, D, E, K and carotenoids), maintaining cell membrane and providing a cushion for our organs. We also need fat to keep our skin and hair healthy.

The two essential fatty acids, linolenic and linoleic acid, cannot be made by the body and so must be obtained through plant-based foods, where they are then used to build specialised fats omega-3 and omega-6. The metabolism and digestion of protein can only be achieved in the presence of fat.

There are three types of fat.

  1. Unsaturated fats – found in amongst others olive oil, avocados, seeds and nuts. They come in two main forms – polyunsaturated and monounsaturated. Polyunsaturated fats are important in the normal function of tissues in the body. They can also aid in the protection against heart disease and could decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes. Monounsaturated fats can aid in improving blood cholesterol and may benefit insulin levels and blood sugar control.
  2. Saturated fats – found in amongst others meat, dairy products, lard, coconut oil and butter. Research on saturated fats and its risk of heart disease and to health is still being contested. The sensible position would seem to be a prudent approach of consumption.
  3. Trans-fats – found in amongst others processed foods, fried foods, baked foods and margarine. Research has associated consumption of trans-fats with an increase in all-cause mortality. Just Routine does not accommodate trans-fats and they appear in our ‘Cheats’ list.

Treats

We all need nutrition to survive, but we also eat food for pleasure.

Treats, within Just Routine, are foods that have been processed but still add a certain amount of nutrition while also giving pleasure.

However, these foods should be consumed with some caution – more than a taste, less than a portion – as too many on a regular basis will lead to weight gain, while their processed characteristics could contribute to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.

Cheats

Processed artificial foods contribute unhealthy fat, sugar and refined carbohydrates to diets. Termed Cheats within Just Routine, these foods should be eaten rarely. Many are capable of hijacking our body’s system for control of food intake, making regular consumption dangerous because of their addictive qualities.

Eating a high sugar and high refined carbohydrate diet might feel comforting and rewarding, but amongst many potential consequences it will risk the development of insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 Diabetes. Further, defects in insulin signalling can override an individual’s natural homeostatic mechanisms – regulating the body’s equilibrium – replacing it with a compulsion to over-eat, leading to accelerating weight gain and eventually obesity, along with the many associated illnesses of this condition. Such food should not dominate your nutrition.

Vegetables
Fruits
Fats
Cheats