I am curious about the connect between my food intake and my overall mood. As an individual with a psychiatric disorder (PTSD) I have been tracking my mood for 2+ years using Gyroscope Mood Score and ~1 year of Moodpath.
I have also been collecting what I eat in a food journal called Bitesnap.
I am curious to see if there is a connection between sugar and caffeine intake and my mood, but also to explore other aspects of my nutrition to motivate myself to be more mindful of what I eat.
Tracking mood in the gyroscope app uses a technique called profile of mood states to calculate various dimensions like happiness, anger, stress adnd energy and combine them into a total mood score. I track my mood using the ‘Curious’ method which gives you 30seconds to swipe yes or no for 39 flash cards of emotions. The data exports into total score (out of 100) as well as happiness, social, energy and wellness scores.
Moodpath prompts me to check-in 3 times a day to answer a few ‘yes’/‘no’ questions and then log my mood via tags and an opportunity to write about the situation. The data exports my happiness score, tagged emotions, and the intensity of questions answered.
Bitesnap uses the latest deep learning models to detect and recognize foods so as to automated food input and meal tracking. The data exports the food name, item, item details, serving, calories and a slew of other nutrition data.