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A simple app to track your fasting

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Ryan Hooverย โ€” Founder, Product Hunt
We've seen a ton of apps focused on calorie counting and diet routines but far fewer on this topic.

Curious to hear from others' experience fasting for health/dietary reasons. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Joel Longtineย โ€” Software Engineer, RxREVU
@rrhoover I've been doing 20/4 or 22/2 fasts (fasting period/feeding period) pretty often, 36 hour fasts pretty much every week, and two 84 hour fasts (Monday night to Friday morning). It's been great. Clean, clear headed, and I like how my body feels not being require to process food. I'd be happy to chat more about it, as well. Let me know!
Nebo Radovicย โ€” Marketing, Machine Zone
@rrhoover fasting is super healthy, I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes one of the dietary trends in 2017 http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/08/he...
Roberto Mateuย โ€” 5typos.com
@rrhoover over 2016 I've lost (and kept off) 15 pounds (7kg) with the 5:2 diet. http://5typos.net/update-on-52-diet

Over the past couple of months I've relaxed the restricted calories days a bit, and moved more to skipping breakfast and drinking a Soylent2.0 for lunch whenever I go overboard on a meal (2-3 times a week). It has worked surprisingly well. I've stayed in my 77kg/170lb "zone" with minimal pain.

Excited to try the app for fun. However, one of the of the best things about fasting diets is the simplicity: very little is required to remember that you shouldn't eat for 16 hours. Still, as the owner of almost every GTD app, whatever helps you get started by implementing a new workflow is useful.
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Ariel Assarafย โ€” Co-founder & CPO - Coralogix
@rrhoover Well, I fast 2 times a year for 25 hours (no water no food) and I can say that the feeling after a fast is amazing. Feeling light, more energetic and more concentrated.
ely with machineย โ€” Creative Director
@rrhoover I love that there is always a different perspective, and that each new perspective can yield a new product. That said, I thought "fasting" was just another word for "sleeping." #breakfast
Ross Currieย โ€” Founder, CrowdLoot
@rrhoover I started an 18/6 fasting protocol (Leangains) 4-5 years ago, and at one point got into the best shape of my life (combined with proper diet and exercise, of course). When I was working a full-time job, I found it really easy to adhere to, but I dropped the ball pretty hard a few years ago when I became self-employed.

As per a few other comments, it's not hard for me to remember "don't eat from 8pm-12pm", so I'm curious to hear from @kevinrose what additional value this app would offer me. The Medium article is more of a pitch for IF (I'm already onboard), than the app itself.

I haven't had a look for a while, but the one app that I always thought was missing that would cater to this market was a macronutrient-tracker designed for intermittant fasters, that integrated meal-prep/recipes into its tracking. There were lots that had some of the features I wanted, but none that had the exact features.
@rmateu Do not skip the breakfast unless you fast for the whole day. Skipping bf can not be considered as fasting. This will have a long-term negative impact. Note: I am not a nutritionist.. @rrhoover
@rrhoover I have one more point, in addition to below comments. Cancer cells are dysfunctional mitochondria. Everybody has these dysfunctional cells in the body in different levels. During fasting, these dysfunctional cells are getting starved and reduced due to lack of feeder nutrients. So regular fasting makes these dysfunctional cells to struggle for nutrients and disappear. In that way body becomes healthy.
Note: I am not a doctor or zoologist.
Miriam Schwabย โ€” Founder & CEO, illuminea & Strattic
@arielassaraf @rrhoover I also fast on those days, and by the end I am faint and weak, and even once I've eaten it takes me hours to recover. I am blown away by people's need to find insane new fads. Just eat people!! For goodness sake.
Steven Luย โ€” Co-Founder, Interseller
@rrhoover I do 16/8 (fasting/feeding) but it takes time to adjust. If you're not used to 16/8, you will break out a lot as you're throwing off your hormonal levels. After the adjustment period, your hunger is pretty much controlled by yourself and is an effective way to keep body fat % lower while building muscle (though at a much slower rate).

Though I will say that after doing it over 3 years now, I don't even bother tracking the amount of time I'm fasting. Given +/- a couple hours won't affect it that much and what matters the most is by the week instead of per day.

On your point - a lot of fitness tracking and meal tracking apps are really only effective for beginners. Anyone who's more advanced starts understanding what makes what and kinda just... does it? Once you get into more serious athlete training is where you start needing equipment that $50K+ and haven't seen good apps or hardware tackle this problem yet.
@rrhoover This year Nobel prize was related to Autophagy, a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular components. This is nothing but fasting. In Indian traditions fasting for a day in a fortnight is practiced. Same is revisited and explained by the Nobel prize winner. It is built into the lifestyle. This link might add further value to the app. https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel...
Sarim Haqย โ€” Growth Hacker @ Caspy
Don't have an iphone to try it out ๐Ÿ˜ž Does it have a religious fasting program? If yes then you are looking at a market of +1.5B people and I am just counting Muslims ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
Timothy Johnsonย โ€” Lead Product Developer. Scitent Inc.
@sarim_haq many of the more dedicated Christian community practice as well, but I haven't found them to do it in droves, just as they believe they need to.
Sarim Haqย โ€” Growth Hacker @ Caspy
@timothy_joh you are right - my Catholic friend fasts twice every week but then again he is a devout.
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