Intermittent fasting is becoming one of the most popular eating protocols. Although it has scientifically proven benefits, it raises several frequently asked questions and, as in everything related to health, It is always recommended that a nutritionist or health expert advise us before we start to change eating habits on our own.
If you have decided to take the step, you should know that there are multiple apps in the Google Play Store and App Store to keep track of intermittent fasting. The alternatives that we are going to show you are almost all free and you can enjoy them both on Android and on your iPhone. With these apps it will be easier for you to control your fast, to be able to regulate your diet according to your goals.
Yazio is one of the best applications to count the calories and macros we eat, also having a way to manage fasting. We will have a counter that shows us how long we have been fasting, the time we start and the time we can eat. We can establish different ways of fasting (skip dinner, breakfast, etc.), and access weekly graphs with our progress. The interface is very good, something added to the precision with which it counts calories, an excellent complementary function. The only but is that, unless we use the paid version, we will not have alerts.
Bodyfast is a very complete app to manage different intermittent fasting plans. Several of its functions are paid, but we have very interesting free options. We have free plans with different types of fasting, so that we adjust the option that interests us the most with regard to our objectives. In the same way, we can track the weight, water we are drinking and access graphs on our physical condition.
If we want payment functions we have different plans that will allow us to receive plans adapted to our objectives, daily coaching and weekly challenges for exercise, relaxation and health. A very complete app that will help us reduce weight or gain muscle mass.
Clear is a fairly minimalist application that allows us to choose between different fasting plans. One of the strengths of this app is that they explain quite extensively what each type of fast is for, with the objectives of the same and the guidelines to carry it out. Once we choose a type of fast, we will be shown a timer with the time remaining until the next meal.
DoFasting is an app that triumphs on Google Play. Its interface is very careful and the operation is more than correct. When opening it, it takes us through a long questionnaire about our habits, what time we are hungry, when we usually eat meals, how we prepare them, whether or not we are physically active, etc. It’s a lot of personal information, but the app creates an agenda and personalized plan for these objectives.
Similarly, it will tell us the calories we must consume to lose weight, in addition to showing certain visual estimates of the changes at the physical level that we can achieve. The only drawback of this app is that its plans are paid, with 59.99 euros of annual payment.
Fastic is a great application with a very striking interface and Material Design. With the free plan we have access to fasting plans adapted to our goals, monitoring the water we drink and even counting the steps we take each day. The graphics are quite visual And if another friend uses the app, we can sync the data and set them as a “fasting partner”.
Zero is an app in English, but it is quite easy to understand, even if we don’t know the language. The interface is simple, with several types of fasting and highlighting the 16 hours, the most popular. It will show us a simple counter to start the fasting times, being able to program reminders so we do not forget that we have to fast.
Finally, we are going to recommend you Fasting Tracker, an application that counts with different fasting modes and that it is quite simple to use. The reason for including it in the compilation is that, although it does not contribute much in the measurement of fasting, it has a quite updated ‘learn’ section. In it, we will have fasting recommendations, some of them focused on the current pandemic situation, as well as answers to several frequently asked questions that we may have about this technique.