Intermittent Fasting

What is it?

Intermittent Fasting is one of the newest and most popular trends in the fitness and health industry.
Is this just another diet? Or does it actually work?

Intermittent Fasting is definitely not one of the diets that prohibits you in what you eat.
It doesn’t specify what you should eat, but rather when you should eat.

People use this method to lose weight, improve their health and simplify their lifestyles.

Strictly seen, Intermittent Fasting is not really a diet, but rather an eating pattern/lifestyle.

What types are there?

There are several different types - or guides - when it comes to Intermittent Fasting. What they all have in common is that they involve splitting the day or the week into eating and fasting periods.

The most popular methods are:

  • The 16/8 method

    This involves eating for a period of 8 hours, after which you fast for 16 hours. A typical schedule could be from 13:00 to 21:00 eating, and from 21:00 to 13:00 fasting. It could be therefore quite well that it involves skipping meals, such as breakfast.

  • Eat-Stop-Eat

    This method is a bit more extreme as it says that you should eat for 24 hours, then fast for another 24 hours.

  • The 5:2 diet

    This method dictates that you eat little on 2 days of the week, and eat normal on the remaining 5 days of the week.

How does FitTrack help you with Intermittent Fasting?

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Understand the difference between losing weight and losing fat

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Understand the difference between losing weight and losing fat

Many people use the Intermittent Fasting technique mainly to lose weight. Of course you want the results to be long term when you are dedicating yourself to such a diet/lifestyle. Therefore it’s important that you focus on losing the RIGHT way, not any weight. Your total weight consists of roughly four parts: (1) fat mass, (2) muscle mass, (3) water mass, and (4) bone mass. What you want is to lose fat mass, while maintaining your muscle, water and bone mass. FitTrack empowers you to understand exactly if you are losing fat, muscle or water.

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How tracking keeps you on track

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How tracking keeps you on track

FitTrack Dara allows you to see your health data and overall progress at any given time. Many people claim that this doesn’t only make them feel more motivated, because they can quantify their results, but they also feel more responsible for reaching their goal.

This is also proven by the fact that 7 out of 10 users with a fat loss goal lose significant fat mass within 3 months of installing their body fat scale. Losing fat instead of water and/or muscle mass can reduce the risk of several chronic diseases.

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Eat what is right for your body

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Eat what is right for your body

Fasting for a significant amount of time per week is a waste of time, if you then eat a lot of unhealthy foods. Your body needs the right nutrition to function properly. FitTrack offers you personalized nutrition plans based on your health goals. Tracking is made easy with the FoodScan. Just hoover your camera over the food for the app to identify it immediately. Our FoodScan will identify the calories and macronutrients in your food. We cannot make it more easy than this. The app can give you the motivation, discipline and responsibility to reach your goal!

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Change your habits and you

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Change your habits and you

Intermittent Fasting is more a lifestyle than a diet. FitTrack totally supports picking up healthy lifestyles! When you make the right changes in your head, you can reach your goals. FitTrack is designed with the help of real psychology and behavioral sciences. This allows you to better understand your body and change your most important unhealthy habits, while building more sustainable behaviors in the meantime.

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Understand when you need to stop

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Understand when you need to stop

We understand that you are very motivated to reach your goals, but you should be careful about not overdoing it. A common mistake that people make when practicing Intermittent Fasting is that they don’t drink enough water during the day, or they eat too less during the period that they can eat. FitTrack allows you to give you insights into your body in real-time. Whenever you step on the scale, you will get your results at that exact moment. Pay attention to your water levels, and make sure you are aware of your BMR and other vital body metrics.