Working with fasting
- Updated On 11 Feb 2021
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Fasting and intermittent fasting (IF) are practices people often use in combination with low-carb dieting. Here we describe how to set fasting goals, log foods with timestamps to establish fasting and eating windows, and view and analyze fasting trends.
Complete these steps to begin tracking your fasting hours.
- Set fasting goals, including the length of time of your fasting window and eating window.
- Go to Settings.
- In the Goal Settings section, select Health.
- In the Fasting section, enter a number of hours for both Fasting Window and Eating Window and choose whether your goal is to stay above or below each value.
- Turn on time tracking so you can log food with a timestamp. Once enabled, time options are available in the Show Advanced section of a food's detail screen.
- Go to Settings.
- In the My Settings section, select App Settings.
- In the Additional Settings section, turn on Enable Meal Time Tracking.
- Log your food with a timestamp, especially the first and last foods of the day to establish your fasting and eating windows.
- Go to the Daily Log.
- In the daily log, complete the steps to find a food and to open a food's detail screen.
- In the food's detail screen, select Show Advanced to view more options, then select the select time button to add a timestamp. The timestamp defaults to the current time. To change the time, enter a Time or select the clock icon and select a time.
- Select Add or Edit to add the food to the daily log.Tip: To log a supplement or food without breaking your fast, don't add a timestamp when you log the supplement or food.
- View and analyze your fasting over time.
- Go to Goals.
- In the Progress tab, select Change to view categories of all measurements that are available.
- Select Lifestyle Goals or Favorites, then select eating hours per day or fasting hours per day.Tip: Select the heart next to a measurement to add the item to your list of favorite measurements.