Introduction"Feast Day / Fast Day"
is a bare bones minimalist dieting application. It is well suited as an aid to scheduling "cheat days
" for low-carb and similar diets. It should run nicely on any screen size.The 3 Modes
At any given time, the program will be in one of 3 modes: Normal, Feast, or Fast
You will spend most of your time in Normal
mode, where you must stick to whatever diet you are currently on (low-carb, etc.). You can configure how long Normal
mode lasts, but a typical duration would be 5 days
. After this duration, the program remains in Normal
mode, but a button becomes available that will let you trigger Feast
mode. You might think of this as a separate mode, "Normal Mode - Ready
".Feast Mode Feast
mode will only last a short period of time (configurable, but typically something like 24 hours
), during which you are allowed to eat as much as you want of whatever you want. After this duration, the program automatically switches into Fast
mode, where you are not allowed to eat anything
.Fast Mode Fast
mode lasts only a short period of time (configurable, but typically something like 24 hours
), during which you may consume only water or similar liquids. After this duration, the program automatically switches back into Normal
mode, where the cycle continues. Note that you could set this to 0 to bypass the use of Fast mode entirely and only cycle between Normal and Feast modes..The Philosophy
The philosophy of the program is based on the following concepts:
- The simpler and clearer the rules for eating, the easier it is to stick to your diet
- Brief periods of eating whatever you want can be a reasonable way to indulge and stick to your diet at other times, and keep your body from hoarding calories
- Fasting (especially after feasting) is a good way to reset your system and keep you from increased cravings.
To help motivate you, the program tracks your "score
" over time, which is calculated as follows: For every minute you delay triggering Feast
mode (after your mandatory time in Normal
mode), you will receive 1 point. Is This Healthy?
I haven't the slightest idea. Lawyers would probably suggest we stick all sorts of warnings here for liability reasons. I'm not a nutritionist and this app should be used in conjunction with your common sense. If it doesn't help you, stop using it. Credits
Cupcake icon made by Baianatfrom http://www.flaticon.com
is licensed by Creative Commons BY 3.0.
Example of program cycling through modes:
You start out in normal eating mode, where you must stick to your (low carb, etc.) diet:NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
After a set number of days you enter into a mode where you are allowed to trigger Feast mode at your digression. This mode will never transition on it's own and you accumulate points the more you delay triggering the subsequent (Feast) mode:NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
Triggering Feast mode gives you a short (configurable) time to eat whatever you want:NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
When Feast mode ends, you are thrown into FAST mode, where you are not allowed to eat any food at all:NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
Eventually that mode completes and you go back to normal mode again:NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)
Some options, you can change colors and durations, and turn off the display of your score if you find it unhelpful:NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)NANY 2017: Feast Day / Fast Day (Android)VERSION HISTORYv1.23 - 12/1/16
v1.21 - 11/29/16
- New menu item to terminate feast mode early and win some bonus points.
v1.13 - 11/26/16v1.08 - 11/25/16
- You can now customize mode labels.
- Added option to only trigger mode changes on Long click.
For a similar sister app, see my Feast Decreaser