My name is Peggy, and I am 41 years old.
I'm actually not a fan of paid apps. The market is full of nutrition apps, so why this one? I'm a very structured and visual person, things have to be practical, simple and fast for me. In a 6-person household, I already have an enormous amount of organizational work to do every day, so I can't deal with unstructured shopping lists or complicated recipes for an extra long time. feastr had exactly what I was looking for. The shopping list makes my shopping in the supermarket quick, structured and efficient! It is set up in exactly the same way as if you were walking through the supermarket aisles. You just work through the list, don't buy any unnecessary junk, and you're done in no time. Perfect! The selection of recipes is awesome. Varied, balanced, easy and quick to prepare.
I use this app in connection with intermittent fasting 18:6. I only eat 2 meals a day, breakfast and lunch, and even leave the portion sizes at 1 portion, as that's enough to fill me up. I chose breakfast and lunch because I work more morning shifts and this suits my daily rhythm better. I usually have my breakfast between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. and lunch around 2:00 p.m. After 3:00 p.m. I don't eat anything anymore and my fasting interval begins.
My 4 boys are quite unconventional, sometimes complicated eaters, but there's hardly anything to complain about here. They eat almost everything from these recipes and are just as excited as I am. Using the app is also super simple and self-explanatory and if you need any help, you can get a competent and nice answer via the chat within a very short time, which I also think is an ingenious feature of this app. I haven't seen that in any app before. I think you could even save time with feastr. The constant struggle of "What am I going to cook today" is gone, and it never took longer than 45 minutes to prepare my meal.
In 12 months, I lost 25 pounds and even took a week off when we were on vacation. I also work out almost every day, which is just a question of a daily routine. I have a rowing machine at home where I row for 30 minutes every day. In addition, I try to go for a longer walk every day, or at least 2-3 times a week for a 5 km Nordic Walking workout. Before the restrictions due to the pandemic, I attended a sports group twice a week in the evening instead of the other activities. That may sound like a lot at first, but it's not at all and everyone, really everyone, has the time for it. It's just a matter of organization and prioritization.
My back pain has severely restricted me for many years, and I am a chronic pain patient. It is all the more important for me to do something for my health. In recent years, I have learned to prioritize correctly, because we only have this one body and health is our greatest asset.
There are many excuses for not eating a balanced and healthy diet, as well as not exercising. One of them would be shift work, for example, or just working full-time and therefore simply not having the time for it. Or the family, with may come with different tastes among all family members or too much effort to cook for every one. All nonsense! My success story proves otherwise, and here you are dealing with a full-time shift worker with a patchwork family of 6. I can only encourage everyone to try out feastr for themselves.