Fast Tract Diet App helps you identify gut friendly foods versus hard-to-digest foods, track and chart your meals and symptoms, create shopping lists and quickly look up symptom potential for specific foods & drinks at your favorite market on the fly.
Fast Tract Diet is based on a flexible “FP” point system adaptable to a variety of dietary preferences. Each food is assigned a specific point value based on its symptom potential; the lower the points, the lower the symptom potential.
Fast Tract Diet addresses the symptoms of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) and related digestive and general health issues including:
• Gas, bloating, distension and belching
• Cramps, abdominal pain and indigestion
• Diarrhea, constipation or altered bowel habits
• Heartburn, sore throat, sinus irritation, persistent cough, sour taste, hoarseness, lump in throat feeling and post nasal drip
• Respiratory symptoms
• Allergic and autoimmune reactions
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Ratings and Reviews
Overall useful, but glitchy
I’ve been using this app for about six weeks, consistently tracking my symptoms and meals. I will say that with a low (5-15/day) FP diet, my heartburn symptoms (burning sensation) have been eliminated, other symptoms have slightly reduced or stayed the same. As far as the app, it is useful for adding symptoms, noting your meals, and tracking overtime with the graph, however it is very glitchy, which frequently which makes it frustrating to use. For example, the buttons in general do not see very responsive, and either they are slow or have to be tapped multiple times to get them to do what they’re supposed to do (both the meal type/ symptom button page and the individual food items and symptoms); and many times when I hit the back button, the app closes all together. Also, when entering a new meal, almost invariably the very first item I enter ends up on the previous meal rather than the new meal that I’m entering, so I constantly have to double check what I’m entering and verify the meals after they’ve been entered.
In addition to having the glitches fixed, the app could definitely use some other practical updates as other users have pointed out, but the glitches are the main reason for the reduced stars in this review.
Developer Response ,
Hi, Congrats on your improvent regarding heartburn. We tested the app to see if we could recreate the issues you mentioned. We are not able to do so on our end. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details so tech support can investigate this issue further. Thanks
I read the book and wanted to try this method of controlling GERD, but the app is horrendous. I read the reviews before getting it and expected that it wouldn’t have many foods, but dude, it seriously has almost nothing, and even trying to search for foods is ridiculous. Unless you type something in the search box that exactly matches how a food is entered, it doesn’t come up. For example, I tried searching for “shredded coconut” by typing “coconut” and then “shredded” and nothing came up. Then I tried “shredded” and “coconut” and nothing came up. Shredded coconut is on his FP food list given in the book, so there’s absolutely no reason it shouldn’t be in here. I even tried using it in conjunction with MyFitnessPal since they have pretty much everything, but you can’t track the right macros in MFP (i.e., there is no FP) and it would take forever to add all of the foods individually to the FTD app, all the while having to guess at the FP for each item. It’s an interesting concept, but man, it needs a lot of work before it can easily be applied. I don’t have the time to do all of this all on my own, and I figured that spending money on the book and the app would get me a lot more information than it has. The author has outlined some interesting ideas, but the implementation is too difficult so it’s not of much use. I really wanted to try this as a way of controlling my symptoms without medication, but this is not helpful at all.
Developer Response ,
The app does list shredded coconut. When you enter coconut, about 40 entries show up. One of them is coconut, unsweetened which is "shredded coconut". There is also an entry for coconut strips, a Trader Joe's product. I will change the description of coconut, unsweetened to "coconut, shredded, unsweetened". Hopefully that will make it easier for you to spot with your search. The FP food list contains over 1100 food items with corresponding FP values which are critical for people with GERD, IBS, SIBO, etc. As we continue to add foods based on newly available glycemic index values or close approximations, there are many people using the app to get off of drugs.
Useful but glitchy
If you are following a low fermentation potential diet, this is very helpful, but not perfect. When I create custom recipes, I will often look back at my recipes to find that oddly items have been swapped out. This happened multiple times so I ended up editing the recipe to list an entirely different ingredient and that seemed to fix it but it made my recipes inaccurate. Also, sometimes when I’m on a certain day, which I’ve double checked, I go to add a food, and it puts it on the previous day. Then I have to edit it, and it goes in the right place but there’s just a variety of glitchy things like this. A couple of times I’ve added “sucrose (table sugar)” to a recipe and looked later and it said “splenda.” of course, that could’ve been an error on my end but then I would redo it and come back and find the same weird glitch!
Also, I would love it if there was someway to export a tab delineated / spreadsheet document of some kind for me to have a better view of my trends and symptoms, etc.
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- Norm Robillard
- 17.8 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Apple Vision
- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Norm Robillard 2020
Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.