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Hi folks!

I suffered from IBS for no less than 10 years, but finally got it fixed earlier this year (6 month symptom free and counting :) )

I tried the low FODMAP diet but sometimes you eat out and you skip it... So one thing that helped me a lot was keeping a food journal as well as symptoms journal, to find correlations. I used fitbit myself, although I hear others use Myfitnesspal too.

Keeping track of all was a big pain though, so I ended up hiring with some friends a nutritionist that we'd pay so that we coudl text them pictures or texts of what we ate, and they'd annotate all for us so we never miss a meal. This worked super well, so I am now making an app to see if I can bring this same convenience to others to help them in their nutrition tracking journeys :) 

I am going to start a free early access program soon, and am looking for early feedback. Does this sound interesting to any of you? Is there anything it would need to have that you're missing? 

If this sounds potentially interesting to you, please check out https://olive.diet and let me know if you have any suggestions! Thanks

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Congratulations on finding a solution to manage your IBS and creating a potential app to help others with their nutrition tracking journeys! It's great to hear about your personal experience and how you're aiming to make a positive impact on others' lives.

Your approach of using a food and symptoms journal is indeed helpful for people with dietary sensitivities, digestive issues, or those who simply want to keep track of their eating habits. Here are a few thoughts and suggestions based on your project:

  • User-Friendly Interface: Make sure the app has an intuitive and user-friendly interface. People often appreciate apps that are easy to navigate and understand, especially when dealing with personal health and nutrition.

  • Integration: If possible, consider integrating with popular fitness trackers, wearable devices, and health apps. This can provide a more comprehensive view of a user's health and wellness journey.

  • Customization: Providing customization options for tracking different types of diets, dietary restrictions, and health goals can be beneficial. Calculating the calories in certain meals can be challenging. As for me, I have no idea how to calculate calories for my most delicious and best alfredo sauce recipe. Not everyone will have the same needs, so allowing users to tailor the app to their specific situation is valuable. Not everyone will have the same needs, so allowing users to tailor the app to their specific situation is valuable.

  • Photo and Text Annotation: If the app allows users to upload photos of their meals, make sure the annotation process is straightforward and efficient. This is where your previous experience with a nutritionist could be invaluable.

  • Data Privacy and Security: Given that users will be sharing personal health and dietary information, prioritize data privacy and security. Clear communication about how user data will be handled and protected is crucial for building trust.

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