Jump To:
Our Editorial Review
Customer Reviews

DoFasting

  This company has claimed this profile, is getting alerted on any new customer reviews entering this page, and may engage in dialogue with its customers to address their matters.

Companies cannot pay money or provide goods in order to remove or alter customer reviews.
DoFasting

Overall Rating

2.3

76 Customer Reviews

Write a Review

Summary

DoFasting sells personalized fasting plans that are designed to help you hit your goal weight based on the personal information you share.

Pros

  • Creates structure and accountability for those learning to fast for the first time
  • Includes recipes and support articles
  • Subscription model lets you pay for only the time you use

Cons

  • Some customers thought the program wasn’t personalized
  • Return policy might be difficult to use
  • More expensive than alternative IF apps

DoFasting Review: What You Should Know

By Lydia Noyes

Updated on: Mar 12, 2020

DoFasting is an intermittent fasting app that promises to help you lose weight by providing you with a personalized fasting strategy based on your health goals.

According to the company, it takes your current diet, weight, and lifestyle into consideration to design a custom plan that will help you make simple changes in your routine to get the maximum benefits for your health.

In this review, we take a detailed look at DoFasting to help you understand how it works and if it is the right option for you.

How Does DoFasting Work?

You start with a 60-second quiz to determine your daily fasting agenda.

This quiz begins by requesting you select your gender, your familiarity with fasting, the time of day you feel most hungry, the timing of your meals, whether you prefer to cook or eat out, and whether you think fasting on weekends is possible for you.

You’ll also specify your workout frequency, standard working hours, whether your job is physically demanding, and whether you are looking to lose weight or if you have current medical conditions.

Once you finish the quiz with information about your height, weight, and goal weight, the website will give you a summary of their recommended fasting plan.

This includes their prediction of when you will hit your goal weight, whether your BMI is within the healthy range, and what your daily caloric intake should be. They also specify whether fasting is safe for your personal situation.

If your predicted results appeal to you, you can then purchase a customized fasting plan. The company website states that it typically takes about two hours for a professional nutritionist to review your information and develop a plan for you.

The fasting plan will include an eating plan with a meal guide and daily recommended calorie levels.

Likewise, DoFasting recommends that participants primarily drink water, though coffee and tea are permitted in moderation. (Sugary, carbohydrate-heavy drinks like juice and soda banned).

They also suggest pairing your eating plan with an exercise routine to maximize your results.

Is Intermittent Fasting Effective?

To learn more about the effectiveness of intermittent fasting, we spoke with Gabrielle Mancella, a registered dietician with Orlando Health.

“Intermittent fasting, put simply, is used to isolate the hours of eating food to a restricted period of time. This can range from any time of day or night, and is dependent upon the goals of the one who is fasting,” Mancella told us.

Intermittent fasting is a popular fitness trend because it doesn’t require you to change what you eat, but merely when.

There are dozens of variations that claim to combat different health concerns, but the most common methods include completing daily 16-hour fasts or fasting for 24 hours once or twice a week.

Many people start intermittent fasting to lose weight by consuming fewer daily calories, but the practice has other purported health benefits when done right.

“When we are fasting, we are merely giving our gut a rest. This allows for the full digestion and absorption of the food that we consuming.

“It also maintains the size of the stomach in order to better control our portion sizes. We are halting the digestive processes in order to begin to prepare for the meal the next day,” Mancella said.

Pricing and Return Policy

  • Annual plan: $1.25/week ($66 charged every 12 months)
  • Six-months plan: $1.75/week ($46 charged every six months)
  • Three-month plan: $2.50/week ($33 charged every three months)

All plans are offered on a subscription basis. You will need to cancel your subscription through your online account before it renews if you don’t want to continue paying for it.

The company allows customers to apply for refunds within the first 14 days after purchase.

Analysis of Customer Reviews

Over 50 customers have left reviews for DoFasting on our website, and they average 2.8-stars. Below is a summary of the main takeaways:

Common Compliments:

  • Offered helpful support for getting started with fasting
  • Users successfully lost weight on the program
  • App and notifications created accountability for success

Common Complaints:

  • Service too simple for the price
  • Plans aren’t truly customized, just a basic app with a timer and recipes
  • Users didn’t like the subscription fee model
  • Refund policy is difficult to redeem

Popular Alternatives to DoFasting

DoFasting BodyFast Vora Fast Habit
Service Type Custom fasting plan Virtual intermittent fasting tracker and coaching app Intermittent fasting tracking app Intermittent fasting tracking app
Cost Subscription model, $1.25–$2.50 per week Free for general access; $1.35 per week for the program’s coach subscription Free for general access; Pro version is $5 Free; Pro version is $2.99
Available Platforms Online download Apple and Android App Apple and Android App Apple and Android

BodyFast, Vora, and FastHabit are all offered as free mobile apps with options to upgrade to premium versions for more detailed analytics and ad-free content. You won’t see what you get with DoFasting unless you commit to the subscription pricing.

We think the biggest distinguishing factor between DoFasting and the others is the focus on developing your personal fasting plan. The other three apps, in contrast, put more emphasis on metrics.

For example, all three include timers to help you track fasting and non-fasting times. This is a smart option for those who already understand intermittent fasting and want a convenient way to track their progress, but it’s not ideal for those who are new to the strategy.

BodyFast offers an additional coaching service that is similar to what DoFasting claims to offer, though you’ll need to pay a subscription price of $5.40 per month for access.

If you’re looking for a fasting program to follow for the long-term, you might save money by investing in DoFasting because you won’t pay a continuous subscription fee.

However, your DoFasting plan gives you less flexibility over time because it’s difficult to adjust your weight and goals without contacting the company and requesting they make you another custom plan.

For that reason, we suggest experimenting with the free version of any of the above apps to see if you like the services they offer. If one’s a good fit, you might want to experiment with a premium version.

Even if the added cost isn’t worth it to you, you will still spend less than you would on DoFasting, and you will have a way to test out the quality of the content you receive before committing to it.

The Bottom Line

This customized intermittent fasting promises to offer plenty of value to customers, but we aren’t sure that it’s a better deal than the competition.

We think it’s potentially problematic that the brand doesn’t offer an easy way to modify your health goals once you pay for a program.

Our suggestion? Speak with your doctor or a certified dietician to develop an eating plan that fits your health goals and lifestyle. Dr. Mancella makes it clear that while intermittent fasting may have health benefits, it isn’t for everyone.

“If you are medically compromised in any way, [intermittent fasting] may not be for you. This is because our metabolism is not only affected by the foods we eat and times of day we are eating; our bodies are highly unique,” she said.

“[When beginning to fast] it is crucial to be mindful of your lifestyle, commitments, and activity level whenever we are starting something new so that you can cater it to fit your lifestyle.”

If you already have a method in place and are merely looking for a convenient way to track your fasting time, we recommend trying one of the three intermittent fasting apps we referenced earlier to see if it works for you.

Customer Reviews

2.3 Stars out of 76 Reviews
5 Star:28% 4 Star:2% 3 Star:1% 2 Star:2% 1 Star:64%
32% Recommend This Service
Start your review of DoFasting:
Sort Reviews By

Posted on Oct 20, 2021

Ripoff

By Jennifer B., Meridian, ID, Verified Reviewer

This didn't give me a personalized plan, they are only trying to sell their products. I tried several times to follow for help and monitoring, but it was all about selling their products.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Misleading

Not personalized

Trying to sell their products, not help you

Posted on Oct 19, 2021

Fraud company that refuses to help with account

By Karen H., Erie, PA, Verified Reviewer

Downloaded the app in October 2020, was emailed and charged money on my credit card. Then when I wanted to cancel they can't find my email or credit card, they want copies of statements. One year later they bill my credit card again even though I had emailed them telling them I did not want their service, and again they refuse to help saying they can't find the email or credit card number.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Their customer service is horrendously awful

Their product is expensive

They keep pushing supplements that you don't need

Posted on Jul 22, 2021

Beware - automatic renewal/cancellation

By Becky H., Springfield, IL, Verified Reviewer

I was unaware of the auto-renewal option. The company did send me an email notifying me that the auto-renewal was imminent, which I found afterward in my SPAM folder. PayPal notified me that the renewal had been paid. I immediately contacted the company that same day to explain, only to be told that you must cancel your subscription PRIOR to the date of renewal, not ON the date of renewal. So I am charged $66.00 with no recourse, although they did cancel my subscription so I won't be charged any further money.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Posted on Jun 28, 2021

Terrible app. Don't waste your money!

By Jill W., Alabama, Verified Reviewer

Wish I could give zero stars! I was charged for an app that didn't work with a new phone and not refunded by this scam of a company. Do not waste your money. Try something free like Fastic.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Scam

Posted on May 15, 2021

DoFasting - disappointing, failed to fulfill one's hopes or expectations.

By KT T., Santa Barbara, CA, Verified Reviewer

This product should be listed under the definition of "Disappointed." Do not waste your money. No free trial. Many aspects of the app don't work as expected. Barrage of ads for wellness/dieting products during signup. Paid app contains advertising. When I asked for a refund they were prompt in their response:

6.1. Under the applicable legal acts, the Client has a right to change their mind and return delivered (received) goods within 14 (fourteen) days from the day of delivery. However, there is also an exception established by those legal acts, according to which, the right to return goods is not applicable for contracts regarding the supply of Digital content in case the provision of such Digital content has already commenced. Therefore, in case the Digital content is already provided to the Client as indicated in Section 4.3, the Client loses his/her right of withdrawal of the Agreement.

Really?!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

App did not work as expected

Customer service was lacking

App contained advertising

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on May 7, 2021

I deleted it pretty quickly

By Ian J., King County, WA, Verified Reviewer

This was really a very rudimentary and useless application. I deleted it pretty quickly. But unfortunately, purchasing the application also signed me up for an AUTOMATICALLY RECURRING subscription for some dubious diet products. For me, this is costing $66 every year.

This is known as the Kilo Grupe scam in PayPal community.

To cancel, go here: https://dofasting.com/clients/manage.

Also, it may help some folks to try this also:

On your computer, go to play.google.com/store/account.

Click Order History.

Find the order you want to return.

Select Request a Refund or Report a Problem and choose the option that describes your situation.

Complete the form and note that you would like a refund.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

It is useless

It is a con

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on May 6, 2021

It's a platform to sell their products, not help with fasting

By Tracy C., USA, Verified Reviewer

The app is nothing more than a timer - it does not provide help, menus, or shopping advice, and all they want to do is sell you all their other (expensive) products.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

They don't offer "real" fasting service, just a timer

The don't offer any type of menu help or advice

They don't help with fasting planning at all

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Apr 23, 2021

Want my money back!

By Patti S., Arizona, Verified Reviewer

I ordered the app and within 15 minutes realized that it did not offer what I needed. I have emailed them 3 times to cancel and refund my money. I have now contacted my bank since I haven't heard back from them at all.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

No customer service

Cannot choose exercise app outside their 2 choices

Cannot set to 18/6 as my default

Posted on Apr 14, 2021

Don't

By Rachel C., Oklahoma, Verified Reviewer

I just purchased the supplements, not the app. I know about timing for fasting, my issue has always been with hunger pains. I was charged the following month for the same purchase. Nowhere does it say the supplements are a subscription, nor do they have you sign for a subscription. I emailed but have not heard back in 3 days. I also have not received any 2nd shipment of the supplements I ordered.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Shady practices

Signs you up for a subscription you did not agree to

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Apr 9, 2021

Do not use!

By Rebekah E., Phoenix, AZ, Verified Reviewer

I signed up and used this app for about two weeks. As we are human and we go about our life we forget about certain subscriptions. Well, I was charged the $39 renewal fee for another 3 months and I emailed them the EXACT day and I went in and canceled my subscription. And I also messaged them twice through the app. About a week later I got an email asking what email I had used and if I used PayPal or my debit card, acting like they were going to reimburse me (all information I had already provided had they paid attention), but customer service comes back and tells me they can’t reimburse me because I didn’t cancel before the renewal date. That was my whole point in emailing them! They don’t have enough grace to understand it was an honest mistake. Most companies can understand and will work with you. Not this company.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Customer service

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Mar 2, 2021

Buyer beware. Not worth the money!

By Sheryl P., Denver, CO, Verified Reviewer

Terrible app and they auto-renew your account! I purchased the app, wasn’t interested in what they offered. I never asked for my money back, but after an auto-renew and their refusal to reimburse my money, I am steamed. I’m contacting the BBB and tipping everyone off to not purchase this!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

I never used it, so I can’t say

Their customer service

Auto renew

Helpful Review? 4 People Have Voted
Showing 1-11 of 76

Our Promise to You

In order to safeguard you and ensure helpfulness and relevance, our compliance team manually assess every customer review before it goes live.

We have a zero-tolerance policy for fake reviews, and companies cannot control or alter any reviews at any time.