|Q #1:||I ate my evening Snack (Tea Snack) at 21:30 (yea, I know, very late!)
and it says that I should eat my dinner from 23:30 until 24:30.|
What is 24:30? Don't you mean 00:30?
|Ans:||Yes. 24:30 is 00:30. But in order to save screen space, instead of displaying "00:30 on the next day", the app will show "24:30" (and in the same manner "25:30" is "01:30", etc).|
|Q #2:||I entered my meal, then I added the 'Start Time' notification setting,
but it did not notify me at the appropriate time.
(for Versions 1.0 to 1.4)
|Ans:||The notifications are set at the time you enter the meal time.|
If at that time you have set the "At the 'Start Time'" switch to off, you will not get a notification at the 'Start Time'
(2 hours after your meal, or 3 after your Lunch).
Next time set the switches first and after that enter your meal time.- Update: Version 1.5 fixes this problem.
|Q #2b:||I entered my meal, then I added the 'Start Time' notification setting,
but it did not notify me at the appropriate time.|
(for Version 1.5 and up)
|Ans:||When you changed the settings and you pressed the [Back] button, you
got an alert asking you to "Apply the new settings to the active Notification Alerts".|
Did you press [Yes]?
When you press [Yes], the old notifications are deleted and new ones are set according to your new settings.
Another way to activate the Notification Alerts at anytime is to press the 'Activate' button at the 'Notifications Control' area of the 'Settings' screen.
|Q #3:||OK, and what are the appropriate times to eat in this "5-meal plan" diet?|
|Ans:||Have a nice Breakfast as soon as you wake up. After 2 to 3 hours have a light Snack.
After 2 to 3 hours have a good Lunch. Because your Lunch was a big meal, add another hour to the
schedule and have your evening light Snack (Tea Snack) 3 to 4 hours later. At the end, have
a conservative Dinner 2 to 3 hours after your evening Snack.|
So you see the pattern: 2-3 hours after every meal +1 hour after your Lunch.
You may exceed the "Maximum hour" and still salvage the situation for another hour (something like a grace period), but don't over do it, and don't make a habit out of it.
A good night sleep, always helps. Of course, all that in order to work, you have to have the appropriate diet. Ask a specialist for details and use this App to store your diet plan and to remind you when to have your next meal!
|Q #4:||What is the "Only Now" button in the "Notification Settings" screen?|
|Ans:||It triggers the "Temporary notification settings".|
Consider this situation: You want to change the settings of the Notification alerts, but only for the next meal and then you want them back as they were.
For example, you ate a late breakfast and you don't have 6 hours untill lunch (3+3). So, what do you do? You eat your snak at 2 hours, instead of 3, by setting a notification at "Start Time". But only for the next meal. After that, you want only the "End Time" notifications.
(I guess that you don't need the Lunch notification at the "Start Time". But if you do, use the "Only Now" button once more.)
That's when you use the "Temporary notification settings".
|Q #5:||What happens when I shake my iDevice?|
|Ans:||Depends where you are in the App.
Usually, it opens the
In the 'What If...' screen, it will ask you if you want to delete the last (fake) entry.
In the 'Notification Settings' screen it functions like an 'Undo' button (i.e. if you have activated the 'Temporary Settings' mode, it will ask you if you want to revert back to the saved state of the Notification Settings).
|Q #6:||What happens when I use a Diet Plan image file that is smaller (or larger) than the "Optimum image size"?|
|Ans:||The Diet Plan (DP) image will be zoomed up or zoomed down and centered in the viewport. If the size ratio is different from
the optimum, then the extra space (if it is taller: the extra space at the left & right, or if it is wider: the extra
space at the top & bottom) will be colored according to the color of the first and last pixel of the Diet Plan file.
Example: If the optimum image size is 320x504 (as in the case of iPhone5) and if your image
is 320x404, then the final image will be as follows: The top 50 pixels will be colored according to the color of the first pixel
(i.e. top left (at 0,0)). Then your image will be placed at the center. Finaly the bottom 50 pixels will be colored according to
the color of the last pixel (i.e. bottom right (at 320,404)).
|Q #7:||What is all that story with the "Quit" ("End") button?|
What is the problem?
|Ans:||Apple does not like apps to have mechanisms for quitting
(even if this makes the life of the user easier).
It is not explicitly forbidden (according to their rules, i.e. the "iOS Human Interface Guidelines"),
but they rejected iEat5! twice because of it!
So I was forced to replace it with an "End" button that just tells you to quit
Starting from version 2.01 for iEat5! (and 1.11 for iEat5), there is a switch at the "Interface Settings" screen to address the issue...
|Q #8:||How can I add a Food Item with an & at the Food Tool without splitting the two parts as 2 different Food Items?|
(For example: Toast (Turkey & Cheese))
|Ans:||In order to split the items you need an & separated by normal spaces (left and right).|
If you add a Non-Breaking Space (using the dot [⋅] button) it will not split the item into 2.
So, for the Toast example, you should enter it
(Remember to always add a ⋅ instead of a space,
|Q #9:||What's the difference between iEat5 and iEat5! (plus)?|
Well, mainly, there are no ads!
The "Full (plus) Edition" iEat5! includes also:
(That's all for now. If there are any other questions,
I'll be happy to answer them,
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