Frequently Asked Questions

What is Eat Clock?

Eat Clock is the simplest way to track when (and how much) you ate, and when you should next eat.

Why does this exist?

The Hacker's Diet by John Walker describes a mythical Eat Watch:

You strap it on your wrist, set it for the weight you want to be, then rely on it to tell you when to eat and when to stop. Whenever it says EAT, just chow down on anything you like until EAT goes out. Obviously the EAT indicator will stay on longer if you’re munchin’ cabbage instead of chugging Mu ̈nchen’s finest beer.

We thought: why don't we try and build that? If nothing else it would help limit the number of times we open the fridge when we're working from home. We aren't even close to the original vision (and may never get there) but even this basic implementation has been very helpful in reminding us when we shouldn't be eating.

We called it Eat Clock because the domain was already taken: we figured it is close enough.

How much does it cost?

The service is free. We intend to offer paid options (see full pricing information) in the near future that will help us put food on the table.

Do I need to sign up or create an account?

Yes, so we can track your clock.

Is there a recurring charge?

No. Right now there is no charge: when there is a charge we will let you know.

How do you handle payments (of which there are currently none)?

We use Stripe for all our credit card payments. We also accept Paypal payments.

I want to do things with my meal history that you don't do?

You can export your data from your account profile page: just select the Tools tab and then request a data export.

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