Celebrating the Fastic Family
July 31, 2021
Celebrating 15M Members of the Fastic Family
A note from our co-founder, Ben Bak
“Just over 2 years since the launch of Fastic, we’ve hit a fun milestone: 15 million users in more than 50 countries are using the Fastic app to lead healthier lives.
My personal fasting journey started over 5 years ago – an experience that now makes me part of the mission to revolutionize global health with healthy fasting.
My experience with Lovoo
For those that don’t know me, I thought now would be a great time to share. The Fastic app isn’t my first “rodeo,” so to speak. At 24 years young I co-founded the European dating app known as Lovoo. I became the CEO responsible for scaling a bootstrapped startup with 150 people, and at times I had no clue what to do!
I found myself working 18 hours Monday through Sunday. I had lost the balance in my life. In turn my general, mental and physical health really suffered. Inevitably I gained weight, got sick frequently and my energy levels were incredibly low.
In 2017, 6 years into my Lovoo journey, I was fortunate enough to exit after a very successful sale of 70m USD to a US tech giant known as the Meet Group. I had decided to get my health back on track. I had heard about fasting and always thought it would be impossible for me to do, but I was serious about making a change and up for the challenge.
So off I went to a tiny little village to a fasting hotel based in Germany where I met my two Fastic co-founders, Sebastian Wettcke and Phil Wayman. They ultimately showed me a new way of living and changed my life for the better.
There I completed a 28 day fast, in which I didn’t eat any solid food. This 28 day period was one of the biggest life-changing moments in my life so far. Not only did the trip improve my health significantly, I learned so much, appreciated more and most importantly, it helped me to restore some balance in my life in a more manageable and sustainable way.
My time and experience at this fasting hotel ignited a new fire in me and really got me thinking: Why can’t everyone in the world be aware of this natural power within us, and why isn’t there more information out there about all the benefits that intermittent fasting can bring?
Our vision for Fastic
This is when the idea of Fastic was born.
We are determined to take intermittent fasting mainstream, and to inform and educate people around the world about the life-changing effects IF can have. I’m super grateful to be on this journey to change the world in some small way and to fascinate millions of people around the world to lead a healthier life.”
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