How can I set Calorie Budget?

MyNetDiary calculates Weight Maintenance calories based on your age, personal activity level, body weight, and body height.

Assuming that to lose a pound, you needed to consume 3,500 fewer calories per week, MyNetDiary calculates daily calorie deficit needed and subtracts it from your current "maintenance" calories.

MyNetDiary can calculate calories up to a 2 lb/week rate. The reason for the 2 lb/week limit is that if you create a more significant calorie deficit, then your body metabolism changes, and the rule "3,500 calories = 1 lb of fat" stops working. But, while MyNetDiary won't be able to calculate your Calorie Budget for over 2 lb/week rate, if you have a doctor's recommendation, you can adjust Calorie Budget manually, overriding MyNetDiary's calculation. It's possible to do via the My Plan screen of the mobile app or the Plan web page.

Plan allows changing your Target Weight, Target Date, and Weekly Rate. Under the Personal Info section, it's possible to adjust your height, date of birth and other information.

In the Plan section, you can also adjust fats, carbs, and protein targets . Some people prefer to reduce fats; some prefer fewer carbs, some reduce fats and carbs proportionally. Just make sure that the sum of calories from macros would be giving the same value as Calorie Budget value. (One gram of fat provides nine calories, one gram of carbs or protein gives four calories.)

More details are in our planning guidelines on setting calorie goals and nutrient goals.


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