All the information to set your targets lives in one place, the Profile + Targets tab. There are a number of advanced options for you to customize the targets that work best for you.
Jump to a section to learn more:
The Profile section is where you can update your personal information, like your sex, birthday, weight, height and body fat %. We use these to estimate your energy needs and nutrient targets, where applicable.
Nutrient targets can vary based on sex. Update your profile when pregnant or breastfeeding to reconfigure your default nutrient targets based on recommendations tailored to these populations.
Choose Update to enter your most recent weight. When you change your weight in this section it will automatically be added as a biometric to today’s diary. (Alternatively, you can enter your current weight or height in your diary. Click the Add Biometric button at the top of your diary to enter your current weight on that day). The most recent values will be used to calculate your energy and macronutrient targets, if applicable.
Body Fat %
Choose Update to enter your most recent body fat percentage. When you change your body fat percentage in this section it will automatically be added as a biometric to today’s diary. (Alternatively, you can enter your current body fat % in your diary. Click the Add Biometric button at the top of your diary to enter your current body fat% on that day).
Please refer to our section on measuring body fat % to learn about methods to measure this biometric.
Body Mass Index
BMI is calculated from your height and weight, according to the formula:
weight (kg) / height (m)2.
While BMI can be a useful and easy biometric to measure, it is not an accurate reflection of body composition. If you have measured your body fat you can update your Body Fat % biometric.
By default, your energy target in Cronometer is calculated for you based on your age, sex, height and weight and your nutrient targets are set up based on your age, sex and life stage based on the Dietary Reference Intakes. Each section of the Profile + Targets tab has an option to Reset Defaults for you to easily revert each section separately at any time. If you would like to revert all your energy and nutrient target settings to the Cronometer defaults, click the orange Reset All Defaults button in the top corner of the Profile + Targets tab. Click Yes in the confirmation dialog or Cancel to keep your current settings.