Calory lets you log your daily calorie consumption so you can track what you consume and measure this against your goals. The primary way of doing this is to record the food that you eat throughout the day.
There are multiple ways to log calories. Follow the steps below for more information.
1. To log calories, tap the + icon on the Calory home screen
2. You will then see the options for logging calories. Before you start, however, select which meal the calories apply to. The options are Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, and Snacks.
3. You have three options for logging calories. The first is manual entry where you simply type the number of calories using the keypad. Tap Save when done.
4. You can also manually enter the number of calories consumed with additional information. Tap the small grey icon beside the calorie figure.
5. You can then name the entry and set the number of calories. You can also record the fat, carbs, and protein content. You can write a note too, plus you can set the Meal Type. Once you are done, tap Log.
6. Another option you have to log calories is to use one of the pre-set quick icons. These are known as Plates in Calory. You can set your own Plates, but Calory has four default options:
- 300 calories
- 106 calories which is the equivalent of a banana
- 95 calories which is the equivalent of an apple
- 49 calories which is the equivalent of a strawberry
Just tap the Plate you want to automatically log the calories.
7. The final main method of logging calories is to use the Library. Tap on the icon to access it.
8. You can also access the Library from Calory’s home screen.
9. There are several ways to find foods and meals in the Library. Here's an overview of each.
1. The most obvious method for finding foods and meals in the library is to select one of the images on the main Library page under Common. In this section, you will see common fruits, vegetables, proteins, meals, snacks, beverages, and dairy products.
2. In this example, we tapped on the image for a banana.
3. Tap on Quantity to change the default quantity. You can then tap Log to record these calories. The amount recorded in this instance is based on the number of calories in an average banana.
4. Not all bananas are the same, though, plus there are multiple ways to eat a banana. Therefore, Calory gives you additional options for logging the banana you have eaten. Scroll to Serving Size and you will see all the options available.
5. The options you will be presented with will depend on the type of food or drink you have selected. In the case of bananas, the options are to log a custom weight, by the cup, or based on the banana's size. Select the option the is most applicable.
6. Scroll down further to allocate the calories to a specific meal - breakfast, lunch, dinner, or other. Once you select the right option, tap Log.
7. Below the options for logging calories, you will find information on the nutrients that are in the food you have selected. This includes vitamin B, potassium, carbs, protein, fat, calcium, sugar, sodium, vitamin D, cholesterol, and more.
1. The next option you have to find foods in the library is to use the search function.
2. Type in the food you need and Calory will present you with all the options available in its database. Simply scroll through the options and select the one you need.
1. The Calory Library also has a Recent option so you can quickly find foods you have had recently or that you eat regularly.
1. Plates is the third option for finding foods in Calory's Library.
2. Plates are predefined foods, meals, or snacks - in fact, they can be anything you want them to be. You can create your own plates, plus Calory has four default options:
- General 300 calories
- A banana at 106 calories
- An apple at 95 calories
- A strawberry at 49 calories
Select the option you need to log the calories.