You have three main options to choose from when considering your calory intake:
- Lose weight
- Maintain your current weight
- Gain weight
Taking into account your physical attributes and average activity level, Calory will calculate your daily calory goal.
So, for example, a six-foot adult male weighing 165 lbs who is moderately active and who wants to maintain their current weight should consume 2,743 calories a day.
If that same person wants to lose weight, however, Calory will recommend a daily goal of 2,493 calories.
However, there is a variable in these calculations that can have an influence on the daily calories you should consume - Activity Level.
After all, very few of us maintain a precise level of activity every day. Some days are busier than others plus there are days when we are very active and other days where we don't do much.
For many people, the average calculation offered by the Activity Level setting in Calory is sufficient. The options you have are:
- Lightly Active
- Moderately Active
- Very Active
However, Calory also gives you the option of getting a more precise daily goal calculation based on real-time activity level information.
Introducing the Burned Calories Feature in Calory
When you turn on the Burned Calories feature, Calory will read data from the Active Energy section of Apple Health. Active Energy estimates the energy you burn when active. This includes everything from slow walking to intensive workouts.
Apply Health's Active Energy differentiates the energy you use when active to the energy used when resting.
Calory will then use the information from Active Energy to adjust your daily calory intake goal, i.e. if you are more active than normal, Calory will increase your daily goal but if you are less active, Calory will reduce the goal.
Activating the Burned Calories Feature in Calory
Follow these steps to turn on the Burned Calories feature:
1. Tap the wheel icon to go to Settings
2. Tap Profile
3. Toggle on Consider Burned Calories