Setting Goals

Goals are the cornerstone of a successful diet program. Learn how to set goals for weight, calories, nutrients, and just about any health metric that you can think of.

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Setting & Modifying Goals

Configuring Different Goals for Different Days (Carb Cycling)

Navigate to Settings > Diet Goals, select a day of the week from the drop down, and configure your goals.
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Monitoring goal progress

You've set your goals... now it's time to track your progress!
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Calculating Your Calorie Goal

Current calorie goal too restrictive? Need to make adjustments? Here's what to do.
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Choosing & Calculating Your Macros Goal

Navigate to Settings > Macros and use the sliders to adjust your macros goal
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Setting "Meal Goals" for Net Carbs

Open Settings in the main (left) navigation menu, select the Diet Goals tab, then scroll down and enter the goal for each meal.
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Setting Micronutrient Diet Goals (Potassium, Sodium, etc.)

Set your micronutrient goal under Settings > Diet Goals, then track it under My Nutrition & Wellness > Nutrition.
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Setting Health Goals (Weight, Cholesterol, Water, etc.)

Set your goal under Settings > Health Goals, then track it under the My Measurements section.
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Setting Other Macronutrient Diet Goals (other than carbs, proteins, and fats)

Set your goal under Settings > Diet Goals, then track it under My Nutrition & Wellness > Nutrition.
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FAQs

How do I change my daily calorie goal?

Navigate to Settings > Macros, and use the Macros Calculator
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Can I set a goal for fasting?

Yes, fasting goals are set in the same way as any other health goal
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How do I change my start date?

Carb Manager doesn't use the concept of a "Start Date"; you can start fresh by removing old weight entries or using our "Reset" feature
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What is the difference between start weight and current weight?

Start Weight is whatever weight you entered when you first began using Carb Manager. Current Weight is the last weight that you have logged.
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Why did my macros goals suddenly increase significantly?

Simple. You have Smart Macros enabled.
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How do I set the time frame for my updated macro goals?

When specifying macro goals, you can determine whether the goals are applied only to future dates or to both past and future dates.
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How do I know which diet to choose for setting my macros goal?

From Ketogenic to Low Carb to "Zone" and beyond, here's how to choose a diet to set your macros by, based on your health goals.
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How are calorie goals calculated?

We use the Mifflin - St. Jeor formula, which is considered to be the industry standard
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