Create your profile (activity level, weight, and more)
  • 05 Oct 2021
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Create your profile (activity level, weight, and more)

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We use the information in your profile to personalize your experience with Carb Manager, to determine your diet and health goals, and to analyze your progress.

Important: If your activity level or weight changes over time, update the information, to ensure Carb Manager provides you with the most accurate information. Then be sure to revisit the Macros Calculator to update your goals.

To add or update your profile, complete these steps. 

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select My Profile
  3. Optional: Enter the following information.
    • Profile photo (see Add and delete your profile photo for details)
    • First name and Last name
      Tip: Your full profile name is only visible to you. If you plan to participate in our Carb Manager community, you can also create a username that is visible to other people. See Change your public name for details.
  4. Enter the following information.
    • Sex (Note that some diet goals differ based on female or male biology. Carb Manager typically provides the best results when you choose your sex at birth.)
    • Birth month, day, and year
    • Height and your preferred measurement of feet (ft) or centimeters (cm)
  5. Enter your current Weight and your preferred measurement of pounds (lb) or kilograms (kg).
    Important: If your weight changes over time, enter your weight measurements to ensure Carb Manager provides you with the most accurate information. Weight measurements appear in the Goals > Progress tab, where you can track your progress and gain insights toward your goals, including your weight goal.
    Tip: If you are a premium member, you can use Smart Macros to automatically update goals as your weight changes.
  6. Select your current Activity level.
    Important: Keep your activity level current. If your activity level changes over time, update your activity level to ensure Carb Manager provides you with the most accurate information.

    Types of activity levels:

    • Sedentary — You work a desk job with little or no exercise.
    • Lightly Active — You work a job with light physical demands, or you work a desk job and perform light exercise (at the level of a brisk walk) for 30 minutes per day, 3-5 times per week.
    • Moderately Active — You work a moderately physically demanding job, such as a construction worker, or you work a desk job and engage in moderate exercise for 1 hour per day, 3-5 times per week.
    • Very Active — You work a consistently physically demanding job, such as an agricultural worker, or you work a desk job and engage in intense exercise for 1 hour per day or moderate exercise for 2 hours per day, 5-7 times per week.
    • Extra Active — You work an extremely physically demanding job, such as a professional athlete, competitive cyclist, or fitness professional, or you engage in intense exercise for at least 2 hours per day.

Carb Manager automatically saves the information that you enter.

Note: Even if you set up your profile and main goals with Carb Manager's Getting Started Wizard, you can update them any time.