The User dialog allows you to enter your personal information, plan your diet and setup nutrition goals.
The information in this dialog is designed to help you make informed decisions about your health and is not a substitute for medical advice.
DietOrganizer is not intended for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, or for any person under the age of 18. The estimates for Metabolic rate and body fat% are not valid in these cases. Also the RDA values shown on the Nutrition Goals page will be incorrect.
The User dialog can be invoked in several ways:
- By pressing the button on the toolbar.
- Using the menu options User/New or User/Edit
Each user must have a unique name.
The dialog has three tab pages:
If you do not know your Metabolic rate or body fat% you can click the associated Estimate buttons to use well know equations to calculate an estimated value. However since everyone's body is unique the values estimated may not be right for you, your doctor can help you figure out suitable values for these fields.
The value you enter for activity level should be your average level of day-to-day activity, excluding specific exercise activity (which will be logged in the exercise view). The activity level is used when calculating estimated Metabolic rate.
The values you enter here for weight, waist, metabolic rate and body fat will be transferred to the Measurements View.
Diet Plan Page:
This page allows you to plan your weight loss diet. Enter your desired weekly weight loss and optionally a goal weight. The chart at the bottom shows your start, current and goal weights in relation to recommended Body Mass Index (BMI) ranges. The box in the middle describes the diet plan and indicates the estimated days to completion and daily Net calories needed to achieve this goal.
Nutrition Goals Page:
This page allows you to set personal nutrition goals.
The values you enter for 'Daily Nutrient Goals' are used to color code entries in the Calendar View and Food View nutrient totals (Goal% column). Values between 100% and 110% are highlighted in Orange, those above 110% as shown in Red.
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) values shown for vitamins and minerals are sourced from the Food and Nutrition Information Center .