Analysis : Graph - how to use it and what it represents (FAQs)
Our new graph should help you visualize your logged calories, nutrients, vitamins and minerals. To deal with such a large volume of data, we display some parameters by default, and others must be turned on. You can do this by clicking on one of the colored checkboxes that also serve as a legend.
We also split up all available parameters into 5 “views”: Calories, Energy Nutrients, Other Nutrients, Vitamins/Minerals, and Summary. The data in the Calories view represent consumed and burned calories (these two parameters need to be turned on), as well as the difference between these two (this parameter is enabled by default). The latter is also known as the Calorie Deficit or Net Calories. For weight loss, make sure to have a negative deficit.
All other views focus on the concept of the Daily Value, which represents the recommended intake of a nutrient, vitamin or mineral. For example, the Daily Value for fat, based on a 2,000-calorie diet, is 65 grams (g). If you had only 13 g of fat, the graph would show that you are at 20% of your Daily Value.
You can also use the graph to calculate average values for a certain nutrient. Just select the desired date range, find the parameter(s) in the appropriate view, and then click on the checkbox "Average."
Another use case of the graph is to quickly change the date of the analysis. This is done by clicking on the appropriate date's data point in the graph, and then following the instructions in the popup.
Finally, the graph also illustrates which days have been marked as complete by marking the completed days' bars with a solid background. To learn more about the Day Complete feature, click here.
Added 2010-03-09 17:06:30
Updated 2010-03-23 01:12:00
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