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The New & Improved Calorie Count Dashboard


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As you may have noticed, we revamped our dashboard to make it even easier for you to track your calorie intake and expenditure. On the new dashboard you will see ‘Food’ = calories you eat, ‘Activity’ = the calories you burn through logged exercise, and ‘Remaining ‘= how many calories you have left in your calorie budget to eat for the day. The ‘Remaining’ calorie number is based on what your target intake is set to plus any logged activity which would allow for an increase in your allotted calories. Technically, you want to aim for zero remaining calories at the end of the day to ensure you are not over or under -eating.  

Previously, we had incorporated an activity level which estimated the amount of calories you would burn every day on a baseline level. While it is accurate your body requires a certain number of calories at rest, it is a variable, often inaccurate calculation. Because we want to make things as simple and clear as possible for you, we have removed that number from our dashboard and analysis pages. However, if you were used to the old format, you can switch back by clicking the link on your dashboard.

Added: March 9, 2012 - 9:26am

As you may have noticed, we have incorporated the new design into the Old Dashboard experience. We now also offer a toggle version that allows you to see Net or Remaining calories depending on your preference/or to see both. The selection that you make there affects what your analysis graph displays for you. We've also exposed the water logger and added a date widget. We are listening to your feedback and are doing all we can to ensure you have tools that work for you.

Edited Aug 24 2012 17:13 by Igor
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Original Post by dlpowell1:

Rachel are you really out to help people?   If so please tell me how to get back to the old dashboard.

To get the link to the old dashboard... look under the word WELCOME on your dashboard home

Switch back to the old Design·

dl -- calories remaining is kind of hard to understand (at least for me).  It seems to be the remaining calories that you have set for yourself to eat, PLUS any extra calories you have burned thru exercise.

 If your goal is 1500 calories and you've so far eaten 1250,  you have 250 calories left to eat,  BUT if you have exercised today and burnt, say, 500 calories,  your "calories remaining" would show as 250 + 500 = 750 

This is a recent change to CC,  and has confused and frustrated many;  it seems to direct people to eat extra calories to balance out ALL their exercise calories.  Most people who use the site to lose weight don't want to eat back all exercise calories - many of us would not lose weight at all if we did that.  Hence,  the 800-post long thread we are in.

As far as changing back,  I cannot help you there -- I changed mine back so long ago that I forget how.  Try looking on the Dashboard,  under the yellow block,  near the water log.  Good luck!!  

 

Original Post by violetgriffin:

If your goal is 1500 calories and you've so far eaten 1250,  you have 250 calories left to eat,  BUT if you have exercised today and burnt, say, 500 calories,  your "calories remaining" would show as 250 + 500 =750

The problem with this calculation is that exercise calories are not adjusted for BMR (the calories you burn at rest). The correct formula should be 250+500-(BMR/min * exercise duration in minutes). Fortunately the 'Daily Net Calories' indicator does apply this adjustment and works properly (as does the old dashboard). In a previous post Rachel stated that they are aware of the problem and working on it.

Original Post by violetgriffin:

This is a recent change to CC,  and has confused and frustrated many; 

I think that's because one indicator works, and the other doesn't. You can test both indicators by logging your own BMR as an activity (use CC burn meter to determine your BMR and then log this number as a custom activity with a duration of 1440 minutes). Result: Calories Remaining simply increases by the amount you entered while 'Daily Net Calories' remains the same.

I'm on board with you planedriver,  I hate the new changes.... :)

Old way was easy to understand,  new way requires an 800 + thread to explain,  and I still don't get it.

Original Post by xsarenkax:

I would like an indicator that looks only at target calories minus calories consumed for each day, too.

I just realized that I already have this meter.  It's on the Analysis page, near the grade and pie chart for the day.  If you view it for the current day, it shows you calories logged thus far, your target calories per day, and a blue bar gives a visual of the wiggle room I have left for the day of just calories eaten.  This is useful and I will look at this more often.  Sorry I missed this earlier.

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I have used your website for 18 months to track my weight loss journey.  I have met and exceded my goals and reset them several times since I started but I never get the satisfaction of having the site confirm that I reached my goal.  For instance I reset my goal to 132, today I am 130.2 yet it says I haven't reached my goal yet.  Is it the trend weight that has to be met?  My original goal was 150 then lowered to 145 when I met it etc until I have reached my lowest healthy weight of 132.  I would not have been able to do it without the logging of weight, exercise and food intake.  I haven't used your food log as I am not on the computor enough in the day to keep it up but I do log the old fashioned way with pen and paper.  After years of calorie and carb counting I found just logging gave me enough accountability to succeed in getting back to what I weighed in my early twenties.  Thanks Calorie Count

I prefer the old version , but it is good to give people the choice I guess...

I prefer the old version.  Why can't we have a choice as to what we want, i.e. have two versions.

 

Thank you.

I still use the old version...it is a choice...just click on it ....:)

I don't understand why 'net calories' in the dashboard are different than those in Analysis....

Original Post by jebirdsey:

I don't understand why 'net calories' in the dashboard are different than those in Analysis....

Actually, I just checked mine and they are the same in both places for each day.  I checked today and yesterday.  You have to hover in the Analysis chart over each day.  Today will be on the far right.  Are yours not the same as in the dashboard?

I really dont like the new board. Hate that under analysis the net calories is gone and somthings up with the graph. Really want the old version back. UNHAPPY

The Old version is not gone ...you can choose to go back to it ...it is on the home page I think. I went back to it ...

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Just a quick Q, 

 

New to this, im ment to have around 3k to reach the weight i want, when i check the dash board it says what ive consumed, then what ive burnt off and whats left, however what ive eaten is what i was told to to reach the goal weight can anyone advice, should i eat the supposed remaining 1349 cals? even tho this would take me way over my recommended daily.

 

Thanks in advance 

Depends on what you're after. Are you trying to gain weight? 4349 cals is a lot of food even if you're very active.

This morning I was logged into an entirely NEW account when I logged in w/ Facebook-not my old account-what is up with this? I clicked the same button I've always clicked-but suddenly a new username was assigned to me and I was forced to give my weight/ht, zip, what an invasion of privacy-to say nothing of the fact that it zeroed out my support group and rewards, history. NOT HAPPY!!!  The old user acct still exists, but I can't log into it directly anymore-what DID you do to disable it?

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trying to bulk from 71kg to 80kg with as little fat gain as poss, ive cut my exercise down to 3 days a week just compounds, just not sure if ive understood the counter or not :( sound stupid i know but like to make sure on these things, dont want to waste another 3 months lol

i'm in the same boat, lol. ok, you need to keep an eye on the "daily net cals." "remaining cals" is misleading and is usually too high especially if you do a lot of cardio. in other words if you eat all the "remaining cals" you'll be overeating.

Original Post by rachel_dietitian:

As you may have noticed, we revamped our dashboard to make it even easier for you to track your calorie intake and expenditure. On the new dashboard you will see ‘Food’ = calories you eat, ‘Activity’ = the calories you burn through logged exercise, and ‘Remaining ‘= how many calories you have left in your calorie budget to eat for the day. The ‘Remaining’ calorie number is based on what your target intake is set to plus any logged activity which would allow for an increase in your allotted calories. Technically, you want to aim for zero remaining calories at the end of the day to ensure you are not over or under -eating.  

Previously, we had incorporated an activity level which estimated the amount of calories you would burn every day on a baseline level. While it is accurate your body requires a certain number of calories at rest, it is a variable, often inaccurate calculation. Because we want to make things as simple and clear as possible for you, we have removed that number from our dashboard and analysis pages. However, if you were used to the old format, you can switch back by clicking the link on your dashboard.

Added: March 9, 2012 - 9:26am

As you may have noticed, we have incorporated the new design into the Old Dashboard experience. We now also offer a toggle version that allows you to see Net or Remaining calories depending on your preference/or to see both. The selection that you make there affects what your analysis graph displays for you. We've also exposed the water logger and added a date widget. We are listening to your feedback and are doing all we can to ensure you have tools that work for you.

 

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Thanks, i should of noticed this :( lol

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