Calorie Count
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As some of you might know, we are currently working on a new product called Calorie Camp. The main objective for this product is to enable users to get as much support from our community as possible. This will be accomplished by allowing users to share their food logs and post comments and questions. The benefit from participating in the Calorie Camp should be insightful comments and tips from your friends and the rest of our community that will hopefully keep you motivated and allow you to learn from others.

Also, please note that we're not planning on releasing the Calorie Camp before December, and we'll use the time between then and now to implement your feedback and get the product to meet most of our community's needs.

Edited Jul 23 2012 18:35 by Igor
Reason: Updated for launch
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Hi There,

I'd like to find people in Calorie Camp to support who are in the UK. How can I do this?

Original Post by coach_k:

Original Post by healthyfoundations:

Hi! I really don't understand what getting within 15% of my caloric intake means. According to my analysis, I was at 10% of my intake on two days, and one day at 20%. Can you clarify? Thanks!!

I got input from Hal -- one of the programmers -- I'm sure he will let me know if I've interpreted incorrectly.

Net Target Calories:

Eat meter/Food log "of" number (ex. 1442 of 1550) (the bold number is the calorie goal you set in your account settings)

subtract

Burn meter/Activity log "of" number (ex. 1652 of 1855) (the bold number is your burn, based on your stats plugged into account settings plus activity if you log any)

equals

Net Target calories: 1550 - 1855 = -305

to meet the 15% goal would mean that in this case the actual net must be -259.25 to -350.75 (your numbers would vary)

* you can find your net calories on your analysis page; you can also find your 'calorie output' which is the same as the number on your burn meter/activity log.

Notes:

*** your Net Calories is your deficit (or overage); your Net Target Calories is the result of the math above

*** if your net calories is a + or - 1000, the computer will not give you the goal (which is a little unfair for the hard gainers, but...) because CC's dietician has determined that a deficit of more than 1000 is detrimental to healthy weight loss

*** your net target calories could change from day to day if you log activity irregularly, or if you log varying calorie burns.  Again, you want to use the numbers on the left of the two in the meter box.

*** you can figure out your own deficit -- burn meter/activity log 'of' number ex. (1652 of 1855) minus eat meter/food log FIRST number (1442 of 1550) = net calories (deficit) -413 (yes, I know the subtraction gives you a positive number, just throw the - sign in front.  Honestly)

Great explanation. Should be put into FAQ when assembled.  Thanks for posting.

Can someone explain the "Perfect day" and "Perfect week"? I am not sure what the 10/14 green means. I assume it has something to do with having the right amount of carbs, protein and so on. But I only count 12 graphs not 14.

Sorry, if this questions has been answered before here. The FAQ didn't explain this and I have no time to read through 44 pages.

Thank you

Original Post by andreamacleod:

Can someone explain the "Perfect day" and "Perfect week"? I am not sure what the 10/14 green means. I assume it has something to do with having the right amount of carbs, protein and so on. But I only count 12 graphs not 14.

Sorry, if this questions has been answered before here. The FAQ didn't explain this and I have no time to read through 44 pages.

Thank you

12 graphs on the top, 14 columns at the bottom. The extra 2 are total calories and sugar. So perfect day is when you get 10/14 green, perfect week - 7 "perfect" days in a row.

Kudos to Calorie Camp.

I like reading other peoples' posts and ideas on the Calorie Camp. I wish it opened in a separate window though. When you go back to the main list, it boots you back to the top of the posts again.

I  know that it's simple math, but I wish that the Calorie Counter showed remaining calories on the summary page.

Original Post by dvuyxx:

Kudos to Calorie Camp.

I like reading other peoples' posts and ideas on the Calorie Camp. I wish it opened in a separate window though. When you go back to the main list, it boots you back to the top of the posts again.

I  know that it's simple math, but I wish that the Calorie Counter showed remaining calories on the summary page.

Just right click and open it in a separate window yourself.

I wish more of the rewards were applicable to Canadians!

I am happy with the Calorie Camp, but I do think the rewards are poor. The achievements - accomplishing your first week, etc. - are honestly more exciting than the earned rewards, because the "gift cards" and such are actually just coupons that force you to spend money to get the discount. It's just promoting their products and asking me to buy something I normally wouldn't. If there are going to be actual prizes, I'd rather them be something trivial that doesn't cost me money. Let's say, a Calorie Count pin that you send me in the mail, or a bumper sticker.

I agree! Maybe a monthly draw or something? Original Post by shoeofkuribo:

I am happy with the Calorie Camp, but I do think the rewards are poor. The achievements - accomplishing your first week, etc. - are honestly more exciting than the earned rewards, because the "gift cards" and such are actually just coupons that force you to spend money to get the discount. It's just promoting their products and asking me to buy something I normally wouldn't. If there are going to be actual prizes, I'd rather them be something trivial that doesn't cost me money. Let's say, a Calorie Count pin that you send me in the mail, or a bumper sticker.

I agree! Maybe a monthly draw or something? Original Post by shoeofkuribo:

I am happy with the Calorie Camp, but I do think the rewards are poor. The achievements - accomplishing your first week, etc. - are honestly more exciting than the earned rewards, because the "gift cards" and such are actually just coupons that force you to spend money to get the discount. It's just promoting their products and asking me to buy something I normally wouldn't. If there are going to be actual prizes, I'd rather them be something trivial that doesn't cost me money. Let's say, a Calorie Count pin that you send me in the mail, or a bumper sticker.

Totally agree with that.  I don't want to be spending money that I don't have to cash in the points that I earn.  I would much rather it be something I can get for free or really need. I do like the idea of a calorie counter pin. or maybe they could get a pedometer - McDonald's had them in their kids meal for awhile so it can't be that hard or expensive to get.

Right! Especially since this points system only applies to Americans when CC  has worldwide followers! Time to acknowledge we are in a global world...

Why do I see net calories on some people and not on others including myself. I can see my net on my summary but on the Dashboard it doesn't show. Also how do we find someone that wants to support us but can't find us either?

Original Post by tolou:

Also how do we find someone that wants to support us but can't find us either?

Copy the above in the address bar and put your friends "user name" at the end. Once at their profile, click the "support" on the upper right side.

Original Post by tolou:

Why do I see net calories on some people and not on others including myself. I can see my net on my summary but on the Dashboard it doesn't show. Also how do we find someone that wants to support us but can't find us either?

If your net calories are more than -1000 or +1000 they will not show on the dashboard, only in the report summary.  This is to encourage a moderate rate of loss and to limit triggering or competitive actions where "my deficit can beat your deficit..."

Original Post by coach_k:

Original Post by tolou:

Why do I see net calories on some people and not on others including myself. I can see my net on my summary but on the Dashboard it doesn't show. Also how do we find someone that wants to support us but can't find us either?

If your net calories are more than -500 or +1000 they will not show on the dashboard, only in the report summary.  This is to encourage a moderate rate of loss and to limit triggering or competitive actions where "my deficit can beat your deficit..."

i've seen a few deficits over 1000....  made my eyebrows raise!

Original Post by violetgriffin:

Original Post by coach_k:

Original Post by tolou:

Why do I see net calories on some people and not on others including myself. I can see my net on my summary but on the Dashboard it doesn't show. Also how do we find someone that wants to support us but can't find us either?

If your net calories are more than -500 or +1000 they will not show on the dashboard, only in the report summary.  This is to encourage a moderate rate of loss and to limit triggering or competitive actions where "my deficit can beat your deficit..."

i've seen a few deficits over 1000....  made my eyebrows raise!

yes -- but they are not visible on the dashboard....

I don't like seeing deficits over 1000 -- not because it's triggering or anything, just because most of the folks with those deficits are eating waaaaaay less than they should.  I feel sad that they will experince the inevitable rebound...

Original Post by violetgriffin:

Original Post by coach_k:

Original Post by tolou:

Why do I see net calories on some people and not on others including myself. I can see my net on my summary but on the Dashboard it doesn't show. Also how do we find someone that wants to support us but can't find us either?

If your net calories are more than -500 or +1000 they will not show on the dashboard, only in the report summary.  This is to encourage a moderate rate of loss and to limit triggering or competitive actions where "my deficit can beat your deficit..."

i've seen a few deficits over 1000....  made my eyebrows raise!

It confuses me...

I'm eating between 1200-1400 calories a day on average. My calorie deficit averages around 200. Is that too low of a deficit for me to lose weight? Should I be aiming more towards the 500-1000 range?

I am loving Calorie Camp. It's like facebook with a purpose. :)

Original Post by coach_k:

Original Post by violetgriffin:

Original Post by coach_k:

Original Post by tolou:

Why do I see net calories on some people and not on others including myself. I can see my net on my summary but on the Dashboard it doesn't show. Also how do we find someone that wants to support us but can't find us either?

If your net calories are more than -500 or +1000 they will not show on the dashboard, only in the report summary.  This is to encourage a moderate rate of loss and to limit triggering or competitive actions where "my deficit can beat your deficit..."

i've seen a few deficits over 1000....  made my eyebrows raise!

yes -- but they are not visible on the dashboard....

I don't like seeing deficits over 1000 -- not because it's triggering or anything, just because most of the folks with those deficits are eating waaaaaay less than they should.  I feel sad that they will experince the inevitable rebound...

I meant that I'd seen other peoples' 1000+ deficits,  so wherever I saw them it was public...

I also am saddened by them,  and when someone I'm supporting has one,  I don't know what to say.  Don't wanna preach at them,  or give un-asked-for advice....also don't wanna congratulate someone for having a larger deficit than the amount of calories they've eaten.   But that's a topic for another thread!

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