The Calories Summary section can be found below your daily diary and shows all calories consumed and burned. The Calories Summary allows you to see at a glance if you have a calorie surplus or a calorie deficit.
If you can't see your calories summary, make sure you have turned on visibility in the Settings > Display tab. Conversely, If you would like to hide your Calories summary, turn off visibility in the Settings > Display tab.
The circle labelled Consumed indicates Total Calories consumed that you have logged in your diary for the selected day. The number in the middle of the circle is the total calories consumed. Hovering your mouse over each colored section will indicate the number of calories of each macronutrient consumed as a fraction of your total calories consumed for that day.
The circle labelled Burned shows your total calories burned for the day including your BMR, general activity setting, any exercise manually logged, and any exercise imported from devices. Hover your mouse over each colored section to see what has contributed to your calories burned.
Total daily BMR and general activity are automatically logged at the beginning of each day by Cronometer. If you are wondering why your diary says you have burned calories already today even when you haven’t logged any exercise yet, these values are why!
If you have not set a weight goal, you will see the Balance icon listed to the right of your Consumed and burned graphics. Your Balance icon indicates the difference between your calories burned and calories consumed.
In the example below, 1293 (kcal consumed) - 2289 (kcal burned) = -996 kcal caloric deficit.
If you have set a weight loss goal, the budget icon will show you how many calories have remaining to reach your weight loss goal.
Calories Burned - Calories Consumed - Calorie deficit required for weight loss goal
The pop-up box gives you a bit more information about how many calories you need to maintain your weight, and how many you need to meet your weight goal.
In the example below, the profile has been set to lose 1 lb per week, requiring a deficit of 499 kcal per day.
1293 (kcal consumed) - 2289 (kcal burned) = -996 kcal caloric deficit.