The Profile tab is where you can update your personal information and update your targets and goals.
This section outlines:
Choose Update to enter your most recent weight. When you change your weight in this section it will automatically be added as a biometric to today’s diary. (Alternatively, you can enter your current weight or height in your diary. Click the Add Biometric button at the top of your diary to enter your current weight on that day). The most recent values will be used to calculate your energy and macronutrient targets, if applicable.
Body Fat %
Choose Update to enter your most recent body fat percentage. When you change your body fat percentage in this section it will automatically be added as a biometric to today’s diary. (Alternatively, you can enter your current body fat % in your diary. Click the Add Biometric button at the top of your diary to enter your current body fat% on that day).
Please refer to our section on measuring body fat % to learn about methods to measure this biometric.
Body Mass Index
BMI is calculated from your height and weight, according to the formula:
weight (kg) / height (m)2.
Keep in mind that while BMI can be a useful and easy biometric to measure, it is not an accurate reflection of body fat percentage. If you have measured your body fat you can update your Body Fat % biometric.
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
Cronometer Calculates your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) by using the Mifflin St. Jeor Equation. This is an accepted formula for calculation of BMR. Basal metabolic rate is the amount of energy per unit of time that a person expends to keep the body functioning when at rest. Cronometer populates your diary with total daily BMR Calories burned and and total daily General Activity Calories burned at the beginning of each day in order to make planning your Energy Intake for the day a bit easier.
Edit your BMR by choosing Custom from the Drop-Down menu, and entering your Custom value. This will be a fixed value, unlike using the Mifflin St. Jeor Equation which will fluctuate in proportion to changing Anthropometric details.
Your activity level is an estimate of the calories you burn throughout the day beyond your basal metabolic rate (BMR), including activities of daily living and exercise. We recommend leaving the setting on the default Sedentary and logging your exercise activities separately by adding an activity on the diary page. Another good option is to set your activity level to None and sync your account to a wearable activity tracker that counts general movement throughout the day.
Consider the following descriptions when choosing the activity level that is right for you:
Comatose or using an activity tracker which includes general activity.
Sedentary (BMR x 0.2)
Little or no exercise. You will burn some additional calories over and above BMR even for light activity such as watching TV, working at a desk, or sleeping. Use this setting if you are synced to a device that tracks workouts only (not tracking general activity).
Lightly Active (BMR x 0.375)
Basic daily living (sitting, eating, walking around the office or house). Light exercise/sports 1-3 days/week
Moderately Active (BMR x 0.5)
Moving frequently through the day (construction work, stocking shelves, cleaning, etc.) and/or moderate exercise 3-5 days/week
Very Active (BMR x 0.9)
Intense activity through the day such as manual agricultural work or competitive athletic training.
Set your own fixed daily value for calories burned due to general exercise.