Jennifer, what do you have set for a weight loss goal? High rates of weight loss require very large calorie deficits, so my guess is you’re seeing a recommendation based on a very aggressive rate of weight loss. If I’ve misunderstood the issue, please send us a screenshot to our firstname.lastname@example.org team so we can better assist you.
You can graph custom biometrics in the mobile app — but there might be a bit of a bug after adding a new custom biometric you may need to log out / log in or restart the app to get it to refresh and see the new biometric.
The purpose of the general activity multiplier is to multiply the BMR (Miffin St. Jeor equation) and get a reasonable estimate of the calories you burn through the day above and beyond that BMR.
The raw BMR value is what you’d burn sleeping 24/7. The 0.2 multiplier we select as default is a pretty reasonable estimate of what a typical office worker who drives to work, sits in an office, and comes home and watches TV — a fairly sedentary lifestyle.
If you exercised, it’s best to log the actual exercises as calories burned over and above your ‘default’ activity level. However, if you’re very active every day (say,a construction job) it may be tiresome to log the same exercises every day, so you can use a higher multiplier to get a better burn estimate, without having to log the activities every day.
If you wear a fitness tracker than syncs with cronometer, it’s best to turn off this multiplier and just use the value given by your device, as it’s got a better reading of your actual activity level through the day.
This is one of those cases where it’s impossible to please everyone (unless we add an option to configure it). We were constantly getting ‘bug reports’ from confused customers who thought we were not syncing with Fitbit properly because it didn’t match the Fitbit value. We decided it would be better to change this to reduce the confusion here.
That’s a weird one — never seen it do that before. But you can turn that off in the Health App. Go to the Sources tab -> Cronometer and you can switch off anything at the bottom of that list you don’t want us to read in from Health.
We have determined the bug here — it is affecting some users who visited the diary settings in the iOS app which is causing a setting that is breaking the web diary display in some cases — we’re rolling out a fix ASAP.