User Guide

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Diary
  3. Trends
  4. Foods and Recipes
  5. Profile
  6. Miscellaneous

Managing Your User Profile

Profile Overview

The 'Profile' tab lets your configure your account details, customize your body type and nutritional targets, and manage your data.

Changing your Body Details

Your weight can be updated in two different ways:

  • Edit your current weight or other body details on the Body Details section.
  • 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 day's values will automatically be taken as your current vital statistics.

Activity Levels

An estimate of calories burned from general activity not logged as exercises. You burn some additional calories for light activity over your BMR, even watching TV, sitting at your desk, or eating dinner.

We recommend leaving the setting on the default Light Activity and logging your exercise activities separately, but if you are consistently very active all day (construction work, for example) you may want to choose a higher default activity level, as a time saver.

None
This setting is only recommended if you are manually logging all activities or using a fitness tracker that is counting your general movement through the day
Light Activity
Sedentary. This captures your energy burn from basic daily living (sitting, eating, walking around the office or house).
Moderately Active
Moving frequently through the day (Construction work, stocking shelves, cleaning, etc..)
Very Active
Intense activity through the day such as manual agricultural work or competitive athletic training
Custom
Allows you to set a custom Calorie burn

The general activity estimate is proportionally reduced when you log exercises. For example, if you log a 1-hour jog to your diary, we will reduce the general activity for that one-hour of the day to avoid double-counting the time spent jogging.

Nutritional Targets

Your nutritional targets are by default set to values based on the Dietary Reference Intake values. Your targets for nutrients will be set to the minimum daily amount you need to keep from being malnourished. Ideally, you should strive to achieve at least 100% of all your daily minimum nutrient targets.

Alternatively, you can customize your targets manually. There are two ways you can change your nutritional targets to custom values.

Editing Targets From the Diary

  1. On the main "Diary" page, scroll down to the nutrients section and click anywhere in the bar of the target nutrient you want to change.
  2. A pop-up window will appear. Enter your new nutrient target number and click the "Apply" button.

Editing Targets From the Profile

  1. Scroll down to the nutrients section and tick the 'Custom' checkbox for that nutrient and then click the value to make it editable. Type in the value you want and hit enter to save the change.

Withings Integration

If you own a withings digital body scale or blood pressure monitor, you can easily link your withings account to automatically synchronize with cronometer.com. All your measurements made with your withings device will automatically show up in your diary.

To enable withings in cronometer.com, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log on to your account at cronometer.com
  2. Go to the 'Profile' page
  3. Scroll to the 'Data Control' section
  4. Click 'Link Withings Account'
  5. Enter your withings login details
  6. Done! All of your measurements should now appear automatically in the diary.

Fitbit Integration

We can import several types of data from your fitbit account.

To enable Fitbit in cronometer.com, follow these simple steps:

  1. Log on to your account at cronometer.com
  2. Go to the 'Profile' page
  3. Scroll to the 'Data Control' section
  4. Click 'Link Fitbit Account'
  5. Enter your Fitbit login details, if needed, and grant permission to cronometer.com to access your account
  6. Done! All of your measurements should now appear automatically in the diary, starting from the current day. Older data is not imported automatically, but if you visit older days in the diary calendar, we will try to import any data for the visited day.
You can customize which of four types of data will be imported by using the checkboxes in this section. If you select 'Import Activity', we will add an entry for your active minutes (i.e. step-counting), and set the calories burned to the values reported by fitbit that are over and above your BMR.