To start using iUcalorie you just have to follow the following main guidelines:
Choose a goal
You can choose one of these 3 goals.
- Lose weight (-0.5kg/week)
- Stay in shape (Maintenance)
- Gain weight (+0.5kg/week)
Depending on your selected goal and your personal characteristics, iUcalorie will create your profile and indicate the kcal goal that you must follow.
Regarding macronutrients, in a standard way we will follow the general recommendations
- Protein 25%
- Carbohydrates 45%
- Fats 35%
From the Macro Planner tool you can customize everything you need the macronutrient goals. You can do it for days, weeks or generally apply it to all future days.
Log your food every day
It is important that you record everything you eat during the day. It is the basis of the consistency of the data so that you can do a real analysis.
We make it as easy as possible for you.
- You can enter food just by scanning the barcode.
- You can manually search for them by name and/or brand.
- If they are not in the database, you can create them yourself by copying the data from the nutritional label.
We have researched food detection by simply taking a picture of food but currently that technology is terribly inaccurate. To achieve a good identification, the food must be very well separated on the plate and that is rarely the case. It is only able to identify the foods that are at the top of course. That is why we have decided not to include it.
Log your weight daily
This point is not vitally important, but we believe that keeping a daily log can give you a good overview of how your week is progressing.
At least it is recommended to weigh yourself once a week, always on the same day, in order to see the weekly evolution. In this way, we can show you the evolution of your progress with respect to weight and make the decisions that are necessary to continue making steps towards your goal.