In November 2018, we began rolling out a more detailed Calorie Output section on the home screen for iOS users. Android version is coming soon.
We want to give users a more clear picture of the calories they burn. Not just from exercise, but from your work and home lifestyle.
Currently, our system automatically logs these resting calories and work & home calories each day. Users can update the calorie goals by tapping on Goals, then Edit goals. There you can adjust your activity level, calorie goals etc.
Here is a more detailed description of the new categories in the Body/Calorie Output section of the home screen:
Resting calories (BMR)
Resting calories are calories burned while inactive that work as fuel to keep the human body up and running. This includes bodily functions such as: breathing, keeping the heart beating, etc. It doesn't include calories burned from physical activity at work & home or during exercise.
Resting calories will be automatically calculated and logged each day. These daily logs will account for a full 24 hour period.
Asken Diet is the default source of resting calories but, users can choose a different source in Settings. When a third party app is connected to Asken Diet it will automatically become the source of resting calories.
Work and home calories
Work & home calories are calories burned while engaging in physical activity during work and while at home. Examples are: lifting, carrying, building, walking, cooking, child rearing, chores, etc. It doesn't include calories burned during exercise.
Work & home calories will be automatically calculated and logged each day. These daily logs will account for a full 24 hour period.
Exercise calories are calories burned while engaging in physical activity that is specifically intended to sustain or improve health and fitness. Examples are: jogging, biking, weight lifting, hiking, yoga, swimming, skiing, etc.
Net balance goal
The net balance goal is a number that represents the difference in the amount of calories taken in versus those that are burned. Consistently maintaining this net balance goal each day will allow a user to achieve their weight goals.