When starting with Carbon, just like any coach, some initial details are needed to prescribe a plan that aligns with your lifestyle and goals. This is why, during your first goal creation, the coach asks for your lifestyle and exercise activity. There are two different types of levels that Carbon looks at.
Your lifestyle activity
Your exercise activity
Here is a brief description of each to help choose which fits your lifestyle best.
How active are you in day-to-day life?
Do you sit at a desk or do you have a laborious job?
Are you on your feet often during the day?
These are things to consider when choosing your lifestyle activity level. Below is the description of the lifestyle activity levels you can choose from when creating your first goal in Carbon.
Sedentary: desk job, sitting most of the day
Light Activity: mostly sedentary, some walking and light movement
Moderate Activity: some walking and light movement for a few hours
Active: most of the day spent on feet and walking
Very Active: manual labor job
How often do you exercise?
Are you a gym rat, new to Exercise, or have you never been to the gym before?
These are things to consider when choosing your lifestyle activity level. Below is the description of the exercise activity levels you can choose from when creating your first goal in Carbon.
No Exercise - no exercise of very infrequent
Light Exercise - some light cardio regularly but not super intense
Hard Exercise - most days for week involve demanding Exercise
Extreme Exercise - several hours a day spent training very intensely
If you are torn between two levels, don't stress too much. The beauty of Carbon is it learns more about your metabolism and body each week. Whichever one you choose will influence the initial number of calories Carbon recommends you eat. Then, after a couple of check-ins, Carbon will adjust your calories to be precisely where you need them to be for your goal, regardless of which setting you choose.
If you experience a significant change in your activity levels, click here to read our article on how to handle this!