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How to change to a weight loss goal
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Written by Carbon Diet Coach
Updated over a week ago

If you want to change from one goal to a weight loss goal, this article is for you. If it's your first time creating a goal with Carbon, this article will get you started.

Step 1: Where to change your goal

There are two places you can go to change your goal.

  1. Go to settings -> coach settings -> goal.

  2. Go to the coach tab > change goal

The coach will ask, "are you sure you want to change your goal?" Make sure you are ready. This can't be undone without help from the support team.

Step 2: Choose your goal

Select the lose weight goal

Step 3: Please provide your metrics

This step asks three questions to get an idea of where you are starting and looking to go.

  1. Current weight - This tells the coach where you are starting.

  2. Goal weight - If you are unsure about your goal weight, don't stress! Goals can change over time. Choose either your long-term or short-term. Regardless of what you choose, this will NOT influence your weekly adjustments by the coach. This is here to help you visualize how you are progressing to your goal.

  3. Body fat - If you know your body fat, select "yes" and input this into the app. If you do not know your body fat and select "no. Then Carbon will ask for your waist measurement. This will let the coach run a simple calculation to estimate your body fat.

Step 4: How would you like us to calculate your new targets?

  • If you select "Use Estimated Maintenance," the coach will do just that.

  • If you select "Calculate New," you have two options.

    • If you know your maintenance calories, select "yes." Then input that value.

    • If you don't know your maintenance calories, select "no" and describe your lifestyle and exercise activity.

Why would you choose to calculate new? If you feel your maintenance calories are not correct and want the coach to do an initial calculation again.

Step 5: How fast do you want to lose weight?

This step is important. It will dictate your starting calories and the required amount of progress you need to make on average each week. There is a recommended weight loss range suggested by the coach. Choosing a rate within this range will help you:

  • More easily adhere to your macro targets because they won't need to be as low

  • Avoid excessive metabolic adaptation

  • Lose more body fat by decreasing muscle loss

  • Build healthier habits because it will be a more sustainable lifestyle

Step 6: Does everything look okay?

Make sure to look over everything! Once you select "Create New Goal" at the bottom of the screen, you won't be able to go back and edit anything.

Step 7: Adjust Macros (Optional)

After finishing these steps, you have the option to adjust your macros. On the top of the screen, you will see the "adjust macros" button directly under your new macro targets. Tapping this will bring you to the diet preferences setting. To read more about our diet preferences, click here.

NOTE: Frequent Goal Changes

We don't recommend you frequently change your goal within a short period of time.

For example, if you have been using the app for 3 weeks and have changed your goal each week. This does not allow sufficient time for the coach to assess how your body is responding to the prescribed targets you were given.

When you do this, you could experience large weight fluctuations and receive drastic calorie adjustments due to the coach not having enough data on any goal. You chose your first goal for a reason. Stick with it, trust the process, be consistent, and we promise the coach will get you there!


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