Your meal plans are created by Registered Dieticians (RD) in accordance with the standards and philosophies adopted by the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND), the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN), and other professional industry organisations.
The food in in the meal plans come from the USDA database and is independently verified by a third party. Additional foods come from university tested clinical research and their data represents the median values taken from several research sources (average of many clinical studies for a particular food and nutrient profile). The database is used extensively in university research and is continuously validated for accuracy.
The system generated recommendations / meal plans come from proprietary algorithms, based on the latest sports science research and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ (formerly the American Dietetics Association) gold standards. The meal plans are created in increments of 250 calories and the system used matches the calorie recommendation calculated with the closest sets of meal plans both above and below this level. You can then select the meal plan you would like to follow.
The formulas used to calculate the recommendations / meal plans are derived from a foundation of physical & personal characteristics (height, weight, age, gender, etc.) and then adjusted according to your Average Daily Activity level or exercises performed. If the Average Activity Level information provided is input as a 5, or “High,” the impact that has on the calculations can create recommendations that may be accurate, but also appear to be high in calorie intake.
By default, the system bases its recommendations / meal plans on average calories per day as input by you. If that input is incomplete or very low, the system will recommend 1,200 calories – but never lower. That value is the minimum level of calories for any age group recommended by the USDA, AND, and other leading organisations that set standards in the industry.
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