Quick Start Guide Part 3
Click on the Calendar button next to go to the Calendar.
The Calendar allows you to see your daily progress for the entire month as well your weekly totals and any weights or measurements that you have scheduled.
Each day of the Calendar shows your calorie budget, the amount of calories that you have consumed on that day, the calories burned from exercises and your net calories for the day. This gives you a snapshot of the day and allows you to see if you are staying on track. It also shows if you have a weighing or measurements scheduled for that day and your weight, if a weighing was taken on that day. Clicking on the Daily Totals icon in the top right corner will open a window with detailed information of your daily nutrition totals for the day. Clicking on the meals, exercise or weight field will bring you to the corresponding Journal for that date. For example, clicking on the exercise field under November 9th will bring you to your Exercise Journal on November 9th. Hovering your mouse over the day number will show any notes that you have entered in your Notes Journal for that day in a tool-tip pop-up. Clicking on the day number will bring you to your Journal on that date.
The Weekly Totals box at the far right, shows your totals for that week. The most important field here is the Net field. This tells you if you have gone over or under your calorie budget for that week. If you go over the number will be negative and turn red. Clicking on any of the Weekly Total boxes will take you to the Calendar (Weekly View) for that week.
Calendar (Weekly View)
The Weekly View gives you a more detailed view of each day of the week. The Weekly Averages box, in the bottom right corner, shows your averages for the week.
Next, click on the Recipes Button to go to the Recipes Layout.
Here you will see a long of list of recipes that are in the database. To filter the recipes by category, click on the Recipe Category field and select one of the options, such as breakfast. This will filter the recipes and only show the ones that are for breakfast. To create a new recipe, click on the New button in the top right. To view or edit a recipe in the database, click on the recipe name and the recipe window will come up.
From the recipe window you can view the ingredients that make up the recipe. You can also add new ingredients from the food database by clicking on the Add Ingredient button. Clicking on the Print button will print out the recipe to your default printer. Clicking on the Save button will save the recipe to the food database and it will now show up as 1 serving in the food database.
Next, we'll go to the Grocery List layout by clicking on the Grocery List button.
The Grocery List layout allows you to quickly create grocery lists from recipes and the food database. Clicking on the Add Recipe button will open the Add Recipe window. From this window you can select what recipes you want to add to the grocery list. When you add a recipe all of the ingredients that make up the recipe are automatically added to your grocery list. When you add a recipe it will show up in the Add Recipe portal. The Add Food button allows you to add individual food items to the grocery list. Once you have all of the recipes and food items added, click on the print button and Weight Wizard will create a grocery list for you with all the food items sorted by category. You can print this list and take it with you when you go grocery shopping.
Next, click on the Graphs button to go to the Graphs layout.
The Graphs layout gives you graphical information from the entries you've added in your Journal. After clicking on the Graph button, the weight graph will show by default. The weight graph shows your weight loss progress. Clicking on the BMI tab will show a graph of your BMI (Body Mass Index), which is an approximation of your body fat. Clicking on the Measurements button will bring you to the measurements graph.
From here you can view a graph of your total measurements and individual body parts. Clicking on the Nutrition button will bring you to the Nutrition graph.
From here you can view nutritional graphs taken from entries in your Food Journal. The Calories tab shows a graph of your calorie budget, total calorie consumption and calories from fat, carbohydrates and protein. This allows you to see at a glance on what days you have stayed on your budget and when you have gone over.
Next, click on the Food Setup button to go the Food Setup layout.
The Food Setup layout allows you to add, make edits and add attributes to the foods in the food database. To make an edit to one of the food items, click on the Edit icon next to the description. This will open the Edit Food window.
Edit Food Window
From this window you can edit the values of the foods in the food database. Foods that came from the USDA database are limited to just the description and food group. Custom foods that have been added are completely editable. From this window you can also add different serving sizes to the food item. These serving sizes will show up when you view a food item from your Journal or create a recipe. When you have finished making edits, click on the Save button to save or the Close button to close the windows without saving. To add a new food in the food database, click on the New button from the Food Setup layout.
New Food Window
This windows allows you to add a new food to the food database. Weight Wizard makes it as easy as possible to add a new food, by simply adding the values as they are written on the nutrition facts label on the back of most food products. The built in help has detailed information on adding a new food item to the food database. When you have finished creating a new food item, click on the Save button to save the new item or the Close button to close the window without saving. To the far right of the Food Setup layout you will notice Favs, Hide and Del.
The Favs icon allows you to add this food item to your list of favorites. This is very useful, because after you have created a list of your favorite foods it can make finding them much easier. The Hide icon allows you to hide the food item from your Journal, Planner or Recipes. This is useful if you don't want the item to show up in the food list, but you don't want to delete it from the database. It is recommended to just hide a food item instead of completely deleting it from the database. Hidden items still show up in the Food Setup layout, but not in the other food lists. The Del icon will completely remove the food item from the database. Once a food item has been deleted it is gone forever, so it's best to just use the Hide icon.