If you’re using a coached program, the program setup wizard will ask you to select your preferred diet. Select “Balanced.”
All of our coached programs determine energy intake targets based on your goal and expenditure. From there, they assign protein targets based on the user’s preferences and exercise habits. Finally, they allocate the remaining calories to fat and carbohydrate. The balanced plan will distribute non-protein calories evenly between carbohydrate and fat.
Collaborative programs allow you to set your own carbohydrate and fat targets. Much like the coached programs, energy intake targets are determined based on your goal and expenditure.
When setting up a collaborative program, there are sliders that allow you to adjust the ratio of carbohydrate to fat in your diet. If you prefer a balanced ratio of carbohydrate to fat intake, just ensure the slider is near the middle of the range.
On a manual program, you determine your own calorie and macro targets. If you prefer a balanced ratio of carbohydrate to fat intake, just make sure your carbohydrate target is about 2-2.5 times higher than your fat target, since fat is 2.25-times more energy-dense than carbohydrate.