Luuze does not focus on calorie counting. It does provide some data to give you estimates on the caloric deficits you currently have, and the caloric deficits you need to achieve your goals.

Although calorie counting can work, it can feel too burdensome for many. Furthermore, many people regain the weight they’ve lost when they stop calorie counting. It can work for some, but for others, calorie counting is a crutch that holds back the repair of the feedback loop.

Although weight management is a multi-faceted issue with many factors, weight loss, at its core, still comes down to math. The only way you can lose weight is if you find a way to create a caloric deficit.

Instead of focusing on how many calories one needs to consume, Luuze instead provides some estimates on how many calories one needs to be in deficit in order to lose weight at the rate they’d like to lose weight at.

Caloric Deficit Definitions

Caloric deficit data table in Luuze.
You can access this screen by swiping to the right at the top of the dashboard of the Chart window.

Below is an explanation of the three caloric calculations that Luuze provides. Because Luuze does not actually track calorie consumption, the numbers are just estimates.

Caloric Deficit: An estimate of how many fewer calories you are consuming, versus burning, from the day before. If this number is negative, you are losing weight. If this number is positive, you are gaining weight.

7d Avg. Caloric Deficit: An estimate of how many fewer calories you are consuming, versus burning, averaged for the past week. If this number is negative, you are losing weight. If this number is positive, you are gaining weight.

Deficit Needed to Hit Goal: The estimated average caloric deficit you would need to have on a daily basis in order to hit your goal weight on your goal date. For example, in the example of the image above, you would need to eat 353 calories less than you use every day to reach your goal.

This site is a good site to visualize how many calories various foods are: https://www.boredpanda.com/what-200-calories-look-like/

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