Calorie Split

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by thedon1, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. thedon1 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    Hey Guys

    My app Calorie Split is in the AppStore.
    It's my first app and making it really helped me learn how to use Xcode.

    I grapple (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Wrestling) and train with MMA fighters.
    I noticed that a lot of them have to make weight for fights and having proper calorie control is a primary factor in achieving this.

    This app will calculate an approximation of your maintenance calories. This is the amount of calories you need to eat to maintain your weight. If you want to lose or gain weight, you just create a deficit or surplus.

    You can then split your calories out between Carbohydrates, Proteins and Fats and the app will tell you how many grams of each you need in a day and meal.

    This information is widely used by athletes you need to control weight and I thought it would be a useful app.

    Any feedback would be appreciated guys.


  2. Iphull macrumors member

    May 16, 2011
    Not sure I get it. In the weight box, do we enter our GOAL weight, or our CURRENT weight? Here are my caloric calculations based on the hight of 63 inches:

    425 lb / none activity = 3026

    125 lb / none activity = 1393

    99 lb / high activity = 1799

    99 lb / none activity = 1252

    These results are blue and in the middle. So it didn't tell me if I needed to eat more or less to lose, gain, or maintain the weight. I only looked at that section of the app.
  3. thedon1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    Hi mate.

    Yeah it's your current weight.

    The calculated figure is your maintenance calories. It's an approximation of what you require to stay around your current weight.

    To lose weight, you'd create a deficit. The size of the deficit would depend on how you feel.

    Say my maintenance calories were 2800 and I wanted to lose weight. I'd eat 2400 for about a week or 2 and see if I was losing weight. If I felt good, i might knock off another couple of hundred calories.

    The main reason for me making this app was that a lot of people didn't know their maintenance calories and so didn't know how to create a proper deficit.

    If i didn't know my maintenance amount, I might have thought that 2000 calories was what I should be eating, taken 200 calories off that and I would really be in a 1000 calorie deficit (maintenance of 2800, actually eating 1800).
  4. Iphull macrumors member

    May 16, 2011
    Ok, I get it. Thanks.


    So, if I weigh x but WANT to weigh Y, I enter Y, and that will tell me how much I need to consume (and not more) to reach that weight ...unless you're trying to gain. In that case, you don't want to eat any less than Y.

    Not bad. I'll hang on to it.
  5. Danna macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2013
  6. thedon1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    I joined this forum a couple of years ago when buying my first mac and have learnt a lot from the forums here, really good resource.
  7. Kassiy macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2013
  8. thedon1 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
    If any of you guys have time, could you please rate it in iTunes? I'm hoping it'll help it when it comes to search results etc.


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