End of day kcal target provides you with a specific energy balance calorie number to finish the day on. This information is displayed both below your Live Energy graph on it’s own card, as well as at the end of the day on the graph denoted by a “white target” symbol.
Your End of Day Kcal Target is tailored daily to your workouts and goals. Both of these are explained more below:
- Lose: For weight loss it is best to end the day in an energy deficit (-). This is also referred to as a “negative energy balance”.
- Maintain: To maintain weight it is best to finish the day in balance (0).
- Gain: For weight gain it is best to end the day in an energy surplus (+). This is also referred to as a “positive energy balance”.
Please note, if you have a “Balance” goal your end of target may sometimes be slightly above 0. This is normal and caused by consuming a meal or snack within 6hrs of midnight. This is because there is an energy cost associated with digesting and absorbing the food we eat which can take place over a 6 hour period.
- Sufficient energy is essential to optimally prepare for and take part in competitive events. As a result, your end of day target may vary around competitions regardless of your goal to ensure you are fuelled to perform at your peak.