Casual consumption is defined as anything that will not be monitored
using the Bite Counter. This includes things like the casual drinking
of a latte during the morning, the casual drinking of a soda
throughout the afternoon, or the casual drinking of a glass of wine
throughout the evening.
For purposes of using the calculator, a typical amount of kilocalories
of casual consumption per day should be estimated.
For example, if you tend to drink two 12-oz sodas throughout
each day, a value of 300 should be entered.
If you tend to drink two 5-oz glasses of wine throughout
an evening, a value of 250 should be entered.
This value is intended as a typical daily average.
It is not necessary that actual consumption precisely match this value
The bites calculator is based upon the Mifflin - St Jeor formula
for calculating daily calorie needs.
Resting energy expenditure is calculated using age, gender,
height and weight.
Total daily kilocalories are then calculated using a multiplicative
factor that accounts for exercise level.
Casual consumption that is not appropriate for bite counting
A kilocalorie-per-day difference is then subtracted to account for
a weight goal.
Finally, kilocalories per day is translated into bites according
to a sliding scale that accounts for
variance due to height.