
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 12oz sodas throughout
each day, a value of 300 should be entered.
If you tend to drink two 5oz 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
every day.


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
is substracted.
A kilocalorieperday 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.
