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UltimateCalorieMeter II





The Instructions below provide information (screen by screen) on how to operate the various aspects of the UltimateCalorieMeter II. In addition, important installation instructions follow that shows what files are contained in the CalMeter.zip and the CalMeterDemo.zip. These instructions show what files need to be downloaded in order to preserve the meals you have built in the trial version.
These instructions will begin to demonstrate how you can customize the various portions of the UltimateCalorieMeter II to fit your specific food consumption and exercise routines.

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*** IMPORTANT - Installation Directions - IMPORTANT ***
When you install this product and all of it's files, it may take up to 25 minutes to load. So relax and read these instructions while you wait.
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If you used the trial version before you purchased the UltimateCalorieMeter II, DO NOT DELETE THE TRIAL VERSION! If you delete the trial version then all meal/entree, exercise, personal and other data you entered will be lost.

Load only (HotSync) the following program if the trial version was used, and you want to save the meals/entrees, exercises and personal information you have entered:
CalMeter.prc - UltimateCalorieMeter II program

If you are trying the trial version, have purchased the programs without trying the trial version or wish to start over again, load all of the following to your PDA:
CalMeter.prc - UltimateCalorieMeter II program
ScreenLib.prc - Color Library
INTZ.pdb - Initialize data
ABRV.pdb - Abbreviations
FDGP.pdb - Food Group data
PERS.pdb - Personal data
WORKOUTS.pdb - Exercises
MI.pdb - Menu Item data
FL.pdb - Food Listing data. Largest of the data tables
TMPMEAL.pdb - Temporary table for createing meals
TMPITEM.pdb - Temporary table for createing meal items
BR.pdb - Breakfast meal data
BRIT.pdb - Breakfast item data
LU.pdb - Lunch meal data
LUIT.pdb - Lunch item data
SU.pdb - Supper meal data
SUIT.pdb - Supper item data
SN.pdb - Snack data
SNIT.pdb - Snack item data
BE.pdb - Beverage data
BEIT.pdb - Beverages item data
OT.pdb - Other meal data
OTIT.pdb - Other item data
fdgp.pdb - Food catagory table
userfood.pdb - Your custom foods
ucmhelp.pdb - On Board help information


The following is an explaination of the above files.

.PRC files (.prc means PalmResourceFile).
CalMeter.prc - the actual program that runs on your PDA.
ScreenLib.prc - color support for CalMeter.prc.

.PDB files (.pdb means PalmDataBase File).
The following nine files (.PDBs) are general support files for the CalMeter.prc:
INITZ.pdb
ABRV.pdb
FDGP.pdb
WORKOUTS.pdb
MI.pdb
FDGP.pdb
FL.pdb
TMPMEAL.pdb
TMPITEM.pdb
UCMHELP.pdb

The following file stores your personal data and tracks your exercises and consumption data for 30 days:
PERS.pdb

The following 13 files store the meals and entrees that you have built. These databases come with sample meals/entrees when you first load (HotSync) the UltimateCalorieMeter II to your PDA.
BR.pdb
BRIT.pdb
LU.pdb
LUIT.pdb
SU.pdb
SUIT.pdb
SN.pdb
SNIT.pdb
BE.pdb
BEIT.pdb
OT.pdb
OTIT.pdb
userfood.pdb



If you get a message which reads "Error accessing an un-opened database", one of the above 24 .PDB files was not loaded to your PDA.


UltimateCalorieMeter II FUTURE UPGRADES
Future upgrades will include:
Track additional food values in the Summary
Interface with your PC to maintain more extensive records
Edit up to seven days history.
And much, much more

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** UltimateCalorieMeter II (Cal Meter) **

The UltimateCalorieMeter II is designed for daily use. Use it for creating/eating meals creating/eating individual food items, creating/entering daily exercises, setting weight and caloric goals/targets and viewing your progress for the current day, seven or thirty days. The program also tracks six (6) different food values : total fats, unsaturated fats, carbohydrates, proteins, fibers and cholesterols.

You have the ability to CONSUME, ADD, RENAME, DELETE, VIEW, and ADJUST MEALS. There is no limit to the amount of meals or the variety of types of meals you can create. Each meal has no limit to the amount of items that it can contain. For example:
NORMAL MEAL

"T_BONE STEAK DINNER"
Lite Beer
An appetizer
Salad with dressing and hardboiled egg
Dinner rolls with butter
Soup
Baked potato with butter, chives and sour cream
T-Bone Steak
Corn with butter
Beef with butter
Milk
After dinner beverage

OR

"DIETERS CHOICE"
Tea
Vegetables with Lite dip
1/2 potato
Chicken
1/2 grapefruit
Juice

OR

"ONE CUP OF COFFEE"
Coffee
Sugar
Cream

OR

"STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM"
Strawberries
Cream
Sugar

OR

"ONE APPLE"

CREATE A MEAL

BEEF ENTREE (Dinner)
Beef Brisket (2 different types)
Short Ribs (3 different types)
Beef General (3 different types)
Beef Tenderloin (1 type)
Beef Ground (2 different types)
Mashed Pototao
Baked Pototao
Rice (3 different types)
Corn
Peas
Beans
Spinach
Milk
Tea
Coffee (2 different types)

PORK ENTREE (Dinner)
Country Ribs (2 different types)
Blade Roast (3 different types)
Pork Chops (3 different types)
Pork Tenderloin (1 different type)
Fresh Ham (2 different types)
Mashed Pototao
Baked Pototao
Rice (3 different types)
Corn
Peas
Beans
Spinach
Milk
Tea
Coffee (2 different types)

FRUITS/VEGETABLE SELECTIONS
Orange
Apple
Grapefruit
Banana
Potato

With the ADD MEAL option you can literally create any combination of foods, entrees, condiments, toppings, drinks etc. to create any type of meal, snack or beverage you might consume through the day. Further, the Build a meal Feature in CONSUME MEAL allows you the benefit of being able to select the portions of individual items you have built in a meal and change them when you consume the meal or entree. You can create a Beef Entree (see above), enter into the CONSUME MEAL function, and select only the items you intend to eat, or ate, for that meal. The same as choosing (or building) a meal from a menu. You can do the same thing with beverages, meats, cereals, fruits or whatever you like. The combinations you create are up to your imagination and creativity. You can also create your favorite meals/snacks/beverages you know you consume throughout the day. There is even an option-Eat And Run-where you can build a meal/entree/snack or individual food item to eat only once and not have it saved in your files.

GENERAL OPERATIONAL INFORMATION

The color icons/objects (Exercises) button, (Consume Meal) button, and Menu icon may require two taps to start the screen.

"Initializing Records" zero's out the present day's data for total consumed calories (and all food values such as calories, protein, carbohydrates . . .) and total calories used in exercises. It does this the first time you enter the UltimateCalorieMeter II each day. It does not zero out any information in the "PERSONAL" screen. As a result, to obtain accurate summary's for seven days and thirty days, it is important to maintain these records on a daily basis. Initializing will happen only once a day.

When you see a menu icon in the lower left corner of the screen tapping on it, or your PDA menu icon, a list of menu options will be displayed. The options will depend on the screen you are on.

The first two screens when you start the program are general instruction screen. Be sure to tap on each icon to see what they do. Further, in the last screen of the CONSUME MEAL function there is a question mark in the upper left hand corner. Tapping on the question mark will take you to a help screen which explains how to use that screen. Understanding how to create and then consume meals is very important go getting the most out of the program. You may want to study the sample meals and entrees to get an idea of how the UltimateCalorieMeter II works.

"Do you want to save your . . . data now?" allows you three choices (YES), (NO), (CANCEL).
The option to save your information will be found in the "PERSONAL" screen, and the "PORTIONS" screen (in "FOOD MENU" screen). When you select (YES) the information is saved and you are returned to the screen immediately preceeding. When you select (NO) you are returned to the screen immediately preceeding without saving changes when you select (CANCEL) you are returned to present screen to adjust any entries made.

The following information regarding speed may vary based upon the speed of your PDA.
Some operations, like ADD MEAL, will take time (this is because large amounts of data that may be needed to be read for some Meal Items). This can not be avoided. But once you have created a meal the consuming, viewing, adjusting or deleting operations are relatively fast.
In general, you can tell the program is working because something, somewhere on the screen will be flashing, blinking or changing values as you watch. When the flashing, blinking or values stop changing you are ready to go on to the next operation. As you work with UltimateCalorieMeter II you will find what you can get away with as far as performing operations BEFORE the blinking, flashing and value changing stops.

Suggestions and general comments are welcomed. Email us at UltimateCalorieMeter@msn.com.


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EXERCISE screen
The Exercises Screen allows you to select from 34 different exercises. To enter your time spent in an exercise, simply tap on the "EXERCISE SELECTIONS" button. This will display the exercises you can select (see ADD/EDIT/DELETE screens to edit exercises). Then select the activity that you participated in. This will display information (already inserted by you for this exercise) and allow you to enter the Daily Total Amount of time you spent in this activity. It is important to remember that this number represents the cumulative amount of time you were in this activity throughout the entire day. The number you enter for this activity will show each time you enter this screen for the chosen activity and will be used to determine the total calories expended for the day.

To exit the "Minutes in Exercise" screen without changing the value you can tap on the (CANCEL) button and you will be returned to the Main screen while retaining the previous minutes you indicated for that exercise. To enter minutes spent in an exercise simply use the graffiti number pad, or use the PDA numeric keypad. If you use the graffiti pad the values in the "TOTAL CALORIES SPENT...." will update immediately. If you use the PDA numeric keypad you will need to tap the (RECALC) button to find the new value. No matter the way you enter the numbers you will still need to hit the (RECALC) button for the (DONE) key to appear.

"Today Total" reflects the total caloric expenditure in the "EXERCISES" menu. This number represents the approximate calories expended by you from the beginning of the current day to the time of display for all exercises. Energy expenditure depends upon both the intensity of the exercise and exercise activity selected. Thus, individual variation in energy expenditure for a given physical activity can be quite large.

*** "Today Total" showing no value:
Requires the "PRESENT WEIGHT" field in the "PERSONAL" screen be complete.

*** "Total calories spent in this exercise today": This value represents the total of the selected exercise when you enter any numeric value in the total minutes for today. If you choose to use the keypad to enter a number you will be required to tap on the (RECALC) key to obtain the value. You can change the total minutes to view how many calories this exercise will use for the amount of time you enter.

EDIT IT (Menu Button)
In order to add,edit or delete an exercise, you simply need to tap on the (EXERCISE SELECTION) button and select an exercise you would like to edit or delete (Note: 1. if adding an exercise, you do not have select an exercise first 2. if editing an exercise you have to zero out any minutes previously entered and then re-enter the minutes after editing). Then tap on the (Menu) button at the bottom of the PDA. Next select which function you would like to perform (Delete,Edit or Add).

Delete/Edit
This will bring you into a screen which will show the exercise you have selected in addition to the "Calories/Pound of body weight/ Per minute. , etc). If you would like to Delete the exercise tap on the (DELETE) button, and (YES) to delete the exercise. This will delete this exercise from the list of exercises. If you would like to edit an exercise, just change the appropriate fields ("Name of Exercise" and "Cal/Lb/Min"). Then simply select the (DONE) button.

Add
If you choose to add an exercise, select (Add) and you will be brought into the "ADD EXERCISE" screen. Information for exercise factors can be found on the web (e.g.: Nutrition Today, Consumer's Union of the United States). Complete the required fields ("Name of Exercise" and "Cal/Lb/Min") and select the (DONE) button. You will then be brought back into the Exercise screen where your new exercise will be included in the next tap of the (EXERCISE SELECTIONS) button. You will find your new exercise at the end of the list. (To minimize the time it takes to load the exercise files, we suggest to maintain this list to a minimum)

IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE AND DISCLAIMER
Always seek medical advice from a physician before beginning any new exercise regiment.

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CONSUME MEAL Screen
This screen allows you to select or edit/customize a meal that you have previously added. If you have a supper with peas, and did not eat those peas, "CONSUME MEAL" allows you to change this meal. Or if you originally entered nine ounces of Roast Beef and only ate six ounces, "CONSUME MEAL" allows to change what you actually consumed for that meal. By selecting a meal to consume, you can adjust each individual item in that meal so as to show the actual amount you ate. Changing a portion size when you consume a meal does not alter the original values you entered when you created the meal or entree. The next time you choose that meal, the orginal food items and orginal portions selected are retained.

With the ADD MEAL/ENTREE function, you have the ability to enter many items into a meal (eg: Entree as above) and then enter CONSUME MEAL and select only those items you will be eating for that meal or entree. This allows you to enter a meal or menu selections one time and then customize the meal without the need to enter each item individually every time you eat a meal.

Finally, if you wish to consume only one item or a few items only one time and do not wish to add them into their own meal. You can select "Eat N' Run" and select the item(s) you wish to consume and they will not be saved to your files.


Eat N' Run Category
If there is a food item that you will eat (or have consumed), but do not have the item in one of the meals you have built, this category allows you to select that item on a one time only basis. Follow the same steps you would for "ADD MEAL". When you are in the "list of food items" screen, simply find the item in the top list, tap on it and then tap the down arrow in the middle of the screen to select the item. To remove an item: find it in the bottom list, tap on it and tap on the up arrow. When your selection is completed tap on the (Next) button.

You will then be taken into the "ITEM SERVING INFORMATION" screen where you will enter the number of portions you have eaten. Next tap on the (Continue/Finish) button and that item(s) will be consumed. The meal/entree information will not be saved, but the calorie and other values will be entered into your totals.

EATING A MEAL/ENTREE AS IS (not using BUILD box)
To consume a meal, snack, beverage or other; tap on "CONSUME MEAL" from the "MAIN MENU" and you will be brought to the "MEAL CATAGORIES - CONSUME" screen. Choose a category by tapping on it. You next will be brought to a screen listing all of the meals you have entered so far in this catagory. Select a meal by tapping on it and then tap on the (CONSUME Meal Name) button on the bottom of the screen.

The next screen will display the name of the category, total calories consumed for the day, total calories consumed for the day plus the total calories intended to consume with the meal, the name of the meal, total calories for the meal, and the items of the meal with the corresponding calories for each item. If you want to consume that meal without any changes, simply tap on the (Done) button and you will be taken into the "Summary" screen that will show the calories consumed for this meal along with the totals for six food values.

EDITING OF AN EXISTING MEAL/ENTREE
Customizing/Editing a Meal Feature
In order to customize or edit an existing meal to relect what was actually eaten, select a catagory from "MEAL CATEGORIES". You will then go to the screen which shows the meals for that catagory. Tap on the meal to consume and then on the (CONSUME Meal Name) button to enter into the "CONSUME" screen. If you want to customize or edit the meal, because you actually ate a different amount of an item then when you first set the meal up; you tap on an item in the meal and enter the "Portion actually eaten:" (input area in the lower right portion of the screen). The top lines of the screen will change to show your origianlly selected portions. Use decimals to indicate fractional amounts, eg: .5 = 1/2, .25 = 1/4, 1/8 = .125 etc. And if you did not eat a given item in the meal, simply enter "0" for the "Portion actually eaten:". After entering the actual portion size tap the (RECALC) button. The "Meal Total" and "Total w/ Meal" (total calories consumed for the day plus the total calories intended to consume with the meal) on the top will change according to your entry. A (Done) button will then appear to consume the edited meal.

Build a Meal Feature
If you have entered many items into a meal (ie: certian type of meal like Pork Entree), the Build a Meal Feature will allow you to select only those items you have/will eat with that meal. To do this, select a catagory from "MEAL CATEGORIES". You will then go to the screen which shows the meals for that catagory. Tap on the meal to consume and then on the (CONSUME Meal Name) button to enter into the "CONSUME" screen.
  
Next tap on the (BUILD) box found near the bottom of the screen. This box is to the left of the line which says "Portion actually eaten". Then select an item in the meal that you will eat by tapping on the item. The text in the upper part of the screen will indicate the portions you have selected, the description of the food item you have selected and the menu item the meal falls under. The "Portion actually eaten" will reflect what was your original portions selected. You can change this amount or accept it. Then tap on the (RECALC) button. The meal total will change to reflect the total number of calories in the meal and the "Total w/ Meal" will reflect your anticipated caloric consumption with this meal. To select more items from that meal, simply follow the same steps until your meal is completed.
It is important to note that you will have to tap on the (RECALC) button for each item you choose to eat in the meal.

When you are finished tap the (Done) button and you will go to the "Daily Summary" screen once again.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING MULTIPLE PORTION CHANGES OF ONE MEAL ITEM!
If in the process of Customizing or Building a meal, you wish to readjust a portion of a food item that you have already selected once for adjusting; it is very important that you tap on the (Reset) button first. Then begin Customizing or Building your Meal from the beginning. Failure to do this will result in incorrect and distorted data.

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PERSONAL screen
IMPORTANT: For the UltimateCalorieMeter II (Cal Meter) to give you accurate and meaningful information it is highly recommended that you maintain current information on this screen FIRST.

*** "IDEAL WEIGHT" is a weight range, based upon your height, that you can use as an Ultimate target to achieve. It is based upon information from the Metropolitan Height/Weight averages. There exists certain heights for which this table did not provide weight ranges and the UltimateCalorieMeter II will indicate that "IDEAL WEIGHTS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR YOUR HEIGHT". We recommend that if this is the case for your height, that you use the "BODY MASS" section as a measure of your height to weight.

*** "IDEAL WEIGHT" showing no value:
Requires complete Gender, Height (both Ft and In.) fields.

*** "TARGET WEIGHT" represents the weight you wish to reach.
The "Daily Calorie Avg. to Achieve Target Weight" is used to derive your active caloric average to reach this target weight.

*** Calculations in the "EXERCISES" screen are based upon maintaining "PRESENT WEIGHT" fields current. Additionally, historical information regarding your present weight will be available to the you in future upgrades. So it is important to maintain current "PRESENT WEIGHT" data.

*** "ACTIVITY LEVEL" represents your level of normal daily activity.
(LOW) Sedentary in nature. You should select this if minimal activity best describes your daily routine. If you complete no exercises and do very little in the course of a day you should select (LOW). This would be your classic "couch potato".
(MEDIUM) Moderately active in the course of a day. You remain active in your job during the day, but do not get involved in any exercises during the course of a day.
(HIGH) You have moderate daily activity in the course of a day (see "MEDIUM"), but in addition to this activity, you are also involved in some course of exercise throughout the day.

*** "BODY MASS" (BMI) is a measure of your height/weight ratio. To obtain this ratio you need to tap on the (RECALC) button or exit the "PERSONAL" screen and save the data. BMI's between 19.5 and 24.9 are considered by professionals to be optimum. Overweight BMI's range between 25 and 29.9 while obese ranges are above 30.

*** "BODY MASS" (Body Mass Index - BMI) showing no value:
Requires complete height ("FT" and "IN") and "PRESENT WEIGHT" fields.

*** "Daily Calorie Avg. to Achieve Target Weight" represents the net daily calories required to achieve your "TARGET WEIGHT".

*** "Daily Calorie Avg. to Achieve Target Weight" showing no value: Requires complete "AGE", "HEIGHT" (both Ft. and In), "TARGET WEIGHT" and "ACTIVITY LEVEL" fields. Tap the (RECALC) button (see below to manually input your own "Daily Calories") or exit the screen and save the data in order to derive a new caloric average.

EDIT IT (Menu Button)
This menu feature allows you to manually input the "Daily Calorie Avg. to Achieve Target Weight" or resume the automatic calculation of this field. Simply tap on the (Menu) button at the bottom of the PDA and select either "Manual Calc" to input your personal caloric figure or "Auto Calc" to resume the automatic calculation.

IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE AND DISCLAIMERS
The UltimateCalorieMeter II uses the sum of the Harris-Benedict equation (to determine your basal metabolic rate) and an activity factor (based upon your inputted "ACTIVITY LEVEL"). It is recommended to seek profession advice when determining your "TARGET WEIGHT" (see EDIT IT above to adjust automatic calculation). Actual caloric amounts may vary based upon your actual activity level. Basal Metabolic Index (BMI) can be affected by at least 10 different variables (e.g.: Age, body composition, stress, etc). Contact us by email (UltimateCalorieMeter@msn.com) for specific formulas used to determine your "BODY MASS" (BMI) or "Daily Calorie Avg. to Achieve Target Weight".

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SUMMARIES

TODAY'S SUMMARY Screen
This choice from the (SUMMARIES) button will take you to your "Current Daily Summary". In this screen you can view how many calories you have consumed throughout the day and how many calories you have expended throughout the day in exercises. You can also quickly see if you are meeting your caloric goal for the day by comparing the "Difference" to "Daily Goal". The happy/sad face will provide you with a quick reference as to whether your meeting (Happy) or not meeting (sad) your daily goal.

If you are tracking food values to see how many grams/milligrams you have consumed of proteins, carbohydrates, total fats, unsaturated fats, fibers and cholesterol; today's daily total of each item is shown.

7 & 30 DAY SUMMARY screen
*** "Day" The first column represents the total in that category for the current day to the time of display.

*** "CONS(k)" The Consumed row represents the total amount of calories consumed from the beginning of the current day to the time of display and the daily total average for seven and thirty days.

*** "EXP(K)" The Expenditure row represents the sum of your basal metabolic rate, BMR based upon activity level (Harris-Benedict equation) and the total amount of calories expended in exercise (as inputted by you in the "EXCERCISES" screen) for today and seven and thirty day averages.

*** "DIFF(k)" The Difference row represents your calorie differential between your consumption of calories (in the CONS(k) row) and your total calories expended (in the "EXP(k)" row), for today, seven and thirty day averages. If this number is equal to or less than the "TARGET" row, you are meeting or exceeding your caloric goals to achieve your target weight.

*** "TARGET" The Target row represents the "Daily Calorie Avg. to Achieve Target Weight" goal for today, seven and thirty day averages, as found in the "PERSONAL" screen.

*** FOOD VALUES - This field represents the total amount consumed of each of the following categories from the beginning of the current day to the time of display and the daily total average for seven and thirty days:
Grams of Protein
Grams of Carbohydrates
Grams of Total Fats
Grams of Polyunsaturated Fats
Grams of Fiber
Milligrams of Cholesterol
Milligrams of Sodium

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ADD MEAL (Create a Meal) Screens
   
Before you can select a meal to consume you need to create the meal or select the options to create an entree . It is very easy and straightforward.

From the "MAIN MENU" you tap on (ADD MEAL) that will take you to the "MEAL CATAGORIES - ADD" screen. Here you choose which category of food you want this selection to fall into (Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, Snack, Beverage or Other). Tap on your selected category.

*** The "Other" category is intended to place favorites items (eg: Strawberries, Apples, All Vegetables, All Snacks or other items that you will only consume one item of, or several single items in one selection), or special entrees of your choice. The use of (Other) categories is a much faster method of selecting a single food item or grouping items of a similar menu item together.

And of course you can put any type of meal, part of meal or groups of food items into any category you choose.

After you choose a category for which you will add a meal too, you will be taken into a "list of meals" screen where you will enter the name at the top part of the screen. It must be under 21 characters. Then tap on (Next) on the bottom of the screen. This will take you into the "ADD" screen.

Next choose a (FOOD GROUP), followed by a (MENU ITEM). You will know they are finished loading when the name you tapped becomes the current name for (FOOD GROUP) or (MENU ITEM). After you tap (MENU ITEM), in a moment or two, the box below the (MENU ITEM) will be filled with all of the food items you can add to your meal based upon the (FOOD GROUP)/(MENU ITEM) combination you select.

To add an item to your meal: find it in the top list, tap on it and tap the down arrow in the middle of the screen. To remove an item: find it in the bottom list, tap on it and tap on the up arrow.

You can change (Food Groups) and (Menu Items) as many times as you like when in this screen. When you are finished with the meal click on the (Next) button. You will now go into the "Item Serving Information" for this meal.

Buttons
If you question the abbreviations in this list box simply tap on the (I) button and you will be taken into a list of abbreviations and their description.
If you want to view the portion of the item and the nutritional values for each food item, tap on the (D) button. This will take you to a screen which allows to to view these items and then (CANCEL) out of the routine.
*** If you tap on (Previous) or (Cancel) all changes made will be lost.

ITEM SERVING INFORMATION Screens
On the "Item Serving Information" you can customize the serving portion for each item of the meal you will be eating. For instance if you choose a steak and the serving size comes up as 1 pound. By entering a fractional amount, you can determine the amount of the item you will eat with this meal.   Remember, this portion can be changed later when you consume the meal as can any item in the meal.

All of the meal items will come up one item at a time, each time you tap on (Next Item). If at any time you want to start at the first item and begin again, you tap on (Start Over) button and you can begin again. The (Start Over) button will not appear until you hit the (Next Item) button for the first meal item. When all of the items for this Meal have portions entered, you will be asked if you want to continue or start over. This is a last chance to change portion information when creating the meal (they can of course be changed later using the Adjust function). If you tap on (Continue), the data will be saved and you will be taken to a screen to view your Meal. Tap on (Finished) and you will be taken back to the "MAIN MENU."

If you enter excessively large numbers for portions, like 400 Milks, your results may be corrupt. If you really need something this large, we suggest you break the items into smaller portion quantities. Instead of 400 milks try four Milk portions at 100 servings each for one milk item.

You can either set up all of your meals before you begin using UltimateCalorieMeter II or set up meals as you go through your day.

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RENAME MEAL Screen
To rename a meal you have created is very simple. First tap on the (RENAME MEAL) that will take you into the "MEAL CATAGORIES - RENAME" screen. Then select the category the meal falls under. Next a list of meals for that category will appear. Simply tap on the meal you want to rename and then tap on the (RENAME name of meal) button. Details of this meal will appear on the next screen with the cursor positioned at the name of the meal. You can erase or correct the name either in the graffiti ("Letters") portion of the PDA or bring up the keyboard to change the name of this meal. Then simply tap on the (Finished) button to accept the change. (Note: you may want to include the total amount of calories in the name for reference later when consuming a meal or deciding which meal to consume.)

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DELETE MEAL Screen
Follow the same steps as (RENAME MEAL), but tap on (DELETE MEAL). Select the category the meal falls under. Then tap on the meal you wish to delete. Finally tap on the (DELETE name of meal). You will receive a message making sure that this is the meal you wish to delete. To delete the meal permanently select (Yes). If you select (No) you will be returned to this screen with the opportunity to select another meal to delete.


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VIEW MEALS Screen
This is used when you want to see the details of a meal, the total amount of calories this meal contains and the individual calories of each food item of this meal. After you tap (VIEW MEALS) you will be brought to the "MEAL CATAGORIES - VIEW" screen where you will tap on a category. After you tap on a category you will go to a listing of your meals in that category. Tap on the (VIEW name of meal) button at the bottom of the screen. When you are finished tap on (End View) and you will go back to the meal selection screen.


IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE AND DISCLAIMER
Before embarking on any diet or significant modification of your nutritional intake, it is highly recommended that you consult with a physician or dietician.
Tables shown in the Food Section of this application are based upon data derived from USDA databases of 1999. This data may also be found at www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/Data/index.html .

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FOOD ITEMS Screen
EDIT FOODS (Menu Button)
This screen allows you to edit all food items and add or delete food items you have placed into your custom food table. It provides you with the ability to customize the USDA SR-13 food table to change portions and nutritional values that reflect more accurately what you might consume (e.g.: you can change a USDA portion of 1 pound of steak to 8 oz. of the same steak).

Add (Custom Food items only)
In order to add a new food item to the custom food table, simply tap on the (FOOD ITEMS) button in the main screen. This will take you into the "Work With Food Items" screen. Then tap on the menu button on the bottom of the PDA. Next tap on the (Add) button in the drop down menu at the top of your PDA. You will now be taken into the "ADD FOOD ITEM" screen. Enter the appropriate values into all of the fields and tap on the (Add Now!) button. Your new food item will appear the next time you select (Custom Foods) in Food Groups. You will be unable to add new food items to any food group but Custom Foods.

Edit (All Food items)
You can edit any food item. To edit a food item, tap on the (FOOD ITEMS) button in the main screen. Then tap on the (FOOD GROUP) button and select the Group and then the (MENU ITEM). When the list box fills with the different food items, tap on the food item you want to edit and then tap on the menu button on the bottom of the PDA. Next tap on the (Edit) button which will take you into the "EDIT FOOD ITEM" screen. The UltimateCalorieMeter II will now display the name of the food item, the portion and nutritional values of this food item. You can now change any value of this food item. If you choose to edit the portion, it is important to remember to change the nutritional food values of this food item, to relect the values for the new portion size. When done to save the changes you have made simply tap on the (Edit Done!) button.

Delete (Custom Food items only)
In order to delete a food item in the Custom Foods, Food Group, follow the same steps as in Edit. After a food item is selected, tap on the (Delete) button. This will take you into the "DELETE FOOD ITEM" screen displaying the food item and corresponding food values. Next tap on the (Delete Now!) button and the selected food item will be permanently removed from your "CUSTOM FOODS" table.

Delete ALL Meals (All Added Meals)
You can delete all sample meals (provided with the UltimateCalorieMeter II) or delete all existing meals you have built. Tap on the (Delete ALL Meals) button. You will be asked if you want to delete all meals and begin over again. This process may take a period of time based upon how many meals you have added. It is important to note that the removal of them permanently. A more conservative approach is to remove only one meal at a time from the (DELETE MEAL) in the main menu.