There are several ways to start over with Diet Power. The best way depends on why you're starting over.
If your calorie budget is unreasonable...
...first decide why it's unreasonable:
If you're near the end of a diet and nowhere near your goal weight, the program is probably changing your budget to bring you in on schedule. (To understand this, see Calorie Budget.) The solution is to design a new diet with an easier goal weight, a more distant target date¾or both. Use the Goal Setter.
If there's a long gap in your records (more than a week), the program may be lowering your budget because it thinks you maintained your weight all that time without eating any foods. (Again, Calorie Budget will explain this.) Here, the solution is to open the Goal Setter and design a new diet with "Assume I'm a New User" selected. This will cause Diet Power to "forget" what it has learned (or, rather, mislearned) about your metabolism and begin learning it all over again.
If you enrolled with the wrong starting weight...
...the solution depends on when you enrolled:
you enrolled within the past 30 days, you can change your starting
weight without re-enrolling. See Miscellaneous
you enrolled more than 30 days ago, you have two choices:
with the error. Just log your new, correct weight from now on.
The program will think you suddenly gained or lost a lot of weight, and
modify your budget accordingly. But as the days pass, the error will shrink
to a smaller and smaller portion of the total. Within a week it will hardly
matter; within a month, not at all.
Start over as a completely new user. This has one serious drawback: Although the foods and exercises that you've added to the dictionaries will still be visible, you will no longer see your old food and exercise logs; nor will you see any favorites you've set up in either log.
To start over as a completely new user...
...again, two choices:
Enroll as a new user with
a different first name or birth date. See User,
Enrolling a New.
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