Wagmu

Settings


To edit your account or nutrient settings click on the "Settings" tab.

Click here to go to the Settings tab.

The Settings panel is divided into three parts, Account Settings, Nutrient Settings and your cumulative nutrient progress.

The Settings Panel is divided into three parts.

Account Settings

Once you are in the Settings tab, you can change your account details, such as such as your default unit settings, email or password, or your height and birthdate. You can also change gender and pregnacy/lactation status. The panel should look something like this:

Here are your account settings.

Any time you make a change to these details you need to click "Update preferences," for the change to take effect.

Changing Your Default Unit Settings

You can change your default units from Imperial to Metric and vice versa. To do this, click the radio button for either Imperial units or metric ones.

Click the radio button to set your default units to metric.

Remember to click "Update Preferences" or else your changes will not be saved.

Don't forget to save your preferences.

Changing Your Email Address

Wagmu allows you to change your email address. To do this, simply enter your new email address in place of the old one...

Type in your new email address.

And click "Update preferences" to save your changes.

Type in your new email address.

After you update your email address, be sure to remember to login using the new address.

Changing Your Password

Creating a new password is easy. First, enter your new password in the box where it says "Change Password."

Enter your new password.

Then, enter the password a second time, to confirm the change.

Here are your account settings.

Our server encrypts your password, so no one at Wagmu is able to view your password.

Be sure to click "Update preferences" to save your changes.

Don't forget to update your preferences.

Delete Me

If you no longer wish to use Wagmu, click the "Delete Me" button.

Clicking here will erase your profile.

This will delete all of your identifying personal information from our database. However, recipes and food plans that you have created remain visible to other users, as outlined in the Wagmu User Agreement.

Nutrient Settings

In the Nutrient Settings section you can adjust your nutrient requirements, including adding additional nutrients.

This is where you can adjust your nutrient requirements.

Wagmu can accommodate a wide variety of diets, including several common ones outlined below.

Changing Nutrient Requirements

Wagmu uses the nutritional requirements given by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The IOM has recommended minimums and maximums for each nutrient. Changing these settings could be hazardous to your health! Though Wagmu can accommodate a wide variety of specialized requirements, check with your doctor before you make any changes to your nutrient requirements. Wagmu is not a subsitute for a medical professional, and should only be used as a guide. Check the Wagmu User Agreement for more details.

To change your requirements for a particular nutrient, click "Edit."

Click Edit to adjust your requirements.

This will allow you to change the minimum requirement. Keep in mind that the minimum requirement cannot be set higher than the maximum requirement.

Set a new minimum.

After you type in a new a minimum, click tab to move your cusor over to change the maximum requirement. Then type a new maximum. Remember, the maximum must be greater than or equal to the minimum.

Click tab to move your cursor over.

Neither the maximum nor the minimum may be set to zero. However, you can leave the box blank, in which case the requirement will be set to "any." This is useful if you wish to set only an upper bound or only a lower bound.

Adding a New Nutrient

To add a new nutrient, click "Add a new nutrient"...

Click add a new nutrient.

This will reveal a dropdown menu that functions similarly to the dropdown menus on the Food Plan. You can type in the first few letters of a nutrient to search for it...

Click Edit to adjust your requirements.

...or you can scroll through the dropdown menu and select your desired nutrient from the list. Once you have done either of these, click enter.

Scroll to the nutrient you want.

From there, set the maximum and minimum requirements for this nutrient, just as you would for any other nutrient.

Low Fat

Wagmu can accommodate a low fat diet. However, Wagmu uses the nutritional requirements given by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The IOM has not defined a total fat requirement. However, they have specific recommendations regarding related nutrients, such as omega-6 fatty acids. Changing your minimum fat requirement could be hazardous to your health! Before you make any changes to your nutrient requirements, check with your doctor that the change is appropriate for you. Wagmu is not a subsitute for a medical professional, and should only be used as a guide. Check the Wagmu User Agreement for more details.

However, if low fat is right for you, Wagmu does allow you to change your requirements for this.

To do so, first click "Edit" in the row corresponding to total fat.

Click Edit to adjust your total fat requirements.

This will allow you to change the minimum requirement. Total fat already has the minimum set to "Any," so you may just want to adjust the maximum. To do that, click tab to move your cusor over to the maximum requirement. Then simply enter the new maximum amount. Remember, the maximum must be greater than or equal to the minimum, and neither may be set to zero.

Set a new maximum for total fat.

Thus, you can set your own total fat requirements to meet your needs.

Low Carbohydrate

Wagmu can accommodate a low carb diet, such as Atkin's. However, Wagmu uses the nutritional requirements given by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The IOM recommends a minimum of 130g of carbohydrate for (non-pregnant, non-lactating) people above the age of 1 year. Changing your minimum carbohydrate requirement could be hazardous to your health! Before you make any changes to your nutrient requirements, check with your doctor that the change is appropriate for you. Wagmu is not a subsitute for a medical professional, and should only be used as a guide. Check the Wagmu User Agreement for more details.

However, if this is right for you, Wagmu does allow you to change your carbohydrate requirements.

To do so, first click "Edit" in the row corresponding to carbohydrates.

Click Edit to adjust your carbohydrate requirements.

From there, you can enter the new minimum amount. Neither the minimum nor the maximum maybe set to zero. However, you can leave the box blank, in which case the requirement will be set to "any." This is useful if you wish to set only an upper bound.

Set a new minimum for carbohydrate.

After you type in a new a minimum, click tab to move your cusor over to change the maximum requirement. Then type a new maximum. Remember, the maximum must be greater than or equal to the minimum.

Set a new maximum for carbohydrate.

Thus, you can set your own carbohydrate requirements to meet your needs.

Low Sodium

Wagmu can accommodate a low soduim diet. However, Wagmu uses the nutritional requirements given by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The IOM recommends a minimum of 1500mg of sodium for people between the ages of 9 years and 50 years. Changing your sodium requirements could be hazardous to your health! Before you make any changes to your nutrient requirements, check with your doctor that the change is appropriate for you. Wagmu is not a subsitute for a medical professional, and should only be used as a guide. Check the Wagmu User Agreement for more details.

However, if low sodium is right for you, Wagmu does allow you to change your requirements for this.

To do so, first click "Edit" in the row corresponding to sodium.

Click Edit to adjust your sodium requirements.

This will allow you to change the minimum requirement. Keep in mind that the minimum requirement cannot be set higher than the maximum requirement. Neither the minimum nor the maximum maybe set to zero. However, you can leave the box blank, in which case the requirement will be set to "any." This is useful if you wish to set only an upper bound.

Set a new minimum for sodium.

After you have erased what is in the minimum box, click tab to move your cusor over to change the maximum requirement. Then type a new maximum. Remember, the maximum must be greater than or equal to the minimum.

Set a new maximum for sodium.

Thus, you can set your own sodium requirements to meet your needs.

Low Cholesterol

Wagmu can accommodate a low cholesterol diet. However, Wagmu uses the nutritional requirements given by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Because the body can synthesize cholesterol, the IOM recommends keeping dietary cholesterol "As low as possible while consuming a nutritionally adequate diet". Changing your cholesterol requirements could be hazardous to your health! Before you make any changes to your nutrient requirements, check with your doctor that the change is appropriate for you. Wagmu is not a subsitute for a medical professional, and should only be used as a guide. Check the Wagmu User Agreement for more details.

However, if low cholesterol is right for you, Wagmu does allow you to change your requirements for this.

First, you will need to add cholesterol as a new nutrient, as it is not listed by default.

Click add a new nutrient.

The nutrient dropdown menu functions similarly to the dropdown menus on the Food Plan. You can type in the first few letters of "cholesterol" search for it...

Click Edit to adjust your requirements.

...or you can scroll through the dropdown menu to find it. Once you have done either of these, click enter.

Scroll to the nutrient you want.

Next, you will need to edit its requirements. To do so, click "Edit" in the row corresponding to cholesterol.

Click Edit to adjust your cholesterol requirements.

This will allow you to change the minimum requirement. Keep in mind that the minimum requirement cannot be set higher than the maximum requirement. Neither the minimum nor the maximum maybe set to zero. However, you can leave the box blank, in which case the requirement will be set to "any." This is useful if you wish to set only an upper bound. That's what I've done here.

Set a new minimum for cholesterol.

After you have entered or left blank the new minimum, click tab to move your cusor over to change the maximum requirement. Then type a new maximum. Remember, the maximum must be greater than or equal to the minimum.

Set a new maximum for cholesterol.

Thus, you can set your own cholesterol requirements to meet your needs.

High Fiber

Wagmu can accommodate a high fiber diet. However, Wagmu uses the nutritional requirements given by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The IOM fiber intake recommendation are specified by age and gender, generally falling between 20g and 40g. Changing your fiber requirements could be hazardous to your health! Before you make any changes to your nutrient requirements, check with your doctor that the change is appropriate for you. Wagmu is not a subsitute for a medical professional, and should only be used as a guide. Check the Wagmu User Agreement for more details.

To do so, first click "Edit" in the row corresponding to fiber.

Click Edit to adjust your fiber requirements.

This will allow you to change the minimum requirement. Remember, the minimum amount must be less than the maximum amount.

Set a new minimum for fiber.

However, the maximum is already set to "any," so you probably won't need to change it.

Thus, you can set your own fiber requirements to meet your needs.

Note about Folate

Wagmu's upper limit for folate is for all folate, to be on the safe side, when IOM intends the upper limit only for fortified foods and supplements.