This is a special page in the Goal Setter that helps you decide whether you want to adopt the goals you've just specified. It describes the regimen you must follow in order to reach your goal weight on your target date. It reports the net daily intake of calories you'll need to average, and translates that figure into an example of how your eating and exercise habits will have to change. It also predicts how easy or difficult those changes will be.
Adopting a new diet will automatically overwrite any diet already in effect. Once the old diet is gone, it can't be restored. You won't lose any records of calories and nutrients you consumed. Nor will you lose any of your daily weights, your projected weight, your calorie budgets, or your Calorie Bank balances. But Diet Power won't remember your old goal weight or target date, because the blue line describing your old diet on the Weight History will have vanished. (The only vestige will be your old starting date, permanently marked with a vertical yellow line. The starting date will also continue to be displayed in blue in your Diet History.)
To open the Diet Description:
From the Goal Setter, click the tab labeled "Diet Description."
To adopt the diet as described¼
¼click the button labeled "Adopt Diet." After asking you to confirm your decision, Diet Power will replace your current diet with the one in the Diet Description. It will also reset the balance in your Calorie Bank to zero, adjust your daily calorie budget to the new goal, and draw a fresh blue line on your Weight History that you need to stay under (or over, if you're on a weight-gain diet) in order to reach your goal on schedule.
To revise the diet:
1. Click either the Click-and-Drag Method tab or the Text-Entry Method tab.
2. Enter a new goal weight, target date, or both.
3. Click the Diet Description tab again, to see the results.
4. Repeat the process, if necessary, until you get results you like.
To keep your old diet instead¼
¼click Cancel or press the Escape key. You'll return to the Home Screen with your old diet still in effect.
To leave the Diet Description:
If you want to stay in the Goal Setter, click one of the other tabs. The other page will come to the top. (This action won't cause the new diet to be adopted.)
If you want to close the Goal Setter and adopt the diet as described, click the Adopt Diet button. After asking you to confirm your decision, Diet Power will replace your current diet with the one in the Diet Description and take you back to the Home Screen.
If you want to close the Goal Setter and keep your old diet, click Cancel or press the Escape key. After asking you to confirm your decision, Diet Power will ignore the new diet and return you to the Home Screen.
(Note: If the Adopt Diet and Cancel buttons are not visible, see Taskbar, Hiding to Make Screens Deeper.)