Eat healthier, move healthier, and be healthier with Fitbit.

Fitbit projects that it will have 40 million users in 2016. That's a lot of people who are using it to get healthier. Are you one of them? You are? That's great! Here's how you can get the most out of your Fitbit.

How to create a food plan in Fitbit for Android

Fitbit helps you keep track of how many calories you eat every day according to the food plan you choose. Here's how to set one up.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap the menu button. It's in the upper left corner of the screen and looks like this: ☰
  3. Tap Account. It's the fourth option down from the top of the menu.

    launch app then tap menu, then account

  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Nutrition and Body.
  6. Tap Food Plan.

    tap settings, then nutrition, then food plan

  7. Type your current weight in the Starting Weight field.
  8. Type your goal weight in the Goal Weight field.
  9. Tap Next.

    type start weight then goal wieght then tap next

  10. Tap the food plan you want to set. You have a number of choices, depending on how extreme you want to go:
    • Easier: Lose 0.5 pounds per week with a deficit of 250 calories per day.
    • Medium: Lose 1 pound per week with a deficit of 500 calories per day.
    • Kinda hard: Lose 1.5 pounds per week with a deficit of 750 calories per day.
    • Harder: Lose 2 pounds per week with a deficit of 1,000 calories per day.
  11. Tap Next to confirm intensity.
  12. Tap Next when you have read the information.

    tap plan, then next then next

  13. Tap Next.
  14. Tap Save Plan.

    tap next, then save plan

How to change your water goal in Fitbit for Android

You can log how much water you drink in Fitbit and it will tell you if you have reached your goal for the day. Here's how you change your target goal.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap the menu button. It's in the upper left corner of the screen and looks like this: ☰
  3. Tap Account. It's the fourth option down from the top of the menu.

    launch app then tap menu, then account

  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Nutrition and Body.
  6. Tap Water.

    tap settings then nutrition then water

  7. Type the Water Goal you want.
  8. Tap OK.

    type water goal then tap  OK

How to set a weight goal in Fitbit for Android

When you want to lose weight, keeping track of the numbers can help. Read on to find out how to set a weight loss goal in Fitbit.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap the menu button. It's in the upper left corner of the screen and looks like this: ☰
  3. Tap Account. It's the fourth option down from the top of the menu.

    launch app then tap menu, then account

  4. Tap on Settings.
  5. Tap on Nutrition and Body.
  6. Tap on Goal Weight.

    tap settings, then nutriton then goal weight

  7. Tap Lose, Gain, or Maintain.
  8. Swipe left or right on the meter until your goal weight/current weight is displayed above the vertical red arrow.
  9. Tap Next.

    tap loose, then swipe left or right , then tap next

  10. Swipe left or right on the meter until your desired body fat percentage is displayed above the vertical red arrow. (Alternatively, tap the dashes in the center of your screen to type it in.)

    Note: you can tap on Skip to skip entering a body fat percentage goal and set your goal weight.

  11. Tap Next.

    Tap skip or swipe left or right then tap next

How to set a body fat goal in Fitbit for Android

A healthy body fat percentage falls into a range dependent on your age and gender. Let's see how you set up a body fat percentage goal.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap the menu button. It's in the upper left corner of the screen and looks like this: ☰
  3. Tap Account. It's the fourth option down from the top of the menu.

    launch app then tap menu, then account

  4. Tap on Settings.
  5. Tap on Nutrition and Body.
  6. Tap on Body Fat.

    tap settings, then nutriton, then body fat

  7. Swipe left or right on the meter until your desired body fat percentage is displayed above the vertical red arrow. (Alternatively, tap the dashes in the center of your screen to type it in.)
  8. Tap Next.

    swipe right or left, then tap next

How to remove a weight or body fat goal in Fitbit for Android

If you decide that you don't want Fitbit to keep track of your weight anymore, you can remove the goal with a couple of taps.

  1. Launch the Fitbit application from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's the button with the aqua and white dots arranged in a diamond over a circular black background.
  2. Tap the menu button. It's in the upper left corner of the screen and looks like this: ☰
  3. Tap Account. It's the fourth option down from the top of the menu.

    launch app then tap menu, then account

  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Nutrition and Body.

    tap settings then nutrition goals

  6. Tap the more options button. It's the three vertical dots in the upper right corner of your screen.
  7. Choose a goal to remove.

    • Tap Remove weight goal to remove your weight goal.
    • Tap Remove body fat goal to remove that goal.

      tap more options then remove weight goal

Now you'll be able to manage all of your body weight goals and make sure you're staying hydrated all the while! Keep in mind that Fitbit collects relatively limited information when it comes to calculating caloric intake and burn, so be sure you're in the right physical condition for your goals.

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