# Custom nutrient target bugs [with photos]

When I click a nutrient to change it's target value from RDA to custom, the % has some pretty strange behavior.

Example 1:
Here I had the minimum = 1g and maximum = 100g
https://imgur.com/XIC2uTz

Example 2:
Here I had the minimum = 1g and maximum = 2g
https://imgur.com/TCNcax4

Example 3:
Here I had the minimum = 0g and maximum = 2g
https://imgur.com/E90hH6B

Example 4:
Here I had the minimum = 0g and maximum = 100g
https://imgur.com/CDOxxIG

I checked this with other nutrients than sugar and they appear to have the same behavior.

• Hello Dunkin,

We calculate the % of your target based on the minimum target. The idea is to quickly see whether you have consumed enough of each nutrient for the day.

Example #1
44.7 g sugar/ 1 g minimum target x 100% = 4470%
You are still below your maximum target of 100 g, the bar is coloured green.

Example #2
Same minimum target = same %
You are above your maximum target of 2 g, the bar is coloured red.

Example #3
Minimum target is set to zero, since we cannot divide by zero so there is no percentage calculated.
You are above your maximum target of 2 g, the bar is coloured red.

Example #4
Minimum target is set to zero, since we cannot divide by zero so there is no percentage calculated.
You are still below your maximum target of 100 g, the bar is coloured green.

Best,
Karen

Karen Stark
cronometer.com
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• I’m having an issue with the mobile diary macro targets are not showing my custom targets. The number are fluctuating, I would expect the consumed macro numbers to change and the target macros to stay constant to provide and accurate ratio. Any ideas why this is happening?

• Hi RPM,

There are two different approaches to customizing your macronutrient settings with Cronometer.

1. Dynamic Macronutrient Targets
Choose a preset ratio of protein:fat:carbs (Zone, Even, High Fat/Ketogenic, Paleo etc.) or set your own custom ratio.
This will dynamically calculate your macronutrient targets to achieve the ratio of macros based on your calories burned.

2. Fixed Targets
Use the default RDA values or edit each macronutrient target in the Nutritional Targets section to have the same grams-based target for each macronutrient each day.
To set your own custom values, first choose Fixed Targets under Macronutrient Targets.
Then, in the Nutritional Targets section (called Nutrient Targets in the mobile app), select the Carbohydrates tab, click Custom to override the default settings, then enter in your own custom value. Repeat this process for protein and fats.

Best,

Karen Stark
cronometer.com
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https://forums.cronometer.com/discussion/27/governing-terms-and-disclaimer