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Macronutrient Balance Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Macronutrient Balance.

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave...  Read more

6 Diet Rules Meant to be Broken

Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs...  Read more

Taking Care of Yourself When You Become the Caregiver

As I sat across the cafe table from my dearest friend, Margie, I was struck by how tired and drawn she looked. This was the first time we had seen in each other in months. Before, we had made a point to meet for lunch or coffee once a week. Now that...  Read more

Beyond Burgers: Fun Foods You Can Grill

An outdoor grill lets you cook up a tasty, healthful meal while creating a great atmosphere for chatting with friends and family on a warm summer evening. But after months of grilling out, you may grow tired of the same old chicken breasts and turkey...  Read more

Balancing/stability issues
Updated 5/24/2014 2:37:55 AM

HI, I am New to Spark and the message board. I have had two knee replacements an my balance is SHOT. My exercise of choice was walking but since my replacements, I am unable to walk without a cane/walker. The insurance company says I have had eno...  Read more

Macronutrient percentages off kilter?
Updated 5/19/2014 10:21:50 PM

I was doing some random math and noted that the percentages listed in the Daily Feedback are not correct. For example - I am playing around with the fat percentage for a fat fast. The fat is worth 9 calories per gram, right? So if I do the math...  Read more

New balance heart rate monitor watches?
Updated 4/30/2014 1:06:15 PM

I'm still in search of a decent, moderately priced heart rate monitor watch and I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with the New balance line. I was looking at the NX710 cardio Trnr but looking towards anyones experience on this brand...  Read more

Need CARDIO ideas for Balance Challenged
Updated 4/20/2014 4:18:28 PM

Hello. I am a stroke survivor with left side weakness and balance issues. I currently do cardio through walking and stationary bike(primary). I would like some variety so as not to get bored and add some variety to my exercise routine. T 198 hanks...  Read more

Balance disk
Updated 3/21/2014 12:14:43 PM

I just bought a balance disk (one side is flat and the other is like the top of a stability ball) now where do I go to get exercises for it? Thanks!...  Read more

Add better sleeping

Don't skimp on sleep by trying to add more events to the days. It's a stressor & gets everying out of balance.andDon't repeatedly hit the snooze button, either go to sleep earlier or take a nap. Don't let the snooze button become a habit that needs...  Read more

credit cards

when I have to use a credit card I pay at least twice the minimum balance if not the entire balance this saves lots of money and headaches...  Read more

Working Moms

Helping working moms everywhere balance family, work, and achieving a healthy lifestyle....  Read more

Which is Better? The Halloween Edition

Even when you are trying to be on your best behavior and outsmart temptation, Halloween candy can be too much. It is possible to make a choice that not only treats your sweet tooth but also provides some nutritional benefit with the calories. ...  Read more

You Asked: Is It Possible to Eat Too Much Fiber?

Fiber plays an important role in your health. Most adults need to eat between 25 and 35 grams of fiber each day. (To learn more about fiber sources and health benefits, read Figuring Out the Facts on Fiber.) Despite all its health benefits, you can o...  Read more