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Macronutrient Breakdown Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Macronutrient Breakdown.

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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

To Feel Fuller, Fill Up on Protein

A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition tested 19 subjects on three different diets. Researchers measured appetite, caloric intake, body weight, and fat mass, as well as blood measurements for insulin, leptin (the hormone...  Read more

A Lifetime of Failures (and Successes)

This is just a short history of the disappointments and setbacks Abraham Lincoln was faced with in his life. It’s important to know he bounced back after each of these hurdles to learn something and grow from the experience. It&rsquo...  Read more

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

The Truth About Carbohydrates

It’s true. A carbohydrate-rich diet can inflate appetite and girth. Low-carb diets do promote short-term weight loss, but are accompanied by some severe dangers. So what should you do? The truth is, you can have your carbs and eat them too&mdas...  Read more

I always eat double the fat % I should according to the calorie breakdown graph. Ugh
Updated 5/1/2016 1:46:45 PM

I always eat double the fat % I should according to the calorie breakdown graph. Ugh...  Read more

I saw my breakdown of what I am eating and it was
Updated 4/28/2016 2:28:43 AM

I saw my breakdown of what I am eating and it was under my calories but my carbs were high, not enough fiber, too much vitamin D.. Getting frustrated!!! Too much of this not enough of this but under my calories...what gives?! What am I suppose to eat...  Read more

Spark gives you a set amount of calories of 1200 to 1500 and a breakdown of chart of protien 26% c
Updated 4/21/2016 5:55:02 AM

Spark gives you a set amount of calories of 1200 to 1500 and a breakdown of chart of protien 26% carbs 48% and fat 26% to eat. And when you exercise it adds the amount of calories you burned to what you should eat. Is this the best way?...  Read more

Hi all, I'm struggling to understand the breakdown
Updated 4/20/2016 9:36:08 AM

Hi all, I'm struggling to understand the breakdown of calories chart ect. It says e.g (26%goal) also I've been eating lots of protein chicken fish either with salad or wild rice and it's saying cholesterol 600 😰 I don't understand anyone no??...  Read more

What should our nutritional breakdown ideally be o
Updated 4/20/2016 11:10:29 PM

What should our nutritional breakdown ideally be on the pie chart?...  Read more

Water & Deep Breathing

When you are not consuming enough water, your body will hold on tightly to your body fat. Water isneeded to breakdown body fat and oxygen is the second key ingredient needed for the breakdown of body fat into useable energy. Breathe deeply every d...  Read more

Black Olives Are Healthy

Black Olives have fiber & help elimate waste products. They help cholesterol from attaching to the insides of the arteries. Also a source of powerful antioxidants & vitamin "E" , and good fat. They Also help stimulate acids to breakdown foods taken...  Read more

fit4ever

Log your food here so that I can see your macronutrient breakdown so I can tweak your diet....  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

New Study Reveals Possible Way to Lose Weight for Good

A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e...  Read more