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Macronutrient Breakdown Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Macronutrient Breakdown.

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

About SparkPeople's Recommendations 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

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

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

The mental breakdown: getting my head in the game.
Updated 12/30/2014 12:38:48 AM

The mental breakdown: getting my head in the game. Are there any mantras that you say to help motivate yourself?...  Read more

If it gets really cold, check Road Runner; they usually give a breakdown of each layer you should we

If it gets really cold, check Road Runner; they usually give a breakdown of each layer you should wear (base, mid, top) for outdoor workouts. There are a few stores, but the best way to see their full inventory is online. They carry most major brands...  Read more

I love the breakdowns
Updated 7/24/2014 8:23:09 PM

Hello, A recent rejoiner to Spark People, I must say that I LOVE the caloric breakdown. I did Weight Watchers for years. Although counting points can be somewhat easy, I was missing the heath aspect of everything. I really enjoy the break down...  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

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


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