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Macronutrient Cycling Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Macronutrient Cycling.

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

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

Confessions of a Reformed Procrastinator

This article has been a long time coming. In fact, it’s probably several years overdue. Why? Because… I’m a closet procrastinator. I’ve been too aware for too long that I’ve suffered this affliction. In college, 73...  Read more

Return to the Outdoors with Your Bike

With the weather nice and warm, now is as good a time as ever to get yourself and those you love outside! Is there a better way to exercise than to be out in the warm sunshine, feeling that cool breeze cross over you? Dust off your bike, bring th...  Read more

An Introduction to the Spinning Program

My first experience with this revolutionary indoor cycling activity seems like a distant memory. As I walked into the room, the lights were dimmed and candles were lit around the room. People all around me were wearing these tight black shorts an...  Read more

carb cycling...though hts?...success??
Updated 7/17/2014 9:16:29 AM

I have been researching carb cycling and it seems like a good option. I have been reviewing my food logs and I take in way to many carbs. I know we need carbohydrates for energy which is why cycling seems decent as you do have carbs everyday. I am ju...  Read more

Calorie Cycling (Zig Zag) and BMR
Updated 7/14/2014 12:30:46 PM

Hi there hope you can help with a very confusing thing for me! I am trying to determine my calories using the zig zag method. Quick note about me. age 29 weight 59 kg height 158cm body fat 30 % BMR 1262 TDEE 1514 After doing...  Read more

Getting ready to start carb cycling
Updated 7/5/2014 8:34:01 AM

Hello. I am trying to get my meal plan together for the week so I can start carb cycling on Monday. I am excited to get started. I do I is that the books had a sample week of foods already made up to make this process easier. I'm afraid of getting so...  Read more

HELP! Exercise=Getting A Cold=Stop/Start Cycle
Updated 7/7/2014 9:29:14 AM

Okay Site Experts...Here's the deal. I recently identified one of the things that contributes to an on again / off again exercise discipline for me. There seems to be something of a pattern that goes like this: 1. Exercise resistance (and s...  Read more

Need help breaking the cycle
Updated 7/29/2014 12:28:14 PM

I am super addicted to drive thru breakfasts... cant seem to get going in the morning without one. Any tips helping me stop making that quick stop at the drive thru in the morning??...  Read more

Cycle

Get a bike and cycle as much as you can. We have several cycle paths off road around where I live...  Read more

Listening to your emotions

Listen to your emotions because your mind does affect your body. It is okay to be sad, it isn't a weakness. It is okay to be angry. It isn't indicative of a mean person. It is okay to be HAPPY! It isn't something a person needs to feel guilty about...  Read more

Cycling - Road, Mountain, Fun, Racing

Discussion forum for those who like all forms of cycling (road, tour, mountain, leisure, race)...  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