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Macronutrient Deficiency Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Macronutrient Deficiency.

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

The Real Benefits of Iron

Energy. We want it, we need it, but we don’t always have it. When we’re energized, the impossible seems doable and  your hectic life feels like smooth sailing. So what essential part of your diet helps increase your energy as its mai...  Read more

Alternative Cold Remedies That Really Work

Let’s face it: No one has time for a cold. In addition to making us feel miserable, colds destroy our schedules. Work, family, errands—they all have to wait while we get better. Or even worse, we have to carry on despite our achy muscles,...  Read more

How to Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r...  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

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

Macronutrient goals change?
Updated 9/13/2013 1:41:05 PM

So I have very specific percentages that I want to stay within for my carbs, protein and fat, so I did the math and changed the gram goal for each in my nutrition tracker. my problem is that I've had to go back and change it every day for three days...  Read more

vitamin D deficiency
Updated 7/9/2014 4:41:45 PM

About 3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency. I am now taking a VitD2 pill once per week which is supposed to help my body absorb vitamin D. For about 18 months I've been having weak leg muscles and no energy and difficulty los...  Read more

Resisting Temptation

I've been having this issue with eating too many Skinny Cow treats. So, every time I want to eat one, I ask myself, "Would I eat an omelet instead?" If I am willing to make an egg white omelet, I know I am actually hungry. If I just want the treat...  Read more

Got High Blood Pressure? Tired All The Time?

You might want to try 100mg of CoQ10. Of course ask your doctor because it can interfere with other drugs you may take. CoQ10 protects the heart and walls of your arteries. A coQ10 deficiency is usually present in those who have high blood pressure...  Read more

SLE

Systematic Lupus Erythematosus - An autoimmune deficiency disease where you own immune system produces mutant antibodies that attacks your own organs....  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