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Macronutrient Intake Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Macronutrient Intake.

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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

9 Real-Food High-Protein Snacks

Protein is one of those “magic” nutrients—the kind that can help you stay full and satisfied, even when you’re watching calories and portion sizes. If you’re struggling to meet your daily protein goals, adding real-food,...  Read more

Easy Ways to Cut Sodium Intake

You consume sodium every single day, and that's a good thing! Our bodies need sodium to help maintain water and mineral balances and blood volume. But too much of a good thing (sodium in this case) can have negative effects on your health, such a...  Read more

i need to change my daily goals and calorie intake
Updated 5/16/2015 7:14:30 AM

i need to change my daily goals and calorie intake. Can I do this manually?...  Read more

Opinion please. My minimum calorie intake is 1200
Updated 5/15/2015 5:51:01 AM

Opinion please. My minimum calorie intake is 1200 my max intake is 1550. But I want somewhere in the middle. So should I do 1400?...  Read more

Can I manually change my daily calories intake ?
Updated 5/20/2015 4:18:23 AM

Can I manually change my daily calories intake ?...  Read more

Ok question. My calorie intake is supposed to be
Updated 5/13/2015 6:29:27 PM

Ok question. My calorie intake is supposed to be 1200-1550. I know that if I workout I can eat more but my question is do I want to eat the extra calories? For instance I burned 501 calories so it says I have 841-1191 left. But since I'm trying. .....  Read more

You may need to up your calorie intake some.If you
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You may need to up your calorie intake some.If you burn a lot of calories, your body thinks it isn't getting enough food so it stores it! This happened to me and once I started eating more, I started losing. Just play around with it! Hope this helps!...  Read more

Net and lie

When in doubt...and often when perfectly clear, underestimate excercise calories, overestimate calorie intake and aim for a net intake of 1200-1300...  Read more

soduim

track your soduim intake and keep it below 2400 everyday...  Read more

Lowering Salt Intake

Consuming no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day, while aiming at a goal of 1,500 mg sodium for health. Heart Issues, Blood Pressure, Meniere's, and other salt inhibited disorders are all welcome!...  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

You Asked: Can You Really Eat Too Much Protein?

For a healthy adult, eating more protein than your recommended daily range once a week or so won't have any major impact on your long-term health or weight loss (assuming you still eat approximately the same amount of calories for the day). Based...  Read more