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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

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

High Blood Pressure? Have a DASH of Spark

For years, battling high blood pressure meant throwing out the salt shaker and throwing on the sweatpants. We now know that there’s more to the picture. Exercise and maintaining a healthy weight have always been powerful tools for managing...  Read more

Hi everyone! I've cut my calorie intake to 1200 a
Updated 12/12/2014 9:43:46 PM

Hi everyone! I've cut my calorie intake to 1200 a day. I have 1-2cheat meals a week but even then I don't go over 1500 calories a day. I'm burning 300cal a day w/cardio. Been doin this for 2 weeks. Discouraged bcus I don't see any changes yet. Tips?...  Read more

What is everyone's normal calorie intake amount da
Updated 12/8/2014 7:41:19 PM

What is everyone's normal calorie intake amount daily ?...  Read more

I'm horrible at keeping track of my calorie intake
Updated 12/4/2014 7:18:32 AM

I'm horrible at keeping track of my calorie intake and i dont have endurance. Any suggestions for me? Please and thank you....  Read more

Protein intake
Updated 11/24/2014 12:10:03 PM

I have been tracking pretty faithfully for the last two months or so. I have found that I never meet my protein goals. Being a vegetarian I know this is important. The problem I am finding is that to get my protein it tends to add fat and or carb...  Read more

Upping calorie intake from a VLCD
Updated 11/19/2014 1:20:33 PM

Hi everyone! I'm 21 years old, 5"4, and currently weigh 66.5kg. Basically, to cut a long story short, I did something stupid. Seriously reduced my calorie intake and upped my exercise intake in the last week. Ate an average of around 700 calories a d...  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