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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 thought I set my calorie intake goal at 1200, bu
Updated 6/29/2015 5:50:40 AM

I thought I set my calorie intake goal at 1200, but discovered it changes daily. How do I permanently set it?...  Read more

Finally figured out how to get my water intake. No
Updated 6/24/2015 1:17:51 PM

Finally figured out how to get my water intake. Now to do it daily. Lol....  Read more

change calorie intake
Updated 6/23/2015 8:21:18 PM

I would like to lower my calorie range in my nutrition tracker from 1300 to 1200. I am not sure how to do that. Can anyone help? I am doing well and have lost 18 pounds but feel that 1300 calories is way too much. Thanks 524...  Read more

Will my calorie intake help me lose weight?
Updated 6/21/2015 9:06:15 AM

Hi Everyone! So I have been eating 1,200 - 1,250 calories a day. I am 5'3 and weight 131 pounds. I haven't been exercising that much but when I do I will up my calories depending on the amount of calories I burn. Regardless, when I eat 1,200 I find...  Read more

How's your sodium intake? I know that I craved pic
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How's your sodium intake? I know that I craved pickles when I was drinking a lot of water and my sodium was low... Just a thought....  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