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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

I've spend most of my calorie intake for lunch,had
Updated 1/25/2015 8:20:37 PM

I've spend most of my calorie intake for lunch,had lunch w my bf after going to a boat show in Jacob Javits Center in NY. Shocking but I spend 1200 cal for lunch,now I can only have oatmeal for dinner :( guess what I don't regret it,had a great time...  Read more

How to set goal weight ? Goal calorie intake?
Updated 1/24/2015 6:16:48 PM

How to set goal weight ? Goal calorie intake?...  Read more

start small, but believe big..increase intake of w
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start small, but believe big..increase intake of water..add lemons and limes..makes it seem way more special..then as u feel stronger after days of eating more whole, fresh fruits & vegs &increasing your water intake begin your favorite exercise...  Read more

Why did my daily calorie intake goal change for to
Updated 1/20/2015 7:11:13 PM

Why did my daily calorie intake goal change for today when I went over the limit? 《Only by less than 100 though...:0)》...  Read more

Calorie intake and weightloss fear *long post*
Updated 1/21/2015 9:33:06 AM

I just joined the website a few days ago and I've been recording everything I eat for the last 3 days. I really like this tool! I never seem to get nearly enough calories though. I get different calorie ranges everyday (due to exercise I guess), but...  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