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Macronutrient Requirements Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Macronutrient Requirements.

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

About SparkPeople's Recommendations 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

Dorm Room Workouts

College life opens new and exciting opportunities for young adults. Leaving the comforts of home for the first time to live with a total stranger in a room the size of a closet; making your own choices about where to go, when to return, what time to...  Read more

Having Trouble Eating Enough? Use These Calorie-Boosting Tips

It may sound strange for us to provide tips to boost calories when many members are trying to cut back. But some people have difficulty meeting even the minimum calories in their recommended ranges, whether because of lack of hunger, loss of appetite...  Read more

Red Meat Consumption Linked to Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease that has been linked to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors. Previous studies have found that cigarette smoking and a diet low in vitamin C-rich fruits play roles in the development of...  Read more

I don't understand the nutritional requirements...
Updated 11/1/2015 8:10:45 AM

I'm having a super big problem with this sparkpeople nutrition report. It's telling me that I should have 100-110 IU of vitamin A each day and that I've gone over with 215 IU. Underneath it says the upper level for vitamin A is 3,000 mcg. So I looked...  Read more

bacon is a daily requirement in my house. Not goi

bacon is a daily requirement in my house. Not going to give it up....  Read more

Why does my daily calorie number requirement chang
Updated 8/25/2015 1:07:04 PM

Why does my daily calorie number requirement change every day?...  Read more

Can I change the macronutrient recommendations?
Updated 3/19/2015 4:23:56 PM

The nutrition tracker wants me to eat 50% carbs, 30% protein, and 20% fat. I want to change this, but I can't figure out how. Is it possible? If so, how? Thanks!...  Read more

Changing Diet Requirements?? down 87lbs
Updated 2/24/2015 3:13:04 PM

When I started my journey at 275, (high weight was 300), I started counting Carbs to control Blood sugar I didn't care about Calories. Got my sugar under control and started loosing weight. I started to pay attention to calories and became fixated on...  Read more

Quick Vegetables

Sow Sodium V-8 Juice or if you prefer the juicey flavor, drink V-8 Splash!...  Read more

Calcium and Vitamin D

I always have Florida's Natural Orange juice with Calicum and Vitamin D so I am sure I get my daily requirement....  Read more


Log your food here so that I can see your macronutrient breakdown so I can tweak your diet....  Read more

Meet the Best Meatless Protein Sources

If you're a vegetarian or vegan, you've probably been asked countless questions about how you get your protein. The truth is, it's not as hard as you might think to meet your protein needs when you're going meatless. However, some pla...  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