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Suggested Calorie Intake Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Suggested Calorie Intake.

The Truth about Alcohol and Heart Health

The idea that alcohol may be good for your heart has been around for a while. While moderate drinking may offer health benefits, drinking more can cause a host of health problems. So should you turn to alcohol to protect your heart? Here's what y...  Read more

Healthy Beverage Guidelines

Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an...  Read more

Supplement Questions Answered

Q: Will carnitine help me lose weight? A: In theory, carnitine, a derivative of the amino acid lysine, could be a good weight loss supplement because it helps move components of fat into the area in cells where they are burned. There is, howev...  Read more

How to Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin D

When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r...  Read more

The Truth about Green Tea

Whether you drink it as a hot beverage to ward off Old Man Winter or iced to cool off on a hot summer day, tea is an invigorating drink that people around the world consume in copious amounts. In America alone, each person drinks approximately 155 cu...  Read more

Too few calories?
Updated 7/8/2014 7:22:17 PM

Over the past 6 weeks I have gained 6 pounds. Looking back at my caloric intake, I have not exceeded my calories at any time. In fact, most days it says I have not eaten enough calories. Could someone explain the science behind gaining weight becau...  Read more

calories don't match
Updated 7/4/2014 9:15:34 PM

My runkeeper says I burned 414 calories walking 2.16 miles in 40 minutes spark people says 185 in tracker but 204 if I Google it, I do think 414 is to high but it's confusing...  Read more

Calories don't count on holiday weekends, right?
Updated 7/7/2014 8:02:01 AM

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Calories?
Updated 7/7/2014 3:40:14 PM

I am having a hard time knowing how many calories I'm supposed to have at certain parts of the day. Like right now for me it's 1 and I've only had 190 calories. I know that's really low. I don't know how many calories I'm supposed to have by now. How...  Read more

Calorie adjustment
Updated 7/2/2014 9:52:44 AM

Spark automatically adjusts the calorie range for days with activities, however, it doesn't adjust carbs, fat and protein to match. So if I have a long run or have a very active day where I burn more than a 1000 calories and I am inclined to eat mor...  Read more

Check out your Daily Calorie Differential Report once in a while

Understanding that you can't obsess over this daily, it is nevertheless a good idea to look at this periodically to understand the relationship between things happening in your nutrition and fitness trackers. You need approximately 3500 deficit calor...  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

Teachers Learning to Lose! (TLL)

Teachers Learning To Lose (TLL) Formula: You "+" Exercise "-" extra fat "X" positive attitude "" calories = a healthier, happier teacher! ...  Read more

Which Strategy to Reduce Salt Would Work for You?

Each time I review a new restaurant for our ongoing Food on the Run or Diet Friendly Dining series, there are always comments wondering why there is so much sodium in restaurant food. A new Annals of Internal Medicine article looking at informati...  Read more

SoFAS Do Not Belong in the Kitchen

In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars. Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total...  Read more

Still confused with this sites' suggested calorie intake??

ok... This calorie intake thing is aggravating me! First, after using this sites' suggested calorie intake, I thought I was eating way more food than I ever was to begin with, even though my lunch/dinner choices may be healthier choices at time...  Read more

I think I figured my suggested Calorie Intake!!!!!!!!

For the record my previous doctor was and still is a COMPLETE idiot for suggesting that I should go on a LOW CARB diet. I always knew that low carb diets are NOT good for anyone diabetic or not. So of course I found another doctor who isn't a compl...  Read more