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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,614
11/6/12 8:16 P

This SP article tells more about the carb, fat and protein ranges
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=372


To obtain more info on how to fill your plate with food to be within these ranges, check out "choose my plate":
www.choosemyplate.gov

Let me know if you need more.
Dietitian Becky

KRISTEN_SAYS SparkPoints: (73,366)
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11/6/12 5:09 P

Can you make your nutrition/fitness tracker public?

JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (75,352)
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11/6/12 5:02 P

It would be helpful if you put your nutrition/fitness tracker to "shared". Then we could be more specific in our advice.

It's really helpful to follow either the food guide and its rec. servings or the Plate portions (1/4 lean protein, 1/4 carbs, 1/2 the plate veggies or a mix of veg/fruit). This should get you close to the recommended percentage of carbs vs. fat. vs. protein.

Now when choosing where you're getting your nutrients try to look for complex carbs (veggies, whole grains, beans, legumes, fruits high in fibre), healthy fats (monounsaturated/polyunsaturated: seed/olive oils, fatty fish, seeds, nuts, nut butters, avocado, flaxseed) and lean proteins (low fat cheese, low fat yogurt, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, quinoa, flaxseed, beans, legumes).

Hope this helps.

Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 11/6/2012 (17:08)
MISSHATTAWAY Posts: 24
11/6/12 4:34 P

I understand that every day our calories should come from a variety of different parts of foods: fat, carbs, etc. But I don't think I'm REALLY getting it. Can someone clarify it for me or point me towards an article that will explain it, because I doubt my calories are coming from the places they're suppose to be. Thank You.

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