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YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,605)
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12/13/12 1:35 P

I would maybe try to reset your goals altogether via the Start Page, to see if it gives you new numbers.

DFWMOMOF3GIRLS Posts: 419
12/13/12 1:28 P

I've been on spark off and on for years, it had an old setting of 2250-2500 calories... And I could have fiddled with the other numbers then, I'm not sure.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,605)
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12/13/12 11:44 A

Curious, did you set those goals yourself? Because 75-100 for protein and 50-67 for fat doesn't seem right... most people have 60 as a minimum, and it goes up a lot more than just 25 grams for the range. Like my protein is 60-160 and my fat is 33-71. My calorie range is 1480-1830 so it just seems odd that you would have those #'s.

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 12/13/2012 (11:45)
DFWMOMOF3GIRLS Posts: 419
12/13/12 10:42 A

Adjusted changes, still a little low but closer than before.

Fat goal 50-67, I'm averaging 41
Carbs goal 188-250, I'm averaging 189
Protein goal 75-100, I'm averaging 64

WOW, what a difference that made. I honestly didn't think to adjust my tracker specs before, THANKS!

Edited by: DFWMOMOF3GIRLS at: 12/13/2012 (10:43)
DFWMOMOF3GIRLS Posts: 419
12/13/12 10:37 A

JENMC14 I probably do need to adjust my tracker. Good point. **going to adjust now**

DFWMOMOF3GIRLS Posts: 419
12/13/12 10:34 A

I'm eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Lean meats, lowfat cheses and yogurts, whole grains. Here is an example week:

Breakfast: lowfat yogurt with granola
Snack: fruit with babybell light or string cheese
Lunch: soup and sandwich or salad and sandwich
Snack2: snackable veggies or another yogurt with granola or sandwich thin and peanut butter
Dinner: soup or lean meat, veggies and a grain (rice, bread) - sometimes I might have a little dessert
Snack3: I don't normally have one one but if I do, I try to do string cheese or a peanut butter sandwich

I make lots of homemade soups that I pack with lean meats and veggies, and they are generally not high in calories and fat.

JENMC14 Posts: 2,707
12/13/12 10:28 A

What is your calorie range? I'm not sure how you can be that far under on every macro and still not under on calories. Your averages total to 1381 calories, which would be something right in my personal range, but it seems very low to be in your calorie range (unlessi t's right at the bottom) given your macro ranges. I'm just nto sure how you can be under on every single one every day and still in the range on calories. It would help if your food trackers were public. You might also want to really verify everything that you're counting. If you're not entering the info yourself off a label, you might want to check. I've noticed that on some user entered items, only the calories are entered, not any of the macros.

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12/13/12 10:03 A

I am just curious. Since fat, carbs and protein tend to be the highest in calories, what exactly are you eating to acheive your caloric goal?

Personally, no, I am doing good with keeping it all in balance. Often I track the night before, look at the nutrition chart, and then change some things to make it balanced. I realize with 3 little girls, your life is probably more hectic than mine. Good luck to you.

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DFWMOMOF3GIRLS Posts: 419
12/13/12 9:20 A

Calories I'm going good with, sodium I'm even doing good with. My fat, carbs, and protein are nearly always under the tracker goals.

Average so far this week:
Fat goal 73-83, I'm averaging 41
Carbs goal 275-313, I'm averaging 189
Protein goal 110-125, I'm averaging 64

I can never seem to get calories, fat, carbs, protein and sodium all in a fairly close range on a daily basis.



JENMC14 Posts: 2,707
12/13/12 8:54 A

I'm not sure of your question. Are you not meeting your calorie goals, or are you udner for a macronutrient? Or are you wondering if you can hit the top of the range in each one every day? I don't typically have a problem being my my ranges for each macro every day. I actually don't care if my carbs are under, and I try to aim for a 40/30/30 split rather than the SP recommended 50/30/25, but that's just me.

DFWMOMOF3GIRLS Posts: 419
12/13/12 8:38 A

For the food tracker, it shows calories, fat, carbs, etc.... anyone else having a hard time trying to meet all those goals? I'm not beating myself up over it as long as I know my meals and snacks are nutrious and balanced but was curious if anyone else looked at the tracker and thought "how do you do that?"

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