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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (60,906)
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3/20/13 3:05 P

Are you weighing and measuring your food, or eyeballing it?

The natural sugars in fruits are not an issue for most people. Unless you have a specific medical condition, you shouldn't need to worry about that.

Keep in mind that it can take as much as 6-8 weeks for healthy lifestyle changes to show up on the scale.

KOPPIE SparkPoints: (407)
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3/20/13 2:46 P

I really just started and my weight hasn't been moving either way. I have been eating like this for a few weeks and have made some adjustments at home ( i eat most of my meals at work - I work 10 - 6 so I eat dinner before I get home ) to lower my calorie intake at home at night. I usually just have a snack around 730 - 8pm.

I did not weigh the chicken breast but I guess I did not notice that it listed as 8oz. I don't think it is that big.

I worried about the fruits because of the sugar they contain. I like melons and berries and grapes. I am not one for apples, pears. I'll work on getting more vegetables into my diet.


3/20/13 2:37 P

Things look pretty good.
And it sounds like you are losing weight weekly. Is this correct???

I would continue with the 1300-1500 calories daily.
I see that you have 1 chicken breast entered with 56 grams of protein. This would be an 8 ounce cooked breast. This is a large size. Is this correct??

I would also encourage more fruits and veggies daily. Aim for at least 5 servings daily.

SP Dietitian Becky

KOPPIE SparkPoints: (407)
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3/20/13 11:32 A

I just set up the sparkpage. I think I did it right so let me know if there is anything else I need to do.


3/20/13 8:09 A

Many of our SP members provide feedback on your nutrition tracker when you ask for help. If there is a nutrition concern, I also can provide feedback.

You must first create your sparkpage and make it public. When you do this, there is a button you can click to make your tracker public. When you get this done, let us know. It does not take long and you can be as brief or lengthy as you want with your sparkpage.

If you need more help with the steps, let me know.

BIERMA Posts: 836
3/19/13 9:18 P

I agree with the welcome. You won't be sorry! emoticon

KOPPIE SparkPoints: (407)
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3/19/13 8:37 P

I would like some feedback on the food that I am eating. I have been entering exactly what I have been eating. Is it possible for someone to look at the meals I've entered and offer any feedback on whether I'm eating well or should change some things? Please let me know. Thx

3/19/13 8:11 P

Welcome to Sparkpeople.
I think you will find our nutrition tracker to meet your exact needs.
This Sparkpeople video will show you step by step how to use your tracker:

Let me know if you have more questions about this too.

SP Dietitian Becky

KOPPIE SparkPoints: (407)
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3/19/13 7:28 P

I am 41 years old and weigh the most I have ever weighed in my life. I am 5' 6" and weigh 196 lbs. I want to get to 170 lbs. I am currently recovering from a herniated disc in my back. I have a desk job which doesn't help either. I think I eat pretty well and have read alot about the importance of balancing carbs and proteins at each meal to control sugar levels. Is there any way on here for me to be able to build meals and snacks that ensure that I am eating the right balance of carbs and proteins?? Any help/advice/suggestions are appreciated

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