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FMUGOAL Posts: 24
3/30/12 8:02 P

about 1100-1400 between the walking and cardio videos.... I am trying to exercise at least 30 mins a day... on most days.

I saw your other email - I was asking if I could stick closer to 1600 calories and work my way down.... I did stay within the 1250 range today though...

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,687
3/30/12 6:48 P

Our prediabetes program is fine to use. It was developed by a certified diabetes educator/dietitian. It uses 50% of your calories coming from carbs.

I suggest about 20-25 grams of fiber daily.

How many calories are you buring through planned weekly exercise???
You can update this information. It may increase calories, but only slightly.

Dietitian Becky

FMUGOAL Posts: 24
3/30/12 2:03 P

Okay here is what I got - now I did select prediabetes as well...let me know if I should go back and not select that....
Calories 1200-1550
Carbs 150-194
Your Daily Goal: Fats Proteins
40 - 52 60 - 78

Also, how much fiber do you think i should eat? Will these numbers change with the amount of exercise I am doing? I really appreciate your help!!!

Edited by: FMUGOAL at: 3/30/2012 (14:04)
DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,687
3/30/12 1:23 P

That is lower than typical recommendations. A more standard is 40-50% of one's calories should be coming from carbohydrate foods. This in incorporated into other nutrition recommendations regarding obtaining a healthy weight, and healthy fat intake.

Dietitian Becky

Edited by: DIETITIANBECKY at: 3/30/2012 (13:24)
IRIE_KEY Posts: 1,261
3/30/12 1:19 P

I recently was diagnosed and after working with a registered dietitian was told to keep my carb ranges as follows: 15 breakfast; 30 lunch and dinner or 75 per day. It's been tough to keep the range but am working on it.

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,687
3/30/12 1:07 P

I did receive your personal e-mail. Since you have responded here, I will also give my response (for it may also help others).

Yes, I think that your SP calorie range is too high. It can be because you have a larger amount to lose OR because you entered a weekly weight loss goal closer to about 1 pound lost weekly, not 2 pounds. Either way...when I went in and played with your numbers I got:
1200-1550 calories for our regular exercise suggestion
1330-1680 when I entered a calories burned weekly of 1800.

I think either of these ranges is much more appropriate.

So I suggest updating your program by doing the following:
Click above on MY TRACKERS, START
On the left side, small red letters, click on "account, e-mail preferences"
Scroll down and click on RESET YOUR GOALS

Now enter your information and put in a weight and goal date that reflects about 1 1/2 - 2 pounds lost weekly. SAVE

Now report back your calorie and carbohydrate ranges---I think you will find them to better suite your weight loss plan and metabolic syndrome.

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

FMUGOAL Posts: 24
3/30/12 12:38 P

Hi Thanks for responding - I emailed you privately too.

I am 32 year old female, 5'7 weighing 248 lbs as of this morning. I appreciate your help ... I am getting cardio most days of the week - walking an average of 2 miles and on days I can't walk doing a cardio aerobic, kickboxing or strengh training dvd at home. I am disappointed I didn't lose anything. I never went over my range of calories but did come pretty close to it 2 days this week. Other than those 2 days I am usually satisifed somewhere around 1700 calories depending on what i eat...

Oh, to clarify the 254 grams is my max # of carbs... the min is something like 200. I think I should be eating a lot less but I don't want to do anything counterproductive...???

DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 26,687
3/30/12 11:05 A

If the minimum amount in your SP carb range is 254 grams, that would mean that the minimum number in your SP calorie range is 2257 calories. This seems a little high. Sometimes our program gives amounts that are too high for members who have a larger amount to lose. Sometimes a member enters some information incorrectly.

So let's first begin with making sure your program is set up accurately.

Please share your:
age, gender, height and weight.

If this is too personal of information to share on the message boards, you can contact me using my spark mail.

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

FMUGOAL Posts: 24
3/30/12 10:06 A

Can someone please provide some guidance as to how many carbs I should be eating with metabolic syndrome. Right now my plan recommends at least 254 grams of carbohydrates per day but I am wondering if that is too much for someone who has been classified as having metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes. I am afraid to lower it because I don't know how many to take away.

I have been sticking to the diet and exercise regimen and still managed to gain a pound this week

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