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.
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.
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
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...???
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
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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