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SPARK_COACH_JEN
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10/15/12 6:24 P

Hi Lina

Your range is a little smaller because you're in our diabetes program. The "regular" program is set to have a range of 20-35% of total calories for protein, where our SparkD program is just 20%. So based on that info, your range should be correct.

Hope that helps!

Coach Jen



LINAMARIE64
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10/15/12 1:54 P

thanks jen I so appreciate your help...



SPARK_COACH_JEN
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10/15/12 1:29 P

Hi Lina

Your protein goal does look a little strange to me (like it should go higher), so I've asked our Tech folks to look into it. I'll let you know what we find.

Thanks!

Coach Jen



LINAMARIE64
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10/15/12 1:15 P

I just reset my goals yesterday when I weighed in and it did increase my calories a tad. I am now suppose to be in the 1250 to 1600 vs the 1200 to 1550 but oddly my protein range is still 63 to 80...fat 42 to 53 carbs 156 to 200....I guess I will just continue to do what I am doing since it seems to be working fine and i feel great which is important... and I dont eat red meat but once in a blue moon..so I should be ok.



YOJULEZ
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10/15/12 12:25 P

I agree w/ the others, something is not right w/ your account. I think you're doing great w/ your protein... I'm a big advocate of eating a high protein diet though. I try to get to at least 100 per day although it's hard unless I'm eating beef. My given SP range is 60-163.



AFORTN
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10/15/12 11:14 A

I agree, I think your doing fine with the protein levels.



CHEETARA79
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10/15/12 11:07 A

I think something funny is going on with your account. Even in the lowest Spark calorie range (1200-1550), your protein range will be 60-135. I think that if you go back into your goal weight settings, tweak it minorly (change your goal date by 1 day or something), then it will reset to the proper amounts.

I'm guessing that your protein consumption is just fine!



LINAMARIE64
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10/15/12 10:39 A

my range is suppose to be 63 to 80 with my range given on sparkpeople..cant stay there i always seem to hit over 100



CHEETARA79
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10/15/12 9:09 A

I just looked at your food tracker. I didn't see any days where you went over your protein unless your range is drastically different from mine, which is 60-155g of protein per day. I assumed you were eating a low carb diet when you posted your question but that doesn't appear to be the case.



RUSSELL_40
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10/15/12 8:42 A

I think the guideline is 20%? Anyways, it is a goal, and some days we end up at 23%, others 18%

I don't think the protein is the issue. It is the fat that comes along with it, that hurts most diets. Personally, I eat over 30%, mostly b/s chicken thighs. As long as you are losing weight, and feeling good, I wouldn't change your diet, just to make a number fit into a range.

How much are you over by? If it is a few percentage points, don't worry. You are at 16% on the 12th, and 26% on the 14th, so it averages out, Just pay attention to what you are replacing the protein with... either fat or carbs have to go down, if protein goes up. I choose more fat, and less carbs, but you need to figure out what works for you. If you want to cut fat instead, plan to do so. Usually we tend to have a favorite macronutrient, and when we cut from another to eat it, we short one thing a lot. That may be a plan, but you may wish to replace that 6% uptick in protein with 3% less fat, and 3% less carbs, trying to keep a balance. Don't just eat extra protein, and forget the other macros. All 3 are important.

Edited by: RUSSELL_40 at: 10/15/2012 (08:55)


LINAMARIE64
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10/15/12 8:31 A

here is my question... how much is too much protein? I always go over on my protein... it is all lean protein. 4oz chicken tenders, 4oz talapia, egg whites.. does it make a difference when the protein is healthy proteins. I am loosing weight and I feel like my meals are complete but I guess this has always concerned me..please give your advice on protein.



 
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