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So If I'm calorie counting,Should I watch my carbs!!!(That sounds stupid dosent it)


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

If you been reading my blogs you should know that I been trying to fix my meals.I want to reach my calorie mark with out going over my fats and carbs. I explained this to my mother and she told me " You are calorie counting not carb counting". My problem is people say If you go over your carbs you will get fatter and If you go under your calories your body gets harmed. Is it ok if I go over my carbs.Could I eat like a normal person( not like people who stuff junk food in there mouth )and have more of a variety.Dont get me wrong I love my fruits and my veggies and my diet but sometimes It get boring.Could I have ....... I don't know I just been trying to research this. Please just tell me what you think. Should I count my calories and carbs or just focus on carbs.

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JAMIELOGICAL 7/18/2013 8:07AM

    Where are you getting this carb range you keep going over? Is it the one on your nutrition tracker page here on Spark? I find my carb range on this site to be very generous and I think I'd actually have to work hard to go over on carbs, though I do occasionally go over on fat. There's nothing "wrong" with carbs. They are a nutrient that your body needs. But your body does process them differently than fat and protein so it's important to try to keep all three in balance. Run your Nutrition Tracker report at the end of every day and check out the pie chart that tells you what percentage of your calories are from carbs, fat, and protein. You don't want carbs to account for more than about half of your total calories.

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VIPERSWEB 7/17/2013 11:32PM

    If you use the nutrition tracker on spark people, you can choose what to track. It will provide you with a range for various nutritional goals: I have calories, carbs, protein and fat chosen for myself.

I would focus on meeting your calories first. Track your food for a week or so and run the nutrition reports each day. The report will show you where you are meeting your goals, where you're going over and where you're going under. More importantly, read the little blurb that accompanies each goal. It will tell you why you need to meet the goal or what you can do to either eat less of whatever you've gone over or eat more of whatever you're under.

After a week, you should have a good idea of how your diet shapes up to where you should be. You can make adjustments after that.

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2BDYNAMIC 7/17/2013 7:19PM

    Have you used the food tracker on sparks? ........... As you enter each food item, it tallies the calorie count ............. This to me simplifies the whole thing so it does not become an ordeal ................ You can also put in a search and look at some of Sparks blogs on what we should eat daily ........... The lady in front of me gave good advice too .......... as we need a balance .......... Lemme know ........... emoticon

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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 7/17/2013 6:51PM

    I would try to stay in ranges for all of it. Calories, carbs, fats and protein. You need all of those things to maintain a healthy balance. I know it can be confusing and frustrating at times, but you'll get the hang of it!

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