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4/22/14 7:22 A

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For the healthy adult, the upper limit for calcium intake is set at 2,500 milligrams daily.

Since you report that your protein powder supplement seems to be putting you into a higher intake amount, then start there with your adjustments. Do you need the protein supplement? Do you need to take as much as you are taking?

If you make your Nutrition Tracker public, we may be able to give more helpful tips.

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For the healthy adult, the upper limit for calcium intake is set at 2,500 milligrams daily.

Since you report that your protein powder supplement seems to be putting you into a higher intake amount, then start there with your adjustments. Do you need the protein supplement? Do you need to take as much as you are taking?

If you make your Nutrition Tracker public, we may be able to give more helpful tips.

Becky
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4/21/14 5:34 P



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Rather than 'switching' the protein powder, do you really NEED it? Most people don't. If you are a bit short on protein, add a little more lean meat, chicken or fish, OR increase pulses such as lentils. If you are using it in smoothies, adding quinoa or almond meal is great but without the amount of calcium.

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4/21/14 9:50 A

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Mainly I want to change my tracker since I go over every day. I did a little looking and found the protein powder I use has a ton of calcium in it. I will switch protein powder when I'm done with what I have, I just don't like going over every day.



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4/18/14 6:24 P



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Why would you need 2,000 mg? Just remember, too much can set you up for things like kidney stones and other health issues.

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4/18/14 9:28 A

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Thanks Becky, I think that is what I need. I will have to change my calcium to 150-200 which would mean I would get 1500-2000 milligrams per day.

Kris, thanks for the info. I have a dairy sensitivity. Too much Dairy will upset my stomach. I cook with regular milk and still eat cheese and ice cream. I have to have lactose free yogurt, for some reason all other yogurts upset my stomach. I use almond milk for my smoothies, otherwise I just drink water.



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4/17/14 8:03 P

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meeting 100% of calcium need is equal to 1000 milligrams.

Does this help?

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Unfortunately, I can't get the link to open to read it.

To the OP, Below is a link that you may find helpful:
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erals.asp#calcium


I hardly ever consume cow's milk because I have dairy food intolerance, but I CAN consume yoghurt and hard cheeses. They don't generally generate the same problem, IF it is an intolerance rather than a dairy allergy, which is far less common. In place of cow's milk, I use Soy. There are many other alternatives, too, but you do need to check the nutrition label because not all are a good source of calcium or protein.

Good sources of calcium
* canned salmon with the bones intact.

* canned sardines - eating the bones, too.

* casseroling chicken with the bone or other meats with cracked bones helps the calcium to leach out of the bone and into the liquid which is consumed.

Below is another link that you may find helpful:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=1061


If there is a problem still, then I suggest that you talk with your Dr - he/she MAY prescribe supplements IF needed, but don't take them unless your Dr gives you the clearance to, because they can cause health problems if you are consuming enough already, OR if you have certain health conditions to start with.

If there is still area for concern, then ask for a referral to a Registered Dietitian who will be able to help you re your diet. If you do go, be sure that you take some printouts from your Nutrition Tracker for him/her to see. They are very helpful and improve accuracy as well as save heaps of time.

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4/17/14 5:05 P

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This might help with the RDA percentage to miligrams conversion: https://fnic.nal.usda.gov/dietary-guidance
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My tracker is set to grams/miligrams but I can't figure out where the setting is to switch it back and forth.



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I decided to start tracking my Calcium intake through SP. I don't have a ton of Dairy since it upsets my stomach so I wanted to make sure I'm still getting enough from everything else I eat. My Tracker is set at 100-150% RDA, but everything I read on here is in milligrams. I go over 150% RDA almost every day, is my tracker set too low, or am I really getting a ton of calcium. I'm not sure how to convert the RDA % to milligrams either. I'm female in my late 20's and eat on average 1500 calories per day.



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