The numbers may be fooling you. Carbohydrates are good if they come in the form of whole foods and not processed boxed foods. All veggies, beans and fruits are complex whole food carbohydrates and are incredibly good for you.
As for protein. Spark has the wrong numbers for vegan and vegetarian folk because they assume you overeat meat like most of America and thus their numbers spring from their. Most women are fine with 30-40 grams of protein a day and men are good with 40-50. I can send you the some links showing research from the FDA and World health Organization with the numbers if you want to see/
current weight: 113.4
Fitness Minutes: (14,634) Posts: 217 4/4/13 9:29 A
I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.
Total SparkPoints: 196,852
SparkPoints Level 21
Fitness Minutes: (62,745) Posts: 34,231 4/2/13 5:51 P
Welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. We are all here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.
Here are some links that will help you navigate the site and get started!
Take this first week to familiarize yourself with the tools here. Once you get used to using them, it becomes easier to use them even when you are busy. Personally, I spent my first week learning to use the tools, and just tracking everything I was already eating and doing for exercise. It gave me a baseline to work from. It also gave me a chance to really decide what my goals were, and how to get there.
This site can only provide the support and the tools to reach these goals. You need to put the hard work in. Personally, I end up kicking my own butt every day. Feel free to check out my blogs to see how I kick my butt out the door to get my fitness in. I can tell you, once I am finished with my exercise for the day, I feel great. No more I should do this and I should do that. Instead, I feel accomplished, and able to relax and enjoy the rest of my day.
Katrina Saskatchewan Time Zone
You can not change yesterday - it's done. You can only dream of tomorrow. The only day you can change is today. What are you going to do today to reach your goals of tomorrow?
It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it GREAT
Go little Turtle Go!
current weight: 236.5
Fitness Minutes: (119,563) Posts: 16,742 4/2/13 4:46 P
Hi I'm new to Sparkpeople. It's made me look at my diet and lifestyle in a more critical light. I've found that my diet is low in protein andhigh in carbohydrates. I was getting a lot of extra empty calories through junk food and snacks. I've started the 10 minute daily exercise streak and this together with logging my food has made me much more mindful.
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