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Posts: 9,614 9/17/11 1:30 A
i really try to
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current weight: 166.0
Fitness Minutes: (17,662) Posts: 1,071 9/16/11 10:39 P
Yep. I actually try to meet my carb, protein, and fat ranges and I don't worry about calories. With this method I tend to meet my calorie range everyday.
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Fitness Minutes: (78,590) Posts: 2,280 9/16/11 10:11 P
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Posts: 1,969 9/15/11 10:58 P
I track fat, carbs, protein and fiber. I'm usually below my range for carbs, in my protein range, and over my fat range, but I eat a lot of healthy fats (olive oil, avocados, nuts and salmon), so I don't worry about the fat percentage per se. My body seems to respond best with this ratio (often 35-40% fat), so long as I don't let it blow my calorie total. I don't do well eating the "recommended" amount of carbs.
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Fitness Minutes: (16,892) Posts: 750 9/15/11 10:39 P
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Posts: 11,429 9/14/11 3:08 P
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Posts: 10,698 9/13/11 4:17 P
Both. But I don't stress over it, as I don't have any particular dietary restrictions. I use the Spark People tracker and mostly try to pay attention to whether my fat levels are too high, or my carbs are too low.
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Fitness Minutes: (42,807) Posts: 12,915 9/13/11 3:52 P
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current weight: 205.0
Posts: 23,673 9/13/11 3:49 P
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current weight: 198.0
Posts: 5,704 9/13/11 1:37 P
Track them I do!
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Fitness Minutes: (176,980) Posts: 9,917 9/13/11 10:04 A
I am a regular nutrition tracker. You can set it up to track many different nutrients to fit your lifestyle.
In addition to fat, carbs, and protein, I track fiber, magnesium, potassium, sodium and calcium. I make continual dietary adjustments to try to fit into the recommended ranges. I supplement my calcium and magnesium in addition to taking a fish oil and multiple vitamin.
All these lifestyle changes are a direct result of using the nutrition tracker in consultation with a dietitian.
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current weight: 153.0
Posts: 1,640 9/13/11 10:03 A
I track calories, fat, carbs, protein, and sodium. Those are the key ones I need to stay track of.
Fitness Minutes: (25,059) Posts: 2,047 9/13/11 6:19 A
Yes. I track total fat, sat fat, protein, carbs and fibre as well as calories. I use the nutrition tracker to try to make sure that what I eat is reasonably balanced.
I am not going to be 2.5 stones overweight any more. Period.
current weight: 136.0
Posts: 1,509 9/13/11 2:46 A
I track both carbs and net carbs (total carbs - fiber), as well as fat, calcium & sodium because they are imporant for my health situation.
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Fitness Minutes: (66,302) Posts: 1,026 9/12/11 11:37 P
Yes, as well as good and bad fats.
current weight: 259.8
Fitness Minutes: (59,773) Posts: 1,535 9/12/11 11:28 P
Yep! Fat has always been an important one for me, since I have a hard time staying away from the sweets. Carbs, I just track out of curiosity. I'm curious to see how they track in relation to my fat and calories when I'm in range or above, etc.
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Posts: 3,810 9/12/11 10:51 P
Every day, every meal ... #1 reason for carbs is to keep my blood sugar in check. #2 reason is if I don't keep an eye on the fat grams then it defeats the purpose of trying to stay healthy. Unfortunately, fat tastes good but a reasonable amount is good.
Edited by: TAMMYTH64 at: 9/12/2011 (22:53)
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Fitness Minutes: (86,744) Posts: 2,267 9/12/11 10:11 P
Spark's nutrition tracker tracks these automatically for you. Like You, I had not really thought much about what kind of calorie I was eating. I was surprised to find that I am almost always low in carbohydrates, and often low in protein; not at all surprised to see I am usually high in fats. I have struggled but now usually manage to stay in range on fats. I'm still struggling with carbos, but beginning to get into the low end of range most of the time, and am improving in lean protein as well.
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current weight: 243.5
Fitness Minutes: (7,518) Posts: 2,307 9/12/11 9:55 P
Ya, I do.
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current weight: 130.4
Fitness Minutes: (3,436) Posts: 484 9/12/11 9:47 P
I recently started taking a nutrtion class. I know I know, kind of late, isn't it? But the last two chapters we've been studying are about carbohydrates and fats. I never knew how important it was to be within the recommended levels of carbohydrate and fat intake. I always thought calories are calories. Now I know better.
I will start tracking carbohydrate and fat grams with my next meal.
Do you track your carbohydrate and fat grams? Why or Why not? Any advice you have for me and all other newbies.
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