I think the problem is that Spark actually won't let anybody go under 1200 ...hmm... I wonder... OOH! Found it!
1. Go to Nutritons Page 2. Click on "Change Nutrition Goals" Button (...it is above the little water glass just to the right of the big word "Nutrition") 3. First Goal should be your calories goal. Click the Edit button next to that 4. Change the numbers to your desired numbers!
You can also edit everything else nutrition from there too!
I appreciate that you don't want to let down your challenge teams BUT you need to do what is right for you. I know that for myself I do so much for others I often neglect myself.
In terms of how much to eat of what, there are various percentages for how to split your carbs-fat-protein. Here's a link to a spark people article. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti on _articles.asp?id=372 I would look at what you do eat on what you consider to be a good day and work with those percentages plus or minus 5%.
Good luck pesha
Edited by: DARUMA at: 8/2/2010 (11:41)
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Nacole, I typically get 1000- 1200 cal a day. I load up on lots of freggies, protein and fiber. I get a reasonable amount of carbs each day--I love bread and pasta--but not too many carbs!
I guess the ultimate problem (as I see it), is that if I don't meet my goals that SP has set, then I hold by challenge teams back.
I know I can change my goals, but if I change my caloric goal to 1000-1200, how do I reset the goals for fat, carbs, fiber, protein, etc? I can't find a chart oir article that tells the requirements for me!
I just posted this question on a nutrtional message board and I thought I'd post it here, also. I am sure I am not the only one out here with this issue!!
Here is the post----
Help! I am a rather petite woman---4' 10" tall to be almost exact. I'm not sure exactly how to determine my "build", but if you use wrist size, I have a small build because my wrist is only 14 cm! I am not a "little person" however-- my limbs are very propotionate to my size.
I am also over 50 and post menopausal! Shouldn't my daily requirements be different than taller, younger people?
I simply cannot meet the guidelines set up for me by SP! I eat almost non-stop in order to reach my goals because I don't want to let my challenge teams down and I still cannot reach my caloric intake range for the day! As a result, I'm not losing any weight and I exercise tons because if I didn't, I would gain weight!
I want to get to a weight of around 105. I am currently 111 and completely stuck!!
I also don't want to completely reset everything on SP, because I don't want to lose any streaks, history, etc. that I have worked so hard for.
**What exactly should my requirements be? This is what SP has me on right now:
**Also, how do I do this without totally re-setting everything?
Thanks for your help. I DO love SP!!!! I consider the interaction and advice an extremely important part of my day!! I have to figure out how to stay very connected to all this when school starts this Wednesday!!(I'm a teacher who is starting her LAST year before retirement!!! woo-hoo!!!!)
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