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7/29/11 4:17 P

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Since we all agree this is really important - I think we could have another week of ensuring we meet our targets in Calories, but also in Macronutrients (protein. fat and carbs)
It would be great to see some of the newer members join in with this too!!

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7/29/11 4:03 P

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Thanks for this thread although I really do pay attention to all of my nutrients. It is really important for us to do this.


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7/28/11 10:21 P

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Oh this is a GREAT thread!

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7/24/11 10:02 A

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This is a great challenge...I fall low in the potssium/magnesium and even calcium! I take a vitamin/mineral pack each day....count it's values in on the nutrition tracker and even then, still low.
And I agree with the need to count fibre. So this week...I'll attempt to watch and try to improve on those levels with choosing foods that help.
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7/23/11 9:06 P

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I'm on top of this, i seem to never get enough potassium and protein. I'll try my best to stay on track this week. Going tomorrow to purchase the foods for my meals next wekk. Have a great week end you all. emoticon


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7/23/11 3:31 A

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I alway pay attention to my fats, carb and protein...also fiber....not sure why SP doesn't add fiber to the totals as it is a very important part of a person's diet...I don't plan my meals ahead of time...I don't really find that helpful...but I will continue tracking as I do every day.


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7/23/11 12:04 A

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When I am at the lower end of my range it is harder especially the carbs are then mostly low.

But in the middle or higher end I am a picture perfect student.

It is not hard and I don't use mealplans I plan it all myself. I have tracked all my foods now almost consistently for over two months and printed them all. So if I am away for a few days with no computer I have nothing to worry I take along a few days in paper.

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7/22/11 4:36 P

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I thought I might set a slightly different challenge this week for you, as well as Beth's weekly challenge. - to keep you on your toes, so to speak!!
So I am setting a challenge that some of you might find reasonably hard
When you plan your food for the day I wonder how many of you worry about the macronutrient targets!! These are your fats, carbohydrates and protein targets. They are given on your tracker as well as calorie targets!!
It is important to try to balance these as well as the calories, to ensure that you are getting enough of the right nutrition each day. It is also important to weight loss as a diet over heavy in one macronutrient is light in others and this can slow or even stop weight loss!!
So this week I want you to not only track your calories and stay within the targets set, but also to track the macronutrients and stay within the targets set for those!!

TIP: You will find it easier to plan the meals for the next day on the day before then you can balance the foods before you eat them its too late after you have eaten!!

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