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LJR4HEALTH's Photo LJR4HEALTH Posts: 32,281
9/14/11 6:58 P

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Every time I change my calorie range I have never had to manually change the carbs protein & fats it automatically has done it for me Don't know what io tell you I post a question in the tech section of the message board for help

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9/13/11 10:18 A

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Another reason I don't use Spark guidelines. I eat 2 fruits, 5 vegs, 5 proteins, 6 breads, 2 dairys, and 3 fats, plus 3 bonus selections, and up to 100 optional calories, every day. That is all the math I need. Nutrition automatically evens out with that old plan. If my weight bumps up, I'll cut out the bonus selections and select fish instead of meat for my proteins, but other than, it is tried and true over several decades.

If I try to get more complicated than this, I stumble over the complexity.

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9/13/11 8:49 A

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Wow. This is something I would like to know, too. I'm trying to find the right balance of calories in and out to maintain, and I am using what SP recommends for my weight (118 goal, currently at 116, within my range). I've put those numbers in, but it doesn't change much. And I'm still losing! It scares me to try to try to eat more to maintain; after all, that's a habit I have just managed to break. Anyone who can help us use SP numbers to maintain, please help.

Started at 138, aiming for 125. Got there, and 120 seemed possible. Got THERE, and 118 seemed possible. Got THERE, and 115 seemed possible. And that's where I want to stay. Maintain, maintain, maintain.


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9/13/11 8:48 A

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Wow. This is something I would like to know, too. I'm trying to find the right balance of calories in and out to maintain, and I am using what SP recommends for my weight (118 goal, currently at 116, within my range). I've put those numbers in, but it doesn't change much. And I'm still losing! It scares me to try to try to eat more to maintain; after all, that's a habit I have just managed to break. Anyone who can help us use SP numbers to maintain, please help.

Started at 138, aiming for 125. Got there, and 120 seemed possible. Got THERE, and 118 seemed possible. Got THERE, and 115 seemed possible. And that's where I want to stay. Maintain, maintain, maintain.


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9/12/11 10:40 P

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A week or two ago I tried to go in and manually enter a new calorie range for maintaining my weight, but the numbers for the carbs, fats and proteins needed manual refiguring too. I found out that SP recommends getting 55% of ones calories from carbs, 30% from fats, and 15% from proteins. I had entered a calorie range from 1396-1600, but when I try dividing that up between carbs, fats and proteins, I get numbers in the hundreds. I tried a calorie calculator that automatically figured for carbs, fats and proteins, but the numbers came out so small and narrow that I could never hit the right range for the day. Can someone tell me how to figure this out?

Edited by: DENISEFULLER at: 9/12/2011 (22:41)
I started SP at 138 lbs in October 2010. My goal weight was supposed to be 125, which I reached in January 2011. I have stayed at 125 (give or take a few pounds) ever since.


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