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ARMARTIN527's Photo ARMARTIN527 SparkPoints: (15,563)
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8/31/12 4:54 P

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Go to www.myplate.gov and make your way over to the Super Tracker. Tjhere you can create your personalized meal plan based on your weight loss desires while taking into account that you're breastfeeding. This is the USDA's updated "Food Pyramid." My dietician turned me on to this site and I think that it's fantastic to find the macronutrient numbers. The food tracker isn't that great, which is why I use SP.

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SLP1981's Photo SLP1981 Posts: 13
8/27/12 2:20 P

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I am having a hard time finding appropriate ranges for the rest of the nutrients (fat, carbs, etc.). I have looked at multiple websites but can't find specific numbers so that my tracker accurately reflects all of these items. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!

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OPUS26's Photo OPUS26 Posts: 678
6/10/12 9:52 P

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Hi! Welcome!

Yes, you can change your calorie range. When you're on the nutrition tracking page, underneath the date is a little bar that reads, "Tracker Options." When you scroll over this, a menu appears with the option, "Change diet settings." After you click on this you'll be on the page where you can edit your nutrition goals. Next to "Consume between 1250 & 1500 calories per day" is a little square that reads, "edit," and here you can change your goals.

I changed mine to between 2150 & 2450 calories per day, because that's what I've read, and I'd rather exercise more than be short something in my diet.

"Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string." -Ralph Waldo Emerson



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OLINKAM's Photo OLINKAM Posts: 5
6/9/12 10:42 A

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Hi!

I am new here and have a question. I have a 3 week old and am trying to figure out when it would be safe to start "dieting". I see everyone saying the calorie range should be between 1500-1800. Spark people has no option at setup to include breastfeeding (years ago I did weight watchers and they did)...so first I was wondering if I missed something somewhere??

If you track calories, I will always be over on SP unless I never stray from 1500...is there a way to adjust this number somehow for the amount recommended for BFing moms?

Thanks!

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