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RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
7/9/13 11:58 P

SP lets you pre-plan your day, so how could you go over on anything? If it is 241 when you plan the day, then just cut 20 grams of carbs, and add some of another macronutrient to fill your ranges properly.

Then just follow your tracker.

If on the other hand, you are pre-tracking, and can't stop from eating extra, then you need to stop and ask why? Fix that, and you will lose weight easily.

7/9/13 8:25 P

I too encourage you to make your nutrition tracker public. This will help us to give more specific tips.

Your SP carbohydrate range would be 135-252 grams.

From the numbers you are sharing---you are still within your SP carbohydrate range.

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7/9/13 6:05 P

If you shared your nutrition trackers, we could make specific suggestions based on what you're eating. :) I bet we can help you cut back without losing vegetables and fruit. If you were just eating fruits and veggies, you probably wouldn't be getting that much (unless you were seriously overdosing on bananas!)

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
7/9/13 5:50 P

How many servings of fruit and veg are you eating? I generally eat 6-10 servings and I usually barely squeak in to the bottom of my carb range, and that's making myself add bread or pasta or rice to dinner as well.

Where are your carbs coming from? I ask because I know with Weight Watchers, fruit is "free", and I know someone that then went on to eat WAY too much fruit and basically added 1000-1200 calories daily in fruit alone.

WADINGMOOSE Posts: 1,048
7/9/13 5:43 P

I got 8 servings of fruits and vegetables today and I'm at 170g of carb - most of which comes from the high fibre cereal I had for breakfast. Keep in mind a serving of fruit/veg is 1/2 cup.

I'll have:

2 cups of broccoli
20 grapes
1 apple
1/4c onion
1/4c salsa
.5 cup rainbow chard

The apple is the highest carb fruit/veg I'll eat today at 21g for a medium apple. The butter chicken had 44g and my morning cereal 41. If I were trying to reduce carbs, fruits and veg wouldn't be my target.

I was trying out a frozen meal today - butter chicken so the rice in that also upped my carb count from where I usually am. I'm trying to have a salad with some protein for lunches instead of something carb heavier, but I also like to have some convenience options I can leave in the freezer in case I don't have time to make a lunch.

BETTY22358 Posts: 4
7/9/13 5:24 P

That sounds great, but would I be getting in all my fruits and vegetables that way?

BETTY22358 Posts: 4
7/9/13 5:23 P

My top range is 226 and yesterday I was at 241 and that is about normal; sometimes it is 252. I thought about just cutting everything in half.

WADINGMOOSE Posts: 1,048
7/9/13 5:23 P

Protein and fat. I definitely increased the amount of both protein and fat that I'm eating, but I'm also curious about how many carbs you're eating.

I'm around 140-160g/day, 70-80g-ish protein and 30g-ish fat.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
7/9/13 5:19 P

Are you exceeding the top of your carb range? Like, 300+ grams of carbs daily?

BETTY22358 Posts: 4
7/9/13 5:16 P

I am combining Spark People with Weight Watchers and after tracking my food in Spark, I find I am eating way too many carbs. If I cut out some of the carbs (e.g. fruit, whole grains) then I will be way below the calorie and points total. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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