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SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,582
6/18/19 5:51 P

The app pie chart will change, but the one on the site will not. Here is a breakdown of how to calculate those amounts:

Carbs=(1200*percentage in decimal)/4
Protein=(1200*percentage in decimal)/4
Fat=(1200*percentage in decimal)/9

So if you had 50% carbs, for 1200 calories being a bottom range number, it would be (1200 * 0.5)/4. You would then calculate that for your top range number and again for protein and fat.

Hope that helps!

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NEWTUDE42019 Posts: 194
6/16/19 3:29 P

the pie chart on the website is different than the one on my app.
On the website it has me at 50% carbs (which is way too high for me), Protein 20%, Fat 30%. But on my phone app it shows as 26% carbs, 35% protein, 39% fat??
Apparently, changing your nutritional goals will change the pie chart percentages. Now to figure out the correct nutritional numbers to get to my goal percentages

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 30,388
11/25/18 3:51 P

as a coach stated below...
"You can change the goals for your nutrients, but the pie chart percentage goals will remain the same.

Coach Denise"

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CALLA47 Posts: 48
11/25/18 3:45 P

Am I understanding we can manipulate calorie ranges but the pie chart will remain in the same ratio, never changing?

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5/15/18 7:10 A

I agree. I look at the pie chart a lot and it does not match my goals. I am also on Keto. I enjoy the site but it would be much better if the chart would adjust with what we are doing for ourselves...â€¦..

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2/7/18 3:47 P

Oh that is fine. Just one small thing! I love the site and how easy it is to track my progress and nutritional needs!

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SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,582
2/7/18 3:33 P

You can change the goals for your nutrients, but the pie chart percentage goals will remain the same.

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KEFSEY SparkPoints: (749)
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2/7/18 3:25 P

Is there still no way to change the pie chart percentage goals? I am doing keto, for awhile and I eat less than 5% carbs, 15% protein and 80% fat.

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SANDYLEE2012 Posts: 282
5/11/17 12:39 A

I agree! I think a challenge for Spark People techs would be to allow us to change the goals on the Pie chart for calorie breakdown. I understand that Spark people wants to be middle of road but some people need to adjust these goals for medical reasons. The pie chart makes it easy to understand but goals are not realistic for everyone. I can't handle 50 % carbs either!

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GRAMSSS Posts: 9
5/5/17 1:52 P

KYAKR44
As long as you are not on the Diabetic Plan you can adjust your Calories, Carbs, Fats, Proteins plus many more.

Go to
''my Tracker"
"my Nutrition"
under where your Totals there is a box "Tools & Settings"
choose "Edit Nutrition Goals"
This is where you can edit, remove or add items.

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KYAKR44 Posts: 5
5/2/17 12:53 P

I am on a low-carb (not no-carb) program because that is what works most efficiently for me.

I am working with a personal trainer and we have established specific goals for me which includes my nutrition program. I'm very well-read on nutrition in general. I don't appreciate a tracker that overrides the goals I have set for myself.

If that is not an option, perhaps I need a different website..

Edited by: KYAKR44 at: 5/2/2017 (13:25)
LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 30,388
2/26/17 5:16 P

"You call yourself a weight loss site, and recommend 50% carbohydrates?? "
Carbs are not the enemy.
Weight loss happens when you eat more calories than your body needs, not by having carbs in your diet.

This site is about a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
They really don't advocate fad diets, gimmicks, or Dr Oz's tip of the week.
They rely on real science, not blogger opinions.
Their pie chart ranges are spot on for the majority of the population, and there are many success stories from doing it the Spark People way!

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"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
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FRIEDASHEETS Posts: 3
2/26/17 2:01 P

I also was looking for information on whether there was a way to change the pie chart, because having PCOS my goal is definitely not 50% carbs. Having that there keeps throwing me off and I would find it so much more useful to set the pie chart to the actual ratio I'm supposed to be aiming for.

Edited by: FRIEDASHEETS at: 2/26/2017 (15:33)
MOMMATRACY Posts: 210
9/4/16 3:14 P

Maybe someday SparkPeople could have their developers simply make the goals on the pie chart editable. Those of us on high fat, moderate protein, low carb diets would find it much easier to verify that we are on track - since for us the percentages and pie chart tell us much more about whether or not we are on track than the numbers of how many calories, or how much protein, etc... we have consumed in a day. It would also be nice to see a pie chart that shows the average of the last week. How we are doing overall is more important than just the snap shot of one day at a time. You can be off a day but as long as your averages for the week are where they should be you're still fine.

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SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,582
6/17/16 11:19 P

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. Of course, some may need to adjust it to their needs, but we do take a middle-of-the-road approach on those.

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CMMACKIRNAN Posts: 12
6/17/16 11:10 P

Thank you, and I have no further questions, but you folks ought to look into that. You call yourself a weight loss site, and recommend 50% carbohydrates?? I don't know very many people for whom that would be useful. Please think about getting that changed.

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SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,582
6/17/16 11:07 P

Sorry, the pie chart goals don't change.

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CMMACKIRNAN Posts: 12
6/17/16 9:55 P

All right, now the nutrient tracker is saving my changes. However, when I look at the pie chart of percentages, it is still showing some outrageous formula that it says I set as a goal, with carbohydrates at 50%. If I ate 50% carbs I would be sick. I used the formulas you provided to calculate for 1200 - 1550 calories, at 40% protein, 30% fat, and 30% carbs. Those values are showing on the nutrient tracker, but not the percentage chart GOALS.

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SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,582
6/17/16 9:39 P

It sounds like you have the option set to adjust your nutrition ranges based on the exercise you are tracking daily. If you don't want that to happen, you can change that option using Option 2 here: www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_answer.
asp?id=169
.

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CMMACKIRNAN Posts: 12
6/17/16 9:34 P

I had the same question. I've done the adjustments you suggested, Denise. I've also gone into my weight goal and the time/days desired to achieve it,, and adjusted that figure so that the recommended calories per days that Spark People gives me is actually fairly close to what I need to have (1200 - 1550).

However, after I made all those adjustments, and reset the carbs, protein, and fat, the original numbers, including a MUCH higher calorie setting and a 50%/day carb setting, are still showing on the nutrition tracker. I've saved everything several times, and the system will not take it. Any ideas?

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SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,582
5/3/16 10:41 A

There isn't a way to just enter percentages for those, but you can use the following formula's to get the correct numbers for those for the percentages that you want.You will need to do the calculations for your low and high end of your calorie range so you get your range for that.

So, for 40% protein, 40% carbs, and 20% fat, those calculations would look like this if you're low range number is 1200:

Carbs=(1200*.40)/4
Protein=(1200*.40)/4
Fat=(1200*.20)/9

You would substitute your lowest calorie range number and highest calorie range number where the 1200 is in the above example. Doing that for both gives you the range for each of those for the percentages you want.

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Hope that helps!

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GINA1125 Posts: 44
5/3/16 9:50 A

does anyone know how to change the goals based on PERCENTAGE not grams? I have NO idea how to micromanage grams, and I have no desire to try to figure this all out: its the fast track to failure. All I want to do is edit my goals to 40% protein 40% carbs and 20% protein showing up on my pie chart. That's all I want, is that too much to ask for? This way, if I am over a couple calories, its still showing the balance/ratio and lets me know I am on track. That is what I am trying to do. If I cant do that here, does anyone know another site i can do this?

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