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7/25/17 2:15 P

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James, I have a question for you.

I make cheese crisps. And just like bacon, the end product weighs less than the raw product.

Should I be weighing my end product for my macros? just a random thought that popped into my head

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7/21/17 8:59 P

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Interesting! No, I'm not on a diabetic plan. For some reason it kept resetting a bunch today, but so far it has stayed for a few hours now.. hopefully it will stick to my edits from now on! lol!

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7/21/17 8:06 P

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I just checked mine & they are the same as when I reset them. You are not on the diabetic plan are you? I was and it would not let me set my macros until I switched out of the Diabetic plan.

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7/21/17 5:14 P

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Does anyone else have problems with sparkpeople resetting the edited macros? I've re entered mine twice already today and it keeps changing it back to the original. Is there a way to fix this somehow? It's getting frustrating.. Thanks!

As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can. ~John Muir


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7/16/17 9:07 A

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Thank you! That was easy to follow and complete.

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7/15/17 11:28 P

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I've been using the following Macronutrient calculator over the last several years...its a free program that allows you to customize your own macro ratios and this calculator does all the math for you...

www.freedieting.com/tools/nutrient_c
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culator.htm


I took this screen shot below to show you exactly how this calculator works..



Step 1: Enter in your calories (As you can see I imputed 1500 calories)

This calculator has a few of the more common diet ratios listed that you can choose from with pre-set macros...

OR, you can simply disregard this box, and go to

Step 2: and enter in your own custom percentages.
(I typed in the following 5% carbs, 20% protein and 75% Fat ratio)

Step: 3 click on the 'calculate' icon and it will show you the results below...

As you can see from my example, a 5% carbs, 20% protein and 75% Fat ratio equates to 18g carbs, 75g protein, and 125g fat.

Personally, I do two calculations...
The first is for 1200 calories, and the 2nd one is for 1800 calories.
This is the minimum and maximum amount of calories I want to stay within.

Using this calculator, I figure up the macros based on both of those calorie amounts..so that I now have a RANGE of both calories as well as macronutrient ratios (percentages and grams)

This allows me to come back here to Spark People, open up my nutritional tracker, and manually edit my nutritional goals.

**Edited to add the following**

After you have manually changed your nutritional goals...

If you open your SP nutritional tracker
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/nutritio
n.
asp


and scroll down toward the bottom right of the page..you will see a CALORIE BREAKDOWN
(pie chart)
At the end of the day, you can look at this and see what your overall daily ratios/percentages of the 3 main macronutrients (carbs, fat, and protein) was based on the calories you ate that day.

Here is mine from today after consuming 1468 calories.


(disregard the smaller box next to the pie chart, as this is a pre-set 'recommendation' of what your pie chart SHOULD look like if your following a traditional low-fat diet.


If I scroll back up to my totals on that same page, I can see that

78% (125g) of my calories came from fat,
17% (62g) was from protein
and
5% was carbs (18g)..


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7/15/17 10:34 P

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First of all about 20 to 30 grams of carbs a day, so 80 to 120 calories from carbs. This sounds very low, and it is, but if you eat veggies and most of your carbs come from healthy veggies, it is actually a fair bit.

Secondly protein. A minimum of about 60 grams of protein a day, up to about 90 grams. That is grams of protein, not grams of meat.

Lastly is dietary fat. A daily minimum need is about 60 grams, of course if you are eating Keto and need more calories eat more fat. Don't eat more carbs or more protein for calories, protein starts acting like carbs if you eat too much protein, so to repeat, if you need more calories eat more fat.

A 2000 calorie a day diet then looks like this:
Carbs ( 30 grams, 120 calories) (6% of calories)
Protein ( 70 grams, 280 calories) (14% of calories)
Fat (178 grams, 1600 calories) (80% of calories)

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 7/16/2017 (11:17)
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