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Calorie Calculations 101

How SparkPeople Calculates Your Personal Calorie Range

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So I'm trying to figure out the range that sparkpeople give for my daily limit, the low end makes sense 1720, but the high end is 2070 which is 350 more calories then what i should be eating to lose 1 lb. i'm so confused, it's been driving me nuts. Report
Lots of good info Report
Morning! Thanks! for sharing! Keep Sparking! Report
Excellent article! Report
EVIE4NOW
Very informative article. Thanks. Report
ROCKS8ROX
Thanks! Report
This is pretty interesting - thank you for posting! Report
Good to know Report
Very interesting article!!! Report
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I try to eat 1600 calories on the DASH plan. 1600 is doable for me. Report
It is easy to do numbers in centimeters. I know most of the world uses them but this old lady cannot understand the conversion.
Surely the people at Spark can do the pounds for our weight tracker and it will really be helpful to us.
You have the benefit of computers that can get it done in seconds. Pat in Maine. Report
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I think it is great that they explained how they calculate the calories. I started out planing to eat 1200. Now I eat closer to 1500. I like how it tracks the fat, protein, carbs and other items. This helps me stay on track. I am paying more attention to keeping it balanced. I like that it calculates each item so if I need more protein or fiber I can look at what I ate and have another of something I need instead of eating something I don't need. I don't worry about if my percentages are perfect. they are usually pretty close. Even if I am off I still stay within the calorie range. I really wish I would have known how great SP was before. My whole problem with weight loss is I only loge food for 2 weeks then go out on my own. I am no on week 6. I have lost 20 lbs and 2 clothing sizes. Now the hard work begins. I have to stick to it this time. Report
Thanks, Good Info! Report

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