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Recommended Macronutrient Intake Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Recommended Macronutrient Intake.

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Here’s Why Macronutrients Are a Big Deal

There's a lot of buzz about macronutrients in the health and fitness world—but how much do you really know about them? It's a given that all nutrients are essential to any healthy diet, but are some more important than others? And how m...  Read more

About SparkPeople's Recommendations

SparkPeople.com provides free tools, resources and support for adults who want to improve their diets, establish a healthy lifestyle, get physically active, lose weight and/or manage their weight. We stand by our weight-loss, exercise and dietar...  Read more

How Much Protein Do I Really Need?

These days, protein is a powerful word. So powerful that more and more food companies are boasting about the protein content of their foods and manufacturing newer protein-rich products to meet our demands for the essential nutrient. Why? Ask the ave...  Read more

6 Diet Rules Meant to be Broken

Almost every time we turn on the television or glance at a magazine cover in the supermarket checkout line, we are bombarded with the new weight-loss rules and diet plans. We're constantly given suggestions to drink a special shake, cut out carbs...  Read more

All about Vitamins

It can be easy to lose track of all the vitamins out there. It's even easier to forget how exactly they help our bodies. Let’s see, vitamin A heals wounds and vitamin C improves eyesight, wait, what was it again?  There are so many, it...  Read more

I know this is horrible but my calorie intake for the past 3 days has been very low, yet I'm not hun
Updated 9/23/2016 9:12:19 PM

I know this is horrible but my calorie intake for the past 3 days has been very low, yet I'm not hungry. My food choices are healthy and filling but I know my differential is WAY too high (2200-2700) Anyone else have this problem? #healthylife...  Read more

Why is my calorie intake for today 159 more than w
Updated 9/23/2016 7:28:47 PM

Why is my calorie intake for today 159 more than what I have my calories listed as.. It says my calories is set to 1200,like its been but it says my goal for today is 1359.. So,i was thinking I was tracking and doing well for 1200 today :0(...  Read more

Can someone recommend a good pedometer that measur
Updated 9/22/2016 3:40:10 PM

Can someone recommend a good pedometer that measures calories..miles..and steps. Program on play store...  Read more

Does anyone calculate tea/coffee as water intake?
Updated 9/22/2016 2:50:26 PM

Does anyone calculate tea/coffee as water intake? No/little sugar added. #diet #weightloss...  Read more

How do I track my sugar intake? It's one of the th
Updated 9/22/2016 11:39:53 AM

How do I track my sugar intake? It's one of the things I'd like to work on, but I don't see it listed #techsupport...  Read more

Water Intake

Set a value above or equal to the minimum recommended for water intake and stick to it....  Read more

Protein is your friend!

I'm an ex-vegetarian, and it is still hard for me to think of meat as an option. That meant my protein intake was usually a good 20 grams below the recommended amount. I decided to up my intake to 80-100g a day, and the awesome side effect has been a...  Read more

South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!)

For anyone who follows or wants to learn the SB way of eating. Lets be healthy together. SB is recommended by many doctors and dieticians; its good for blood sugar and reducing dietary fat....  Read more

You Asked: Can You Really Eat Too Much Protein?

For a healthy adult, eating more protein than your recommended daily range once a week or so won't have any major impact on your long-term health or weight loss (assuming you still eat approximately the same amount of calories for the day). Based...  Read more

New Study Reveals Possible Way to Lose Weight for Good

A small study recently published in The Journal of the American Medical Association reviewed the clinical responses of three popular diet regimens in people that had already achieved weight loss. The goal of the study was to not only look at energy e...  Read more