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Recommended Macronutrient Intake Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Recommended Macronutrient Intake.

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

Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) updated the Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 2005. You can easily incorporate these strategies into your everyday SparkPeople plan. Here are the highlights:...  Read more

SP recommended guidelines NOT working?!?!?!
Updated 4/13/2014 10:54:47 PM

After two years of severe clinical depression and a completely sedentary existence, I was firm in my New Year's resolution to stop the insanity, get fit, and lose 50 lbs. without diet pills or starvation. My first move was to join Sparkpeople and el...  Read more

calorie intake fluctuation
Updated 3/26/2014 9:08:03 AM

Hi Guys, I am currently 140 pounds and I want to reach a goal weight of 125 pounds (hopefully by mid-may, although I'm not so keen on the duration). Since the beginning of february I have lost about 16 pounds (from 156 pounds to 140 pounds), with a...  Read more

Should I increase my calorie intake?
Updated 3/25/2014 6:55:37 AM

Just recently I've been trying to walk longer distances (I used to walk about 4 miles a day at a 24-30 minute mile and I've been aiming for 6-7 miles a day at the same speed). My daily calorie goal is 1300-1550 calories per day. I am around 200 pou...  Read more

Sugar Intake Question
Updated 3/22/2014 4:12:59 AM

I want to keep track of my sugar intake each day and am not sure if there is some sort of "app" for that. When I went to the nutritional tracker it shows the sugars as fructose, glucose, etc. How do I just get something that shows all the sugars to...  Read more

Calorie intake for endurance training
Updated 3/21/2014 1:02:38 PM

I'm a male 5'9" and weight 155. I lost about 50 pounds 2 years and ago and have been eating healthy ever since and working out a lot. My exercise involves days of insanity workouts and days of running, with each of those workouts burning at least 600...  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

Net and lie

When in doubt...and often when perfectly clear, underestimate excercise calories, overestimate calorie intake and aim for a net intake of 1200-1300...  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