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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

Healthy Beverage Guidelines

Eight to twelve cups of water daily, that’s what the SparkPeople plan suggests. Whether you are having a hard time drinking that much water, or just want to drink a variety of beverages (coffee, tea, diet soda, juice), many dieters challenge an...  Read more

Net Calories vs Caloric Intake
Updated 7/18/2014 9:17:24 PM

I just started tracking my caloric intake so I was wondering if someone could help me out with this confusion. I don't want to ruin my body to lose weight and I know that women are supposed to consume a minimum of 1200 calories to avoid starvation mo...  Read more

Migraines from too much water intake
Updated 7/10/2014 12:14:29 AM

I've gone through this in the past. I can drink 4 cups of fluid a day no problems, 6 can be questionable and 8 is a definite no no. I've talked to my doctor about it too. I retain water like a bloody camel! Why we have no idea and I've taken pee...  Read more

Need to up my protein intake!
Updated 7/21/2014 10:32:19 PM

I'm having trouble getting enough protein during the day. I'd not a big meat eater. I eat mostly chicken and fish with a little bit of red meat every once in a while. Can anyone recommend some high protein foods/snacks I could try and incorporate int...  Read more

Does Coffee count towards water intake?
Updated 6/25/2014 1:49:36 PM

Can I count my morning coffee towards my water intake on my tracker?...  Read more

What would you recommend for me?
Updated 6/28/2014 8:31:01 AM

My goal is between 1200-2200 calories a day. I am concerned about setting a smaller goal because I lack the confidence that I will not overeat. I tend to overeat at times and I would like to lose 100 pounds. I would like to consume between 1400-20...  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