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Balanced Diet Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balanced Diet Food Plate.

Overcoming Overeating

Why do we eat? We all know why we should be eating: to supply our bodies with plenty of energy to get through the day; to get nutrients like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which help us to stay healthy and free of disease; and t...  Read more

How America Grew

Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years: 1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals. 1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling...  Read more

Healthy Party Foods

Everyone loves a party. There’s something about getting together with your friends that really helps you shed the stress of always trying to balance work and family. But with so many people trying to live healthier these days, finding tasty, di...  Read more

Snacking Healthy

While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr...  Read more

How to Start Eating Healthier

Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what...  Read more

Foods that travel well and stand up to heat
Updated 7/22/2014 9:53:23 PM

We helped some friends move today and worked our backsides off! I have no idea how much I burned, but am glad I burned a lot. It's hot here - south Alabama - even with the cold front and rain that came through so when deciding if I should pack my l...  Read more

posting foods on my phone
Updated 7/19/2014 9:15:11 PM

How do I choose breakfast, lunch or dinner when adding meals onto my phone? I am new to this and am feeling a little overwhelmed!...  Read more

No more dieting...
Updated 7/21/2014 9:27:41 PM

Hi everyone. My name is Christine. I am a wife and mother of 4...3 boys and a girl. I absolutely have an addiction to food and diets don't work anymore. I need a complete lifestyle change with as much support and understanding from people who actual...  Read more

using food trackers
Updated 7/16/2014 5:43:39 PM

I'm having trouble with entering the foods I've eaten and keeping track of calories. Is there someone that can help me with this?...  Read more

Cooking food & Exercise ?
Updated 7/20/2014 2:54:13 PM

1) I am 54 years old and obese. For a few days, I do normal pace walking exercise 2 miles / day. I feel O.K but the muscle at my back hurts . I just wonder if it is ok to do my walking daily or I should just do 3-4 times per week . I mean is exerc...  Read more

Food

"Food is an important part of a balanced diet."Fran Lebowitz...  Read more

eating raw fruits and veges

raw carrots, blackberries, grape tomatoes, crisp pears, really helps my body process foods easier and quicker, cannot imagine why i stopped eating raw foods years ago...  Read more

CHOCOLATE LOVERS UNITE!!

Are you PASSIONATE about chocolate? Do you see it as a food group?! Join other Chocoholics for discussions, recipe-swapping, & help in keeping this important food group alive!...  Read more

National Food Icon Takes a New Shape

Last Thursday I watched First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveil the new food icon, MyPlate. I love the new icon that replaces the often times confusing MyPyramid image as a visual cue a...  Read more

In the News: More of Us Happily Balanced Between Living and Dieting

The French playwright Molière said "Il faut manger pour vivre et non pas vivre pour manger." ("We must eat to live and not live to eat.") That quotation comes from his play "L'Avare" ("The Miser") and provides a fitting comparison. Watching weight i...  Read more