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Balanced Diet Food Plate Resources

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

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When Does Nutrition Become an Obsession?

With roughly 45 million Americans dieting each year, healthy eating is a hot topic—not only at New Year's, but through all seasons. But at what point does eating nutritious foods become an unhealthy obsession?   When most peop...  Read more

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

30 day challenge. No processed foods or added suga
Updated 7/27/2016 11:38:41 PM

30 day challenge. No processed foods or added sugar...  Read more

Hi everyone I had gastric bypass 5 years ago and have kept all my weight off but food options are ve
Updated 7/27/2016 10:36:37 PM

Hi everyone I had gastric bypass 5 years ago and have kept all my weight off but food options are very limited and getting really sick of soup and basically soup! Could use some help with smart post surgery food options #bariatriclife...  Read more

I gave up on my 20gram carb diet today and had a p
Updated 7/27/2016 8:33:15 PM

I gave up on my 20gram carb diet today and had a peanut butter and banana sandwich. I had been craving one since last week. Hopefully I can loose weight just by staying in may calorie range. Low carb is hard for me....  Read more

Does anyone else get headaches when dieting
Updated 7/27/2016 5:23:22 PM

Does anyone else get headaches when dieting...  Read more

I eat too much processed foods because I'm on th
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I eat too much processed foods because I'm on the go most of the time. I'm trying to transfer over to natural foods....  Read more

Food

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

Plates

I put my food on a smaller plate so it 'looks' like I am getting a whole plate of food. Right now I am using a salad plate. We always think we aren't getting much to eat if our plates aren't full of food and this has really worked for me. Years ag...  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