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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

Anyone ever binge in alcohol and fast food on the weekends?
Updated 9/21/2016 11:55:52 PM

Anyone ever binge in alcohol and fast food on the weekends?...  Read more

Depression diet sabotage
Updated 9/23/2016 2:41:04 AM

I have type 2 diabetes and recently injured my shoulder and knee, making it hard to exercise. I've gained some of the weight I had lost back because of this, and now find myself battling comfort eating because I'm depressed from the weight gain and...  Read more

Currently researching the D'Adamo blood type diet and the "Trim, Healthy Mama" diet. Any thoughts? #
Updated 9/27/2016 4:23:36 PM

Currently researching the D'Adamo blood type diet and the "Trim, Healthy Mama" diet. Any thoughts? #diet #bloodtype #thm...  Read more

I just turned 50 and really want to lose 25 pounds I am terrible at dieting and exercise. I have a v
Updated 9/21/2016 8:52:32 PM

I just turned 50 and really want to lose 25 pounds I am terrible at dieting and exercise. I have a very fast paced job where I do a lot of walking so I am really hoping this works for me.today was my first day My problem seems to be not eating enough...  Read more

Have been recording workouts and food, but I have
Updated 9/21/2016 7:32:56 PM

Have been recording workouts and food, but I haven't commented much I started working again. I'm on my feet for 5-6 hrs. a day and kids happen. I really excited I got a run in this morning wasn't much .5 walk,.5run,.5walk.5run,.3 walk. YEAH ME!!!...  Read more

Food

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

Balancing a meal

At first I was just trying to stay withing my caloric range, but thanks to the Full Nutrition Report that I ran at the end of each day, I discovered a few things about my eating habits. My calories were fine, but my nutritional values were all over t...  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