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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

9 Simple Tricks to Eat Less

Setting a goal (such as losing weight) and implementing steps to reach it (like portion control) are two very different things. When it comes to eating healthier—or eating less for that matter—it isn't always as simple as "just e...  Read more

Hi, I'm Marie looking for a buddy for food account
Updated 11/29/2015 3:40:29 AM

Hi, I'm Marie looking for a buddy for food accountability...  Read more

This is not going to be my best day for food my hu
Updated 11/28/2015 7:15:36 PM

This is not going to be my best day for food my husbands birthday. I will be back on track on Monday. Church tomorrow...  Read more

There's a Whole Foods coming to my little town nex
Updated 11/28/2015 7:15:16 PM

There's a Whole Foods coming to my little town next spring! We're all gonna turn into hipsters! Aaaaaaaghhh! #SouthPark...  Read more

I have been on the Herblife diet since the 17th of
Updated 11/28/2015 11:46:00 AM

I have been on the Herblife diet since the 17th of Oct. I have lost 15 pounds maybe more I weigh in on Monday. I haven't excersised yet and in burning calories. I love this lifestyle....  Read more

Post Thanksgiving Diet Starter
Updated 11/28/2015 9:39:25 PM

It's a silly time to start any kind of diet, right? But there will always be a reason not to start, every month has some holiday or event that interferes starting anything, December - Christmas, January - New Years, Avoiding News Resolutioners, Febr...  Read more


"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


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