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Balanced Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balanced Food Plate.

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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

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

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

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

Strategies for Salad Bar Survival

The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded...  Read more

Day trip food challenge. I think I did ok. Close,
Updated 5/25/2015 10:20:50 AM

Day trip food challenge. I think I did ok. Close, but not over in any food catagory. Going to hit the treadmill when we get home. 1st week 'back at it' again. 3# down...  Read more

How long for your "taste" in foods to change?
Updated 5/26/2015 11:18:06 PM

How long does it take for your taste in foods to change? I have been eating mostly real food prepared at home, with salads bought out for lunch. Yesterday we went to Applebees and had one of the lunch combos, half sandwich (not sure who go...  Read more

Hi everyone I'm new here. I've been using the food
Updated 5/23/2015 4:52:14 PM

Hi everyone I'm new here. I've been using the food tracker for a couple of days and I've been having a weight fluctuation is that normal???...  Read more

Entering new food item
Updated 5/23/2015 10:09:19 PM

Hi there, it's happened on a couple occasions now that I enter all the info of a food item and save it, but it's not locatable, even if closing and reopening Spark. What gives?...  Read more

Anybody else crave horrible for you food during "t
Updated 5/23/2015 7:05:42 AM

Anybody else crave horrible for you food during "that time"? What do you crave? Me: stuffed crust chicken supreme pizza...  Read more

vegetables are my saviour

why i've overdone it , i eat a big plate of veg with a chicken stock cube for my main meal and this balances it all out...  Read more

i can't see my plate.....

When you place food on your plate...makes sure you can see your plate....4...  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