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Balanced Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balanced 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

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

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

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

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

Anyone get strong cravings for food you don't eat?
Updated 9/22/2016 5:26:55 AM

Anyone get strong cravings for food you don't eat? All I want right now is S'more's, even though I haven't had one since I was maybe 7 and don't like marshmallows....  Read more

Bar food during footbal season
Updated 9/21/2016 6:11:43 PM

How do you cut back on all the calories during football season, I find the menu at our favorite local bar to watch all our NFL games packed on with fried foods, help!...  Read more

how can a fellow sparkfriend & i see each others daily food log? ive allowed it in settings but its
Updated 9/21/2016 3:50:39 PM

how can a fellow sparkfriend & i see each others daily food log? ive allowed it in settings but its not working...? #techsupport...  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

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