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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

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

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

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

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

I've not done great food-wise on this trip, but it
Updated 2/12/2016 5:37:47 PM

I've not done great food-wise on this trip, but it's almost over! One more flight - & one meal & a snack - until I get home & can really get back on track. Still, a "bad" day now is miles better than before so trying not to be too hard on myself....  Read more

How is food digested? I'm an adult but I don't hav
Updated 2/12/2016 5:00:29 PM

How is food digested? I'm an adult but I don't have a normal intelligence....  Read more

Are there different types of fiber in food and doe
Updated 2/12/2016 3:49:06 PM

Are there different types of fiber in food and does each type have a different effect on the body?...  Read more

Anybody have some suggestions for filling foods?
Updated 2/13/2016 8:10:46 AM

I have been exercising and eating right, but my LDL cholesterol is climbing and My HDL cholesterol is falling does anyone have any suggestions for filling foods to help between meals that are low in cholesterol?...  Read more

The great thing about consuming more healthy foods
Updated 2/12/2016 1:59:09 PM

The great thing about consuming more healthy foods is you can not only see a difference in your weight but you can also see difference in your skin.! I have bad eczema and my skin did look horrible with all my scars but now it don't look as bad....  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