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Food Face Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Face Plate.

Out with the Pyramid, In with the Plate

Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g...  Read more

Healthy Family Websites

Sometimes it can be difficult to quickly and easily find accurate information that you can share with your kids about health, their bodies, eating well and exercising. However, many reputable organizations offer free health, nutrition and fitness inf...  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

The Bikini Diet

Pool parties, beachfront vacations, and water park adventures…ahhh the joys of summer are almost upon us! To celebrate the causal, relaxed pace of the season, SparkPeople is happy and excited to introduce The Bikini Diet, a fun and simple way...  Read more

Control the Crazy Portions

Question: Is it possible to eat meals consisting entirely of healthy foods, such as carrots, fish, apples and whole wheat bread, and continue to gain weight?Answer: Yes, because you can still eat too much, even if everything is good for you.Portions...  Read more

How do i learn to like healthy foods?
Updated 4/12/2014 8:12:31 AM

I only like a small number of bland foods. I rarely use salt and pepper. I like bananas, apples and oranges, steamed green beans and broccoli. I like fried chicken (as long as there are no spices added), oven roasted Turkey, the only beef I li...  Read more

How to use a Food Scale?
Updated 4/14/2014 12:32:48 PM

I have an awful time with portion control. I am usually in a hurry and try to eyeball things and it isn't working out too well for me. I have a digital food scale but I really don't know how to use it. I know how to change it from ounces to gram,...  Read more

SP Diet & Food Tracker
Updated 4/9/2014 4:29:08 PM

Regarding the calorie range.. is this range to help you maintain your current weight, or will you lose weight by staying within this range? Thank you....  Read more

Need quick answer about frozen veggies/ food prepp
Updated 4/9/2014 9:03:44 PM

I bought containers to make ahead a week of food, or at least 4-5 days worth, for smaller meals thru the day. My quick question is this: i bought frozen veggies to put in these meals. some will be frozen and some will be in the fridge. do i need...  Read more

Sugar and caffeine (and other junk food) detox
Updated 4/11/2014 9:20:11 PM

Hi all. So, I've seen some documentaries recently about the junk we put in our body and about veggie/fruit juice detox diets. I can't afford to do a juice detox right now. I have heard it can be rather expensive. I would actually have to buy a juicer...  Read more

Smile

There is nothing better than a smile on your face or someone else's! Laugh every day....it's so important!334...  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

11 Tips to Survive Thanksgiving

Not the one cooking on Turkey Day? You can still control your gastronomic destiny. Here are some easy tips to stay on track: 1. Survey the spread before you fill your plate. Confronted by so many rich foods, you might want to start piling up the food...  Read more

10 Low Sodium Restaurant Options For the New Year

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends individuals between the ages of 2-50 should reduce daily sodium intake to 2,300 mg or less. For those older than 51 or younger individuals with hypertension, diabetes, or other chronic diseases, the rec...  Read more