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Food Plate Nutrition Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Plate Nutrition.

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

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

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

6 Ways to Get Lean by Going Green

Most people who “go green” bring reusable bags to the store, unplug electronics when they’re not in use, and recycle more. Others move to more involved changes, like trading in for a hybrid, buying carbon offsets, or installing sola...  Read more

How to Start Eating Healthier

Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what...  Read more

No soda and no fast food!
Updated 10/4/2015 8:35:48 PM

So, before I started SP, I was trying to do it by myself. Well, I have managed to make it to a couple goals. With my schedule (full time student and full time employee), it is really hard to make meals and eat healthy. However, as of this past Thursd...  Read more

Day 2 of tracking all my food. Baby steps.
Updated 10/4/2015 7:11:01 AM

Day 2 of tracking all my food. Baby steps....  Read more

It is the weekend ans I am doing food prep for the
Updated 10/3/2015 4:45:23 PM

It is the weekend ans I am doing food prep for the week ahead....  Read more

Goals for me are to track food and exercise, eat h
Updated 10/3/2015 5:08:52 PM

Goals for me are to track food and exercise, eat healthier, and lose 36 pounds by March 2016....  Read more

I have done a great job on my food intake today
Updated 10/2/2015 9:13:10 PM

I have done a great job on my food intake today...  Read more


Smaller portions of foods I love, a variety of nutritious foods on my plate at mealtime, eating more slowly, and using SparkPeople's My Nutrition are making a positive difference for me. Now I have to eat more than I think I'm supposed to so that I c...  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


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

It Seems Size Really Does Matter

Over the past 50 years the average dinner plate has increased from 9 inches in diameter to between 11 and 12 inches. A two to three inch increase may not seem like a big deal until you understand that increasing the plate size ever so slightly allows...  Read more

Could New Dinnerware Be Your Key to Success?

Control over what goes on our plate is an important but difficult part of weight management. There are a variety of products that can take the guesswork out of portion control as well as everyday items that can be used as portion size visual cues. Ma...  Read more