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Food Plate Percentages Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Plate Percentages.

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Reference Guide to Body Composition

Body weight alone is not a clear indicator of health or fitness because it does not distinguish how many pounds are fat and how many are muscle. But body composition helps describe the amount (and distribution) of fat and lean muscle tissue in the bo...  Read more

Body Composition Measures Results

Some people can measure their weight loss by the way they feel and look: firmer thighs, a smaller waist, jiggle-free arms. But then there are the number-crazy ones who desperately need some kind (any kind!) of concrete proof that all their hard work...  Read more

Bring Dinner Back: 7 Reasons to Reinstate the Family Meal

Once upon a time, the family dinner was an institution. In the mid-twentieth century, it was the norm for everyone to gather around the table every night to share a home-cooked meal. But over the decades, that Norman Rockwell-esque scene has become t...  Read more

Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity

One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m...  Read more

Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror...  Read more

Yay. . . I'm back on top, preparing food the night
Updated 9/27/2016 8:45:43 AM

Yay. . . I'm back on top, preparing food the night beforehand really helps and makes things easier for me....  Read more

Good morning! Food packed.. ready for a great day!
Updated 9/27/2016 7:21:28 AM

Good morning! Food packed.. ready for a great day!!...  Read more

I've eaten junk food and feel really awful like I'
Updated 9/27/2016 6:27:37 AM

I've eaten junk food and feel really awful like I'm falling off the wagon. #help 😢...  Read more

Welcome! Track all your food/drink and stay in yo
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Welcome! Track all your food/drink and stay in your calorie range. Modifying my eating was the #1 thing that helped me lose over 60 lbs. (Exercise is great too, for many reasons, but it wasn't the cause of my weight loss.) I wish you the best!...  Read more

At least you have planned out all your food, and y
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At least you have planned out all your food, and you know exactly how you will finish out the day...I call that a success!...  Read more

Tips for Portion Control

I've been counting calories a lot these days and trying hard not to overeat.One strategy that has helped me greatly is switching to a 9-inch plate for my meals, rather than using a full dinner-size (12-inch) plate. By using the smaller plate, it for...  Read more

Plates

I put my food on a smaller plate so it 'looks' like I am getting a whole plate of food. Right now I am using a salad plate. We always think we aren't getting much to eat if our plates aren't full of food and this has really worked for me. Years ag...  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

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

Poll: What Kind of Scale Do You Own?

Many people have a love-hate relationship with the scale. We love it when it gives us numbers that appeal to use, hate it when it seems to be "stuck" or going in the wrong direction. But no matter how you feel about the scale, using it is a...  Read more