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Food Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Pyramid.

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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

3 Ways to Refresh Your Treadmill Workout

Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor...  Read more

Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full

The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult...  Read more

A Power Food for Health Nuts

We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful. Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s...  Read more

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A...  Read more

I also experience food addiction but know a lot about diet and nutrition having worked in the diet i
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I also experience food addiction but know a lot about diet and nutrition having worked in the diet industry (it doesn't work!). I'm 29, no kids, atheist. The mental component of this process is most important to me. Would love to connect!...  Read more

Do You Like SPICY Food ?
Updated 3/26/2015 3:48:56 PM

I have developed a preference for slightly spicy food. 1st ... because I use less salt when my food is a little spicy. 2nd.. I eat less when the food is slightly spicy. 3rd ... I've heard there are health benefits to eating peppers www.best...  Read more

Healthy food in the fridge, but I want junk food!
Updated 3/22/2015 12:08:50 PM

Ok, so my fridge is full of veggies, fruit, and chicken breast, so why do I want to go through the drive-thru?...  Read more

Just got takeout Mexican food for lunch and way ov
Updated 3/21/2015 4:29:58 PM

Just got takeout Mexican food for lunch and way over-indulged. Blech. Stacked up to about 1000 calories for the meal and I'm trying not to beat myself up about one slip...........  Read more

I have the same issue. When I re-package food int
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I have the same issue. When I re-package food into smaller packages, I get the nutrition info from the Spark Nutrition Tracker. I had to look at 12 listings for Hot Pockets to find out what a serving size is!...  Read more

Know what you need

Meet with a nutritionist is possible to have them lay out your individual food pyramid. I met with one and she was able to really help me get all the protein and nutrients I need each day which is especially important while I'm in training. Not ever...  Read more

Nutrition Facts

I like to look up information about food at Self's Nutrition Data site. In addition to the standard nutrition information for food, it shows a nutritional target map (which shows fullness and nutritiousness factor), caloric ratio pyramid, nutrient b...  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

This Week's Healthy Headlines

Acupuncture 101 from Healthy Tipping Point Train for a Triathlon (Yes, You!) from Health.com Gazpacho from Oh She Glows April Showers Bring May Superfoods from That's Fit Eat Smaller Bites to Lose Weight from Diet Blog Wannabe Recipea: Tama...  Read more

A More Diverse Food Pyramid

Obesity is a world problem and as of 2006, one in ten adults worldwide were considered obese. I suppose this should not be surprising since the appeal of the American diet for good and for bad has spread around the world. For those that come to li...  Read more

The "old school" Food Pyramid VS Atkins Diet Food Pyramid

You probably remember this from elementary school. It seemed the gov't & scientists wanted you to eat at least 2-4 items from the grain group at every meal. They told you that all that grain was needed for energy. For your brain & nervous system t...  Read more

Runner's Food Pyramid

Bananas and bagels: Constitutionally mandated post race Tree Bark: Readily available and chock full of fibery goodness Goo: We don't want to know why Spaghetti: Must be carb loaded at all times Stuff we can't pronounce: Arugula, quinoa,...  Read more