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Food Pyramid Guide Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Pyramid Guide.

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

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

The Vegetarian Way

The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid favors plant-based proteins (like legumes and nuts), and even recommends fewer servings of meat than before. Research has shown that eating a few meatless meals per week can lower risk of heart disease and may eve...  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

Feeling Nutty? Time for some 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

Tracking difficult foods?
Updated 4/16/2014 8:11:59 PM

I am religious about tracking and have quite a bit of experience judging calories and portions, but I know I'm not perfect. What tips do you have for tracking foods that are difficult to estimate? For example, this evening we went out with friends....  Read more

High temperature cooked food concerns?
Updated 4/12/2014 9:26:05 PM

I have studied credible evidence that suggest high temperature cooked foods increase the rate we age, causes chronic inflammation, increase cancer or prostate cancer & weight gain from the accelerated of glycation. When foods that have been fried,...  Read more

how do I track complex food dishes?
Updated 4/16/2014 6:51:09 PM

I am having a hard time staying motivated with tracking my food. It seems to take too much time. I spend a lot of time trying to calculate serving size especially if the food listed is in a different measurement size than I consumed. We eat casserole...  Read more

Need to use Food Tracker Regularly
Updated 4/12/2014 6:33:08 PM

I know I've done this before and I know how important it is to track your calories everyday but I'm finding it hard to stay motivated to consistently track my food. Sometimes I skip days track. If I do track I usually track my breakfast, lunch and...  Read more

favorite food
Updated 4/14/2014 8:07:59 PM

salad...  Read more

Diabetic Connects Diabetic Holiday Recipe Book of All Occasions

Hi All,,,Here is a PDF of the Diabetic Connects Diabetic Holiday Recipe Book of All Occasions. I thought you would all like to see it for the upcoming Holidays...Enjoy ! ! ! PS WATCH OUT FOR THE "FAKE" FOODS & ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.Copy and paste the l...  Read more

Eating at the right time

Wait 3 hours after eating before exercising. (longer if you had a big meal) I read that if you exercise after eating your body will be focused on burning carbs rather than fat....  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

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

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