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Healthy Eating Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Eating Food Plate.

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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

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

Strategies for Salad Bar Survival

The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded...  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

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

So I decided to start anew again. Tracking food, e
Updated 9/23/2014 11:11:46 PM

So I decided to start anew again. Tracking food, eating salads, skipping dessert,exercising, even hiking. Guess what, I sprained my ankle walking into Sprouts! Now I'm laid up for at least a week. Boo...  Read more

Do you have to eat 1200 calories a day to lose wei
Updated 9/24/2014 7:59:41 AM

Do you have to eat 1200 calories a day to lose weight?...  Read more

How do you calculate the amount of calories to eat
Updated 9/24/2014 1:54:39 PM

How do you calculate the amount of calories to eat to loose weight?...  Read more

Dont know how to meet my daily food goal
Updated 9/24/2014 8:34:31 AM

I just started on here. but I seem to be eating less and not meeting the total goals. but I don't feel hungry any suggestions? and my carbs seem to be really high. no matter how I try to watch them. I am trying to drink more. I drink sugar free kool...  Read more

I love having a food tracker on my phone. I had p
Updated 9/23/2014 6:11:56 PM

I love having a food tracker on my phone. I had planned out my food for the rest of the day, but our plans changed. I found alternative items and checked the calorie count and nutrition. No mindless eating and I have what I need....  Read more

Organization is Key

One thing that helps me keep my portions under control is arranging my plate before I start eating. I go to a lot of big meals, so instead of adding food to my plate and eating along the way, I wait until ALL the food is served to the table and arra...  Read more

Smaller plates

When trying to maintain a healthy eating regimen,I find that it helps to use smaller plates. You can't fit as much food on a smaller plate so you eat less. Just make sure that you don't try and overfill a smaller plate. The goal is to make your mind...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  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

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