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Healthy Eating Food Plate Resources

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

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

10 Reasons You Eat When You're Not Actually Hungry

We've all done it, and sometimes we don't even realize when it's happening. Maybe you graze when you're bored, or reach your hand into the office candy jar each time you pass by. Perhaps when you're feeling sluggish in the afterno...  Read more

UGH!!! Trying to avoid eating at night :(
Updated 3/20/2015 9:49:48 AM

Super craving carbs at night... I ate enough all day... now it's night time and my meds kicked in plus my fiance is snoring and keeping me up. Everything is combining to super make me want to comfort eat. I'm going to do some stretches and try to...  Read more

Healthy eating habits. For me, I start out strong
Updated 3/20/2015 10:42:03 AM

Healthy eating habits. For me, I start out strong but falter in the middle of the week. I eat too much. I feel disappointed in myself and frustrated that I keep repeating the same mistakes. How can I stay motivated to eat healthy during the week?...  Read more

10 miles so far this week but i over ate today and
Updated 3/19/2015 9:52:36 PM

10 miles so far this week but i over ate today and I'm exhausted from all the running and yard work :|...  Read more

Help! I'm having trouble eating all of my calories
Updated 3/19/2015 9:32:39 PM

Help! I'm having trouble eating all of my calories. I should be eating 1200 but today I only ate 600 & burned 775. I don't want to put my body in starvation mode but it's hard for me to eat when I'm not hungry. Any ideas for getting those calories in...  Read more

food tracking
Updated 3/23/2015 8:40:54 PM

I am having difficultly with tracking my food intake as I forget to long it in or have to choose the closest choice listed. Does anyone else have this issue?...  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