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Healthy Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy 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

Happy Thanksgiving - Your Favorite Holiday Food
Updated 11/28/2014 12:04:01 PM

Wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all !! I am sure you will all be doing your best to be mindful of your portion sizes. Indulge, but try not to overindulge. But you if you, remember, that doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one. One over...  Read more

Happy Thanksgiving, SparkPeeps! Be healthy and hap
Updated 11/27/2014 12:02:55 PM

Happy Thanksgiving, SparkPeeps! Be healthy and happy and have a beautiful day! :-D...  Read more

healthy substitutions at restaurants
Updated 11/28/2014 10:39:17 AM

What are some examples of healthy substitutions you've made at restaurants? It's still hard for me to grasp the idea that I can ask for things that are not listed on the menu. But I've seen friends do it - ask for substitutions. Just curious what som...  Read more

Anyone making yummy healthy food for tomorrow? I'v
Updated 11/26/2014 11:31:26 PM

Anyone making yummy healthy food for tomorrow? I've noticed in losing weight & having a food allergy that making sure I have a healthy option makes me feel better about large family gatherings....  Read more

Happy and healthy Thanksgiving everyone.
Updated 11/26/2014 9:52:29 PM

Happy and healthy Thanksgiving everyone....  Read more

i can't see my plate.....

When you place food on your plate...makes sure you can see your plate....4...  Read more

Time In. Time Out - breaking the missing people EE cycle

30 minute shows actually help me SLOW DOWN. Time meal to begin & end with show. Eating alone & in silence = amplifies the aloneness. I eat faster to be through and out of the silence. Emptiness, missing people cycle that sends me to Emotional Eatin...  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