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My Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for My 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

Three days later. I'm still thinking about food bu
Updated 10/23/2014 8:28:12 PM

Three days later. I'm still thinking about food but managed to stay away from the comfort foods even when I was stressed. My face is thinning out or the mirror is deformed. I need to loose 47 pounds so mylifeinsuranceis45amonthnot79....  Read more

Proper Food Storage
Updated 10/24/2014 10:34:57 AM

dh and I spend part of the year in Oregon { May thru Sept} and the rest of the time in Maricopa county, AZ. This year when we left to head north, we had some stuff in our pantry ... unopened cans/bottles/packages of salsa, angel hair pasta, chicke...  Read more

Help please!...I entered a new food and favorite b
Updated 10/23/2014 8:36:31 PM

Help please!...I entered a new food and favorite but the info is wrong...how do I delete it or correct the the nutrition info???...  Read more

How do I add a food (like chili) if I make it at h
Updated 10/23/2014 3:46:17 PM

How do I add a food (like chili) if I make it at home from scratch? Do I have to add each ingredient individually?...  Read more

Best comfort food lunch. 6 oz mashed Yukon gold po
Updated 10/22/2014 12:18:29 PM

Best comfort food lunch. 6 oz mashed Yukon gold potatoes w/ splash of skim milk and 1/2 T butter, 4 oz chicken breast with thin sliced smoked provolone cheese melted and 1 cup roasted Brussels sprouts with garlic. 450 cals. Mmmmhmmmmm...  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

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

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

Food Plate Plan!

Today the SparkCoach video was about how to arrange food on your plate for healthier eating. I really wanted to remember, so thought I would write it here! She talked about how when you have a plate of food, divide it into 4 parts. 1 part should be...  Read more

The Food Plate...just seems to add to my confusion over food

Tonight I spent a little time looking at the government's site for the new food plate plan information. The initial information posted as GENERAL recommendations seemed pretty sound, advice solid and sensible. According to that preamble, all lo...  Read more