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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

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

Exhausted! Food was a breeze but still sore from the race
Updated 5/2/2016 10:14:04 PM

Exhausted! Food was a breeze but still sore from the race...  Read more

I ate a ton of green foods today from my CSA. Bru
Updated 5/2/2016 7:56:22 PM

I ate a ton of green foods today from my CSA. Brussel sprouts, asparagus, mixed greens salad with 4 different greens....  Read more

food restrictions after surgery
Updated 5/2/2016 11:03:10 PM

I'm currently doing well in maintenance, but recently had abdominal surgery (diaphragmatic hernia, fundiplication stomach wrap). Clear liquid diet only through Thursday, pureed diet from that day to the next Thursday. I'm doing mostly broth and jui...  Read more

Trying gain weight so what food is good for that I
Updated 5/2/2016 7:02:42 PM

Trying gain weight so what food is good for that I need 3000 or more calories per day since I'm very active...  Read more

Craving comfort food....help!!
Updated 5/2/2016 8:54:46 PM

Craving comfort food....help!!...  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

Tips for Portion Control

I've been counting calories a lot these days and trying hard not to overeat.One strategy that has helped me greatly is switching to a 9-inch plate for my meals, rather than using a full dinner-size (12-inch) plate. By using the smaller plate, it for...  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

Fuhrman's food plate

Use the link below for a bigger picture. www.drfuhrman.com/library/foodpyramid.aspx www.drfuhrman.com/library/foodpyramid.aspx...  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