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The Healthy Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for The 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

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

Tried to bring enough food with me but 1 of my ite
Updated 9/23/2016 2:52:34 PM

Tried to bring enough food with me but 1 of my items didn't taste right so I threw it out. I would rather be hungry than get sick....  Read more

Healthy food seems so expensive, I just can't aff
Updated 9/23/2016 3:14:28 PM

Healthy food seems so expensive, I just can't afford to buy it all the time. Any tips for a broke college student?...  Read more

Boston Market for lunch. Even with healthy choices
Updated 9/23/2016 1:53:32 PM

Boston Market for lunch. Even with healthy choices, I hit 610 calories. Ugh! Not very proud of myself today....  Read more

Trying to eat healthy is hard enough and getting f
Updated 9/23/2016 11:32:54 AM

Trying to eat healthy is hard enough and getting food poisoning from bad salmon doesn't help! 😷🤒...  Read more

Their food is awful processed junk that gave me ba
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Their food is awful processed junk that gave me bad gas. I now follow Eat to Live...no longer putting processed crap like nutri-system into my body...  Read more

Itty Bitty but Many Meals

Baby plate=just enough to fill ya up.No less than 6 meals a day=an energized and healthy body.Have many tiny snacks on hand=saving moneyPlates w/sections on them=clean food.Colorful food=happiness when you eat itFresh Food=Full of healthinessNuts=ful...  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