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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

I'm tracking all of my food, liquid & exercise eve
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I'm tracking all of my food, liquid & exercise every day. I'm getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day, with most days being 60. Tracking my food forces me to make conscious decisions about what and how much I eat. Result? 55 lbs down/4 mos....  Read more

I am new to this, new to eating healthy, new to ex
Updated 3/5/2015 9:07:08 PM

I am new to this, new to eating healthy, new to exercise. I've signed up at a local gym and am excited to get started!!...  Read more

How do you create a food grouping? For example I
Updated 3/5/2015 1:13:37 PM

How do you create a food grouping? For example I often eat a vege burger for lunch. Can I create a grouping of all the things I put on it instead of having to enter each item every time (lettuce, tomato, mayo, bun)?...  Read more

Whole Food Stores vs. Other Grocery Stores
Updated 3/5/2015 5:54:16 PM

Does anyone here shop at wholefood stores? I do the majority of my grocery shopping at Market Basket and try to make smart choices. However I hear WholeFoods, Trader Joes, places like this are generally healthier however super expensive. Are there...  Read more

35yr old mom of 3.. Committed to a healthy lifesty
Updated 3/5/2015 10:37:06 AM

35yr old mom of 3.. Committed to a healthy lifestyle for LIFE now.. almost finished with Day 30 of Power 90.. Looking for Motivation, Accountability and Fun Buddies... Hard Work and Dedication are my Motto.. Stay positive......  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