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Balanced Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balanced Food Plate.

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When Does Nutrition Become an Obsession?

With roughly 45 million Americans dieting each year, healthy eating is a hot topic—not only at New Year's, but through all seasons. But at what point does eating nutritious foods become an unhealthy obsession?   When most peop...  Read more

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

Healthy Party Foods

Everyone loves a party. There’s something about getting together with your friends that really helps you shed the stress of always trying to balance work and family. But with so many people trying to live healthier these days, finding tasty, di...  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

How America Grew

Highlights on food and America from the past 50 years: 1950’s – USDA creates four basic food groups: milk, meat, fruits and vegetables, and breads and cereals. 1954 – Swanson unveils the first TV dinners. Shoveling...  Read more

So, I'm challenging myself not to eat fried foods.
Updated 8/25/2016 3:17:45 AM

So, I'm challenging myself not to eat fried foods. This is sucktastic. 😒😒😒...  Read more

Didn't do anything today but log my food & that's
Updated 8/24/2016 9:23:14 PM

Didn't do anything today but log my food & that's ok. The world won't end & the sun will rise in the morning. So I'll see ya then. Bye now 😊...  Read more

What are some good foods to Jumpstart weight loss?
Updated 8/24/2016 8:55:17 PM

What are some good foods to Jumpstart weight loss?...  Read more

My stomach is full, but my mouth wants food. It ma
Updated 8/24/2016 9:13:22 PM

My stomach is full, but my mouth wants food. It may be because I thought I'd lost more weight, but at the Dr today, I am exactly the same as I was two weeks ago. Depressing!!...  Read more

Hey there. I'm having trouble with food. My body r
Updated 8/24/2016 6:04:46 PM

Hey there. I'm having trouble with food. My body rejects a lot, all meats, so I have stopped eating it. Any suggestions on how to get all the protein, vitamins and all that (without soy)? Thanks...  Read more

vegetables are my saviour

why i've overdone it , i eat a big plate of veg with a chicken stock cube for my main meal and this balances it all out...  Read more

Balancing a meal

At first I was just trying to stay withing my caloric range, but thanks to the Full Nutrition Report that I ran at the end of each day, I discovered a few things about my eating habits. My calories were fine, but my nutritional values were all over t...  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

National Food Icon Takes a New Shape

Last Thursday I watched First Lady Michelle Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Surgeon General Regina Benjamin unveil the new food icon, MyPlate. I love the new icon that replaces the often times confusing MyPyramid image as a visual cue a...  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