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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

Day 2 of the food splurge from my birthday. Tomor
Updated 7/1/2016 1:16:03 AM

Day 2 of the food splurge from my birthday. Tomorrow I'm done. Back on the wagon. Shorter intervals this time around. I'm not going back although it's easy to revert to comfort foods. I refuse to destroy my progress. Just have to workout more....  Read more

How large is SparkPeople's Food Database?
Updated 6/30/2016 9:27:04 PM

Looking for an alternative to MyFitnessPal, and figured I'd check this app out since it now connects to Google Fit. my options are MFP, Loseit!, and this. the main problems I have with MFP alternatives is just that their databases are terribly s...  Read more

So so disgusted with myself- I ate more food today
Updated 6/30/2016 9:57:45 PM

So so disgusted with myself- I ate more food today that I have in a year on one day and I've gained 3 pounds and I'm so sad. I just don't know what to do, spark seems to work for everyone else but I'm not making any better choices and I'm lost😪...  Read more

Food is all in your mind, and by this i mean that you see food and drink it before you imagine the t
Updated 6/30/2016 9:09:26 PM

Food is all in your mind, and by this i mean that you see food and drink it before you imagine the taste. I have found that if I add a little zero cal cordial and some Natura food dye i can trick my eyes #food...  Read more

Foods and tips for Cirrhosis? It's for my father,
Updated 6/30/2016 4:35:55 PM

Foods and tips for Cirrhosis? It's for my father, he has never drank Alcohol in his life. 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

In the News: More of Us Happily Balanced Between Living and Dieting

The French playwright Molière said "Il faut manger pour vivre et non pas vivre pour manger." ("We must eat to live and not live to eat.") That quotation comes from his play "L'Avare" ("The Miser") and provides a fitting comparison. Watching weight i...  Read more