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Balanced Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balanced 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

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

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

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

Hey I am just joining back and need some new food
Updated 9/24/2014 4:44:11 PM

Hey I am just joining back and need some new food ideas. I am now a type 2 diabetic, with a fatty liver. I have lost 30lbs since finding out about 6 month's now. But I am limited on calories and carbs and I am in a food rut....any new recipes? ?...  Read more

Food Addiction: I am a recovering food addict. Jus
Updated 9/25/2014 1:33:42 PM

Food Addiction: I am a recovering food addict. Just started the program of slowing down, noticing every bite, drinking tons of water, journaling & not using food for anything but fuel. Anyone else doing this?...  Read more

how adventurous are you to new foods?
Updated 9/24/2014 9:53:52 PM

I have yet to try fennel and artichoke. Today, a nurse in the dialysis centre gave me some kind of pickled fruit that she got from her trip to Taiwan. I ate it because I was hungry. It was nice, a little salty because it was pickled but nic...  Read more

So I decided to start anew again. Tracking food, e
Updated 9/23/2014 11:11:46 PM

So I decided to start anew again. Tracking food, eating salads, skipping dessert,exercising, even hiking. Guess what, I sprained my ankle walking into Sprouts! Now I'm laid up for at least a week. Boo...  Read more

Dont know how to meet my daily food goal
Updated 9/24/2014 8:34:31 AM

I just started on here. but I seem to be eating less and not meeting the total goals. but I don't feel hungry any suggestions? and my carbs seem to be really high. no matter how I try to watch them. I am trying to drink more. I drink sugar free kool...  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

i can't see my plate.....

When you place food on your plate...makes sure you can see your plate....4...  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