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Balanced Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balanced Food Plate.

Out with the Pyramid, In with the Plate

Sometime during your life, you’ve probably seen that colorful triangle containing a variety of foods and how many servings you need to eat each day. Perhaps you learned about it back in health class, saw it displayed on the cafeteria wall, or g...  Read more

The Bikini Diet

Pool parties, beachfront vacations, and water park adventures…ahhh the joys of summer are almost upon us! To celebrate the causal, relaxed pace of the season, SparkPeople is happy and excited to introduce The Bikini Diet, a fun and simple way...  Read more

Healthy Family Websites

Sometimes it can be difficult to quickly and easily find accurate information that you can share with your kids about health, their bodies, eating well and exercising. However, many reputable organizations offer free health, nutrition and fitness inf...  Read more

Control the Crazy Portions

Question: Is it possible to eat meals consisting entirely of healthy foods, such as carrots, fish, apples and whole wheat bread, and continue to gain weight?Answer: Yes, because you can still eat too much, even if everything is good for you.Portions...  Read more

14 Ways to Throw a Party without Breaking the Bank

Think you can't afford to throw a party or have friends over to celebrate a special occasion? Think again. These 14 tips will help you have maximum fun on a minimum budget. Use smaller dishes. For most parties, leave the dinner plates in the...  Read more

Best foods for recovering from a binge...
Updated 4/16/2014 8:48:05 PM

or series of binges? :( Had four very bad days in a row and I am ready to feel better again. To top things off I am sick (sinus infection) so my body needs to recover from illness as well. I know I need to be drinking lots of water, but are ther...  Read more

Vitamins - food tracker tip
Updated 4/16/2014 7:36:28 AM

I added another meal to my tracker and called it vitamins. It makes it so much easier to track! I can just copy the meal to the next day. Hope this helps! I might be in the minority but I take a multi, calcium, and b12 - all gummies s...  Read more

More fast food craziness
Updated 4/17/2014 12:09:39 AM

Dominos has created a "pizza" with a fried chicken crust. Every time I think we can't get more disgusting, I'm proven wrong. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. kitchenette.jezebel.com/dominos-is-now-mar
keting-a-pizza-with-a-...  Read more

Help! Junk food Craving is at Full Throttle!
Updated 4/15/2014 9:28:22 PM

Hi guys, I am having the biggest sweet tooth and junk food craving. I am on a short break from work, but I am worried that once I get off work I will head straight for fast food or for something high in sugar and calories. I have dinner planned...  Read more

Browsing others' food trackers
Updated 4/19/2014 9:11:20 PM

Sometimes I spend a little time just looking at other members' food trackers for inspiration, motivation, and ideas. Sometimes I'm curious to see what the really successful members are eating, sometimes I'm just looking for more food ideas and look a...  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