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Food Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Food Pyramid.

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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

3 Ways to Refresh Your Treadmill Workout

Is there anything more boring than the treadmill? After endless hours staring at the same wall, anyone would start to wonder if that’s all there is to exercise. But it doesn’t have to be that way. By shaking it up and loading your wor...  Read more

Beans: The Super Food that Keeps You Full

The humble bean is quite the super food: packed with calcium, iron, potassium, B vitamins, plus about a quarter of the protein and half the fiber recommended daily for adults—all in a single serving. According to the U.S. Department of Agricult...  Read more

Strength Training Simplified: 5 Steps to an Effective Routine

What comes to mind when you think about strength training? Is it extremely fit people at the gym, lifting large amounts of weight and flexing their big muscles in the mirror? Or is it videos you do at home, where the instructor uses crazy equipment o...  Read more

A Power Food for Health Nuts

We’re not nuts for saying it – a daily dose of nuts is a healthy way of snacking. Ditch the guilt and dig in. The only caution, keep it to about a handful. Nuts have had a long-time bad rap as a high calorie, indulgent food that we s...  Read more

What some foods to snack on late at night?
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What some foods to snack on late at night?...  Read more

Huge divergence in listed calories for whole foods
Updated 9/25/2016 10:53:01 PM

What do you guys do when there's a big difference in different listings on calories for specific items? I mostly eat whole foods and have this problem a lot! I usually just go with the highest if they aren't too far apart, but I'm kind of uptight abo...  Read more

Tried to bring enough food with me but 1 of my ite
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Tried to bring enough food with me but 1 of my items didn't taste right so I threw it out. I would rather be hungry than get sick....  Read more

Healthy food seems so expensive, I just can't aff
Updated 9/23/2016 3:14:28 PM

Healthy food seems so expensive, I just can't afford to buy it all the time. Any tips for a broke college student?...  Read more

Their food is awful processed junk that gave me ba
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Their food is awful processed junk that gave me bad gas. I now follow Eat to Live...no longer putting processed crap like nutri-system into my body...  Read more

Know what you need

Meet with a nutritionist is possible to have them lay out your individual food pyramid. I met with one and she was able to really help me get all the protein and nutrients I need each day which is especially important while I'm in training. Not ever...  Read more

Nutrition Facts

I like to look up information about food at Self's Nutrition Data site. In addition to the standard nutrition information for food, it shows a nutritional target map (which shows fullness and nutritiousness factor), caloric ratio pyramid, nutrient b...  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

This Week's Healthy Headlines

Acupuncture 101 from Healthy Tipping Point Train for a Triathlon (Yes, You!) from Health.com Gazpacho from Oh She Glows April Showers Bring May Superfoods from That's Fit Eat Smaller Bites to Lose Weight from Diet Blog Wannabe Recipea: Tama...  Read more

A More Diverse Food Pyramid

Obesity is a world problem and as of 2006, one in ten adults worldwide were considered obese. I suppose this should not be surprising since the appeal of the American diet for good and for bad has spread around the world. For those that come to li...  Read more

The "old school" Food Pyramid VS Atkins Diet Food Pyramid

You probably remember this from elementary school. It seemed the gov't & scientists wanted you to eat at least 2-4 items from the grain group at every meal. They told you that all that grain was needed for energy. For your brain & nervous system t...  Read more

Runner's Food Pyramid

Bananas and bagels: Constitutionally mandated post race Tree Bark: Readily available and chock full of fibery goodness Goo: We don't want to know why Spaghetti: Must be carb loaded at all times Stuff we can't pronounce: Arugula, quinoa,...  Read more