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Healthy Eating Food Plate Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Healthy Eating Food Plate.

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

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

Snacking Healthy

While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingr...  Read more

How to Start Eating Healthier

Most people are creatures of habit. We go to the grocery store on the same day every week and fill our carts with the same stuff. If it’s Monday, chicken's for dinner and Wednesday always means spaghetti. We are comforted with knowing what...  Read more

Help! Want to eat more lentils but need to know..
Updated 7/22/2014 8:27:37 PM

Lentils - are the green or red ones better? What's the difference? Love the posts on this thread so which - besides SP's - recipe sites are you finding have the best one for lentils? I'm looking for some simple ways to prepare them with plenty...  Read more

my goal are eating healthy deal withdepression
Updated 7/22/2014 10:13:10 PM

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Blender, food processor, or what? Seeking advice.
Updated 7/22/2014 8:50:34 PM

The motor on my food processor burnt out, not from overuse, & I'll say no more on that topic. I've had it for a long time, and mostly used it for making cakes & latterly, since I have been low carbing, ricing cauliflower. I'm quick enough with the k...  Read more

Do you ever eat white potatoes?
Updated 7/22/2014 11:36:06 PM

It seems one of my daughters who is a nurse thinks white potatoes are evil and the only spud you should ever eat is a sweet potato. I eat white potatoes occasionally because I believe they have some healthy benefits. 367 4...  Read more

Food Bank Donations
Updated 7/21/2014 4:10:17 PM

My employer does a food drive to support the local food bank several times a year. I am wondering what other people donate. My typical donations include things like: bags of rice dry beans canned veggies pasta soup tuna canned chicke...  Read more

Organization is Key

One thing that helps me keep my portions under control is arranging my plate before I start eating. I go to a lot of big meals, so instead of adding food to my plate and eating along the way, I wait until ALL the food is served to the table and arra...  Read more

Smaller plates

When trying to maintain a healthy eating regimen,I find that it helps to use smaller plates. You can't fit as much food on a smaller plate so you eat less. Just make sure that you don't try and overfill a smaller plate. The goal is to make your mind...  Read more

College Students

This group is for college students who are looking to get healthier and need a little support from those in a similar situation...  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

It Seems Size Really Does Matter

Over the past 50 years the average dinner plate has increased from 9 inches in diameter to between 11 and 12 inches. A two to three inch increase may not seem like a big deal until you understand that increasing the plate size ever so slightly allows...  Read more