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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

10 Reasons You Eat When You're Not Actually Hungry

We've all done it, and sometimes we don't even realize when it's happening. Maybe you graze when you're bored, or reach your hand into the office candy jar each time you pass by. Perhaps when you're feeling sluggish in the afterno...  Read more

Im doing a eat clean challenge until 10/31. That m
Updated 10/6/2015 7:28:46 PM

Im doing a eat clean challenge until 10/31. That means so junk food period. Then on Halloween I can have what I want. Today is day 5 and Ive done really well, but theres one problem I need chocolate. So happy to have my shakeology. It hit the spot....  Read more

I ate 663 calories today and I'm so hungry but I j
Updated 10/6/2015 7:39:56 PM

I ate 663 calories today and I'm so hungry but I just don't want to eat...  Read more

Carbs good or bad? I mean I get that I can't eat b
Updated 10/6/2015 7:13:51 PM

Carbs good or bad? I mean I get that I can't eat bread and pasta. I also get treat fruit as a dessert. The thing is I LOVE my veggies no white potatoes. We eat vegan a lot with nuts, beans, and quinoa for protein. Why do some say that's wrong?...  Read more

I'm in grief eating mode. my boyfriend of 18 years
Updated 10/6/2015 5:08:00 PM

I'm in grief eating mode. my boyfriend of 18 years, his mom died suddenly Saturday. She was a second mom to me. either I'm smoking or wanting to eat. Any tips to break this? i would be doing more active stuff but my right leg is in agony and i cant...  Read more

Grumpy, I eat carefully, haven't exceeded my allo
Updated 10/6/2015 11:26:59 PM

Grumpy, I eat carefully, haven't exceeded my allocated points, exercise regularly, drink heaps of water and put on a kg in a week!...  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