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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

Eating breakfast so late. Had to take the little o
Updated 5/31/2016 12:02:17 PM

Eating breakfast so late. Had to take the little one to dr. My schedule is way off today but she comes first....  Read more

Wondering how others handle negative calorie foods
Updated 5/31/2016 12:02:06 PM

Wondering how others handle negative calorie foods, like cucumbers, apples , etc. We have been eating lots of salads (different everyday) and it's so hard to count all those little calories here and there. #negativecalories...  Read more

emotional eating - doctors aren't helping
Updated 5/31/2016 10:39:08 AM

Oh god, I've gained 8 pounds and am bigger than I've ever been. I ride my bike 20 miles a day, work at the barn an hour a day, and exercise and do things for my own emotional support.... but food is so hard to control and nurses and doctors...  Read more

Be Healthy and Fit.. Looking forward for good resu
Updated 5/31/2016 9:49:26 AM

Be Healthy and Fit.. Looking forward for good results! #firstpost...  Read more

Has anyone tried the LARABARS?? They seem healthy
Updated 5/31/2016 9:59:27 AM

Has anyone tried the LARABARS?? They seem healthy, but the sugar grams in the one I had was 23....  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

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

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