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Mypyramid Food Pyramid Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Mypyramid Food Pyramid.

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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

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

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

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A...  Read more

Healthy & Fun Lunch Ideas for Kids

Although a packed lunch can be a healthy alternative to cafeteria food, making sure all those required vitamins and minerals also squeeze into that brown bag can be a challenge. Just as the hot lunch counter may be laden with unhealthy foods, so may...  Read more

Got a food scale today! Also, played lacrosse with
Updated 5/2/2016 7:16:07 AM

Got a food scale today! Also, played lacrosse with my son for an hour and a half after work, which burned 970 calories!! Holy cow!...  Read more

Best tip I can give is get a food scale and weigh
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Best tip I can give is get a food scale and weigh everything. You get an accurate idea of what you're putting into your body and it will help immensely. You don't realise how off guessing can be until you start weighing....  Read more

I also stay away from fast food except the occasio
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I also stay away from fast food except the occasional Subway. In Aus they have all the nutritional info downloadable from their website so I know what I'm getting into. If I want a burger I'll make one at home, tastes better and way healthier!...  Read more

Finished my first day tracking my food. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I've been exer
Updated 5/1/2016 9:53:41 PM

Finished my first day tracking my food. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. I've been exercising for 6 weeks but no weight loss so it must be my food intake that needs attention. Can't wait to see results after a week or so....  Read more

Just started using Spark to track my food and I lo
Updated 5/1/2016 10:35:59 PM

Just started using Spark to track my food and I love it! To be successful at weight loss you must be accountable for yourself and set achievable goals. My goal this first week of my weight loss journey is to track my food every day....  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

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

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

SoFAS Do Not Belong in the Kitchen

In the recently updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines, the term SoFAS is defined as solid fats and added sugars. Solid fats are those that remain in solid form at room temperature. They tend to be high in unhealthy saturated fats that can increase total...  Read more